Oxford Academy defeated Rhode Island School for the Deaf, 59-30, on Friday, January 28th. It was on a snowy day in Rhode Island; this was my first time traveling to that state. In fact, this was my very first game with this team!
The Oxford Charge came out silent in the beginning. This may have been because the opposing players were deaf, and they weren't talking with each other, so this threw us off. That was soon to change when Coach Lindquist encouraged us to speak up. Oxford played well from the start, as Ben, the leading scorer with 14 points, told me: “Our defense and rebounding were better than previous games, which caused us to get more shots up.” In addition to Ben’s high score, Tommy contributed a solid 13 points.
On the rebounding side, Hadley and Espoir led the team in getting boards, which definitely helped the Charge acquire the win. Kureese and Ben showed their passing and playmaking skills by contributing with the most assists. Coach Lindquist was happy with our results in the game. He told me, “Everyone contributed. Our team effort was very good.” I'm excited to see where we go in the future.