Trojans fall to Oxford in closing seconds

Shaq Bush’s short jumper rimmed off at the buzzer as the Bruce Trojans fell to visiting Oxford 43-42 Tuesday night.

Shaq Bush drives to the goal against Oxford. Photo by Joel McNeece

The Trojans led much of the fourth period in the game that had been close throughout.

Oxford took a 1-point lead with eight seconds to play and Bush pushed the ball the length of the court, pulling up for the jumper that just missed as the buzzer sounded.

Bush finished with 20 points in the game to lead the Trojans. Taylor Shoemake scored 18 for Bruce.

Usual starters Donta Armstrong and Terrance Jones didn’t play in the game for the Trojans.

The lady Trojans were never in an 80-30 loss to the Lady Chargers.

Span Ingram and Akesia Norris led the lady Trojans with seven points each.