Tuesday’s nightcap involving the Oxford Chargers and Lafayette Commodores literally came down to one play. In a game that was as emotionally charged as any recent contest between Lafayette and Oxford on the basketball court, it was the Chargers who got the better of the Commodores in a 55-53 win in the LHS gym.
Oxford’s Justin Fondren took a charge with five seconds left in the contest to preserve the road win and gain a measure of revenge for OHS, which lost to Lafayette at home in 2011.
Tuesday’s game came just four days after Lafayette senior Sherquan Herod collapsed on the court due to a heart ailment that ultimately ended his basketball career. The sold-out crowd was full of energy and the Commodores, who played catch up most of the game, came through with an inspired performance for Herod. (January 18, 2012, Page 6)