The basketball court wasn’t the only place Oxford High dominated over the weekend.
The OHS powerlifting teams combined to have 13 first-place winners as both the Lady Chargers and Chargers won titles in meets held at the OMS gym.
Oxford’s girls won the Class III Region 1, District 2-5A title Friday by garnering 76 points, a total that was 30 points higher than second-place finisher Starkville. DeSoto Central finished with 28 points, while Columbus and Lake Cormorant finished with six and three points respectively.
Lifters are judged on bench press, squat and deadlift. A top total from all three events is then added to give a lifter his final total for the meet.
All 12 of Oxford’s lifters qualified for the 5A North Half meet that will be held at Pearl on March 7.
First-place winners for the Lady Chargers included Whitney Friday (105-pound weight class), Khadijah Alford (123), Katelyn Love (132), Zaakelyia Lockhart (165), Ashley Mathis (181), Ty McKay (198), Royanna Jones (220) and Tiara Burt (220 plus).
Itati Mundo was second in the 97 class, Paige Owens was second in 114, while Gabby Gipson was third in the 220-plus division.
Chargers show balance
Oxford’s boys won the Region 1, District 2-5A title Saturday by totaling 62 points. Hernando was second with 52. West Point (26), Lake Cormorant (22) and Saltillo (20) rounded out the other teams that competed.
The Chargers had five first-place finishes, four lifters finished in second place and one in third place.
Ten of the team’s 12 lifters qualified for the North Half meet that will be held at OHS on March 5.
First-place winners included: Darius Montgomery (123), Elisha Brassell (132), William Paine (220), Joel Forrester (275) and Clifton Smith (308).
Second-place finishers included LeAnthony Rogers (148), Robert Liggins (198), Challen Griffin (242) and Kelvin Lamar (275). Deun Coleman finished third in the 165 class. (February 20, 2012, Page 4B)