Oxford’s eighth-grade boys basketball team won the North Panola Hardwood Classic Saturday. The Chargers beat Tunica 43-36 and then beat North Panola 42-28 to win the title.
Jarkel Joiner was named MVP of the tournament. He scored 24 points in the come-from-behind win over Tunica. He then scored 21 points against North Panola. Ben Bianco scored six points against Tunica, while Torrey Gordon had six against North Panola.
Coach Marlon Bell credited the play of Thomas Allen and K.J. Gipson in the wins. Oxford’s four middle school teams returns to action Thursday at Lafayette starting at 5 p.m. (January 15, 2013, Page 7)