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Malone overcomes ACL tears to earn POY

History can often times find a way of repeating itself. In the case of Oxford High girls basketball senior Alexus Malone, back-to-back years of season-ending torn ACL surgeries helped her become an invaluable team leader and one of the best players in the state.

Not only did the 5-foot-11 University at Buffalo signee average 20 points and 10 rebounds per game for the Class 5A Lady Chargers, but in doing so she became the first child of a former Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year recipient to win her own. (Her mother, Stacy Johnson, won the award in 1992).

OHS coach Shayne Linzy remembers losing Malone her freshman and sophomore seasons and said not having her was a blow to the team.

 (April 10, 2013, Page 1B)

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