Oxford’s basketball teams earn a sweep of Hernando on the hardwood Tuesday night. The Lady Chargers defeated the Lady Tigers 66-50, while the Chargers beat the Tigers 57-52 in the nightcap. Hernando led the Lady Chargers 23-17 in the first quarter but that lead was erased in the second a much better defensive effort that saw the Lady Tigers only score seven points. Oxford led 36-30 at the half and then added 13 and 17 points in the third and fourth compared to 20 total points for Hernando after the break. Alexus Malone led the 3-1 Lady Chargers with 31 points and 11 rebounds.
Amber Sisk also had 15 points, while Aliyah Herod had seven steals and four assists. The Chargers won their first game of the season to improve to 1-2 on the year. Ty Madkins led Oxford with 13 points. Josh Gibbs had 10 points, while Cortez James and Will O’Keefe each scored nine points.
Oxford returns to action Thursday at home against Coldwater starting with a junior varsity girls game at 5 p.m. (November 14, 2012, Page 7)
Grenada’s girls basketball team must have felt thinner after they left the Oxford High gym Thursday night thanks to the pressing Oxford’s Lady Chargers gave them. Utilizing a new 2-2-1 press on defense, Oxford dismantled Grenada 71-28 in a game that was very reminiscent of last year for an OHS team that routinely got up big on teams and pounded them into submission before halftime. Oxford wasn’t as fortunate in the nightcap as Grenada won the boys’ contest 68-55. (November 9, 2012, Page 6A)
Oxford’s Lady Chargers will begin their journey to defend their Class 5A state title Saturday against Senatobia in the North Panola Classic. For coach Shayne Linzy, talk about winning a second consecutive championship, and going undefeated in the process like last year’s team, was addressed before the season. (November 2, 2012, Page 7A)
WATER VALLEY — The clicking sound in Haley Vance’s ankle was loud enough for her to hear it. Her final basketball game as a Water Valley Lady Blue Devil resulted in a sprained ankle and while that didn’t make an impact for the girls basketball team, a bum ankle wasn’t a good thing for the softball team and first-year coach Casey Clouse.
Fortunately for Vance and the rest of her teammates, she was able to recover from the sprained ankle in time, and once she got her timing back at the plate, she was able deliver a great performance in her final year wearing blue and white. (June 7, 2012, Page 1B)
The Oxford Lady Chargers didn’t wrap up their home slate like they would have liked Monday, falling to Bruce 6-3 on Senior Night.
With the playoffs right around the corner, Oxford’s inability to consistently close out innings without allowing Bruce to score, coupled with the Lady Chargers’ errors in the field and on the base path, bothered head coach Lauren Hill. (April 17, 2012, Page 7)
Oxford’s Erika Sisk must have felt like she was in a whirlwind the past 30 days. It was exactly a month ago that the standout point guard led the Lady Chargers to their first Class 5A title in school history and the school’s first undefeated season at 33-0.
Moments after celebrating and holding up the coveted MHSAA gold ball with her teammates, Sisk found out she had been named to the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game and a few days after that, she was tabbed to the All-State team. (more…) (April 4, 2012, Page 1B)
JACKSON — Oxford’s goal of winning the MHSAA’s Class 5A title in girls basketball became a reality on the state’s biggest stage Saturday.
The Lady Chargers’ 62-54 win over South Jones at the Mississippi Coliseum not only gave the program a fourth title in the sport, but it also cemented the team as the best one to ever wear the gold and blue by finishing with a perfect 33-0 mark. (March 5, 2012, Page 6A)