JACKSON — Defensive adjustments have been a big key to success for the Oxford Lady Chargers this season on the basketball court. Tuesday afternoon, in the team’s biggest game of the season, it was a defensive adjustment made at halftime that ended up advancing the Lady Chargers to the MHSAA’s Class 5A state championship game on Saturday. (February 29, 2012, Page 6)
A season that was started with great promise and expectations continued to deliver on all accounts for the Oxford Lady Chargers and their fans Saturday night in the OHS gym. A night after defeating Canton 63-49 to advance to Jackson for the MHSAA state tournament for the first time since 2005, the Lady Chargers defeated Center Hill 51-48 to win the 5A North Half title.
The win also pushed their winning streak to 31 games. (February 20, 2012, Page 1B)
(February 17, 2012)
One of the Oxford Lady Chargers’ preseason goals was to capture the Division 2-5A Tournament title. Despite a second straight regular season title and a perfect overall record to be proud of, the victory the Lady Chargers wanted most came Friday with an 83-52 triumph over West Point in the 2-5A title game. (more…) (February 13, 2012, Page 1B)
The Oxford gym provided a rocking atmosphere Friday for Senior Night.
Another great team effort produced a 71-32 win over Grenada for the Oxford Lady Chargers Tuesday night. Erika Sisk led the way with 16 points and eight steals, while Kristen Dickerson and Alexus Malone scored 15 and 10 points respectively. Oxford improved to 25-0 with the win. The Lady Chargers’ junior varsity team also produced a win. Bre Pettis scored 13 points in the 33-13 win. The JV girls finished the year 7-1 overall. Both Oxford varsity teams finish out the regular season Friday night at home against Coldwater. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. (February 2, 2012, Page 8)
Region championships are something the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers are used to winning, so Friday’s accomplishments are no surprise.
Both teams earned regular-season Region 2-5A crowns Friday night with wins over New Hope on the road before returning home to sweep Amory in the OHS gym Saturday. (more…) (January 30, 2012)
Oxford’s varsity basketball teams earned two region wins over Saltillo on Tuesday night. The Lady Chargers remained undefeated and grabbed a share of the regular season region title with a 91-49 win over the Lady Tigers. Oxford’s boys improved to 17-7 overall and 4-1 in the region thanks to a 67-48 win. Erika Sisk led the Lady Chargers with a 27 points and eight steals. (more…) (January 26, 2012, Page 7)
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. (more…) (January 18, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford’s perfect mark in girls basketball remained intact thanks to two impressive performances over the weekend, while the Chargers got aggressive to win their first region game at home Friday night. (more…) (January 16, 2012, Page 7)