WEST POINT—The Oxford High boys and girls basketball teams were the rulers of Division 2-5A during the regular season and continued their dominance in the postseason sweeping their championship games in the division tournament Saturday afternoon inside the West Point High School gym. (February 22, 2015, Page 1B, 4B)
Oxford High’s boys basketball team was winning, but it wasn’t enough. Not if the Chargers wanted to call themselves division champs. (February 8, 2015, Page 4B)
Oxford’s best players stayed on the floor, allowing the Chargers to get back to the style of play to which they’re accustomed. They washed a bad taste out of their collective mouth as a result. Senior forward Shelby McEwen led four double-figure scorers for Oxford as the Chargers routed the Green Wave, 87-62, Tuesday night at the Oxford High gym to pick up their first Division 2-5A victory of the season. The win came four days after Oxford (16-3, 1-1 Division 2-5A) lost its division opener at New Hope, the Chargers’ first setback to a team from Mississippi. (January 21, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)
The Oxford High boys basketball team defeated Olive Branch 66-60 to remain undefeated in the state of Mississippi. The Lady Chargers fell to Olive Branch 62-51. (January 7, 2015, Page 2B)
Once Oxford’s boys basketball team stopped thinking and started playing, there wasn’t much Lafayette could do to slow the Chargers down. Oxford turned an early seesaw affair into a rout by turning smothering defense into instant offense in an 80-42 victory over the rival Commodores at the Oxford High gym on Friday night that kept the Chargers unbeaten. Their 11-0 record matches the best start to a season in coach Drew Tyler’s 18-year tenure. Lafayette High’s girls team beat the Lady Chargers 50-47 (December 21, 2014, Page 1B, 2B)
For the first time this season, the Oxford High girls basketball team suffered a loss. Olive Branch defeated them 61-34 in the championship game of the Lady Charger Invitational on Monday night in the Oxford High gym. The Lafayette Girls team defeated Houston 53-26 earlier in the day in the finals of the consolation bracket. (November 25, 2014, Page 7)
Starkville Academy threw a variety of zone defenses at Oxford on Saturday night. That suited the Chargers just fine. Oxford (2-0) made a living shooting over the top of the Volunteers all night, using a fast start to cruise to a 79-55 victory in the Public vs. Private Challenge at the new Oxford High gym. (November 16, 2014, Page 5B)
Sometimes teams don’t get the final shot. Sometimes they do. (November 22, 2013, Page 6A)
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)