Oxford’s press, led by Alexus and Kyla Malone up front and a bevy of guards in the back, led the Lady Chargers to another one-sided win over the weekend. OHS jumped out to a 19-0 lead and didn’t allow Southwind to score until the 2:50 mark of the first quarter en route to a 69-40 win Saturday night in the annual Coach “C” Shootout in the Lafayette gym.
A night after the Lady Chargers (8-2 overall) defeated Amory 63-11, they wasted little time using their press to take down the visitors from Memphis. (December 10, 2012, Page 2B)
Oxford rebounded from its loss to Tupelo Tuesday night in the OHS gym with a convincing 68-45 win over Charleston. Keyed by a decisive run in the first half, the Lady Chargers (6-2 overall) showed balance on offense and defense in the victory over the Lady Tigers.
OHS coach Shayne Linzy said it was good to see his team overcome an early seven-point deficit and then put the loss to Tupelo, which ended a five-game winning streak, behind them. (December 5, 2012, Page 6)
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)
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)
Both Oxford High basketball squads secured a spot in the MHSAA Class 5A Playoffs next week and a spot in the Division 2-5A championship games with wins over Saltillo at the OHS gym Tuesday night.
The similarities to the two teams’ victories stop there though, as the Lady Chargers cruised to an 83-35 win and the Chargers had to fight off a late run by the Tigers to win 62-55. (February 8, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford’s girls remained perfect in region play and overall as the Lady Chargers defeated West Point at home Friday night and Scott Central on Saturday in the Mid-Mississippi Challenge held in Ackerman. The Lady Chargers topped West Point 81-37 and then defeated Scott Central 81-49.
Oxford’s boys also continued to roll in region play as the Chargers defeated West Point 90-63. The Chargers then took Starkville’s spot in the annual Hotbed Classic hosted by New Albany on short notice and fell to Booneville 63-50. (more…) (January 23, 2012, Page 2B)