A 15-0 run to start the game and much better passing as a team led the Oxford Chargers to a 61-46 win over Charleston in the OHS gym Tuesday night.
Oxford coach Drew Tyler liked the way his team played more unselfishly in the win. Justin Hill, who led the Chargers with 11 points, was one of the players Tyler singled out for his leadership and effort. He also thought David Dennis played his best game of the season. Dennis finished with eight points and was one of 11 players to score in the contest that Oxford led 23-10 at the end of the first quarter and 37-24 at the half. (December 5, 2012, Page 6)
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)
A veteran team, as far as varsity minutes go, is not what Oxford High boys basketball coach Drew Tyler has to work with this upcoming season. That doesn’t mean his Chargers can’t qualify for a 15th straight postseason appearance because what this team lacks in experience, they make up with hustle, desire and basketball IQ. (November 2, 2012, Page 7A)
Oxford forward Romeo Johnson may not know what position he will start his college career, but his versatility, coupled with his ability to shoot outside, may just allow him to play almost every position on the court in the future. The 6-foot-5 1/2 Johnson is looking to play as many places he can in the future for Northeast Mississippi Community College coach David Robbins.
Johnson signed with the Tigers on Monday and is already focused on making an impact, whether that is playing shooting guard, small forward or even at the center position. (April 12, 2012, Page 7)
JACKSON — A series of runs decided Tuesday night’s elimination game of the Class 5A North Half state tournament between the Oxford Chargers and Callaway in the CHS gym.
Unfortunately for Oxford, the last run of the night was produced by Callaway and standout guard Malik Newman, who scored 31 points in a 65-59 win that sent Callaway on to play Canton on Friday. (more…) (February 15, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford’s road to reaching the MHSAA’s Class 5A North Half Tournament became a little more difficult Friday night after the Chargers suffered a 69-64 setback to West Point in Division 2-5A title game. (more…) (February 13, 2012, Page 4B)
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)
The Oxford gym provided a rocking atmosphere Friday for Senior Night.
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 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)