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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Jarkel Joiner

Eagles rally to end Oxford’s season

JACKSON — A season for a veteran Oxford boys basketball team came to an uncharacteristic end Thursday. Oxford’s run in the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs fizzled out with 57-56 quarterfinal loss to Wayne County at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center on the campus of Jackson State University. (March 6, 2015, Page 6)

BLOG: Oxford falls to Wayne Co. in 5A quarterfinals

JACKSON — Oxford’s season came to an end Thursday morning with a 57-56 loss to Wayne County in the quarterfinals of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center at Jackson State University. (more…) (March 5, 2015)

Chargers adjusting to time, place for Class 5A quarterfinals

Oxford’s boys basketball team didn’t lose a game in its own gym all season, but the Chargers won’t have the advantage of a home crowd when they take on Wayne County in the MHSAA Class 5A quarterfinals. Nobody has that luxury at this point. The playoffs have shifted to Jackson, where Oxford (26-4) and Wayne County (11-12) will be the first teams to play at Jackson State University on Thursday at 9 a.m. Should the Chargers win, they will move to the Mississippi Coliseum to face either Ridgeland or West Harrison in next week’s semifinals. (March 4, 2015, Page 1B)

OHS boys, girls sweep 2-5A tournament championships

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)

Chargers take 2-5A title with win over New Hope

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)

Chargers get defensive late, hold off Olive Branch for 66-60 win

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)

Oxford routs MA for 10-0 start

The Oxford boys basketball team used a familiar formula to run its win total to double digits Saturday night. The Chargers turned their pressurized defense into runouts and knocked down shots inside and out in their half-court offense to improve to 10-0 with a 69-40 rout of Marshall Academy in the final game of the “O” Town Showdown at the Oxford High gym. Lafayette lost both of its game in the “O” Town Showdown. (December 14, 2014, Page 4B)

Chargers school Hilltoppers 85-59

The day started with Shelby McEwen skying for a putback dunk. It ended with an easy victory for Oxford. In the first school day game in coach Drew Tyler’s 18-year tenure, the Chargers overwhelmed Houston with their athleticism and a bevy of outside shooting to cruise to an 85-59 victory Thursday afternoon at the Oxford High gym. (November 21, 2014, Page 7A)

OHS hoops sweeps Starkville Academy

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)

Oxford looking for longer playoff stay in 2013-14

If Oxford isn’t prepared to make a deep run in the MHSAA Class 5A state basketball tournament this season, the Chargers may never be ready. (November 8, 2013, Page 6A)

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