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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Jarkel Joiner

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)

OMS hoops teams wrap up seasons

The Oxford Middle School basketball teams wrapped up their collective seasons Thursday at home against Pontotoc.  (more…) (January 25, 2013, Page 10A)

OMS takes four games from Lafayette

Oxford’s middle school claimed a four-game sweep at Lafayette in the final hardwood showdown between the two schools Thursday. (more…) (January 18, 2013, Page 6A)

Oxford takes hoops tournament title

Oxford’s eighth-grade boys basketball team won the North Panola Hardwood Classic Saturday. The Chargers beat Tunica 43-36 and then beat North Panola 42-28 to win the title.  (more…) (January 15, 2013, Page 7)

OMS Chargers take two from LMS

Regardless of the grade or age, Oxford-Lafayette week always brings about unique emotions. (more…) (December 14, 2012, Page 6A)

Chargers sweep Pontotoc in middle school action

Oxford’s seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball teams earned road wins over Pontotoc on Thursday night. (more…) (December 7, 2012, Page 7A)

Chargers split doubleheader with Coldwater

The Oxford seventh-grade boys basketball team remained perfect on the year with a 27-25 win over Coldwater. The eighth-graders fell 29-27 in the nightcap between the two schools. Jaquan Webb and Hogan Linzy each scored 10 points in the seventh-grade win that improved the Chargers to 6-0. (more…) (December 5, 2012, Page 7)

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