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)
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)
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)
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)
Early foul trouble and a slow start had the Oxford High boys basketball team on the ropes against the Calhoun City Wildcats, but the Chargers were able to mount a comeback in the second half and come away with a 87-81 victory in their season opener inside the new OHS gym Tuesday night. (November 12, 2014, Page 1B)
As lethargic as Lafayette’s offense had been, the Commodores still had one final shot. But they never got it off. (December 23, 2013, Page 6)
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)
The Oxford Chargers won their first ninth-grade basketball game of the season Monday with a 55-53 win over Pontotoc. The junior varsity Chargers also won, 68-33, over the Warriors. (more…) (November 27, 2012, Page 7)
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)