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Monday, December 22, 2014

Shaniyah Buford

Oxford moves to 11-0 with rout of ‘Dores

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)

Lady Chargers win 2 in tourney

Oxford’s girls basketball team had a little easier go of it in its final game of the “O” Town Showdown. After holding off Madison-Ridgeland Academy for a 39-34 win Friday, the Chargers took control early against Marshall Academy and cruised to a 61-33 victory Saturday night at the Oxford High gym. The Lafayette Lady Commodores split their two games in the tournament. (December 14, 2014, Page 4B)

Lady Chargers fall to Olive Branch in Invitational final

For the first time this season, the Oxford High girls basketball team suffered a loss. Olive Branch defeated them 61-34 in the championship game of the Lady Charger Invitational on Monday night in the Oxford High gym. The Lafayette Girls team defeated Houston 53-26 earlier in the day in the finals of the consolation bracket. (November 25, 2014, Page 7)

OHS romps to win in Lady Charger Invitational

Things could not have gone better for the host team in the second annual Lady Charger Invitational as Oxford won its opening game of the tournament against Kipp Academy (Tenn.) 84-3 on Thursday night at the new Oxford High gym. The Lafayette Lady Commodores dropped another game in a 51-33 loss to Velma Jackson. (November 21, 2014, Page 6A)

Sutton leaving LHS for administration job

For the first time in nearly a decade, Lafayette High School is in the market for a new head girls basketball coach. Amy Sutton is leaving the Lafayette County School district to become the assistant principal at Batesville Middle School, ending a successful eight-year run in charge of the Lady Commodores’ program. (April 17, 2014, Page 8)

Slow start dooms Lafayette in season-ending loss to Shannon

The Lafayette Lady Commodores’ season came to a close Monday night as they fell to the Shannon Lady Red Raiders 61-56 in their opening game of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs inside the LHS gym. (February 25, 2014, Page 8)

Lafayette girls fall in region championship

SENATOBIA — It was a disappointing night for Lafayette basketball inside the Senatobia High gym Friday. Both the girls and boys teams had chances to improve their seeding heading into this week’s MHSAA Class 4A playoffs but were unable to capitalize on their opportunities. (February 24, 2014, Page 7)

Lafayette garners 2-4A wins over NAHS

Coming off a loss to North Pontotoc last Tuesday, Lafayette boys basketball coach Nacoma James asked his team how they were going to respond against Division 2-4A opponent New Albany Friday night. (January 13, 2014, Page 7)

LHS earns division sweep of Senatobia

It was a clean sweep on the court Friday night for Lafayette as the Commodores and Lady Commodores defeated Senatobia at the LHS gym. (December 16, 2013, Page 6)

Lady ‘Dores top Rosa Fort in 2-4A opener

It took about a half for Lafayette’s girls basketball team to get back up to game speed, but once it did, the Lady Commodores made their first division win look easy. (December 11, 2013, Page 9)

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