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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Shayne Linzy

Chargers run past West Point for first division win

Oxford’s best players stayed on the floor, allowing the Chargers to get back to the style of play to which they’re accustomed. They washed a bad taste out of their collective mouth as a result. Senior forward Shelby McEwen led four double-figure scorers for Oxford as the Chargers routed the Green Wave, 87-62, Tuesday night at the Oxford High gym to pick up their first Division 2-5A victory of the season. The win came four days after Oxford (16-3, 1-1 Division 2-5A) lost its division opener at New Hope, the Chargers’ first setback to a team from Mississippi. (January 21, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

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 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 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)

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 girls nip Calhoun City

The two times Oxford and Calhoun City played each other last year, the home team came away the victor. That trend continued Tuesday as the Lady Chargers held serve, beating the visiting Lady Wildcats 58-55 in their season opener inside the new OHS gym. (November 12, 2014, Page 2B)

OHS falls to Clarksdale in first round

CLARKSDALE — Oxford exerted a lot of energy making its MHSAA Class 5A playoff opener competitive again against Clarksdale. When it came time to make plays at the end, the Lady Chargers didn’t have much left. (February 25, 2014, Page 8)

OHS gym – a place full of memories

The final high school basketball games at the “old” Oxford High School gym will be Friday night, ending almost five decades of games in the facility. Editor Don Whitten, who’s seen quite a few games there, looks back at some of the top coaches, players and teams who competed there. (January 23, 2014, Page 4)

Chargers hold off Green Wave

An offensive mishap nearly cost Oxford its first district win of the season. Instead, the Chargers made the defensive plays they needed in the final seconds and hit some late free throws to pull out a 53-48 victory over West Point Tuesday night at the OHS gymnasium, evening their District 2-5A record at 1-1. (January 22, 2014, Page 6)

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