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Friday, March 27, 2015

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Jones, OHS overwhelm Clarksdale in playoff opener

Late in Oxford’s MHSAA Class 5A second-round playoff game Saturday night, Cortez Jones took an outlet pass from teammate Josh Gibbs on the wing in transition. He could’ve tried to beat the only defender in front of him to the rim, but Jones set himself behind the 3-point line and drained another shot instead. Oxford’s senior guard was in the zone. Jones scored from every spot on the floor and had a career night once he was done, finishing with a game-high 27 points and helping the Chargers advance to this week’s state quarterfinals with a 76-57 victory over Clarksdale in their final home game of the season. Oxford (26-4) will play Wayne County in the quarterfinals Thursday morning at 9 at Jackson State University. (March 1, 2015, Page 1B, 4B)

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)

Oxford boys, girls advance to 2-5A championships

WEST POINT—The Oxford High boys and girls basketball teams have secured spots in next week’s MHSAA Class 5A state playoffs. The only thing left to figure out is what seed will they be after Friday’s Division 2-5A Tournament championship games. The Chargers earned their way into the finals after winning their opening-round games at the West Point High School gym Tuesday. (February 18, 2015, Page 1B, 2B)

Chargers blow past Coldwater on Senior Night

Oxford High’s seniors played their final game in front of their home fans Thursday night. It played out like the rest of them did this season. The Chargers capped the regular season with a 74-53 victory over Coldwater on Senior Night at the Oxford High gym to continue their push toward the postseason. Next up for Oxford (23-4) is its Division 2-5A tournament opener against fourth-seeded West Point on Tuesday at West Point. (February 13, 2015, Page 6A, 7A)

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 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)

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