Both Oxford High basketball squads secured a spot in the MHSAA Class 5A Playoffs next week and a spot in the Division 2-5A championship games with wins over Saltillo at the OHS gym Tuesday night.
The similarities to the two teams’ victories stop there though, as the Lady Chargers cruised to an 83-35 win and the Chargers had to fight off a late run by the Tigers to win 62-55. (February 8, 2012, Page 6)
The Oxford gym provided a rocking atmosphere Friday for Senior Night.
Region championships are something the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers are used to winning, so Friday’s accomplishments are no surprise.
Both teams earned regular-season Region 2-5A crowns Friday night with wins over New Hope on the road before returning home to sweep Amory in the OHS gym Saturday. (more…) (January 30, 2012)
Oxford’s girls remained perfect in region play and overall as the Lady Chargers defeated West Point at home Friday night and Scott Central on Saturday in the Mid-Mississippi Challenge held in Ackerman. The Lady Chargers topped West Point 81-37 and then defeated Scott Central 81-49.
Oxford’s boys also continued to roll in region play as the Chargers defeated West Point 90-63. The Chargers then took Starkville’s spot in the annual Hotbed Classic hosted by New Albany on short notice and fell to Booneville 63-50. (more…) (January 23, 2012, Page 2B)
Oxford High’s gym will be the host site of the MHSAA’s Class 5A girls North Half tournament next month. The Lady Chargers, who are 19-0 heading into tonight’s home matchup with West Point, will have to win their first game in the 5A playoffs on Feb. 13 to maintain their host position. The tournament will be held Feb. 17 and Feb. 18. (January 20, 2012, Page 6A)
Shayne Linzy, Oxford High’s girls basketball coach, doesn’t like to focus too much on any one of his players. To him, each Lady Charger is special in their own way and equally important to the team’s success.
He does have a few players that stand out above the rest, or at least garner a little more attention due to their scoring or leadership abilities, but Linzy is always quick to put out the importance of team. (more…) (January 19, 2012, Page 8)
Tuesday’s nightcap involving the Oxford Chargers and Lafayette Commodores literally came down to one play. In a game that was as emotionally charged as any recent contest between Lafayette and Oxford on the basketball court, it was the Chargers who got the better of the Commodores in a 55-53 win in the LHS gym. (more…) (January 18, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford’s perfect mark in girls basketball remained intact thanks to two impressive performances over the weekend, while the Chargers got aggressive to win their first region game at home Friday night. (more…) (January 16, 2012, Page 7)
A setback at home is not how Oxford Charger coach Drew Tyler wanted to start the Region 1-5A schedule. The Chargers’ first loss in the OHS gym unfortunately came against their most important opponent to date in New Hope.
Despite a second-half surge that saw the Chargers get to within two points twice in the final 1:15, the Trojans were able to hang on and defeat OHS 54-50. (January 9, 2012, Page 6)