Lady Jackets Lose Close Game to Panthers
Varsity Girls Basketball Lose to Pell City 47-41
Originally scheduled for Friday – the day of the big snow – the first Oxford/Pell City game came just three days after its first scheduled date. And the match was as close as what one might expect between the two rivals.
By the end of the first half, Pell City, who entered the game 6-2 coming off a win against Briarwood Christian, had limited Oxford to 15 points. They led Oxford by eight at the break 23-15.
The fourth quarter started with a turn-around 10-footer that energized the Jackets, banked in by Aumari Lindsay. It was the only quarter the Jackets won – one during which they made their move. At one point they came within three points, but couldn’t get over the hurdle of Pell City’s offensive attacks, defensive stops, and made free throws. Pell City stretched it out to a two-possession game in the last 30 seconds to hold on for the win.
The Jackets struggled shooting all night. They shot 22% from the field, including 8% from beyond the arc. Leading Oxford’s scoring was Tremeria Britt with 20 points. Other scorers included Ashleigh Jackson (7), Makayla Kidd (5), Aumaria Lindsay (3), Justyce Smith (3), and Anna Bolton (2).
The Panthers (7-2) were led by returning guard Mary Denman Luker who scored 23 points.
Oxford will play area opponent Pell City again January 11 at home.
The Lady Jackets (6-4) next face Plainview (6-2) at home on Larry Davidson Court in the Sports Arena for their second meeting of the season.