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Oxford girls hit cold patch in middle two quarters, drop opener to Coosa Christian in Oneonta Tip-Off Tournament

By East Alabama Sports Today

ONEONTA – The Oxford girls basketball team opened its season with a good first quarter, then went cold on either side of halftime and dropped its season opener to Coosa Christian 38-35 Tuesday in the Oneonta Girls Tip-Off Tournament.

The Lady Jackets, playing the first game among Calhoun County teams in the first game of the tournament, jumped out front 10-3, but then were outscored by the Lady Conquerors 31-16 in the second and third quarters.

India Brown scored 13 of her 14 points in the middle two quarters for Coosa Christian, going 7-for-11 from the free throw line. Claire Davidson scored 10 of her game-high 15 points in the third quarter for the Lady Conquerors.

Akiera Robinson and Justyce Smith scored 11 points each for Oxford. Robinson hit three 3-pointers in the first half. Smith scored nine in the second half.

The Lady Jackets return to Oneonta Thursday to complete the tournament against Mortimer Jordan.

Coosa Christian 38, Oxford 35
OXFORD (0-1) –
Kierstin Woods 0 0-0 0, Kaleah Taylor 0 0-2 0, Emma McCullough 0 0-0 0, Lisa Montgomery 0 0-0 0, Sara Paulson 0 0-0 0, Jamya Gibson 0 0-0 0, Ashleigh Jackson 2 3-9 7, Akiera Robinson 3 2-4 11, Lauren Ellard 0 0-0 0, Amirea McLeod 3 0-0 6, Justyce Smith 3 5-10 11. Totals 11 10-25 35.

COOSA CHRISTIAN (1-0) – Claire Davidson 4 5-8 15, Erin Snow 0 0-1 0, Chloe Davidson 1 0-0 2, Sydnee Courington 2 0-0 4, Kaylie Reeves 0 0-0 0, Isabella Millirons 1 0-0 2, Gemma Littlejohn 0 0-0 0, Emma Justus 0 1-2 1, India Brown 3 8-14 14. Totals 11 14-25 38.

Oxford 10 6 10 9 – 35
Coosa Christian 3 11 20 4 – 38

3-point goals: Oxford 3 (Robinson 3); Coosa Christian 2 (Cl. Davidson 2). Fouled out: Ch. Davidson, Courington. Total fouls: Oxford 18, Coosa Christian 22. Officials: Steve Talley, Kelly Armstrong, Terry Johnson.

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