Tremeria Britt scored 17 points to lead Oxford to a 57-43 win over a gritty Faith Christian squad Thursday.
Faith Christian (2-6) hung with Jackets (3-1) before Makayla Kidd poured in 11 of her 13 points in the second half.
Justyce Smith added seven points and nine rebounds for Oxford. Anna Bolton and Quameria Britt added six points apiece.
“We did a good job of pushing the ball up the floor against them in the second half,” first-year Oxford head coach Melissa Bennett said. “They are such a well-coached team.”
Sydnee Johnson led Faith Christian with 11 points, and Logan Boyd added 10 points. Emily Sills battled her way for nine points and seven rebounds. Kristin Covington chipped in eight points and seven rebounds.
“I was proud of our effort tonight,” Faith Christian head coach Bradley Dawson said. “We got a little out of control at times and we missed some shots we need to make. We have a lot of ninth and 10th graders playing that are having to learn how to play fast, but slow down when nothing is there.”
Oxford will host Gadsden City today, and Faith Christian will travel to face Jacksonville Christian on Tuesday.
Jacksonville Christian 47, Gaylesville 39: Playing on the road, a double-double by freshman Kylie Cupp helped JCA pick up its fourth win of the season. Cupp finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Eighth-grader Haley Motes scored eight points and added 10 rebounds. Jacksonville Christian (4-1) hosts Faith Christian on Tuesday in a Class 1A, Area 10 contest.
Jacksonville Christian 83, Gaylesville 60: Senior Reed Murphy and junior Walker Messer both had big nights for the Thunder at Gaylesville. Murphy scored 28 points and added 13 rebounds, four assists and three steals. Messer recorded 24 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Kobe Messer finished with 12 points and eight boards. Jayden Mitchell contributed eight points, 12 rebounds, four assists and three steals. The Thunder led 47-29 at halftime. JCA (3-2) entertains Faith Christian in a Class 1A, Area 10 match Tuesday.
White Plains 53, Ohatchee 23: At White Plains, sophomore Macey Carr scored all of his 13 points in the first quarter as the Wildcats jumped to a 22-5 lead. Michael Scott McGuirk led White Plains with 18 points. Junior wing Drake Preston contributed 10 points as the Wildcats improved to 4-1.
After rushing for more than 250 yards a week earlier, senior Austin Tucker scored nine points for Ohatchee as the Indians opened their season.
White Plains plays at Weaver on Monday.