The Ocracoke Lady Dolphins Girls basketball team lost their first game of the season to the First Flight Night Hawks 60 to 54. This was a non-conference game. Trailing at the half 39 to 20, the Lady Dolphins outplayed their opponent in the second half, including 19t to 8 in the fourth quarter.
The Boys basketball team lost Tuesday’s away non-conference game against First Flight by a score of 72-31. The Night Hawks jumped to a quick lead and never looked back.
Principal Walt Padgett, who broadcasted the game noted the teams played well considering they have had only 10 practice sessions. He said that he expects both teams to improve. First Flight High School is in Division 2A, classified as a larger sized school than Ocracoke which is in Division 1A. First Flight has approximately 800 students in grades 9 to 12. Ocracoke has few than fifty students in these grades.
The next two games will be in the Battle of the Beaches tournament starting Friday Nov. 21.
Friday both teams play the Currituck County Knights, another Division 2A team, again at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills. Girls starts at 3:45 PM and Boys approximately 5:15 p.m.
Saturday’s games will be at Cape Hatteras High School and the teams will have a rematch with the Night Hawks.
Girls tip off at 1:00 p.m. and Boys approximately 2:45 p.m.
These four games will be broadcasted by WOVV, 90.1 FM on the island and online at wovv.org.