By Peter Vankevich
Both varsity basketball teams came away with victories in defeating the Mattamuskeet Lakers (boys 1-10; girls 0-11) at their homecoming games on Friday (Jan. 30). The boys (5-13) won 59-50. Junior Evin Caswell and sophomore Matteus Gilbert were unstoppable, scoring 28 and 21 points respectively.
The Lady Dolphins (13-5) had no trouble in defeating the winless Lady Lakers 76-25. This win comes off a disappointing loss on the road to the Gates County Red Barons (16-1) 71-33, when the team played without injured star Sydney Austin.
This will be a busy week for the teams. On Tuesday (Feb 3), they go on the road taking on the Creswell Tigers. Then there will be back-to-back home games Thursday they will host Gates County, and on Friday will play the Plymouth Vikings.
These games will be broadcast on WOVV, 90.1 FM on the island and wovv.org online. Call the station for starting times 252-28-9688.