By Peter Vankevich
Both the boys and girls basketball teams continued their strong start this season beating the Columbia Wildcats on the road on Friday.
The Dolphins (4-1) started slow, scoring only three points in the first quarter, but had a strong second quarter with 27 points to take a halftime lead of 30-18 into the locker room. They held on the second half to win 56-53.
Evin Caswell led all scorers with 23 points, aided by his brother Liam who had 18 points. Wildcats Keion Holloway was their high scorer with 24 points.
The Dolphins have won all of their Division 1-A games and the only loss has been against First Flight, a Division 2A team. They also won a non-conference game against Division 2A, Currituck, and 56-53.
The Lady Dolphins (3-2) put on a strong performance winning 58-24.
Jumping to a 27-7 first quarter lead, the game was never in doubt.
Sydney Austin had another dominating performance scoring 32 points and grabbing 9 rebounds. Karla Perez added 8 points, Josie Winstead, 7 and Ingrid Contreras, 6.
The two losses so far this season have been against Division 2-A teams, Currituck and First Flight.
The new boys JV team lost 69-35. Playing with just seven players on the roster, they will have their work cut out for them.
The next games will be on the road again on Tuesday (Dec. 8) against the Perquimans Pirates. WOVV plans to broadcast the game.