State tournament action for the Ocracoke Dolphins begins today as both teams enter the first round of the 2017 1A basketball championships.
The Lady Dolphins (15-11) travel to Franklin County today to take on the Louisburg Warriors (15-8). Senior Sydney Austin is averaging 23 points and 14 rebounds per game.
The boys’ varsity team (10-16) will have their work cut out for them as they take on the Spring Creek Gators (20-6) in a neutral setting, Seven Springs,in Wayne County, at 7 p.m. The Dolphins top scorers this season are junior Liam Caswell 21 points per game and senior Matteus Gilbert, 12 points.
The Lady Dolphins game will be broadcast at 6 p.m. by WOVV (90.1 FM and online: wovv.org). School Principal Walt Padgett will call the game.
The boys’ middle team won the division championship on Feb. 8 defeating the Columbia Wildcats, 54-33.