Boys Middle School champs. Photo courtesy of Jason Wells

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: 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.

Ocracoke Middle School champs. Photo courtesy of Coach Jason Wells
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