Sophomore Reese Gaskins drives for a basket. Photo by Casey Roberston

By Peter Vankevich

Ocracoke School’s basketball teams will play four home games today and the girls’ middle school team is on the road playing away against the Hatteras Hurricanes for the first playoff game of the Tideland Middle School Conference. 

Starting at 2:30 p.m., the boys’ middle school team (8-2) will play the Mattamuskeet Lakers in their first playoff game of the Tideland Middle School Conference.

The games will be played in the school gym, colloquially known as “the tank,” and will be broadcast on WOVV, 90.1 FM and online at

The “Battle for the Paddle” rivalry games resume. Starting at 4 p.m., boys’ JV team will take on the visiting Hatteras Hurricanes. Lady Dolphins follow, and the concluding game will be the boys’ varsity team.

Tomorrow (Tues., Feb 6) there will be two varsity home games against the Crestwell Tigers. Lady Dolphins will tip-off at 4 p.m.

The JV and boys’ and girls’ varsity teams play in the Division 1-A Atlantic Six Conference.

The Boys’ JV team is 6-6 overall and 3-4 in the conference. There is no girls’ JV team.

Lady Dolphins varsity team has a 7-10 overall record and is 4-2 in conference play.  Boys’ varsity is 15-3 and are undefeated (7-0) in the conference.

Junior Taylor Fuller takes a foul shot. Photo by Casey Robertson
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