Oasis Academy’s Gabby Grimes fights for possession against Coral Academy in Friday night’s game.
Photo by Thomas Ranson.
Despite the high school basketball season being canceled because of the pandemic, Oasis Academy and Coral Academy of Sciences battled for the fourth year in a row with the coveted Ore Cart on the line.
Oasis Academy senior Sequoya Casey shoots over Coral Academy in the second half of Friday’s game. Photo: Thomas Ranson / LVNThe Bighorns, who won the first three meetings, swept Coral on Friday night at the city-county gym. The program with the most points scored wins the Battle for the Ore Cart, which is normally the final game in the regular season in February.
Oasis Academy senior Marcus Dahl goes after the shot in Friday’s rivalry game against Coral Academy. Photo: Thomas Ranson / LVNSenior Sadie O’Flaherty scored a game-high 20 points and senior Taryn Barrenchea added 15 as the Lady Bighorns defeated Coral Academy, 47-20, in Friday’s first game. Senior Sequoya Casey, who missed the volleyball season due to injury, scored seven points and sophomore Stacy Bogdanowicz added four.
Oasis Academy senior Douglas Lee lays in the bucket against Coral Academy. Photo: Thomas Ranson / LVNSenior Douglas Lee led Oasis Academy to a 56-43 win in the nightcap with 20 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, and senior David Palanevalu scored nine points.
Junior Trevor Halloran and senior Ryan Jones each scored seven points, and senior Jacob Alcala and sophomore Cas White each added four.