No. 1 Lowville Visits OFA Sat.; Girls Hoops, Hockey Home
The OFA Girls Varsity and JV Basketball Teams will be hosting Harrisville Friday night to start a big weekend of nonleague action on the court and on the ice for Blue Devil teams. The OFA Boys and Girls Basketball teams and the hockey team will all be returning to action after midterm exams and looking to gear up for a return to league action next week.
The start time for the Girls JV Basketball game will be at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity to follow around 7 p.m. Harrisville of a very deep NAC West Division will bring a very athletic team to OFA looking to force turnovers and run the break.
On Saturday the Bill Merna Court and the Golden Dome Ice will feature exciting intersectional contests.
Lowville (10-1), which moved into the number one spot on the New York State Class B rankings, will match up with the 13th ranked Devils who stand at 9-3 and looking to reverse a loss at Lowville earlier this season.
Both teams feature outstanding post players and an array of dangerous three-point shooters and stellar defenders. Lowville returns the bulk of last year's team which lost to Glens Falls in the closing seconds of the state finals. OFA counters will a veteran cast from a team which lost to Glens Falls in the state quarter-finals.
The OFA JVs will host Lowville at noon with the varsity game to follow.
The hockey action at the Golden Dome begins at 1 p.m. game with Albany Academy which is fielding a high school team for the first time since 1997. The Cadets won their first six league games and eight of their first nine outings.
OFA (10-5-0) has ridden a five game winning streak into a share of the NAC Division II lead and a number 13 ranking in the NYS Division II Poll.