The 2018 basketball seasons kicked off on Monday, November 12 for both the Orange Lutheran boys and girls basketball programs. The boys, who were ranked #3 in the preseason by the OC Register, won their opening round game of the Rumble for Rosecrans Ave. Tournament with an 81-40 win over Esperanza. The girls, who were ranked #19 in the preseason by the OC Register, defeated Pacifica 62-16 in the first round of the Oxford Academy Tournament.
The boys will continue pool play on Tuesday, November 13 when they play Kennedy at 6 pm. The game is at Sunny Hills High School. The girls moved into the winner's bracket of the Oxford Academy Tournament and will play Tesoro at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, November 14 at Oxford Academy.by Dave Cacciapuoti