JV Basketball Preview for the Union County Tournament

Ben Gaffney, Staff Writer

On paper, the Oratory JV squad has had an unsuccessful season. Just before the county tournament, the team finished with a losing record with multiple sizeable losses. However, the OP community should be optimistic about the JV Rams. The Rams have a winning streak, and their most recent loss was to the undefeated Delbarton by just ten points! It seemed as if their season changed when they played Cranford at home. A Cranford player was talking trash all game to the coaches and players – but OP fought back. Oratory scored their season-high on points with the season’s leading scorer, Ryan Fay, not appearing in the box score for points. Notable is that OP wasn’t not facing a bad team either as when these teams clashed at the beginning of the year, OP lost by a sizeable margin. Although the record doesn’t show, Oratory has improved a lot, and they will be ready to go into the county tournament.