BASKETBALL NEWS — 2019-2020
BLACKOUT CANCER AND WHITEOUT EVENTS COMING SOON!
You are invited to participate in two special events at upcoming OLMA Basketball games. The first is Chick-fil-A Night (White Out) on Friday, January 24, 2020 followed by Blackout Cancer on Friday, February 7, 2020.
These games will be televised on BFA Productions. You can watch the games live via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube (on Comcast). Want to advertise? If so, advertising opportunities are available for both broadcasts. We are excited to announce that the broadcasts will include a special feature on Our Lady of Mercy Academy, the OLMA Basketball team, and some individual player highlights.
Buzzer Beater Ties Up Game
With three seconds left on the clock to play, OLMA Basketball player, Ava Casale sinks a three-pointed to tie up the game against Cedar Creek. OLMA went on to win the game played at home on Friday, January 10, 2020. OLMA Basketball is the only undefeated high school basketball team in the Cape Atlantic League with a record of 9-0.
Fast start leads Villagers over St. Joseph to open season 5-0
Click here for the story from The Press of Atlantic City.
January 6, 2020 — The winning streak continues with a win over Cape May Tech! Read about it here.
BASKETBALL NEWS — 2018-2019
THREE OLMA BASKETBALL PLAYERS HONORED BY CAL
March 27, 2019 — It was a great night for OLMA Basketball with one player being named by the CAL as the Iron Woman Award Winner and two others named to First Team. Our First Team players were Sydney Prescott and Ava Casale. Thank you for making us proud. Congratulations!
OLMA AND PIZZA HUT BLACKOUT CANCER
January 29, 2019; Newfield, NJ — Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Pizza Hut Pizza and a packed house of fans dressed in black joined forces to BLACKOUT Cancer. The event took place as the OLMA Villagers battled Buena High School on the basketball court in OLMA’s Carew Hall. OLMA took home both JV and Varsity wins.
“Win or lose, tonight’s game was all about supporting Go4theGoal, an organization that helps kids with cancer achieve their goals,” said Matt Lenguadoro, Athletic Director, OLMA. “Our athletes, coaches and parents are passionate about helping others and wanted to support this organization, so we decided to dedicate a game to doing just that.” For a $5 donation, fans were treated to a great game, free pizza and an #OLMACares shirt. More than $1,700 was raised in support of Go4theGoal.
Basketball is one of 13 competitive sports offered at OLMA, South Jersey’s all-girls school. Located on a 47-acre campus in Newfield, NJ, OLMA students strive for pride, passion and purpose in all they do, think and say; a spirit of sisterhood that forever bonds them in faith and friendship; and an environment of achievement, empowerment, leadership and service. For more information, visit our website at OLMANJ.ORG.
Go4theGoal works to improve the lives of children battling cancer by providing financial assistance, granting special wishes, developing unique hospital programs, and funding innovative research. Learn more about Go4thGoal and how you can help make a difference by visiting Go4theGoal.org.