11th annual Orange HS M.L.K. Basketball Classic to be held Jan. 20

Photo by Steve Ellmore.
East Orange Campus High School’s Justin Singh-Smith, No. 24, battles for the ball against Orange’s Kyle Robinson, No. 22 in the season opener Dec. 19 at EOCHS. The EOCHS Jaguars won, 62-48. The teams will meet in the 11th annual Orange HS M.L.K. Basketball Classic on Jan. 20.

ORANGE, NJ — The 11th annual Orange High School M.L.K. Basketball Classic will be held Jan. 20.

Here is the schedule:

Orange vs. West Side, girls, 11 a.m.

West Orange vs. Hillside, boys, 1 p.m.

Newark Tech vs. West Caldwell Tech,  boys, 3 p.m.

Orange vs. East Orange Campus, boys, 5 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for regular admission and $3 for students and senior citizens, all for the entire day.

The EOCHS Jaguars defeated the OHS Tornadoes, 62-48, in the season opener Dec. 19 at EOCHS.

The Jaguars improved to 7-1 overall after beating Verona, 60-41, Tuesday, Jan. 7. The Tornadoes defeated North Star Academy, 58-41, Jan. 7 to improve to 3-5 overall.

Here are the past results of the OHS-EOCHS series in the M.L.K. Classic:

2012: EOCHS 56, OHS 31

2013: OHS 81, EOCHS 61

2014: EOCHS 47, OHS 45

2015: EOCHS 57, OHS 54

2016: EOCHS 80, OHS 63

2017: OHS 64, EOCHS 53

2018: EOCHS 46, OHS 45*

*Orange was awarded a forfeit win

2019: EOCHS 50, OHS 47

 

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