Local Rivals Clash: Ozanam Hosts Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy in Monday Night Hometown Showdown
Basketball season heats up in Kansas City tonight as local rivals Ozanam Celtics and Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy Rams face off in a conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 4:30 PM at Ozanam’s home court, promising an exciting battle between two teams eager to climb the standings.
What it is: Missouri High School Basketball
Matchup: Ozanam vs Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy Rams
Time: Monday, February 12, 2024, at 4:30PM
Locations: Ozanam, (MO)
Game type: Home conference game
Live Stream: Watch here
Ozanam (8-12) enters the game looking to snap a two-game losing streak. Despite their record, the Celtics boast a strong home presence, currently holding a 5-3 record at their familiar court. Ozanam will be looking to lean on their leading scorer, Thomas Olmstead, who averages 20.1 points per game. His all-around contributions with rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks make him a force to be reckoned with.
Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy (3-11) comes into the matchup seeking their first win since January 19th. While their record might not reflect it, the Rams are ranked slightly higher than Ozanam in the state rankings at 564 compared to Ozanam’s 494. Led by R. Ellis, who averages 18.8 points, the Rams have the potential to pull off an upset, especially if they can capitalize on their stronger ranking and channel their competitive spirit.
This game promises to be a close one, with both teams fighting hard for a crucial conference win. With home court advantage and their leading scorer in top form, Ozanam may hold a slight edge. However, Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy’s higher ranking and recent win streak shouldn’t be underestimated. Expect a spirited rivalry to unfold on the court tonight!