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ANALYSIS, 10 Things to Know: Lackawanna D-2 girls basketball


The Lackawanna League Division 2 girls basketball is underway with an early Monday afternoon that has North Pocono playing at Delaware Valley.

Later in the afternoon, Wallenpaupack travels to Valley View for a crossover game that is also part of the division standings.

At night, Western Wayne is at Honesdale.


Division 2 teams play a 13-game Lackawanna League schedule – 8 games from a home-and-home series with each of the 4 divisional opponents, plus a crossover game against each of the Division 1 teams.

The full division schedule can be found at: Girls basketball schedules – Lackawanna League Division 2 – NEPA Sports Nation.


Western Wayne 12-1, Wallenpaupack 7-6, Honesdale 6-7, North Pocono 3-10, Delaware Valley 1-12.

Western Wayne’s only loss came to unbeaten Lackawanna Division 1 champion Scranton Prep.


None of the division members appear in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Basketball Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Western Wayne, the only Small School (Classes 3A to A) in the division, had been ranked to start the season.


The holiday tournament season has already pitted division teams against each other.

Wallenpaupack beat Western Wayne, 39-25, and Honesdale, 44-18, to win the Honesdale Jaycees Tournament title.


Delaware Valley is a Class 6A team.

Honesdale, North Pocono and Wallenpaupack are Class 5A teams.

Western Wayne competes in Class 3A.


North Pocono’s Kylie Mastillo was a second-team choice on the Lackawanna Division 2 all-star team selected by, which is now part of

Western Wayne had Emily Romanowski on the first team and Skylar Long on the second team as underclassmen, but neither has played this season because of injury. Long is expected to join the team at some point.


Non-league records for division members in December: Wallenpaupack 6-3, Honesdale 5-3, Western Wayne 2-5, Delaware Valley 2-6, North Pocono 2-7.

ANALYZING THE RACE editor Tom Robinson breaks down the race as follows:

Wallenpaupack was already on target to be the division favorite, but injuries elsewhere have widened the gap between the Lady Buckhorns and the rest of the division.

Projected order of finish: 1, Wallenpaupack; 2, Honesdale; 3, North Pocono; 4, Western Wayne; 5, Delaware Valley.


The first league meeting between favorite Wallenpaupack and likely top-pursuer Honesdale is scheduled Jan. 12 at Honesdale.


Overviews of each team in the division are on the way. Check back at: Basketball – NEPA Sports Nation in the days ahead.

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