Several interesting girls basketball matchups highlight the Friday night sports schedule around District 2.
Two highly regarded teams make delayed league debuts in different divisions and co-leaders who have already gotten off to 3-0 starts meet in another.
The schedule consists of just one boys basketball game, one afternoon boys and girls swimming meet and one out-of-state wrestling tournament appearance.
Both Scranton Prep teams play their league openers after being shut down since the New Year.
The Cavaliers and Classics return while several other district teams, including three of their four division rivals, have paused activities because of COVID.
The two active Lackawanna League Division 1 teams meet in both boys and girls basketball.
The only boys game has Valley View (0-3 in the division, 4-6 overall) at Scranton Prep (0-0, 3-4).
The same schools meet in girls action where four-time defending Division 1 champion Scranton Prep (0-0, 5-1) goes to Valley View (0-2, 3-6).
Pittston Area (0-0, 8-0) has the best overall record in District 2, but it is also making its league debut when it hosts co-leader Hazleton Area (3-0, 7-3) in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 game.
Wyoming Area (3-0, 8-5) is at Lake-Lehman (3-0, 6-1) to settle the WVC Division 2 lead.
The potentially impactful games do not end there.
There are two meetings between teams ranked in the My City Mortgage Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams.
In a Big School matchup, No. 5 Wilkes-Barre Area (3-0, 9-1) puts its share of the WVC Division 1 lead on the line at No. 2 Dallas (0-2, 5-2).
Ranked Small Schools go head-to-head when No. 2 Riverside (2-1, 8-2) travels to No. 5 Mid Valley (1-1, 7-3) in Lackawanna League Division 3.
Susquehanna (1-0, 4-3) is at Elk Lake (2-1, 6-3) in a Lackawanna Division 4 game.
The full District 2 basketball schedule can be found at: https://nepabasketball.com/composite?d=2022-01-14.