NEPA Sports Nation

Today in NEPA Sports Nation, 1/24

The two No. 1 teams in the My City Mortgage Super Six Basketball Power Rankings of District 2 teams each face key games on the road tonight.

Scranton, the top-ranked Big School and the only unbeaten basketball team in District 2, is at North Pocono in a ranked battle between defending Lackawanna League division champions.

Holy Redeemer is at Nanticoke in a meeting between the last two Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 unbeatens.

Scranton, which is trying to repeat as both Lackawanna Division 1 and District 2-4 Class 6A Subregional champion, will look for its third challenging road win in four days. The Knights, 3-0 in the division and 9-0 overall, won a first-place battle with Abington Heights Friday, then defeated three-time defending District 11 Class 3A champion Executive Education Saturday afternoon.

Sixth-ranked North Pocono, the defending Lackawanna Division 2 champion, is 4-1 and 10-2.

Division 1-2 crossover games count in the Lackawanna standings.

Holy Redeemer, the top-ranked Small School, is 5-0 to lead WVC Division 2 and 10-1 overall.

Nanticoke (4-0, 6-7) has gotten hot lately, winning five straight, all by double-figures margins since losing six straight against a difficult schedule.

There are two games matching ranked Small Schools against each other.

Rivals meet when No. 5 Old Forge (1-3, 5-6) goes to No. 4 Riverside (2-3, 9-4) in a Lackawanna Division 3 game.

Third-ranked Dunmore (8-6) goes to sixth-ranked Blue Ridge (9-4) for a non-league game.

There are 10 girls basketball games scheduled, but none pitting ranked teams against each other.

The full District 2 basketball schedule is available at:

In wrestling, Abington Heights (2-0, 6-1) tries to protect its unbeaten Lackawanna Division 1 record while wrestling at home against both North Pocono (1-1, 2-1) and West Scranton (2-1, 5-4).

The Lackawanna League boys and girls swimming schedule has Abington Heights at West Scranton and Valley View at Holy Cross.

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