NEPA Sports Nation

Today in NEPA Sports Nation, 12/13

UPDATE: Since this story was posted, the Scranton Prep at Lake-Lehman girls basketball game has been called off for Monday night.

More Lackawanna League swimming teams open their seasons, 21 non-league basketball games are scheduled and a single non-league wrestling match completes the schedule of events around District 2 Monday.

Elk Lake is at Holy Cross and Wallenpaupack is at Delaware Valley in Lackawanna League boys and girls swimming openers.

Delaware Valley is the defending Lackawanna boys champion. The Warriors are ranked third among boys and fifth among girls teams in the preseason Riverfront Sports Super Six Swimming Power Rankings.

The 11-game girls basketball schedule features two of the top three Big School teams in the My City Mortgage Super Six Power Rankings of district teams.

Defending Lackawanna Division 1 champion Scranton Prep is 1-0 and ranked second. Defending Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 champion Lake-Lehman is 1-1 and ranked third.

The game is a varsity-only contest, beginning at 6 p.m.

The teams met in last season’s District 2 Class 4A semifinal with Scranton Prep winning, 51-30, on the way to the title.

The 10-game boys schedule is highlighted by No. 3 Big School Mid Valley (1-0) playing at defending Lackawanna Division 2 champion North Pocono (1-0).

Carbondale’s Friday decision to shut down sports until after Christmas as a COVID precaution impacted tonight’s schedule.

The Chargers were scheduled to host the four-team Jerry Finan Memorial Tournament with a first-round doubleheader tonight.

Instead, the three remaining teams will play a round-robin in their own gyms over the next three days.

West Scranton and Honesdale, originally scheduled to open in Carbondale tonight at 6:30, will instead play at Honesdale at 6:45.

The only wrestling match has Mountain View at North Pocono in a match scheduled for the North Pocono Intermediate School.


The full District 2 basketball schedule can be found at:

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