NEPA Sports Nation

Today in NEPA Sports Nation, 2/1

The No. 1 girls teams in the My City Mortgage Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams go head-to-head Tuesday in just one of three basketball games around District 2 that match the top two teams in a division against each other.

Riverside goes to eight-time defending champion and current leader Dunmore in a Lackawanna League Division 3 girls game.

The visiting Lady Vikes are the top-ranked Small School. They are 6-1 in the division and 13-3 overall.

Big School No. 1 Dunmore is 7-0 and 13-1.

The game will be a popular one for National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I coaches with Drexel University commits Kylie Lavelle from Riverside and Moriah Murray from Dunmore going head-to-head. Dunmore also features junior center Ciera Toomey, one of the nation’s top recruits in the Class of 2023.

Dunmore handled Riverside in the first meeting, 62-26, Jan. 7. To learn more about how that game played out, see our partner website’s game story at:

Also, to learn more about another of Riverside’s key players, see the feature story at:

Ranked Big Schools meet in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 boys and Lackawanna League Division 1 girls where the second-place teams have a chance to tighten races while playing on their home courts.

No. 2 Hazleton Area (9-0, 15-2) is at No. 3 Dallas (7-2, 12-3) in WVC Division 1 boys.

Hazleton Area won the first meeting, 66-52, Jan. 13. More about that game at:

No. 2 Scranton Prep (7-0, 12-2) is at No. 4 Abington Heights (5-1, 11-4) in a game where it could take a major step toward a potential fifth straight Lackawanna Division 1 girls title.

Scranton Prep won the first game, 50-44, Jan. 23. Details on that game are at:

The schedule includes a total of 14 girls basketball games, 8 boys basketball games, 4 boys and girls swimming meets and 3 wrestling matches.

The full basketball schedule can be found at:

Hazleton Area at Holy Redeemer highlights the swimming schedule.

Hazleton Area is 5-1 and Holy Redeemer is 4-2 in WVC boys. Hazleton Area is 6-0 and Holy Redeemer 5-2 in girls.

The other swimming meets are: Wyoming Valley West at Berwick and Pittston Area at Wyoming Seminary in the WVC, and West Scranton Prep at Scranton Prep in the Lackawanna League.

Tunkhannock is at Pittston Area in a WVC Division 1 wrestling make-up match.

The other matches are non-league with North Pocono at Scranton Prep and Hazleton Area at Pottsville.

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