The second annual Conference Challenge will be held Saturday afternoon at the Lackawanna College Student Union Center and once again the tripleheader will be free for children who arrive in their school, youth or biddy basketball jerseys.
Northwest and Susquehanna will play in the 1 p.m. opener before two rematches of last year’s event with Holy Redeemer scheduled to face Valley View at 2:30 and Nanticoke taking on Holy Cross at 4.
Susquehanna, Valley View and Holy Cross will be trying to help the Lackawanna produce a better result after the WVC swept the three games in the inaugural event a year ago.
Each game features one team ranked among the top Small School boys squads in NEPABasketball.com’s Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams.
Northwest (1-1) is ranked sixth. The Rangers beat Susquehanna (0-3) in last season’s District 2 Class 2A semifinals with a state tournament berth on the line.
Holy Redeemer (1-1) is ranked second. Valley View is 2-1 with its only loss coming by five points against Holy Cross.
Holy Cross, one of two 3-0 teams in District 2, is the top-ranked Small School. Nanticoke opened the season as the top-ranked Big School team but is 1-2 and has fallen out of the rankings.
The Lackawanna Student Union, the former Catholic Youth Center, is located on Jefferson Avenue in Scranton.
MORE ON THE CONFERENCE CHALLENGE:
This year’s field announced: http://www.nepabasketball.com/2018-19/articles/ConferenceChallengeSchedule.
Debut event previewed: http://nepabasketball.com/2018-19/articles/ConferenceChallengeTripleheader.
Quick recap of tripleheader: http://nepabasketball.com/2018-19/articles/BulletinConferenceChallenge.
Holy Redeemer’s win at the Conference Challenge: http://www.nepabasketball.com/2018-19/articles/ConferenceChallenge3.
Nanticoke’s victory in the Conference Challenge: http://www.nepabasketball.com/2018-19/articles/ConferenceChallenge2.
Tunkhannock’s triumph in the Conference Challenge: http://www.nepabasketball.com/2018-19/articles/ConferenceChallenge1.
Follow District 2 basketball action all season long on NEPABasketball.com and on Twitter at @NEPABasketball.