ON TAP TODAY: BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS MONDAY'S SLATE OF ACTION
(2021-01-11)Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — The first full week of the 2021 winter season tips off this evening with three basketball games, including one here at Athens.
NEB at Athens (1-0), 6 p.m. JV start:
The Lady Wildcats are coming off a 69-14 romp over Cowanesque Valley, while the Lady Panthers open their 2021 campaign.
Last year, Athens topped NEB, 44-36 in the regular season, then edged the Lady Panthers, 54-49, in the opening game of the NTL Showdown.BOYS BASKETBALL
Sayre at NEB, 6 p.m.:
The Redskins are coming off a 13-13 season, but their third-place finish in the District 4, Class AA Championships earned them a trip to the PIAA playoffs.
The Panthers are coming off a 12-11 season, and graduated several seniors.
Last year, NEB rolled to a 71-46 win over Sayre on its home floor. Just 12 days later, Sayre returned the favor with a 61-38 win on its home court.
Athens at Mount Carmel, 6 p.m.:
The Wildcats are coming off a season-opening, 88-33, win at Williamson Saturday afternoon, while the Red Tornadoes open the season at home.
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