Two girls matchups tonight to be key in title run

Two surprising NIC-10 girls teams take on two established powers tonight. How they turn out may be key in short-season title races.

Auburn (2-1) hosts the Harlem Huskies (4-0). Although Harlem has been a consistent contender, the Huskies haven’t won the NIC-10 since 1999. Auburn is the defending NIC-10 champions and, in a pandemic-shortened season, can’t afford to drop two games behind in Division A.

Guilford is the surprise leader of Division B. The Vikings are playing without last year’s leading scorer in Kate Dennis. Dennis chose to graduate early so she could start playing Division 1 college basketball for Ohio University.

Despite this, the Vikings (4-0, 5-0) have taken a 1/2-game lead over perennial power Hononegah (3-0, 4-0). Guilford travels to Rockton tonight to take on the Indians.

The East E-Rabs host Freeport tonight and Jefferson looks for its second win of the season against Belvidere in a game that will be played at Guilford.

Posted on 02.18.21