|ON TAP TODAY: BASKETBALL MOVES TO THE FOREFRONT (2019-01-04)
Tioga County Sports Report
TIOGA COUNTY — Basketball moves to the forefront as 11 of the county’s 12 teams are in action.
Two big games on the schedule include the unbeaten Owego girls hosting once-beaten Maine-Endwell and the undefeated S-VE boys on the road at Waverly.
The Owego boys swimmers head to M-E and the Indians’ indoor track & field squad head to the Quinney Invitational.
S-VE (7-0) at Waverly (5-2), 5:30 p.m. JV start: The Wolverines won the Valley Christmas Tournament. S-VE is coming off a win over Watkins Glen.
Waverly’s 6-foot-8 junior center, Scott Woodring, who is averaging double figures in scoring and rebounding, is expected to miss the game with an injury.
Marathon (5-2) at Newark Valley (2-7), 5:30 p.m. JV start: The Olympians lead the IAC North Small School division.
Candor (6-5) at Watkins Glen (4-4), 6 p.m. JV start: Both teams have been going through their ups and downs recently.
M-E (5-1, 3-1) at Owego (9-0, 5-0), 5:30 p.m. JV start: The Indians, coming off a title-winning performance at the MTAG tournament, have jumped up to No. 6 in the Class B state rankings. Class A M-E won the JC Wildcat Invitational Holiday Tournament.
Waverly (8-0) at S-VE (2-6), 6 p.m. JV start: The Wolverines won the Valley Christmas Tournament in convincing fashion, while Spencer nipped Tully, 44-42, in the consolation game of the Marathon Little Miss HustleTournament.
Newark Valley (8-2) at Marathon (6-5), 5:30 p.m. JV start: The Cardinals won their own holiday tournament.
Watkins Glen (10-1) at Candor, 5:30 p.m. JV start: The Indians will have a challenge in WG, which is ranked eighth in the state in Class C. Candor is coming off a 72-48 win over Pennsylvania-based Northeast Bradford.
Owego (0-4) at M-E (4-0), 5:30 p.m.: The Indians’ small roster will be led by Brandon Lavo, who has 11 wins this season, Noah Bingley (6) and Eric Theal (5). M-E’s roster numbers 35 swimmers.
INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Owego at Doug Quinney Memorial Invitational at SUNY Cortland, 5 p.m.: The meet is held in honor of the former Sidney coach, who spent more than 30 years coaching spring and fall track & field at Sidney.
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