Look at what the teams and the basketball Gods have done!

If you love high school basketball — and if you are reading this I am guessing you do — Tuesday is a day when you wish you could be in more than one place at a time.

I know that’s how I feel.

There are three outstanding games between top teams in their respective divisions. It’s like having three Games of the Week for the price of one.

So let’s take a look. …

Abington Heights center Evan Maxwell

Abington Heights center Evan Maxwell

Scranton Prep guard Tim Rose

Scranton Prep guard Tim Rose

DIVISION I SHOWDOWN

Abington Heights

at 

Scranton Prep

Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.

Xavier Center at Scranton Preparatory School

 

 

 

 

 

Records: Abington Heights 17-1; Scranton Prep 17-1.

Last meeting: Abington Heights, 58-52, overtime.

Projected lineups:

  • Abington Heights — J.C. Show (6-3, Sr.); Joe Carroll (6-1, Sr.); Ethan Danzig (6-4, Sr.); Tim Toro (6-7, So.); Evan Maxwell (6-10, Sr.).
  • Scranton Prep — Tim Rose (6-0, Jr,); Bobby Casey (6-0, Jr,); Kevin Bannon (6-0, Sr.); John O’Boyle (6-2, Sr.); Noah Beh (6-6, Sr.).

Remember: J.C. Show overcame a tough shooting game to score 22 points. Joe Carroll hit a pair of free throws in overtime to give the Comets enough of a cushion and grab the early advantage in this season series. Scranton Prep’s Noah Beh hit a pair of free throws late that sent the game to overtime and Tim Rose finished with a team-high 16 points.

Noteworthy: This rivalry has really been something. Last year, in a memorable District 2 Class AAA semifinal game, Abington Heights snapped a win away from the upset-minded Cavaliers in double-overtime when Show hit a dramatic 3-pointer at the buzzer. … That carried over to football season as the two teams played the best games of the season with Scranton Prep winning the first one and Abington Heights winning in the District 2 Class AAA playoffs. … Both teams are ranked in the state in Class AAA by Pennlive.com.

SCHEDULE

Division I

Scranton at Valley View

PHOTO / BUTCH COMEGYS Honesdale's Kevin Miller has led team to an overall mark of 16-1 this season.

PHOTO / BUTCH COMEGYS
Honesdale’s Kevin Miller has led team to an overall mark of 16-1 this season.

Division II

Honesdale at Western Wayne: If Honesdale wins it claims division title.

Delaware Valley at North Pocono

Crossover

West Scranton at Wallenpaupack

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Mid Valley guard Tyler Collins

Mid Valley guard Tyler Collins

Holy Cross center Connor Jones

Holy Cross center Connor Jones

DIVISION III CLASH

Mid Valley

at

Holy Cross

Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.

Holy Cross High School

 

 

 

 

 

Records: Mid Valley 15-2; Holy Cross 13-4.

Last meeting: Holy Cross 59, Mid Valley 56.

Projected lineups:

  • Mid Valley — Alex Prislupsky (6-3, Sr.); A.J. Gangemi (5-10, Sr.); Jason Kenny (6-3, Jr,); Tyler Collins (5-10, Sr,); Martin Walsh (6-4, Sr.).
  • Holy Cross — Connor Callejas (5-8, Sr.); Rob Torre (6-0, Jr.); Billy Trainor (6-3, So.); Erik Nelson (5-9, Sr,); Connor Jones (6-4, Sr.).

Remember: Mid Valley jumped out to a big early lead, only to see Holy Cross’ Connor Callejas rally his team to within striking distance. Late in the game, Mid Valley’s A.J. Gangemi gave his team the lead, 56-55. As the clock ticked away, Callejas got fouled and hit his first free throw. The second missed, but hte rebound got batted out of bounds by Mid Valley near half court. It gave Holy Cross one final play with 1 second remaining and Connor Jones drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer that set off a frantic celebration.

Noteworthy: Holy Cross has won four of the last five against Mid Valley in the last two seasons. … Both teams are considered among the top teams in Class AA in the state by Pennlive,com. … Mid Valley recovered from its loss to Holy Cross to win the first-half title in Division III with a playoff win over Dunmore. The Spartans are behind the 8-ball in the second half after losing to Dunmore last week. … Holy Cross is 2-0 in the second half and trail Dunmore (3-0) by one-half game in the standings and will play the Bucks at home Friday night.

SCHEDULE

PHOTO / BUTCH COMEGYS Dunmore's Joe Capooci is part of a hard-nosed, scrappy Dunmore team making a lot of noise in the Lackawanna III.

PHOTO / BUTCH COMEGYS
Dunmore’s Joe Capooci is part of a hard-nosed, scrappy Dunmore team making a lot of noise in the Lackawanna III.

Old Forge at Dunmore

Riverside at Carbondale Area

Crossover

Lakeland at Blue Ridge

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Elk Lake guard Tanner Reyan

Elk Lake guard Tanner Reyan

Montrose forward Brenton Warner

Montrose forward Brenton Warner

DIVISION IV BATTLE

Elk Lake

at 

Montrose

Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.

Montrose High School

Records: Elk Lake 17-0; Montrose 9-8.

Last meetings: Elk Lake 59-48; Elk Lake 51-48.

Projected lineups:

  • Elk Lake — Tanner Reyan (6-1, Sr.); Tyler Arnold (5-10, Sr.); Nick Dudock (6-2, Sr.); Matt Woolcock (6-1, Sr.); Pete McGee (6-4, Sr.).
  • Montrose — Erik Burgh (5-11, Sr.); Troy Ely (6-3, Jr.); Jack Fruehan (6-5, Sr.); Brenton Warner (6-3, Sr.); Cameron Dean (6-7, Sr.).

Remember: Tanner Reyan scored 22 points and Matt Woolcock added 17 to lead Elk Lake in the Susquehanna Holiday Tournament. Cameron Dean scored 19 for Montrose. In the rematch, Montrose gave Elk Lake its closest game of the Division IV first-half. Again, Reyan had the big game for Elk Lake, scoring 25 points. Woolcock contributed 12 for the winners. Montrose got 19 from Dean.

Noteworthy: Elk Lake is the only undefeated team left in the Lackawanna League and is the defending Division IV champions. … The Warriors have beaten Montrose by an average of 7 points per game, while are beating the other Division IV opponents by an average of 32 points per game. … The game will feature two 1,000-point scorers for their careers, Elk Lake’s Tanner Reyan and Montrose’s Cameron Dean.

SCHEDULE

Susquehanna at Mountain View

Lackawanna Trail at Forest City: Lackawanna Trail has won three straight games.