Newfield's girls basketball team will try to rebound from its first loss of the season when it hosts Large South Division member Newark Valley in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference crossover game on Friday night.
The Trojans (5-1) are coming off Tuesday night's 59-38 loss at Elmira Notre Dame. The Crusaders (4-1) raced to a 22-8 lead after one quarter. Newfield had posted four consecutive double-digit victories before Tuesday's loss.
Other games in the IAC South include Notre Dame at Candor (2-3), Edison (1-3) at Watkins Glen (2-2), Tioga (3-2) at Waverly (5-0) and Spencer-Van Etten (2-3) at Odessa-Montour (0-5).
Waverly will look to keep its perfect record intact against a Tigers squad riding high after a 62-30 thrashing of Spencer-Van Etten on Tuesday night.
The Wolverines won their fifth game of the season in convincing fashion, taking out Edison, 68-46, on the road behind Sabrina Bowman's 23-point effort that included six 3-pointers.
In the IAC North on Friday, it is: Marathon (1-4) at Union Springs (1-4), Whitney Point (2-2) at Groton (4-1) and Trumansburg (3-2) at Dryden (1-4). Moravia (2-3) will visit Lansing (5-1 overall, 5-0 IAC) on Saturday at 1 p.m.
In IAC North play, Trumansburg (0-6) will seek its first victory of the season against visiting Dryden (2-2), while Marathon (2-3) hosts Union Springs (1-4) and Groton (3-3) visits Whitney Point (4-2). The Lansing at Moravia game has been canceled; it will be played as part of the Fred Caliel Holiday tournament next week, and the teams' Feb. 8 game will be switched to Moravia.
In the South, Candor visits Notre Dame, Newfield (2-4) is at Newark Valley (1-4), Watkins Glen (4-1) travels to Edison (1-4), Waverly (2-3) visits Tioga (0-6) and O-M (5-1, 4-0 div.) is at S-VE (5-1, 3-1 div.) in a battle of Small Division front-runners.
Both the Ithaca boys and the girls teams take on Binghamton, with the Little Red boys (1-3) heading south to meet the Patriots. First-year coach Jobe Zulu's boys fell on Tuesday at Horseheads, 74-46.
The Ithaca girls (3-2) host Binghamton at 5:30 p.m. (JV start) at Bliss Gym. Coach Faye Young Miller's girls' squad (3-3) is coming off a 69-38 home loss on Monday to undefeated Horseheads (3-0).