Listen live online Friday evening via JoeInsider.com as Portage Central hosts Portage Northern in a varsity basketball doubleheader. In addition to being the first of two doubleheaders between the crosstown foes, Friday’s games will be special Pink Out games with items also being collected towards the Fox Box Project.
On the court, the boys rivalry has been tight with regular season splits the last two seasons. Last year, the Mustangs won the first meeting 67-59 (OT) in the Igloo, but the Huskies got revenge with a 51-35 win at PC. Two seasons ago, the home team won both regular season games with Portage Central grabbing the neutral-site district rubber match.
The Mustangs are off to their best start in recent memory with a 6-0 record and 2-0 record in SMAC West play. On Tuesday, PC edged perhaps their toughest foe to date with a 50-46 win over Lakeview. Portage Northern enters 2-4 and 0-2 in division play, trying to bounce back from Tuesday’s 74-37 loss to perennial power Kalamazoo Central.
In the girls varsity contest, PC also is off to an excellent start with a 7-1 record, 3-0 within the SMAC West. PN is 1-7 and hoping to build some momentum, finally snapping their multi-year losing streak prior to winter break.
You can listen to both varsity games via the embedded player below Friday with the girls around 5:45 p.m. and the boys after around roughly 7:15 p.m.