Listen live online Friday evening via JoeInsider.com as Portage Central hosts Portage Northern in a varsity basketball doubleheader with the girls at 5:45 p.m. ET and the boys after around 7:15.
It’ll be the second hardwood battle between the crosstown rivals this season with the boys playing an overtime classic the first time around at the Northern Igloo. The Mustangs came away with a 67-59 overtime victory back on January 11. One of their three meetings last season also saw overtime with a regular season split, followed by a PC district win.
The Portage Central boys enter Friday at 7-7 overall, third in the SMAC West at 4-3. Due to cancellations, it will be their only game this week. Meanwhile, it will be the third of the week for the Huskies, who played Loy Norrix Monday and also face St. Joseph Thursday. Prior to playing the Bears, Portage Northern sits at 7-9 and 3-4 in the SMAC West.
As for the girls, PC took the first meeting by a 40-15 final. The Mustangs hold a 9-3 overall record and lead the SMAC West at 6-0. The Huskies are 0-14 ahead of playing St. Joseph Friday.
You can listen to both games Friday via the embedded player below. The girls are set for 5:45 p.m. ET with the boys after around roughly 7:15 p.m. from Portage Central.
Both photos by Chris Carpenter