Pocono Mountain West has been the team to beat this basketball season. They defeated Parkland (77-68), Northampton (68-57), Central Catholic (88-78), Allen (74-69 2OT) and Liberty (68-62) on their way to a perfect, 10-0 season.
They are now 10-1.
The team that beat them?
The Becahi Golden Hawks, who only had three wins all season last year. They now stand at 7-3.
Allentown Central Catholic had a big win, too, knocking off Nazareth (58-50). That's sweet revenge against the team that beat the Vikings for the 'ship during this summer's A-town Throwdown. Central now stands at 8-4, though its league record is just 4-3.
Of course, the big surprise tonight, at least to me, was the thrashing Parkland gave to Emmaus' excellent squad (75-52).I thought the score would be much closer
Bangor (10-0) and Salisbury (9-0) are, I believe, the only remaining undefeated team in the Lehigh Valley. They play each other Thursday night.
The latest top ten high school rankings, from LVBR, are (1) PM West; (2) Parkland; (3) Emmaus; (4) Whitehall; (5) Nazareth; (6) Salisbury; (7) Central Catholic; (8) Allen: (9) Freedom; and (10) Bethlehem Catholic. .