We'll be setting up shop at Harlem High School Thursday night to bring you some NIC-10 action. 

We kicked off the abbreviated 2021 NIC-10 basketball season Saturday afternoon at East High School for an afternoon matchup between the East and Harlem boy's basketball teams. East prevailed 71-56 in a matchup that was closer than the final score.

Dave Perrone and I (with the help of 96.7 The Eagle's Double T) had a great time finally getting back in the gym to broadcast a high school basketball game. It was different of course with no fans in the building, but there were definitely moments during the exciting game that we forgot that we were in a basically empty gym.

We're very well aware that this isn't the ideal situation for the players. Not only do they have to wear masks and don't get to play in front of fans, but they also don't get to play as many games and the season will end right when the March playoff push usually begins.

Everyone is making the best of a tough situation and we're happy to bring these games to as many fans as we can that miss sitting in the bleachers cheering on their school's team. We'll be doing two games every week. A Tuesday OR Thursday night game and every Saturday afternoon contest.

Thursday night, Dave and I will take a look at two of the top teams on the girl's side of the NIC-10, Auburn, and Harlem. The loss of any type of postseason is especially tough for both of these programs this year since either one has the talent to make some noise in a state tournament run.

The broadcast is scheduled for around 7:15. Because of the fluid situation, all these teams are in, official start times can vary significantly. Make sure you download the 1440 WROK app so you can get an alert 15 minutes before the actual tip-off so you don't miss a minute.

We're also setting up a NIC-10 homepage for up-to-date NIC-10 standings and results. Please email me at Joe.Dredge@townsquaremedia.com if you see anything that needs correction.

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