SOUTH WHITLEY – The Three Rivers Conference girls basketball showdown between host Whitko and Tippecanoe Valley has a new red circle on the calendar. The two teams will meet Thursday, Jan. 19, at Whitko.
The JV contest will begin at 6:15 p.m., with the varsity matchup to follow.
Whitko and Tippecanoe Valley both sit at 3-0 in the TRC heading into the holiday, but both are looking up at Northfield, which is sitting at 5-0. Valley visits Northfield on Jan. 5 and Whitko visits the Norse on Jan. 21.
Whitko will play Thursday and Friday in the Greenfield-Central tournament, the Wildcats meeting Gary West in its first matchup Thursday morning. Valley will play in the Hall of Fame Classic on Dec. 29 against North Harrison and then either Plainfield or Greenfield-Central. The Vikings will then play in the Lakeland Invite on the 30th, meeting the hosts in the first game and either Concord or West Noble in the nightcap.