Local girls' basketball teams take the court Thursday night, including a special evening planned in Institute.
The Sevastopol Pioneers look to get their first conference win of the season when it hosts the Sturgeon Bay Clippers on parents' night. The Clippers are looking for their first win on the season while the Pioneers' Grace Brauer is currently third in the conference with 4.3 assists a game.
The Gibraltar Vikings will hit the road for a conference matchup when they face the Oconto Blue Devils. Their defense will have to stand tall against the Blue Devils' Mara Allen. She is leading the conference in rebounding with 15.1 a game and among the league's best in scoring with 17.5 points a contest. The Vikings' Abbigael Sitte leads the conference in assists with five a game.
The Algoma Wolves hope to keep pace with Southern Door and Kewaunee when the team travels to Peshtigo. Much like the Vikings, the Wolves defense will have to be stout against the Bulldogs' Lianna Baxter, who is leading the conference in scoring at 21 points a game. The Wolves counter with Makalya Guillette, who is averaging over 18 points a game.
Kewaunee looks to keep its perfect start to the season alive when it travels to Green Bay to face NEW Lutheran. The Storm is coming off their impressive 67-60 victory over D2 power Luxemburg-Casco earlier this week.
Speaking of Luxemburg-Casco, the Spartans look to get back on the winning track when they return to conference play against Clintonville. The Spartans need the victory to keep pace in the Northeastern Conference with three teams currently ahead of them in the standings.
The Spartans tip off at 7 p.m., while the Packerland Conference games begin at 7:30 p.m.