Another NEPA Elite basketball team will make its debut this weekend.
The NEPA Elite Joyce 14U boys team will play Saturday and Sunday at East Stroudsburg University in the Pennsylvania Jam Fest, a Hoop Group event.
Last week saw the four older boys teams and three girls teams from the new AAU club, based out of Riverfront Sports in Scranton, play for the first time ever in events at two different sites.
The 14U team, a primarily eighth-grade group, coached by Corey Joyce, is scheduled to play twice Saturday and once Sunday. All are morning games.
Competing in the 14U Division Pool A, NEPA Elite will face GHPA United at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, then the GoTorey Allstars 2025 at 9:40. It will play the GoTorey Allstars 2024 in an 11:10 start Sunday.
GHPA United is from the Hartford, Conn. area. The GoTorey teams are from Westchester County, N.Y.
With the new team’s uniforms in transit in shipping, it will compete during the opening weekend as NEPA Elite, but will be wearing Backcourt Bulldogs uniforms.
The team’s roster, with this weekend’s numbers and the permanent numbers, is:
|32||0||Zander||Condeelis||Our Lady of Peace||5-9|
|23||2||Andrew||Summa||Our Lady of Peace||5-11|