Dec. 20

Cherokee at Shawnee, 5:15 p.m. Led by seniors Kyle Kahriger and Kevin Wixted, the Chiefs open a season of high expectations at the home of the rebuilding Renegades.

Dec. 28

Haddonfield at Lenape, 6 p.m. This Board 34 Showcase game features the fast-paced Bulldogs against the deliberate Indians.

Atlantic City vs. Chester, 8 p.m. at Widener. Behind seniors Isaiah Graves and Dennis White, the two-time defending Group 4 state champions face a Pennsylvania state power in the showcase game of the Jameer and Pete Nelson Play-by-Play Classic.

Dec. 30

Holy Spirit vs. Roman Catholic, 7 p.m. at St. Augustine. The high-powered Spartans square off with a Philadelphia Catholic League power.

Jan. 7

Paul VI at Camden Catholic, 6:30 p.m. Handshake-gate is ancient history, right?

Jan. 18

Gloucester at Gloucester Catholic, 6 p.m. Get there early to find a seat in the Rams' little gym when these crosstown rivals meet.

Jan. 25

Wildwood Catholic vs. Haddonfield, 2:30 p.m. at Rancocas Valley. This should be one of the better games of a full day of action at the Jeff Coney Classic.

Trenton Catholic vs. Bishop Eustace, 6 p.m. at Rancocas Valley. With Syracuse recruit Malachi Richardson as well as Medford Tech transfer Myles Powell, Trenton Catholic is a T of C championship contender.

Feb. 6

Paulsboro at West Deptford, 7 p.m. These longtime football and wrestling rivals should produce a high-powered basketball game this season.

Feb. 8

Schalick at Eastern, 12:30 p.m. at Bishop Eustace. Big men Rashaan Holloway, a Massachusetts recruit for Schalick, and Matt Klinewski, a Lafayette recruit for Eastern, collide in the paint at the Tri-State Showcase.

Rancocas Valley at Pitman, 6:30 p.m. at Bishop Eustace. The Red Devils' man-to-man defense will challenge Pitman in another Tri-State Showcase clash.

Feb. 11

Bishop Eustace at Camden Catholic, 7 p.m. This is still another big game between rivals in the loaded Olympic Conference National division.

Feb. 16

Paul VI vs. St. Anthony, 5 p.m. at Cherry Hill East.

Led by seniors Jay Howard and Matt Risse, the Eagles take their shot at the national-caliber Friars in the last game of a two-day showcase.

- Phil Anastasia