The Knoxville basketball squads will be back in action tonight. Knoxville will host Newton in a varsity double header. The Panthers are coming off two loses to Oskaloosa on Tuesday night. Boys coach Jeff Larson says as long as the effort is there he thinks his team has a chance against a much improved Newton club. The effort that Larson is wanting to see is the effort Knoxville put fourth coming back from 17 points down to get to within seven points midway through Tuesday’s third quarter. The girls will come in with a 3-14 record after falling to Oskaloosa by 31 points on Tuesday. Coach Jim Utiermarkt hopes to have all of his players available as two were out Tuesday due to illness. You can hear the play-by-play on am 1320 KNIA tonight starting at six.