Tonight the 18-2 Hawkeye Ten Conference Champion Glenwood Rams will travel to Council Bluffs to face the Lewis Central Titans. The Titans are 10-8 on the season however they have won five out of their last six games.
Lewis Central is tough at home with seven of their ten wins coming in their gym. Friday, February 2nd the Titans defeated St. Albert 61-26. The Titans proved that their defense can be great. In eight of Lewis Central’s ten wins the Titans have held their opponent under sixty points. Lewis Central will need to do that tonight to defeat the H-10 champions.
Glenwood however is coming into town with a four game winning streak that includes an impressive 82-43 win over Denison Saturday night. Glenwood was only up ten at halftime but a twenty-nine point quarter in the third helped the Rams cruise past the Monarchs. Senior Nate Kennedy was perfect from the field (8-8) and scored twenty-three points for the Rams. Kennedy was hot from downtown by shooting 7-7 from three point range. Glenwood assisted on eighteen of their thirty-three baskets.
These two schools are only eighteen miles so the rivalry will always be there. Glenwood defeated Lewis Central way back on December fifth 70-50. The Rams pulled away from the Titans in the fourth by out scoring Lewis Central 24-13 in the fourth. Andrew Blum lead the way for Glenwood back in the first meeting with nineteen points and nine rebounds. The Rams shot well against Lewis Central in that game. Glenwood went 26-55 from the floor and hit twelve three pointers.
Tonight the Titans will more than likely have Senior Night since it is their last regular season game. Lewis Central has four Seniors on their roster that will be excited to end their home career with a win over the Rams.
Prediction- I think this game will be closer than people think. The Rams are red hot without a doubt but for whatever reason Glenwood and Lewis Central always play close in Council Bluffs. Glenwood wins behind their Senior leadership on the road 62-55.