Tonight the 14-1 Glenwood Rams will travel across the bridge and take on the 14-3 Omaha Skutt Skyhawks. The Rams come in ranked #6 in Class 3A while the SkyHawks are currently ranked #6 in Class B.
Glenwood is currently on a five game win streak with their latest victory coming against Clarinda 79-28. Skutt Catholic is currently on a five game win streak of their own. On Tuesday, the #6 Skyhawks defeated Class A #7 Lincoln Pius 62-56.
Rewind to a year ago. The Skyhawks and Rams played in Glenwood in front of a packed house. After four quarters Glenwood and Skutt were tied at 57 points a piece. The first overtime wasn’t enough as both teams scored twelve points to send the game into double overtime. Skutt would outscore Glenwood 13-5 in double overtime to pick up the win 82-74.
Glenwood shot 40% from the floor against the Skyhawks while knocking down 14-29 from three point range. Twenty-one of Glenwood’s twenty-five baskets came off assists for the Rams. The Rams will need to shoot better on the road if they want take down the Skyhawks who are 8-1 at home this season. Christian Stanislav scored 24 points in the game a year ago after shooting 8-14 from the floor. Nate Mohr and Andrew Blum added 19 and 13 for the Rams.
Players to watch for the Skyhawks. Sophomore guard Tyson Gordon. Gordon is one of the better guards you will see play around the area. Gordon can get to the hoop and can finish once he arrives. Austin Ash the Senior power forward is also a great ball player for the Skyhawks. Grant Bertucci, Jackson Gordon and Jake Kudron all can score buckets for Skutt Catholic. Junior TJ Skradski is a 6’6” center for the Skyhawks. Skradski can cause problems for Glenwood on the boards.
Both of the teams play great defense. If Glenwood can keep out of foul trouble on the road (not pick up any technicals) and play great defense; look for the Rams to pull off the upset on the road. Final score prediction: Glenwood 63 Skutt Catholic 61
I will be on the mic tonight in Omaha. Starting time is set for 7:30, GO RAMS!
Glenwood’s statistics heading into this tough match-up
Christian Stanislav - 15.6 PPG, 46% FG, 80 rebounds, 7 blocks, 14 steals
Andrew Blum - 12.9 PPG, 50% FG, 40% 3PT, 98 rebounds, 19 steals
Nate Mohr - 12.6 PPG, 43% FG, 83-15 Assist to turnover, 43 steals
Zach Carr - 7 PPG, 50% FG, 18 steals, 22 rebounds
Nate Kennedy - 6.2 PPG, 42% FG, 38 rebounds, 22 Assts, 16 steals
Cody Buresh - 5.1 PPG, 64% FG, 30 rebounds
Ryan Blum - 4.8 PPG, 55% FG, 33 rebounds
Blake Von Essen - 2.8 PPG, 57% FG, 39 rebounds
Points Per Game - 71.4
Field Goal Percentage - 47.8%
Three Point Percentage - 34.8%
Free Throw Percentage - 69.3%
Rebounds - 158 offensive, 302 defensive = 460 total
Assist to Turnovers- 235 assist to 118 turnovers
Steals - 137
Points scored - 1071
Points Allowed 652 (43.46 ppg allowed)
Difference per game - 27.9