Last Friday the girls basketball team hosted the undefeated Lewis Central Titans. Lewis Central defeated the Rams 72-33 behind seventeen points by Maegan Holt. The boys basketball team traveled into a hostile environment and was defeated by Omaha Skutt 67-58. Nate Mohr lead all scorers with twenty-two points as the Rams dropped their second game of the season.
Tonight the girls basketball team will travel to face Creston. The Panthers are currently 7-10 overall and 1-7 in the conference. Creston is coming off a 47-52 loss against St. Albert.
Glenwood and Creston played each other back on December 1st. The Rams got the win over the Panthers 62-48. Four Rams scored in double figures with Brooklyn Taylor leading the way with fifteen. Tonight the Rams will need to stop Creston’s Junior Brielle Baker. Baker is averaging 19.4 points per game this season and had 17 points last time against Glenwood.
I look for Glenwood to play well tonight at Creston and with the help of their defense the Rams will win 56-50.
Projected starters for Creston - Sydney Hartsock Sophomore, Cayla Maitlen Senior, Brielle Baker Junior, Breanna Wallace Senior, Kelsey Fields Freshman
The 14-2 Rams who are now ranked #4 by the latest Iowa Preps Poll will host the 6-10 Creston Panthers. Glenwood defeated Creston 71-32 back on December 1st at Creston. Mohr lead the Rams with 19 points after shooting 8-13 from the floor.
For Glenwood the game plan has been the same all season long. The Rams need to get off to a fast start and stay out of foul trouble in the first quarter. When Glenwood loses this season (at Atlantic, at Skutt Catholic) the Rams get in foul trouble early and the fouls take Glenwood out of rhythm. This team needs to play aggressive and be on attack mode in order to hit their potential each game. If fouls are a problem, the Rams struggle to cause turnovers which usually leads to easy transition baskets.
Creston’s Senior Evan Jacobson is a great scorer. Jacobson scored 30 points against Denison back on January 12th after shooting 8-11 from the floor and 6-8 from three point land. Jacobson averages 15.9 points per game for Creston. Kylan Smallwood is Creston’s leading scorer on the season with 21.7 points per game. Smallwood is a 6’3” Junior who is shooting 56.4% from the floor and did not play against the Rams back in December.
Projected starters for Creston- Cole Higgins 5’11” Senior, Evan Jacobson 5’9” Senior, Kylan Smallwood 6’3” Junior, Tucker Flynn 6’8” Senior and Jaden Driskell 6’3” Senior
Prediction- Glenwood 72 Creston 52
Updated Boys Conference Standings
Glenwood 8-1 conference 14-2 overall
St. Albert 7-2 conference 11-6 overall
Atlantic 7-3 conference 9-7 overall
Harlan 6-3 conference 12-3 overall
Lewis Central 6-3 conference 8-7 overall
Kuemper 5-4 conference 9-8 overall
Denison 4-4 conference 8-8 overall
Creston 3-5 conference 6-10 overall
Clarinda 1-7 conference 6-11 overall
Shenandoah 1-7 conference 3-13 overall
Red Oak 0-9 conference 2-14 overall
Updated Girls Conference Standings
Lewis Central 9-0 conference 17-0 overall
Red Oak 8-1 conference 14-2 overall
Denison 6-3 conference 13-4 overall
Kuemper 6-3 conference 13-5 overall
Shenandoah 5-3 conference 12-5 overall
Harlan 5-4 conference 7-9 overall
St. Albert 4-5 conference 8-9 overall
Glenwood 3-5 conference 5-12 overall
Creston 1-7 conference 7-10 overall
Atlantic 1-8 conference 2-14 overall
Clarinda 0-9 conference 3-15 overall