Fifteen miles set Glenwood and Lewis Central High School apart. It is only right for both these schools to play during rivalry week. Lewis Central is currently 15-4 overall and 9-1 in the conference. Lewis Central has already been named Co-Hawkeye Ten Champions. The Titans have lost games against Sioux City East (49-74), Gretna (37-57), St. Albert (50-59), and Abraham Lincoln (50-60). 6’10” Senior Kyle Arrington was injured during the losses against East and Gretna. Arrington is a beast on the low block for the Titans. He is averaging 14.3 points per game while shooting 53% from the floor. Despite sitting out multiple game with a knee injury he still leads the team in rebounds by fifty five. On defense he’s a basket protector. Arrington has forty two blocks on the season which is second in the conference. 6’4” Senior guard Chad Moran leads the charge for these Titans. Moran leads Lewis Central in scoring with 18.5 points per game and shoots 48% from the floor. The Titans have allowed the least amount of points this season in the Hawkeye Ten with 819. Glenwood is third by only allowing 1,081.
Glenwood and Lewis Central last faced off on December, 5th up at Lewis Central. The Titans defeated Glenwood by a score of 61-77. 6’10” Kyle Arrington scored twenty seven points on 11-17 shooting and grabbed eleven rebounds against the Rams. Lewis Central only attempted five three pointers and made just one in their sixteen point win over Glenwood. Junior guards Nate Mohr and Andrew Blum scored forty five of the sixty one points that night for Glenwood. This game Glenwood will have Sophomore Christian Stanislav who is averaging 16.3 points per game and shooting a team high 41% from three point range.
Tuesday night’s matchup between these two rivals should look a lot different than their December third contest. It will be the last regular season game for both teams which means both should be on their A game. If I’m the Rams I make Lewis Central beat you from three point land and not down low. Lewis Central is second to last in the Hawkeye Ten in 3pt made with 78. The Titans are also seventh in 3pt percentage at 31.8%. Height is something you can’t teach or grow over night. If Arrington is healthy and playing at a high level he could once again have a big game against the Rams. Glenwood could look to drop back into a zone off their press against the Titans height. On offense Glenwood should have no trouble scoring the ball. The Rams are third in the conference with 1,373 points and their offense is clicking on all cylinders as of late. Both teams don’t turn the ball over much which means the winner of this game will be determined by which team steps up and makes big shots down the stretch.
This game will be close. Both teams are looking for a confidence win heading into postseason play.
Come down tomorrow night and support the Rams. If you are unable to attend due to Valentine’s Day, I will be broadcasting live video as always on Glenwood sports.
Good luck Glenwood! Take down the Titans on Rivalry Week
Lewis Central 15-4 overall 9-1 Hawkeye Ten
Glenwood 15-5 overall 7-3 Hawkeye Ten
Game at 7:30 in Glenwood, Iowa
Rivalry Games between Glenwood and Lewis Central
Lewis Central has won four out of the last seven games. Glenwood can even that up tomorrow at four a piece of the last eight.
December 5th - Glenwood 61 Lewis Central 77
February 16th- Glenwood 60 Lewis Central 50
December 8th- Glenwood 77 Lewis Central 54
February 17th- Glenwood 51 Lewis Central 61
December 9th- Glenwood 57 Lewis Central 72
February 18th- Glenwood 66 Lewis Central 70
December 10th- Glenwood 65 Lewis Central 58