Tonight the Rams will travel the 117 miles up to Carroll, Iowa to take on the Knights of Carroll Kuemper. The 8-0 Rams will face the 6-2 Knights in a tough Hawkeye-Ten battle. Kuemper is always a tough gym to play in. Their fans are great and the way their bleachers sit in that gymanism it feels as if fans are right on the court. The Knights have lost both of their games to St. Albert this season by a total of five points.
Kuemper is coming off a 74-72 loss at St. Albert on Tuesday night. Senior guard Parker Badding lead the Knights with twenty-five points. In order for Glenwood to win tonight they will need to keep Badding under his scoring average. Badding is a 6’2” Senior guard for Kuemper who is averaging a team high 23.5 points per game. Parker is shooting 55.1% from the floor and 47.2% from downtown. Glenwood also needs to keep an eye on sharp shooter Sam Auen. Auen has hit a team high 24 three pointers for the Knights and could knock some down tonight in his home gym. Justin Schroeder is the Knights leading rebounder this season. Schroeder has grabbed 44 rebounds with 17 coming off the offensive glass. Schroeder is a shot blocker as well. He has blocked 14 shots this season.
The Knights enjoy creating turnovers on the defensive side of the ball. Glenwood needs to protect the ball tonight. Kuemper has recorded 85 steals on the season. Yes 85! They are averaging 10.625 steals per contest with Badding, Auen and Jared Tigges all recording over 15 a piece.
This should be a great game! Glenwood’s defense has been the story early on and the Rams will need their defense tonight. If Glenwood can stay out of foul trouble on the road and create easy baskets off turnovers look for the Rams to stay unbeaten.
Final Score Prediction
Glenwood 68 Kuemper 60
Time to compare team stats between these two Hawkeye Ten teams
Points per game
3 Point Makes
Glenwood 582/303 34.9 difference/game
Kuemper 555/449 13.3 difference/game