BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Tritons vs. Little Priest Tribal
THE TIP: The women’s contest will begin this ICCAC doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. inside Hodges Fieldhouse. Men are scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.
WOMEN’S PROBABLES: Iowa Central (10-7 overall, 2-2 in ICCAC): Mardaeja Cross, 8.2, soph.; Auriyah Stewart, fr., 4.3; Anni Cummings, 6.5, fr.; Aaliyah Hull, 9.6, soph.; Jordan Engbrecht, fr., 6.5
Little Priest Tribal (2-11, 2-1): Chainee Hall, fr., 8.9; Naomi Mares, soph., 10.3; Amaya Leon, soph., 14.2; Aaliyah Clay, soph., 6.7; Lyndsay Harris, soph., 10.6.
LAST MEETING: Last year, Iowa Central picked up victories on both meeting, winning 80-50 in Nebraska and 73-59 at home.
LAST TIME OUT: The Tritons snapped a two-game losing streak by topping Southwestern on the road, 79-75. Both Aaliyah Hull and Isabell West recorded double-doubles win the win. The Warriors downed Ellsworth this past weekend, 63-55.
ABOUT THE WARRIORS: Little Priest Tribal enters the game averaging just 56 points per game and shooting only 34 percent from the field. The Warriors rank 110th in the nation in scoring average and 103rd in field goal percentage.
MEN’S PROBABLES: Iowa Central (6-10, 1-2): Ayris Abdelnassar, 8.2, fr.; Andrew Gibb, 17.4, fr.; Javonte Keck, 7.1, fr.; Marquis Henry, 10.7, soph.; Jeremiah Hurst, fr., 9.9.
Little Priest Tribal (4-9, 0-3): Keesten Hanks, fr., 4.2; Lance Denney, soph., 2.8; Dakwaunte Fields, soph., 18.2; Donte Innocent, soph., 12.5; Reynald Laurent, soph., 7.6.
LAST MEETING: The two teams split last year, with both winning on their home courts. Iowa Central claimed an 80-68 victory, with Little Priest Tribal winning in Nebraska, 81-74.
LAST TIME OUT: The Tritons earned their first conference win of the season, topping Southwestern, 83-78. Five players reached double figures, led by 20 points from Marquis Henry. The Warriors fell to Ellsworth, 76-68.
ABOUT THE WARRIORS: Little Priest Tribal ranks in the Top-50 in the nation in points per game, field goals made per game and free throws made per game. They are averaging just under 83 points a night.