“At least we’ve played some people and we haven’t ran away from anybody. If somebody called and said they wanted to play and they were good, we haven’t turned them down. I make no bones about it, I like playing in the Hall of Fame, I like playing at Marion last week, I like playing at Carmel. I like playing up at Hammond. I like those kinds of atmospheres and games. I think it’s good for the girls. They’re not going to go and tell their grandchildren, well, we didn’t play anybody. We were pretty good but we didn’t play anybody and we don’t know how good we really were. It’s just part of being a North Central Conference team and I like it.”
Whitney Jennings averages 32.9 ppg and Nakeya Penny adds 18.8 to lead the Berries.
Cass (6-2, 1-1 MIC) at N’western (4-4, 2-1 MIC)
The Kings enter having won four in a row. They’re winning streak started way back on the weekend of Dec. 20-21.
“We’ve played two games in the last five weeks,” Cass coach Jon Kitchel said. “We’re sitting here two months into the season and we’ve only played eight games.”
That could continue after this weekend. If the game does get in tonight, it should be a pretty up-tempo affair.
“Northwestern is a really high-tempo team and they get up and down the floor and run,” Kitchel said. “They press almost the entire game. The Ortman kid can really light it up from outside, and they’ve got two or three other really nice shooters. They’ll have no passes or one pass and shoot the 3. They’re a team that plays off emotion. We’ve got to make sure to defend the 3-point line.”