Cass travels to Delphi (5-9) Saturday night.
“I saw them play against Tipton and they’re a real solid team,” Kitchel said. “They graduated [Cole] Murray who was 6-7 so they don’t have a whole lot of size. Like we are, they’re a guard-oriented team. It’ll be a tough game at their place. They have a couple really good shooters.”
The Cass coach thinks he has a squad that can handle all the challenges the weather has provided.
“I think we have a real mature team, a seasoned team. They have an unbelievable work ethic,” he said. “We’re in the same boat as everybody else. Northwestern and Delphi haven’t been able to practice all the time, either. It’s not like anybody has an advantage. We’ll just have to go play and see what happens.”
Austin Keisling, Blake Hadley and Ryan Bixler are all averaging in double figures to lead the Kings. Owen Ohman is the defensive ace and Victor DeJesus is the leading rebounder. Evan Ohman, Jake Martin, Destin Irwin and Drew McRae give the Kings good depth off the bench.
Winamac (3-4, 0-0 MWC) at Tri-County (7-2, 1-0 MWC)
The Warriors are hoping to finally get their Midwest Conference slate underway.
“It’s a huge game. We’re the only MWC team that hasn’t played a league game yet,” Warriors coach Kyle Johnson said. “It’s a game that’s going to make an impact in the conference. We’re going to know where Winamac stands. Right now our record is not much to see but we’re excited to get the conference started and get over there and play and right all the areas we’re not doing as well. We’re excited and ready to go.”
Considering their late start due to football combined with all of the recent snow outs, the Warriors will certainly be a busy team going forward.