The Wildkats are also guard heavy and athletic, making for an interesting matchup. Guard Tayler Persons leads the squad at 17.2 ppg and 4 apg, followed by inside-outside player LaBradford Sebree (15.5 ppg), post forward Erik Bowen (10), and guard Hakim Burnett (7.7).
Northwestern (10-7, 3-3 MIC) at Eastern (3-14, 0-6 MIC)
The Purple Tigers are trying to secure a winning season in league play while the Comets hope to get one loop win before conference play ends. The Tigers have won the last four meetings between the two. Eastern enters on a nine-game losing skid after beating Maconaquah in the Coca-Cola Old School Sectional on Dec. 22.
Northwestern visits Twin Lakes on Saturday. The Indians are 10-8 heading into tonight’s game against Rensselaer.
Cass (10-8, 2-4 MIC) at Western (11-7, 4-2 MIC)
Western can take a share of third place in the Mid-Indiana Conference with a victory in its final league date. The Panthers are 5-5 in their last 10 games, alternating wins and losses. Cass has won three straight. The Panthers own the series recently, taking the last six games including a 56-50 overtime win last season at Cass.
Around the area
Taylor (5-14) tries to end a three-game skid tonight when the Titans visit Carroll. The Cougars are 11-8 and have won three straight. Mid-Indiana Conference co-leader Peru (9-8) also steps out of league play with a trip to Rochester (4-13)
Tri-Central (7-11, 2-2 Hoosier Heartland Conference) visits Clinton Prairie (2-15, 0-4 HHC) in the final league game for both teams.
Class 2A No. 1-ranked Tipton (18-1) takes an 11-game happy streak a home date with Frankfort in the Blue Devils’ first game since moving to the top of the poll. The Hot Dogs are 14-4 and have a five-game winning streak.
On Saturday, Southwood (9-7 before today’s game with Northfield) visits Maconaquah (9-9), and Clinton Central (1-17) plays at Bethesda Christian (3-14).