(Oakland) Riverside hosts Tri-Center in a Western Iowa Conference basketball doubleheader Tuesday on KSOM.
In the girls game Riverside is 4-13 on the season. Bulldog Head coach Tom Grobe would like to see his team gain some momentum heading into the regional tournament, he says the defensive focus for his team will be on Kaylee Grote and Nikki Paulsen. Those two combined for 38 points in the first meeting, a 56-39 Tri-Center win.
Tri-Center's girls basketball team enters play with an 11-5 win-loss record. The Trojans trail Missouri Valley by one game in the race for 3rd place in the conference standings. The Trojans remaining conference schedule includes Tuesday night's game at Riverside plus Griswold, AHST, and Audubon. Missouri Valley still has road trips to Underwood and Logan-Magnolia and home games against conference leaders IKM-Manning and Treynor.
Tri-Cener is led this season by senior Kaylee Grote who ranks fourth in the league in scoring, assists, and steals. Riverside's Sheyenne Smith is #2 in the conference in rebounding at 12.8 rebound per game, she leads the team in scoring.
Click here for the interview with Tri-Center coach Julius Michalik
Click to listen to the interview with Riverside coach Tom Grobe