Lake Land already owns a win over Wabash Valley this year but a revenge game could be brewing. With the Lakers on the road and a chance for Wabash Valley to get back to .500, the Lakers will need all hands on deck in this GRAC matchup. 

Here is the preview for tonight’s game. 

Team Records: Lake Land (12-9, 3-6) @ Wabash Valley (10-11, 3-6)

Where: Illinois Eastern Community College (Mount Carmel, Illinois)

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at the door. 

Tip-Off: 6:00 p.m.

Opponent’s Past Results: The team started the year 6-3 in November. That included an 87-82 loss to Lake Land on November 30th. After that, the team went 2-3 in December with wins over Rend Lake and Southwestern, and losses to Lincoln Trail (66-61), Kaskaskia (84-72), and Danville Area (79-76). However, the team has lost four of their last five games with a 68-63 win over Shawnee being their only win of 2023. Their losses include to Lewis & Clark, Olney, Vincennes, and John A. Logan. 

Wabash Valley’s Top Players: The team is led by sophomore Jakobi Heady, leading the team with 17.3 points and 5.4 rebounds. Along with Heady, two other starters are averaging double figures. The team shoots 48.2% as a team, 36.9% from three-point range, and 70.9% from the free throw line. Heady led the team with 82.0% from the charity stripe. Ksuan Clark leads the team in rebounding with 7.2, while Jaylen Boyd leads the team with 5.0 assists. 

Opponent’s Potential Starting Lineup

G: Gary Clay: 6-foot-3 sophomore: 16.3 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 3.0 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.9 BPG

G: Jakobi Heady: 6-foot-6 sophomore: 17.3 PPGH, 5.0 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.3 SPG, 0.7 BPG

G: Jaylen Boyd: 6-foot-1 freshman: 3.7 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 5.3 APG, 1.0 SPG, 1.0 BPG

F: Brandon Rayzer-Moore: 6-foot-5 freshman: 9.3 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.3 SPG, 0.6 BPG

C: Ksuan Casey: 6-foot-9 sophomore: 11.8 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 2.1 APG, 0.4 SPG, 0.6 BPG

Lake Land’s Past Results: Lake Land defeated Rend lake at home last Wednesday with an 81-48 blowout. That was followed by an 83-72 defeat to Southwestern College on Saturday. 

Lake Land’s Recent Starting Lineup

G: Arnardo Camacho: 6-foot-4 sophomore: 7.8 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 7.0 APG, 1.6 SPG, 0.7 BPG

G: Johnny Close: 6-foot-4 sophomore: 14.0 PPG, 1.4 RPG, 1.2 APG, 1.6 SPG, 0.1 BPG

G: Dailliss Cox: 6-foot-6 sophomore: 11.8 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 2.5 APG, 1.4 SPG, 0.6 BPG

F: Amar Kuljuhovic: 6-foot-9 sophomore: 12.1 PPG, 10.6 RPG, 1.2 APG, 0.6 SPG, 0.6 BPG

F: Yassen Hussein: 6-foot-9 sophomore: 13.5 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 1.4 SPG, 0.8 SPG, 2.9 BPG