IWU vs. Carthage
Where: Tarble Arena, Kenosha, Wis.
When: 5 p.m. Saturday
Records: IWU (20-3, 13-1); Carthage (17-6, 10-4)
FYI: With a victory, No. 17 nationally ranked IWU can clinch at least a share of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin regular-season title. With one game left, Wheaton (20-4 overall) is 13-2.
The Titans topped Carthage, 77-68, on Dec. 2 with help from 16 points and nine rebounds from Maddie Merritt and 11 points, seven rebounds and three steals from Sydney Shanks. Shanks is out for the season with a broken wrist. Merritt (12.3 ppg) sat out the final 34 minutes of Wednesday’s win over Millikin with a broken nose. She may try to play while wearing a protective mask.
IWU is led by Molly McGraw (13.0 ppg) and Rebekah Ehresman (10.5 ppg). Carthage is led by 5-foot-7 sophomore Madie Kaelber (16.2 ppg), who did not play in the Dec. 2 game. Rachel Szydlowski adds 10.1 points and Morgan Harris chips in 9.5 rebounds.