The Iowa Central Men's Basketball Team opened their 2017-2018 season with a convincing 88-57 win on Thursday night over Grand View University. All 14 Tritons were able to play with 13 of them scoring to lead a balanced attack. Sophomore Tray Croft, Anniston, AL, led the Tritons with 24 points on 11-15 shooting from the floor. He also dished out 5 assist. Freshman Royshawn Webb, Cedar Rapids, IA, also reached double figures by scoring 12 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and handing out 4 assist.
Iowa Central held Grand View to 35% shooting for the game while the Tritons shot 48%. Freshmen Dallas Bailey, Denver, CO and Collin Shannon, Ankeny, IA both scored 9 points for the Tritons. Moses Jones, Augusta, GA, Jaden Kephart, Johnson, IA and Kemryn Jenkins, Louisville, KY all finished with 6 points.
"We did a really good job for opening night. I am very pleased with how we played. I thought Tray and Royshawn played really well. But then we got solid contribution everyone off the bench as well. Always good to win that first game and build some momentum for our schedule that is coming up. We just need to continue to work and get better," Said Dennis Pilcher, Head Coach of Iowa Central. "Now we have to get ready for Marshalltown on Monday. They are big and have experience back from last year. It will be a good early test for us." Said Pilcher.
The Tritons move to 1-0 on the season. Their next game will be Monday, November 6th at Marshalltown Community College with tip-off starting at 7:00p.m.