Senior Ashley Gerst saved one of her best performances of the season for her final game in a Dutch uniform, but the Central College women’s basketball team fell yet again as Cornell College claimed a hard-fought 76-72 victory in Pella Saturday afternoon.
Gerst finished with 11 points and 7 rebounds, and was one of four Central players to score in double figures; led by Haley Brillhart’s 18 points. Brillhart also added six rebounds and four blocks, but fouled out late in the game. Brillhart’s teammate and fellow Pella native Kelsey Schuring also exited the game prematurely, as a knee injury in the first half ended a promising start to her afternoon.
Along with Gerst, senior Ashley Feldman also played her final game for the Dutch on Saturday. The Central women finish the season with an overall record of 2-23 and a 1-15 mark in the Iowa Conference.