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Central Women Stave Off Cornell Rally for Second League Win

Posted: Monday, February 14th, 2011 at 5:54 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall - information provided by Central College

With the offense and defense working in unison, the Central College women’s basketball team earned its second Iowa Conference victory of the season with a 68-64 road win at Cornell on Saturday.  The Dutch shot a season-best 52.4 percent in the second half to fight off a furious rally by the Norse; while pulling down several key rebounds and making clutch free throws in the final minutes to preserve the win.  

A balanced offensive attack for Central was led by Sarah Paulson’s 17 points and 7 rebounds; with Annie Sarcone and Haley Brillhart chipping in 11 and 10 points, respectively.  Nicole Strasko had a game-high 8 rebounds for the Dutch and also added 9 points.  

The Central women are now 5-19 overall and 2-13 in the Iowa Conference, with both wins coming against the Rams.  The Dutch will close out the season on Saturday at Buena Vista.