A shot at ending respective six-game and five-game losing streaks won’t get any easier tonight for the Central College women’s and men’s basketball teams, as the Dutch make the lengthy trek to Storm Lake to face Buena Vista University. The Central women were edged 69-63 by the Beavers when the two teams met in Pella on November 30th, while the men had claimed a 74-66 triumph on the same night in what would be the third win in an eventual eleven-game win streak.
The Dutch women are 5-14 overall and 0-10 in Iowa Conference play entering tonight’s game, while the Central men have stumbled to a 5-5 league record and are 12-6 overall. It’s important to note that the usual Saturday start time has been moved back to 6:00 p.m. for the women’s contest and 8:00 p.m. for the men’s game to accommodate an indoor track meet being held at Buena Vista. Still, you can hear both games live on 92.1 fm KRLS with Eric Gotschall providing the play-by-play, with coverage beginning at 5:45 p.m.