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Return of Steinkamp Proved Critical in Central Men’s Basketball Run

Posted: Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 5:50 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

Defense was one of several reasons the Central men’s basketball team was able to climb all the way to the NCAA Division III national tournament and end up being one of the 32 best teams in the country. The Dutch can partially thank the prowess of Joe Steinkamp, who returned to Central after one season away up in South Dakota. Coach Craig Douma says the guys were happy to have him back and it showed out on the court. Without Steinkamp, Central gave up nearly 75 points per game on average in the 2012-13 season, compared to the 73.7 they allowed this past year.