Central’s men’s basketball team earned a conference victory on the road, winning 87-73.

Adam Finn led Central with 23 points, followed by Jalen Moody with 21. The Dutch closed the first half on an 11-3 run in the final five minutes, and never trailed in the second half. Central’s women made a bid for its first league road win in four years but saw a 10-point second-half lead melt away in a 52-48 women’s basketball defeat at Coe College Wednesday, mustering just two points in the final 8 minutes.

After trailing most of the first half, Central (2-7 overall, 0-2 American Rivers Conference) took a 28-27 lead at intermission, then opened the third quarter with a 13-4 burst for a 41-31 advantage with 1:58 left. Central’s women travel to St. Louis Saturday to meet Fontbonne University (Mo.) in a 1 p.m. non-conference game, while the men hit the road to Wisconsin Platteville later that day at 5 p.m.