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Central Men Hold on For 77-70 Win Over Cornell

Posted: Monday, January 17th, 2011 at 5:57 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

Despite a 16-0 scoring run in the first half that gave them a 15-point lead at the intermission, the Central men still had to stave off a furious Cornell rally in the final minutes to secure a 77-70 home victory.  

Four members of Central’s starting five scored in double figures, but it was sophomore KJ Cool who came off the bench to score a team-high 16 points.  Cool struck with deadly efficiency from outside, shooting 6-for-8 from the field, including 4-of-6 from beyond the arc.  Chris Lehmann had a team-best 6 rebounds, while Jack Bruns dished out 5 assists.  

The game probably wouldn’t have been close, had it not been for the second-half effort from Cornell’s J. Ryan Lott, who scored 21 of his 28 points after halftime.  Still, the Dutch were able to use clutch free-throw shooting from Bruns and Demarco Turner to ice the victory.  

The win evened out both records for Central, as the Dutch improved to 7-7 overall and 3-3 in the Iowa Conference.  Central travels to the University of Dubuque on Monday to face the Spartans.