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Central Women Stave Off Cornell Rally for Second League Win

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.