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Welcome to Pella! Central Basketball Teams Obliterate Visiting Crown College

The Central College women’s and men’s basketball teams each exited Kuyper Gymnasium as members of the Century Club Saturday afternoon, handing out respective 104-41 and 104-60 beat-downs of Crown College.  

The bench played a key role for the Central women in their 63-point blowout, as freshman Bry Pierce and sophomore Jessy Stika tallied 18 and 13 points, respectively.  The win moves the Central women to 5-8 overall, matching last year’s season win total in head coach Mike Jacobsma’s first season.  

In the men’s game, the Dutch saw a number of individual career bests put up in their 44-point throttling of Crown.  Nick Marinkovich scored 18 of his team-best 20 points in the first half as the Dutch streaked out to a 27-point halftime lead and cleared the bench in the second half.  the Central men are now a gleaming 11-1 on the season.  

Both Central College basketball teams return to Iowa Conference play on Wednesday at home against Loras.