Struggling to get back on track following three tough losses to opponents they arguably should have beat, the Central men’s basketball team recovered nicely with wins over Martin Luther, Bethany Lutheran, and AIB. It’s easy to get down about losing three straight, but first year head coach, Craig Douma, said that he’s proud of the poise and chemistry his team showed in their previous three contests.
“What I’m most pleased about, is that this team really came back,” Douma said. “We were struggling with team chemistry. You lose a couple games, a couple games you shouldn’t have lost, and the team chemistry, guys start questioning things, this and that. All of a sudden, the atmosphere (December 8) was fun, in the locker room was upbeat, we came ready to play.”
The Dutch men are in the middle of their holiday break, and will begin Iowa Conference play on Saturday, January 5 at Coe College.