The Central College women’s basketball team trailed by 9 points at the end of the first quarter, and never recovered in a 71-60 loss at Webster of Missouri yesterday.
The Dutch never led in the game, and were down by 9 less than four minutes in. While they kept it within single digits for most of the rest of the first half, Central eventually fell behind by as many as 19 before scoring 9 of the game’s final 10 points.
Claire Marburger racked up a double-double for the Dutch, scoring 20 points and ripping down 14 rebounds. Alison Malaby and Emily Dine each scored 9.
The Dutch fall to 8-3 and will join the men for an Iowa Conference doubleheader Wednesday night at home against Luther.