2016 NCAA Div. III tournament qualifier
MONMOUTH, ILL.—Guard Miguel Ley (senior, San Antonio, Texas, Judson HS) poured in a career-high 28 points as the Central College men’s basketball team routed Monmouth College (Ill.) 104-61 Saturday.
“It was a really good team effort,” said coach Mike Boschee. “A lot of things we hadn’t been doing well, we did well today.”
Central (2-1) hit a sizzling 58.7 percent from the floor, including eight-of-14 from 3-point range. The Dutch knocked down 22-of-24 from the free throw line and held a commanding 48-21 rebounding advantage while committing 15 turnovers.
Ley hit 10-of-15 from the floor and had a game-high nine rebounds along with four assists. Center Loren Liming (senior, Ames, Gilbert HS) had 13 points while center Zach Cooper (senior, Johnston) and forward James Chapline (junior, Ogden) each scored 12.
Monmouth (0-2) shot just 36.7 percent from the field.
“We played good basketball in a lot of areas,” Boschee said. “We played good defense and we shared the basketball. We had good balance and played inside-out. It was fun to watch.”
Central returns home Wednesday for an 8 p.m. game with Faith Baptist at P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium. The Dutch rolled at Faith Baptist in last year’s opener, 84-41.