2016 NCAA Div. III tournament qualifier
PELLA—Central College shot 56.1 percent from the field and racked up its third straight men’s basketball victory Tuesday night, 90-51 over Faith Baptist.
Center Loren Liming (senior, Ames, Gilbert HS) had a game-high 17 points and six rebounds, hitting seven of nine shots from the floor. Forward Jack Bruns (sophomore, Story City, Roland-Story HS) had a season-high 15 points and five rebounds, guard Justin Madsen (senior, Fort Dodge, Saint Edmond HS) had 12 points and guard Miguel Ley (senior, San Antonio, Texas, Judson HS) had 11.
Central (3-1) outrebounded Faith Baptist (4-5) 37-20 and forced 25 turnovers while committing only nine.
“I was real happy to get our turnovers down to nine,” coach Mike Boschee said. “Hopefully we can keep them down that low.”
Boschee played the entire squad, with no player on the floor for more than 23 minutes.
“I thought the guys played well,” he said. “Defensively we’re still having some early season breakdowns but those are correctable.
“Offensively we moved the basketball pretty well. I hope that continues. But we’ve still got to have better decision-making.”
The Dutch are home again Saturday, meeting Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.) in a 3 p.m. game at P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium. The Cobbers took a 2-1 record into a Tuesday contest at Minn. State-Moorhead. Boschee will be taking on his old college coach, Rich Glas. Boschee was captain of a squad that reached the NCAA Division II final four while playing for Glas at the Univ. of North Dakota in 1989-90. Glas is in his second season at Concordia-Moorhead.