2016 NCAA Div. III tournament qualifier
PELLA—Central College forward Matt Greenfield (senior, Huxley, Ballard HS) earned his first career Iowa Conference men’s basketball player of the week honor after leading the team to a pair of wins Dec. 28 and 29 at San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Dutch topped Bridgewater (Va.) 67-54 and closed out the trip with an 81-72 win over tournament host Sacred Heart (P.R.).
Greenfield notched a game-high 17 points and six rebounds in the opener before scoring a game-high 22 points and hauling in a career-high 17 rebounds in the finale. The latter was his fourth double-double of the season—which he tallied by halftime. Greenfield shot 17-of-38 from the field and added four assists, two blocks and one steal.
The award spans two weeks of play, as the Iowa Conference did not issue the award the week of Dec. 30.
The two wins pushed Central’s record to 7-4 overall entering conference play. The Dutch host Luther (8-3 overall) Wednesday at 8 p.m.