Women’s Basketball Rise Slowed by Injury

Second-year coach Chelsea Petersen has assembled a promising core of young talent in attempting to return the Central women’s basketball program to contender status.

That was hard to discern, however, amidst an unbelievable injury barrage that left the young Dutch staggered. Eight players with starting experience were lost for extended periods, including several who were sidelined for the year.

That resulted in a 10-15 season and a 1-13 Iowa Conference mark. Senior Rachel Evans, among those who missed extensive time, broke the school career steals record (205).

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