Central’s new men’s basketball all-time scoring leader, Colby Taylor, helped the Dutch nearly pull off another successful run to the NCAA Division III tourney.
After becoming the first team in Iowa Conference history to win three straight road games in taking the league tournament title last year, the Dutch entered the six-team tourney as the No. 5 seed this year. They again pulled off two upset wins on the road but tumbled at home in the finale to No. 6 seed Wartburg, 89-85.
Taylor moved ahead of Jeff Verhoef (1976-80) on the Central scoring list with 1,856 points, leading the league with a 20.7-point average. He was an all-region honoree and was also a third-team CoSIDA Academic All-America selection with his 3.41 grade point average while majoring in actuarial science.