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Published: Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 2:05 a.m. CDT

Pink Out

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Relay for Life team is hosting a Pink Out Wednesday during the women’s and men’s basketball games vs. Iowa Central in the SWCC Student Center.

The women’s game begins at 5:30 p.m. and the men’s game follows at 7:30 p.m.

Activities and games are planned throughout the evening. Representatives from Greater Regional Medical Center will be on-hand with cancer-related information and materials. Pink smoothies will be on sale at the event.

All proceeds from the SWCC Pink Out will go toward SWCC’s Relay for Life effort. Funds raised during Relay for Life go to the American Cancer Society.

Dutch win

PELLA — Freshman Colby Taylor of Creston had 22 points, including 5-of-9 on 3-pointers) along with four rebounds and three steals in Central’s 92-78 win over Buena Vista University Wednesday night.

Central (16-6 overall, 9-2 Iowa Conference) is now tied for first place in the conference. The Beavers fell to 11-11 overall, 6-5 conference). The Dutch made 13-of-21 from behind the arc in the first 20 minutes. That tied the school record for triples made in a single half, dating back to Dec. 21, 1990.

Taylor’s 22 points topped his previous best of 21 on Saturday at Coe College. senior Spencer Bakerink of Creston had three rebounds and some tough interior defense for the Dutch.

Cole Darrow of Glenwood and Michael Kaufman of Harlan were starting guards for BV. Kaufman scored 17 points and Darrow finished with 15. The team also included former Storm Lake St. Mary’s center Kennedy Drey, who played against Nodaway Valley in the state tournament third-place game.

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