Helton to play basketball for Central

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal

Jessica Helton, a junior graduate of Nevada High School, is a member of the Central College women’s basketball team.

Fourth-year coach Chelsea Petersen returns 12 letterwinners and all five starters from last year’s 4-21 squad. Sophomore Claire Marburger (Perry) is the team’s leading returning scorer (17.7 ppg) and rebounder (8.6 rpg). The Dutch have compiled six Iowa Conference championships with five NCAA Division III tournament appearances.

Helton has won two varsity letters and been named the Defensive Player of the Year Award for the 2015-16 season.