Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Jamestown (ND)

November 3, 2006

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College women hosted Jamestown College in their season opener Friday night, losing to the Jimmies 65-53. Both teams came in with little experience, as rosters were stocked with several sophomore and freshman players. Jamestown recorded their second win on the season having played their first game of the season in Canada.

Dordt put up the first two points of the ball game with a jumper by Kara Karlsgodt right off the tip. The Defenders scored only five points in the opening 7 minutes, allowing Jamestown to jump to a 19-5 lead. Good defense for Dordt sparked a 8-0 run, starting a comeback that ended the half 29-25 in the Jimmie's favor.

The Defenders battled from the beginning of the second half, getting within two with a jumper by Amy Prather in the opening possesion. Dordt was only able to break down the lead and tie it at 38-38 with 13:17 left on an Erin Savery three-point basket. Tenacious defense led to late Defender turnovers, opening the door for Jamestown to seal the win. Forced to foul in the closing minutes, the Defenders put Jamestown on the line 13 times. The Jimmies connected on 9 of their total shots from the foul line in the second half.

Giuli Varriano led all scorers with her 20 points, scoring off the drive and from the free throw line most of the night. The Defenders had three scorers in double digits: Amanda Henke (14), Erin Savery (13), and Kara Karlsgodt (11). Rebounds for the Defenders were controlled by Karlsgodt with 8 on the night. Jamestown held a 48-33 rebounding advantage with 14 offensive rebounds in the first half.

Dordt is now 0-1 while Jamestown improves to 2-0

Dordt's Current Record: 0-1 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 2-0 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 25 28 53
Jamestown (ND) 29 36 65
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Kara Karlsgodt 8
McKinzie Schmidt 4
Amanda Henke 4
Team Total: 33
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Nicole Zerr 9
Giuli Varriano 8
Team Total: 48
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Amanda Henke 14
Erin Savery 13
Kara Karlsgodt 11
Kelsie De Nooy 7
Team Total: 53
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Giuli Varriano 20
Amber DeBoer 11
Kristen Klawon 10
Team Total: 65
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 20/52 38%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/21 24%
Free Throws: 8/17 47%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 20/52 38%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/21 24%
Free Throws: 8/15 53%

For more information, please contact Mike Byker, Sports Information Director, at mbyker@dordt.edu or (712) 722-6301.