Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Valley City State (ND)

November 4, 2006

(Sioux Center, Iowa) For the second game in a row the Dordt Defender women's basketball was right in a contest with a foe out of the Dakota Athletic Conference and for the second game in a row the Defenders faded at the end losing by a twelve point margin. This time the final was 73-61 in a tussle with Valley City State (North Dakota).

Dordt College dug a hole early as they went scoreless for 7:38 from the 19:38 mark to the 12:00 mark of the first half. A Kara Karlsgodt three-pointer opened the scoring and the Defenders wouldn't find the bottom of the net until Erin Savery hit a jumper with the Defenders down 11-3. The Defenders proceeded to score five points in a row but the Vikings met the run with a streak of their own, increasing the lead to 19-9 with 7:54 remaining in the first half.

Dordt steadily fought their way back into the game and tied the game at 27 and took a 33-29 lead at halftime when an Erin Savery basket was good with :06 left.

The two teams fought back and forth with neither team able to take control. Dordt's last lead came at 60-59 with 4:07 left and the Vikings' size wore on the Defenders as Loni Hall, the Vikings' 6'1 post player got to the free throw line repeatedly and converted, pushing the final margin to 73-61.

Dordt was paced by Karlsgodt's and Kelsie De Nooy's 14 points. Karlsgodt's points came mostly on jumpers while De Nooy's were inside the paint. Karlsgodt also had nine rebounds and three assists. Hall had 26 to pace all scorers, making 14-19 free throws and 6-13 shots from the floor.

Dordt is now 0-2 overall and Valley City State 1-1.

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

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 29 44 61
Valley City State (ND) 33 28 73
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
McKinzie Schmidt 9
Kara Karlsgodt 9
Kelsie De Nooy 6
Amanda Henke 4
Team Total: 45
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Loni Hall 13
Mallory Undlin 6
Terra Billiet 6
Beth Orthman 6
Team Total: 45
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Kara Karlsgodt 14
Kelsie De Nooy 14
Erin Savery 9
McKinzie Schmidt 8
Team Total: 61
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Loni Hall 26
Mallory Undlin 14
Team Total: 73
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 21/62 34%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/10 40%
Free Throws: 15/26 58%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 24/62 39%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/15 27%
Free Throws: 21/30 70%

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