Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Grand View

November 7, 2006

(Des Moines, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender women's basketball team lost a 69-56 decision at the hands of the Grand View Vikings in Des Moines on Tuesday, November 7 in non-conference basketball.

The Defenders, still looking for their first win of the season, trailed early by a 13-4 count but spearheaded by Kate Du Mez off the bench fought back to tie the game and take the lead all the way up to 22-17. Grand View responded with a 12 point run to get up by five and rode that advantage to a 33-29 lead at halftime.

The Defenders scored immediately in the second half and the two teams traded buckets to 33-35. Grand View used another 12 point run to go up 47-33 and never had their lead go under ten the rest of the way. Dordt closed to 63-53 late but couldn't any closer, losing their third game of the season.

Dordt College was led by Amanda Henke's 15 point, nine of them came in the first half. The sophomore made 3-6 three-point attempts. Kate Du Mez, a freshman playing in her first varsity game after joining the team at the conclusion of the soccer season, scored 13 on 5-12 shooting. Kelsie De Nooy just missed double figures with nine points and Kara Karlsgodt had eight rebounds and three assists.

Bailey Schechinger led all scorers with 21 points while Jodi Nikkel had 16 points and ten rebounds.

Dordt is now 0-3 while Grand View goes to 2-1.

Dordt's Current Record: 0-3 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 2-1 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 29 27 56
Grand View 33 36 69
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Kara Karlsgodt 8
Kelsie De Nooy 5
Jennifer Alkema 3
Team Total: 25
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Jodi Nikkel 10
Tanna Slings 6
Angie Creighton 6
Team Total: 29
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Amanda Henke 15
Kate Du Mez 13
Kelsie De Nooy 9
Kara Karlsgodt 6
Team Total: 56
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Bailey Schechinger 21
Jodi Nikkel 16
Angie Creighton 13
Team Total: 69
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 21/60 35%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/22 23%
Free Throws: 9/17 53%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 24/49 49%
3-Point Field Goals: 1/9 11%
Free Throws: 20/24 83%

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