Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. College of St. Mary

December 21, 2006

(Bellevue, Nebraska) The Dordt College Defender women's basketball lost an 81-70 loss to the College of Saint Mary Flames on Thursday, December 21 in Bellevue, Nebraska.

The Defenders squandered an 11 point lead in the second half in falling to 4-9 for the season. The Defenders took a 40-34 halftime lead on a basket by Erin Savery just before halftime. Dordt scored the first points of the second half on a Lindsey Van Wyk three-pointer and eventually extended the lead to 47-36. The Flames, though, ran off nine points in a row to cut the lead down to 47-45. The Defenders broke the run only to have the Flames go on another seven point run to take a 53-48 lead.

Dordt did fight back with Amy Prather hitting a pair of second half three-pointers to help the Defenders to a lead at 64-63. The Flames fought off the Dordt College effort with a three-point play by Katie Homan who was a handful all night for Dordt, scoring 35 points--21 in the second half. The Defenders, in fact would not lead again, losing by the 81-70 count.

Dordt was led by Amy Prather's 14 points on a perfect 5-5 night including 4-4 on three-pointers. Lindsey Van Wyk added 12 and Kate Du Mez and Kristin De Ronde had 10 with Van Wyk grabbing ten rebounds.Dordt College is now 4-9 and will face Central (Iowa) on Saturday, December 30. The Flames are now 4-9 as well.

Dordt's Current Record: 4-9 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 4-9 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 40 30 70
College of St. Mary 33 47 81
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Lindsey Van Wyk 10
Kristin De Ronde 8
Kara Karlsgodt 8
Erin Savery 6
Team Total: 42
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Katie Jo Lawton 11
Katie Homan 11
Team Total: 38
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Amy Prather 14
Lindsey Van Wyk 12
Kate Du Mez 10
Kristin De Ronde 10
Team Total: 70
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Katie Homan 35
Katie Jo Lawton 19
Team Total: 81
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 28/66 42%
3-Point Field Goals: 7/14 50%
Free Throws: 7/15 47%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 29/70 41%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/16 25%
Free Throws: 19/29 66%

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