Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Hastings

January 6, 2007

(Hastings, Nebraska) The Dordt College Defender women's basketball team dropped an 83-55 decision at the hands of the 14th ranked Hastings College Broncos Saturday at the Lynn Farrell Arena on Hastings' campus.

The Defenders started strong, taking a 12-11 lead on a Lindsey Van Wyk three-pointer with 14:26 remaining in the first half. Hastings responded with a 12-0 run to take a double-digit lead. The run ended when McKinzie Schmidt knocked down a short jumper with 9:02 left in the half. The Defenders proceeded to trim the lead 27-21 with on a free throw by Kate Du Mez with 6:03 remaining only to see the Broncos go on another 10 point run to go from up 33-25 to up 43-25 before a basket by Kelsie De Nooy ended the first half scoring at 43-27.

The Broncos scored the first four points of the second half to build the lead to 20 and the Defenders were never able to mount a charge, losing by the eventual 28 point difference.

Dordt was 17-51 from the floor and 4-9 on three-pointers for 33.3 percent and 44.4 percent respectively. The Defenders were topped by Kristin De Ronde with 11 points and Kara Karlsgodt with 10. Lindsey Van Wyk chipped in with nine on three-three pointers and De Nooy had eight and three steals. The Defenders were outrebounded 54-31 and got five rebounds from Schmidt and four from Erin Savery. Du Mez had four assists and three from Amy Prather.

Hastings made 33-74 shots for 47.1 percent and was 6-24 on three-pointers for 25 percent. Lindsey Ducey led all scorers with 24 points on 9-9 shooting from the floor and 6-7 on free throws. Stacy Svoboda was good for 19 and Hruka Yamashita, in her second game for Hastings, scored nine poitns and dished out nine assists with four steals.

The Defenders are now 3-4 in the conference and 5-11 overall while Hastings is 5-2 in the league and 14-4 overall.

Dordt will face a Sioux Falls team that beat Midland Lutheran on Saturday 65-60 to improve to 4-4 in the GPAC and 11-8 overall.

Other GPAC women's scores from the weekend included:

Dakota Wesleyan def. Dana 71-68
Northwestern def. Nebraska Wesleyan 100-61
Morningside def. Doane 77-54
Concordia def. Briar Cliff 66-59

Dordt's Current Record: 5-11 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 14-4 (5-2)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 27 28 55
Hastings 43 40 83
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
McKinzie Schmidt 5
Erin Savery 4
Team Total: 31
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Lindsey Ducey 9
Stacy Svoboda 8
Team Total: 53
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Kristin De Ronde 11
Kara Karlsgodt 10
Lindsey Van Wyk 9
Kelsie De Nooy 8
Team Total: 55
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Lindsey Ducey 24
Stacy Svoboda 19
Hruka Yashimota 9
Team Total: 83
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 17/51 33%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/9 44%
Free Throws: 17/29 59%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 33/74 45%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/24 25%
Free Throws: 11/14 79%

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