Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Concordia (NE)

January 13, 2007

(Seward, Nebraska) The Dordt College Defender women's basketball team dropped a 62-49 decision at the hands of the Concordia Bulldogs in Seward, Nebraska on Saturday afternoon.

The Defenders took an early lead and were up 18-14 on a Lindsey Van Wyk jumper with 5:32 left in the first half. Concordia fought back to tie the game and near the end of the first half the Defenders lost Kristin De Ronde with a knee injury. She would not return.

Tied 23-23 at halftime, the Bulldogs put the clamps on defensively, limiting Dordt's early opportunities and taking advantage of numerous trips to the free throw line for a ten point lead at the 11:16 mark 42-32. The Defenders refused to fade, fighting to keep the score respectable, losing by an eventual count of 62-49.

Lindsey Van Wyk led the Defenders with 19 points and was forced to play 33 minutes, hoisting 23 shots, making nine. Kate DuMez added 12 points on 4-12 shooting and Amy Prather had five. McKinzie Schmidt had 11 rebounds as the Defenders were outrebounded 47-39. The Defenders, dropping to 4-5 in the league, made 21-66 shots and were 5-9 on free throws. Concordia by comparison took advantage of 28 free throws, making 15 while converting 22-53 field goals.

Whitney Stichka, Jenni Lovegrove, Jordan Schmoldt and Danae Koopman all had ten points for the Bulldogs who improved to 10-9 overall and 3-6 in the league.

Other GPAC scores included:
Morningside def. Sioux Falls 83-66
Hastings def. Northwestern 78-64
Dakota Wesleyan def. Midland Lutheran 71-67
Briar Cliff def. Nebraska Wesleyan 67-64
Doane def. Mount Marty 75-69

GPAC Standings:
Morningside 9-1
Hastings 7-2
Northwestern 8-3
Mount Marty 6-3
Doane 6-3
Midland Lutheran 4-4
Dordt 4-5
Briar Cliff 4-5
Sioux Falls 4-6
Concordia 3-6
Dana 2-7
Dakota Wesleyan 2-6
Nebraska 0-9

Dordt's Current Record: 6-12 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 10-9 (3-6)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 23 26 49
Concordia (NE) 23 39 62
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
McKinzie Schmidt 11
Kara Karlsgodt 6
Erin Savery 4
Team Total: 39
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Jenni Lovegrove 7
Elizabeth Spencer 6
Danae Koopman 6
Team Total: 47
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Lindsey Van Wyk 19
Kate Du Mez 12
Amy Prather 5
Team Total: 49
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Jenni Lovegrove 10
Whitney Stichka 10
Danae Koopman 10
Jordan Schmoldt 10
Team Total: 62
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 21/56 38%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/9 22%
Free Throws: 5/9 56%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 22/53 42%
3-Point Field Goals: 3/12 25%
Free Throws: 15/28 54%

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