Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Northwestern

January 27, 2007

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender women's basketball team lost a 96-73 decision at the hands of the Northwestern Red Raiders Saturday night in Sioux Center.

The Defenders led early, up 8-6 with 15:07 left after a pair of free throws by Kate Du Mez. Northwestern proceeded to score nine points in a row, capping the run with a Deb Remmerde two point basket. Dordt College cut it down to 15-10 on two free throws by Kelsie De Nooy. Northwestern then went on another run to go up 28-17 when Deb Remmerde drained a three-point shot with 6:45 left. Northwestern would never lead by less than 11 the rest of the way, taking a 48-29 lead at halftime.

Dordt could never muster a charge in the second half as Northwestern blew the lead up to as many as 34 with 10:01 left in the game on a Jaime Hoegh jumper. Dordt ended up getting within 23 at the end of regulation on a three-pointer by Amanda Henke for the final of 96-73.

Dordt made 24-66 shots from the floor for 36.4 percent, converting 4-16 from the three-point line and 21-29 from the free throw line. Northwestern converted 36-68 from the floor 52.9 percent and 8-14 three-ponters.

Kate Du Mez scored 17 to lead Dordt on 6-13 shooting from the floor while Lindsey Van Wyk converted for 13 on 4-7 shooting, battling a tight defense the whole night. McKinzie Schmidt added nine points and 11 rebounds and Amanda Henke hit for eight off the bench. Kara Karlsgodt snared five rebounds and had seven points and Erin Savery led Dordt with three assists.

Northwestern was topped by Deb Remmerde's 29 points, making 11-17 shots and 5-7 three-pointers. Jaime Hoegh knocked down 19 and Amy Larson 13 while Crystal Algood converted for nine points with four rebounds. Remmerde and Miranda Boekhout each had five rebounds and Randa Hulstein led the Raiders with seven caroms as Northwestern held a 42-39 rebounding edge. Boekhout had a game high five assists.

Dordt College is now 9-13 and 7-6 in the conference while Northwestern improves to 17-6 overall and 10-3 in the league. Dordt will face their third ranked foe in a row on Wednesday when they travel to Mount Marty to face the Lancers in Yankton, South Dakota beginning at 6:00.

Other GPAC scores from Saturday:
Morningside def. Hastings 75-67
Mount Marty def. Nebraska Wesleyan 86-45
Dana def. Midland Lutheran 60-57
Sioux Falls def. Dakota Wesleyan 68-53
Doane def. Briar Cliff 65-48

GPAC standings through games of January 27
Morningside 12-2
Northwestern 10-3
Mount Marty 10-3
Doane 9-3
Hastings 9-4
Dordt 7-6
Concordia 6-6
Briar Cliff 6-7
Sioux Falls 5-8
Midland Lutheran 4-8
Dana 3-10
Dakota Wesleyan 2-10
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-13

Dordt's Current Record: 9-13 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 17-6 (10-3)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 29 44 73
Northwestern 48 48 96
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
McKinzie Schmidt 11
Kara Karlsgodt 5
Jennifer Alkema 4
Kate Du Mez 4
Team Total: 39
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Randa Hulstein 7
Miranda Boekhout 5
Deb Remmerde 5
Amy Larson 4
Team Total: 42
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Kate Du Mez 17
Lindsey Van Wyk 13
McKinzie Schmidt 9
Amanda Henke 8
Team Total: 73
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Deb Remmerde 29
Jaime Hoegh 19
Amy Larson 13
Crystal Algood 9
Team Total: 96
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 36/68 53%
3-Point Field Goals: 8/14 57%
Free Throws: 16/19 84%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 24/66 36%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/16 25%
Free Throws: 21/29 72%

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