Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Mount Marty

January 31, 2007

(Yankton, South Dakota) Dordt College lost on Wednesday night in another hard fought battle against Mount Marty 73-60.

The early stages of the first half were close as Dordt led Mount Marty for the first seven minutes of the half. At the 14:00 minute mark, a lay-up by Mount Marty's Stacy Lickteig tied the game at 11-11. Mount Marty continued on a 17-2 run and led Dordt 26-13 with 8:20 left to go in the first half. Dordt finished off the half trading buckets with Mount Marty and trailed 38-24 at half.

The game remained competitive in the second half after Mount Marty threatened to blow the game open when Amy Bigge knocked down a shot with 16:10 remaining in the game to go up 47-28. Dordt proceeded to cut the lead down to 55-44 with 9:19 remaining and eventually go the lead down to 59-49 with 7:09 left on a basket by Kelsie De Nooy.

The 10 point difference was as close as the Defenders would get, dropping to 7-7 in the league with the loss.

Dordt connected on 22 of their 58 shot attempts but struggled making only 13 of 27 free throw shots. Mount Marty hit 26 of 68 from the field while making 7 of their 22 three point attempts. Mount Marty won the rebounding fight with 41 to Dordt's 36 and protected the ball better winning the turnover battle by 6.

Lindsey Van Wyk led the Defenders with 15 points and four rebounds shooting 64 percent from the field on 7-11 field goal shooting. Kate Du Mez also scored 14 points and dished out four assists while McKinzie Schmidt led the team in rebounding with 9. Kelsie De Nooy hit for eight points.

Mount Marty had four scorers in double figures with Carrie Ahlers leading the way with 14 points and six rebounds. Amy Bigge followed with 12 points and led the team in rebounds with seven. Natasha Swier also scored 12 points while Brandi Trudeau had 10 and also passed for three assists.

Dordt falls to 9-14 and 7-7 in the conference while Mount Marty improves to 17-6 and 11-3 in conference play. Dordt will face Doane at home on Saturday, February 3 at 2:00 PM.

Other GPAC scores from Wednesday
Doane def. Nebraska Wesleyan 76-54
Morningside def. Dakota Wesleyan 72-59
Concordia def. Briar Cliff 56-47
Hastings def. Midland Lutheran 77-51

GPAC standings through games on January 31
Morningside 13-2
Mount Marty 11-3
Northwestern 10-3
Doane 10-3
Hastings 10-4
Concordia 7-6
Dordt 7-7
Briar Cliff 6-8
Sioux Falls 5-8
Midland Lutheran 4-9
Dana 3-10
Dakota Wesleyan 2-11
Nebraska Wesleyan 2-12
Concordia 1-13

Dordt's Current Record: 9-14 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 17-6 (11-3)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 24 36 60
Mount Marty 38 35 73
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
McKinzie Schmidt 9
Jennifer Alkema 4
Lindsey Van Wyk 4
Kelsie De Nooy 4
Team Total: 36
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Amy Bigge 7
Carrie Ahlers 6
Michelle Amundson 6
Team Total: 41
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Lindsey Van Wyk 15
Kate Du Mez 14
Kelsie De Nooy 8
Team Total: 60
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Carrie Ahlers 14
Amy Bigge 12
Natasha Swier 12
Brandi Trudeau 10
Team Total: 73
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 22/58 38%
3-Point Field Goals: 3/5 60%
Free Throws: 13/27 48%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 26/68 38%
3-Point Field Goals: 7/22 32%
Free Throws: 14/22 64%

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