Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Sioux Falls

February 7, 2007

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt women gave up a win at home against the Sioux Falls Cougars, dropping to 7-9 in conference play and 9-16 on the year as Sioux Falls left the De Witt Gym with an 81-58 victory over the Defenders, who sit at 7th in the GPAC. With the win, Sioux Falls looks to make a run at the seventh-place spot but are currently one game behind Dordt in league play.

The Cougars set the pace early, charging to a 9-2 lead and forcing Dordt to call the first timeout. The Defenders got their first points at the 17:57 mark with a pair of free throws from Lindsey Van Wyk. On a jumper by Sioux Falls' Morgan Campbell, Sioux Falls took the biggest lead of the first five minutes of play at 2-11. Pounding it in for two points, Kelsie De Nooy brought the Defenders within five with just over 8 minutes to play in the half. Sioux Falls answered aggressively pulling away with a 17 point lead at the break on a last second three-pointer by Cindy Meyer.

The second half was still a struggle for the Defenders, shooting only 29.3 percent from the field against Sioux Falls' 50. The Cougars also hit from behind the arc with a solid 6-14 on the night. Dordt did well on the boards in the second half, pulling in 14 offensive with 38 on the night. Lindsey Van Wyk led the team pulling down 8. Kelsie De Nooy was a defensive spark off the bench with her and McKinzie Schmidt holding Sioux Falls' post player Jenna Kraayenbrink to 12 points. De Nooy had 13 of her own to go with her 4 rebounds.

Kate Du Mez led Dordt, on a poor shooting night for the team, with 16 points in 26 minutes of play. Van Wyk followed with 11, while Kara Karlsgodt was the second-leading rebounder with 7. Schmidt had 2 assists and a block on the night. Sioux Falls was led by Kristin Klaassen's 14 rebounds and 13 points, securing a double-double in the win. Leading with sixteen points for the Cougars was Morgan Campbell, followed by Kraayenbrink and Kristen McMahon with 12 a piece.

Dordt will host nonconference opponent North Central Saturday afternoon with the game beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Other GPAC scores from Wednesday
Mount Marty def. Briar Cliff 68-49
Northwestern def. Dakota Wesleyan 77-59

GPAC Standings through games on Wednesday
Morningside 13-3
Mount Marty 13-3
Northwestern 12-3
Hastings 12-4
Doane 11-4
Concordia 8-7
Dordt 7-9
Briar Cliff 6-9
Sioux Falls 6-9
Midland Lutheran 5-10
Dana 3-12
Dakota Wesleyan 3-12
Nebraska Wesleyan 1-15

Dordt's Current Record: 9-16 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 13-14 (6-9)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 24 34 58
Sioux Falls 41 40 81
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Lindsey Van Wyk 8
Kara Karlsgodt 7
Kelsie De Nooy 4
Erin Savery 4
Team Total: 38
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Kristen Klaassen 14
Jenna Kraayenbrink 8
Michele Koupal 6
Kristen McMahon 5
Team Total: 52
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Kate Du Mez 16
Kelsie De Nooy 13
Lindsey Van Wyk 11
Amanda Henke 7
Team Total: 58
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Morgan Campbell 16
Kristen Klaassen 13
Kristen McMahon 12
Jenna Kraayenbrink 12
Team Total: 81
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 20/70 29%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/14 14%
Free Throws: 16/25 64%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 31/65 48%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/14 36%
Free Throws: 13/16 81%

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