Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Dana

February 17, 2007

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender women lost their second straight nailbiter in basketball play on Saturday at the De Witt Gym. The Defenders trailed from the start, falling behind 10-6 but fighting back to take the lead at 11-10 on a basket by Kate Du Mez with 16:26 left in the first half. After a Dana basket the Defenders went on an 8-0 run capped by an Erin Savery steal and lay-up with 13:23 left in the half. Dana answered the run with a nine point run of their own to take a 23-21 lead with 10:59 left in the half on a basket by Amanda Bryant. The game see-sawed back and forth for the rest of the half and Dana led 43-41 at the intermission.

In the second half the Defenders fell behind by as many as seven at 59-52 with 12:25 left. Dordt eventually cut the lead down and went on a 12-0 run to go from down 66-60 with 9:21 left to up 72-66 with 6:06 left, capping the run on a pair of free throws by Savery. Dordt maintained a lead and were still up 74-70 with 4:31 left in the game. From there the Dordt offense went sour. The Defenders surrendered eight points in a row to trail 78-74 with 1:13 left in the game. Kara Karlsgodt finally got a basket with 1:03 left to break the run. Dana missed two free throws with :21 left. Dordt missed on a three-pointer with :11 left, got the rebound and after another timeout, got another three-point attempt by Lindsey Van Wyk that was short for the final margin of 78-76.

The Defenders drop to 10-18 overall and 7-11 in the conference and finish in a tie for seventh place and will have the seventh seed going into the post-season. Dana improves to 14-14 and 6-12 in the league.

Dordt was led by Kate Du Mez's 22 points on 7-15 shooting while Lindsey Van Wyk tossed in 16. Kara Karlsgodt put up 13 points with 12 rebounds and Erin Savery had 12 points. McKinzie Schmidt grabbed seven rebounds while Du Mez and Savery had four assits each with Savery snaring three steals.

Dana was topped by Tricia Trotter with 22 points on 9-20 shooting as Dana made 30-65 shots for 46.2 percent. Dordt made 25-59 for 42.4 percent. Dordt outrebounded the Vikings 38-37.

Dordt and Dana will meet again in the post-season tournament, paired up as the seventh and and tenth seeds on Tuesday night at the De Witt Gym.

Other GPAC scores from Saturday
Dakota Wesleyan def. Midland Lutheran 79-49
Doane def. Mount Marty 78-62
Hastings def. Northwestern 77-63
Concordia def. Sioux Falls 80-69
Nebraska Wesleyan def. Briar Cliff 58-55

GPAC standings
Morningside 14-4
Mount Marty 14-4
Hastings 14-4
Northwestern 14-4
Doane 13-5
Concordia 10-8
Dordt 7-11
Sioux Falls 7-11
Briar Cliff 6-12
Dana 6-12
Dakota Wesleyan 5-13
Midland Lutheran 5-13
Nebraska Wesleyan 2-16

Dordt's Current Record: 10-18 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 14-14 (6-12)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 41 35 76
Dana 43 35 78
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Kara Karlsgodt 12
McKinzie Schmidt 7
Lindsey Van Wyk 5
Team Total: 38
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Amy Nichol 7
Erin Bazata 6
Tricia Trotter 6
Allie Lamb 6
Team Total: 37
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Kate Du Mez 22
Lindsey Van Wyk 16
Kara Karlsgodt 13
Erin Savery 12
Team Total: 76
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Tricia Trotter 22
Amanda Bryant 10
Erin Bazata 10
Amy Nichol 10
Team Total: 78
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 25/59 42%
3-Point Field Goals: 7/19 37%
Free Throws: 19/27 70%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 30/65 46%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/12 33%
Free Throws: 14/20 70%

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