Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Dakota State

November 15, 2007

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender women's basketball team dropped a 63-47 loss to the number nine ranked Dakota State Trojans in women's college basketball on Thursday night in Sioux Center, Iowa.

The Defenders held a slim 27-26 lead at halftime after a jumper by Angela Carr cut the Dordt lead down to the halftime margin with :45 left. Dordt had as much as a three point lead twice in the first half and Dakota State led by as many as seven points at 11-4 with 13:55 remaining in the first half. Dordt was able to limit Dakota State's leading scorer, Laura Tewes to four points in the first half.

The Trojans scored the first 14 points of the second half to take a 40-27 lead and Dordt never got closer than 40-31 difference when McKinzie Schmidt made a shot with 13:04 remaining in the game. Dakota State used a stifling defense to limit Dordt to four points in the first twelve minutes of the second half in taking the 63-47 win.

Dordt was led by three players, Kate Du Mez, Erin Savery and Amber Soodsma with nine points a piece while McKinzie Schmidt and Kelsie De Nooy both had eight points. Schmidt got to 11 rebounds and Du Mez had five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and four steals in the loss and Jenny Miller had three assists. Bre Schneiderman had five rebounds as Dordt held a 51-36 rebounding advantage.

Dakota State got 18 points from Tewes and ten rebounds while Maria Gengler had 13 points. Jessica Van Loy dished out five assists for Dakota State who is now 4-0 this season and 3-0 against GPAC teams.

Dordt made 18-66 shots for 27.3 percent while Dakota State was 29-62 for 46.8 percent. Dordt committed 32 turnovers to 25 for Dakota State.

Dordt College is 1-3 and open GPAC play on Tuesday, November 20 against Northwestern in Sioux Center, Iowa.

Dordt's Current Record: 1-3 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 4-0 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 27 20 47
Dakota State 26 37 63
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
McKinzie Schmidt 11
Kelsie De Nooy 5
Bre Schneidermann 5
Amber Soodsma 5
Team Total: 51
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Laura Tewes 10
Tricia Boldt 7
Jessica VanLoy 6
Maria Gengler 5
Team Total: 36
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Amber Soodsma 9
Erin Savery 9
Kate Du Mez 9
McKinzie Schmidt 8
Team Total: 47
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Laura Tewes 18
Maria Gengler 13
Jessica VanLoy 9
Tricia Boldt 7
Team Total: 63
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 18/66 27%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/15 13%
Free Throws: 9/15 60%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 29/62 47%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/15 13%
Free Throws: 3/10 30%

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