Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Mount Marty

January 5, 2008

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender women's basketball team lost a 56-44 decision to the Mount Marty Lancers in Great Plains Athletic Conference action on Saturday at the De Witt Gym in Sioux Center, Iowa.

The Defenders surrendered the first ten points of the game and were down 10-0 with 13:49 left in the first half. The Defenders' defense proceeded to shut the Lancers down, limiting the visitors to no field goals till the 7:02 mark, grabbing a 12-10 lead in the process on a McKinzie Schmidt jump shot. Dordt actually pressed out to a 19-12 lead with another seven point run on a basket by Kara Karlsgodt, a pair of free throws by Kelsie De Nooy and a three-pointer by Noelle Kreykes.

Mount Marty managed to regroup and outscored Dordt 10-2 over the final 4:05 of the half, getting a buzzer beater by Tevan Wenbourne from three-point range for a 22-21 halftime lead.

Dordt College retook the momentum in the second half, taking a five point lead on a Kara Karlsgodt basket with 13:31 left in the game at 32-27. After a Mount Marty timeout the Defenders were outscored 11-0 over the next three minutes and the Lancer lead was never smaller than four the rest of the way.

Dordt cut the lead down to six with 5:13 left but eight straight points by the Yankton, South Dakota school sealed the outcome of 56-44.

Dordt was led by Kelsie De Nooy's 10 points off the bench and McKinzie Schmidt added nine with five rebounds. Bre Schneidermann scored seven and had 12 rebounds while Kara Karlsgodt got six points and nine rebounds. Kate Du Mez was limited from the floor but assisted on four baskets and had seve rebounds.

Mount Marty was paced by Katelynn Kunz with 10 points while Michelle Amundson and Dana Marquardt both had nine. Emily Witte and Cassie Iverson both had nine rebounds as the teams were deadlocked on rebounds 45-45.

Dordt made 17-53 shots from the floor for 32.1 percent and were 2-14 on three-pointers and 8-15 on free throws. Mount Marty was 19-66 from the floor and 6-19 on three pointers with a 12-17 day at the free throw line.

Dordt drops to 1-5 in the conference and 5-9 overall while Mount Marty is 1-4 in the league and 7-7 overall. Dordt hosts York (Nebraska) on Wednesday, January 9 at 5:30 in their next outing while Mount Marty travels to Dakota Wesleyan on Wednesday.

GPAC scores from this weekend:
Morningside defeats Nebraska Wesleyan 81-50
Mount Marty defeats Dordt 56-44
Northwestern defeats Hastings 67-63
Concordia defeats Briar Cliff 79-58
Dakota Wesleyan defeats Midland Lutheran 82-75
Sioux Falls @ Dana (late)

Dordt's Current Record: 5-9 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 7-7 (1-4)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 21 23 44
Mount Marty 22 34 56
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Bre Schneidermann 12
Kara Karlsgodt 9
Kate Du Mez 7
Team Total: 45
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Cassie Iverson 9
Emily Witte 9
Tevan Wenbourne 6
Team Total: 45
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Kelsie De Nooy 10
McKinzie Schmidt 9
Bre Schneidermann 7
Team Total: 44
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Katelyn Kunz 10
Dana Marquardt 9
Michelle Amundson 9
Team Total: 56
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 17/53 32%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/14 14%
Free Throws: 8/15 53%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 19/66 29%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/19 32%
Free Throws: 12/17 71%

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