Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. York

January 9, 2008

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defenders moved their season record in women's basketball to 6-9 with a 64-59 win over the York (Nebraska) Panthers in women's non-conference action in Sioux Center, Iowa on Wednesday, January 9.

The Defenders pulled out to a 10-4 lead with 14:49 left in the half when Betsy Van't Hul scored on a breakaway lay-in off a steal and assist by Kate Du Mez. The Panthers scored six in a row over the next 1:30 to tie the game and set the theme for the rest of the night. The two teams were tied again at 12 and 14 with Dordt building a seven point lead at 25-18 on a Kelsie De Nooy short shot with 6:01 remaining. With Dordt pulling away the visitors tightened up on defense and cut the lead to 27-23 at halftime with Kaylena Anderson trimming the lead down on free throws by Kaylena Anderson.

The Defenders outscored the Panthers to begin the first half 12-2 to establish a 39-25 lead with 17:08 left in the game on a De Nooy jumper. York immediately responded with a 11-2 scoring advantage with six of the points coming on three-pointers by Carrie Berger on the way to a team high 19 points. York would get as close as two at 44-42 with 10:36 remaining but the Defenders got a basket by Du Mez and a three pointer by Soodsma, one of two the freshman would hit on the way to a seven point lead. Dordt would eventually get up by 55-44 only to have York score five in row from the 5:00 mark to the 4:13 mark to cut a nine point lead to four. Neither team would score for the next 3:10 when the Defenders got a free throw from Kara Karlsgodt and eventually sealed the win when Kate Du Mez hit two free throws with :37 left that gave the Defenders a five point win at 64-59.

Dordt was 28-72 from the floor for 38.9 percent with Amber Soodsma scoring 19 and Kelsie De Nooy came off the bench for 16. Kate Du Mez had 13 and a game high five assist wtih three steals. Soodsma had six rebounds and six steals and Bre Schneidermann had five blocked shots with seven rebounds. McKinzie Schmidt had a game high ten rebounds and De Nooy and Karlsgodt both had seven as well.

York got 19 from Kaylena Anderson and 18 by Carrie Berger while Kristin Wiedemann chipped in with 14. York made 23-58 shots but were hampered by 26 turnovers to Dordt's 21 and Dordt outrebounded the visitors 64-59.

Dordt is 6-9 overall and have won five of their last seven while York falls to 3-12. Dordt will face Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday, January 12 at 2:00 in their next game and stand 1-5 in the league with 12 games remaining.

Dordt's Current Record: 6-9 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 3-12 (1-1)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 27 37 64
York 23 36 59
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
McKinzie Schmidt 10
Bre Schneidermann 7
Kara Karlsgodt 7
Kelsie De Nooy 7
Team Total: 43
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Kaylena Anderson 8
Carrie Berger 7
Kristin Wiedemann 7
Team Total: 40
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Amber Soodsma 19
Kelsie De Nooy 16
Kate Du Mez 13
Kara Karlsgodt 7
Team Total: 64
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Kaylena Anderson 19
Carrie Berger 18
Kristin Wiedemann 14
Team Total: 59
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 28/72 39%
3-Point Field Goals: 3/8 38%
Free Throws: 5/11 45%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 23/58 40%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/11 36%
Free Throws: 9/13 69%

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