Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Northwestern

January 30, 2008

(Orange City, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender women’s basketball team lost an 82-55 decision at the hands of the #2 ranked Northwestern Red Raiders at the Bultman Center in Orange City on Wednesday, January 30. The Defenders hung close for most of the first half but the Raiders used a late burst to take control at halftime and then stretched the lead out in the first five minutes of the game on the way to their 21st win of the season.

Dordt took their second and last lead of the game at 13-12 with 13:26 left in the first half on a basket by Bre Schneidermann in the lane. Northwestern tied the game on a free throw and proceeded to go on a nine point run for a 21-13 lead with 8:48. Dordt would whittle the lead down and trailed 25-23 with 5:27 left in the half on an Amber Soodsma field goal. The two-point deficit would be as close as Dordt would get as Northwestern outscored the Defenders 16-6 over the closing minutes for a 41-29 halftime lead.

Northwestern used a 21-2 run at the beginning of the second half to put the game out of reach and the Defenders suffered the 82-59 loss.

Dordt College was led by Amber Soodsma’s 15 points—all of which were in the first half. Kate Du Mez added 11 while Bre Schneidermann came off the bench to score eight and block three shots. The Defenders made 22-56 shots from the floor and were 2-7 from the three-point line while converting 9-10 free throws. Northwestern made 30-58 shots, were 8-12 from the three-point line and converted 14-21 free throws. Dordt did not attempt a free throw in the first half while Northwestern was making 12-17 free tries. Remmerde led Northwestern with 27 points.

Northwestern held a 36-25 rebounding edge with Schneidermann and Soodsma each getting four while Randa Hulstein paced the Raiders with seven. Du Mez had three assists and shared team honors in steals with Kelsie De Nooy with four.

Dordt is now 8-13 for the season and 3-9 in the conference while Northwestern improves to 21-1 and 11-0 in the league. Dordt will host Briar Cliff on Saturday at 2:00.

GPAC Scores:
Northwestern def. Dordt 82-55
Hastings def. Midland Lutheran 72-59
Dana def. Nebraska Wesleyan 57-56
Concordia def. Doane 92-79

GPAC Standings Morningside 11-0
Northwestern 11-0
Hastings 9-3
Concordia 10-2
Doane 8-4
Dakota Wesleyan 7-5
Mount Marty 4-8
Briar Cliff 4-8
Dordt 3-9
Sioux Falls 2-9
Nebraska Wesleyan 2-9
Dana 3-9
Midland Lutheran 2-11

Dordt's Current Record: 8-13 (3-9)
Opponent's Current Record: 21-1 (11-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 29 26 55
Northwestern 41 41 82
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Amber Soodsma 4
Bre Schneidermann 4
Team Total: 25
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Randa Hulstein 7
Crystal Algood 5
Miranda Boekhout 5
Team Total: 36
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Amber Soodsma 15
Kate Du Mez 11
Bre Schneidermann 8
Team Total: 55
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Deb Remmerde 27
Amy Larson 18
Team Total: 82
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 22/56 39%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/7 29%
Free Throws: 9/10 90%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 30/58 52%
3-Point Field Goals: 8/12 67%
Free Throws: 14/21 67%

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