Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Hastings

February 9, 2008

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defenders didn't let Hastings out of their sights on Saturday but couldn't put a charge together against the #6 ranked team in the country as the Defenders dropped a 69-51 decision to the 23-4 club from Hastings.

Dordt held brief leads in the first half, the last one at 6-5 with 16:59 left in the half on a Kelsie De Nooy basket. Hastings pushed the lead to 22-11 on a Rachael Van Kirk three-pointer with 10:43 left but the Defenders pieced together a 6-0 run to make it 22-17 with McKinzie Schmidt capping the run with a jumper at 7:54 remaining. Hastings again pulled away to a 34-21 lead with 4:28 leftbut the Defenders brought it back to a manageable 34-28 margin near the end of the first half on a Kate Du Mez basket and the Broncos went into the locker room up 36-28.

The Defenders suffered a drought early in the second half, getting behind 53-36 near the midpoint of the second half and were never able to get close again, losing by the 69-51 final.

Dordt was 21-68 from the floor and made just 7-17 free throws. Hastings was 22-59 from the floor and 18-24 on free throws. The Defenders owned a 50-41 rebounding advantage but committed 24 turnovers.

Dordt's Amber Soodsma scored 14 and Kelsie De Nooy had 12 points and ten rebounds. Bre Schneidermann scored nine and Schmidt had eight oints and eight rebounds while Kara Karlsgodt had nine rebounds. De Nooy also had foru steals and Schneidermann had three blocked shots with Du Mez dishing off two assists and Karlsgodt four.

Hastings was led by Lindsey Ducey with 21 and Kay Broekemeier had 17 with Heather McKeon getting 11 rebounds.

Dordt will face Mount Marty on Wednesday, February 13 in Yankton, South Dakota in their next game.

GPAC Scores from Saturday, February 9
Hastings 69, Dordt 51
Mount Marty 67, Nebraska Wesleyan 56
Northwestern 91, Concordia 77
Sioux Falls 85, Briar Cliff 82
Morningside 104, Doane 62
Dana @ Dakota Wesleyan (Sunday)

GPAC Standings
Northwestern 14-0
Morningside 14-0
Hastings 12-3
Concordia 11-4
Doane 8-6
Dakota Wesleyan 7-7
Mount Marty 7-7
Dordt 4-10
Dana 4-10
Sioux Falls 4-10
Briar Cliff 4-11
Nebraska Wesleyan 2-12
Midland Lutheran 2-13

Dordt's Current Record: 9-14 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 23-4 (12-3)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 28 23 51
Hastings 36 33 69
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Kelsie De Nooy 10
Kara Karlsgodt 9
McKinzie Schmidt 8
Team Total: 50
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Heather McKeon 11
Lindsay Ducey 5
Kim Faimon 5
Team Total: 41
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Amber Soodsma 14
Kelsie De Nooy 12
Bre Schneidermann 9
McKinzie Schmidt 8
Team Total: 51
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Lindsay Ducey 21
Kay Broekemeier 17
Sarah Cambridge 9
Rachel VanKirk 8
Team Total: 69
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 21/68 31%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/10 20%
Free Throws: 7/17 41%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 22/49 45%
3-Point Field Goals: 7/22 32%
Free Throws: 18/24 75%

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