Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Mount Marty

February 13, 2008

(Yankton, South Dakota) The Dordt College Defender women's basketball team was unable to overcome a 16 point halftime deficit on Wednesday night in Great Plains Athletic Conference action at Mount Marty, losing by a final score of 70-57.

The Defenders scored the first two points of the game and held one other lead at 4-2 before the hosts limited the Dordt College offense and got out to a 16-6 lead with a 14-2 run capped by a Dana Marquardt three-pointer with 10:39 left in the first half. The Lancers continued to build on the lead, pushing the difference up to 26-10 with 4:49 remaining in the half with McKinzie Schmidt getting a bucket with 4:11 left to cut the difference down for a moment to 26-12. Dordt went into the break down 33-17.

Mount Marty expanded their lead early in the second half when they outscored Dordt 16-6 before Dordt would respond. Down 49-23, the Defendders went on a six point run and eventually whittled the lead down to 57-46 with 4:47 left in the game on a three-pointer by Betsy Van't Hul. Dordt would get no closer as Mount Marty kept the difference in double figures and eventually scored the 70-57 win for their sixth win in a row. Dordt dropped their second game in a row and stand 4-11 in the conference and 9-15 overall. Mount Marty moved above .500 in the league with a 8-7 record after standing 2-7 at one point in the loop.

Dordt was 20-55 from the floor and 2-7 on three-pointers with a 15-22 free throw shooting night. Mount Marty was 25-58 and 2-9 from the three point ring and converted 18-27 free throws. Dordt held a 35-30 rebounding edge but committed 20 turnovers--13 of them in the first half while Mount Marty gave the ball up 15 times.

Kate Du Mez scored 10--all in the second half. Amber Soodsma and Betsy Van't Hul also had ten points and Kelsie De Nooy worked for eight points. Kara Karlsgodt grabbed a game high eight rebounds and Soodsma led the team with three assists and also had six rebounds.

Mount Marty wasled by Amber Marsden's 11 points off the bench and Tevan Wenbourne and Michelle Amundson both had nine points.

Dordt will host Concordia on Saturday, February 16 at 2:00.

GPAC Scores
Doane defeats Midland Lutheran 80-67
Concordia defeats Nebraska Wesleyan 94-71
Mount Marty defeats Dordt 70-57
Morningside defeats Sioux Falls 92-66
Northwestern defeats Dakota Wesleyan 95-74
Hastings defeats Dana 82-54

GPAC Standings:
Northwestern 15-0
Morningside 15-0
Hastings 13-3
Concordia 12-4
Doane 9-6
Mount Marty 8-7
Dakota Wesleyan 8-8
Dordt 4-11
Sioux Falls 4-11
Briar Cliff 4-11
Dana 4-12
Nebraska Wesleyan 2-13
Midland Lutheran

Dordt's Current Record: 9-15 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 14-10 (8-7)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 17 40 57
Mount Marty 33 37 70
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Kara Karlsgodt 8
Amber Soodsma 6
Kate Du Mez 5
Team Total: 35
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Emily Witte 7
Katelynn Kunz 6
Team Total: 30
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Betsy Van't Hul 10
Amber Soodsma 10
Kate Du Mez 10
Kelsie De Nooy 8
Team Total: 57
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Amber Marsden 11
Michelle Amnundson 9
Tevan Wenbourne 9
Dana Marquardt 8
Team Total: 70
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 20/55 36%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/7 29%
Free Throws: 15/22 68%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 25/58 43%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/9 22%
Free Throws: 18/27 67%

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