Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. South Dakota Tech

November 1, 2008

Game Media

(Rapid City, South Dakota) The Dordt College Defender women's basketball lost their second game in as many days in a classic hosted by South Dakota Tech in Rapid City, South Dakota. Dordt fell to the host school by a 63-59 margin on Saturday afternoon, November 1 and fell to 0-2 this season.

The Defenders, playing without Bre Schneidermann who was still feeling the affects of a hard fall on Friday, managed to hold their own on the glass but shot 18-69 from the floor in the loss.

Dordt trailed 32-28 at halftime and both teams scored 31 in the second half. Amber Soodsma led a trio of Dordt players in double figures with 20 points on 8-17 shooting while Julia DeKoekkoek had 15 points and Brittany den Hoed had ten points in the loss. Soodsma also grabbed eight rebounds and had four steals while McKinzie Schmidt had seven points and a team high nine rebounds. Dordt held a 40-38 rebounding edge and committed 18 turnovers to South Dakota Tech's 23.

The Hardrockers were led by Ariel Granillo and Bethany Holyoak with 13 points a piece and Holyoak had a game high 12 rebounds.

The Defenders will now have nearly a week off before hosting Valley City State and Jamestown on Friday and Saturday, November 7 and 8 in Sioux Center, Iowa.

Dordt's Current Record: 0-2 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 1-1 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 28 31 59
South Dakota Tech 32 31 63
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
McKinzie Schmidt 9
Amber Soodsma 8
Sarah Seymour 7
Team Total: 40
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Bethany Holyoak 12
Natasha Begay 6
Team Total: 38
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Amber Soodsma 20
Julia DeKoekkoek 15
Brittany den Hoed 10
McKinzie Schmidt 7
Team Total: 59
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Bethany Holyoak 13
Ariel Granillo 13
Jerika Ihnen 12
Team Total: 63
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 18/69 26%
3-Point Field Goals: 7/22 32%
Free Throws: 16/25 64%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 24/55 44%
3-Point Field Goals: 1/6 17%
Free Throws: 14/22 64%

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