Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Black Hills State

October 31, 2008

Game Media

(Rapid City, South Dakota)

The Dordt College Defender women's basketball team lost their season opening test to the Black Hills State Yellow Jackets in a game hosted by South Dakota Tech in Rapid City, South Dakota. The game is a part of a two-day classic hosted by the Hardrockers to open the season.

The Defenders trailed 33-26 at halftime and trailed most of the second half by differences of eight to twelve points. The Defenders had the lead down to eight points and had a shot to make it a five point game but missed with about six minutes remaining. Dordt was forced to foul to get the ball back and lost by the final 14 point count.

Dordt was led in scoring by Julia DeKoekkoek with 22 points while Bre Schneidermann had 12 points. Amber Soodsma knocked down ten points and had six rebounds. Schneidermann and DeKoekkoek each had eight rebounds and Schneidermann had three blocked shots while De Koekkoek had four steals. McKinzie Schmidt was Dordt's leading rebounder with ten and she had three steals and seven points.

The Defenders converted 20-55 shots for 36.4 percent while the Yellow Jackets made 25-58 shots for 43.1 percent. Black Hills State was topped by Katelyn Lamb with 16 points and Brittany Fuhrman had 14 points.

Dordt will face South Dakota Tech on Saturday at noon (Mountain Time). This was the season opening game for both teams.

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

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 26 31 57
Black Hills State 33 38 71
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
McKinzie Schmidt 10
Bre Schneidermann 8
Julia DeKoekkoek 8
Amber Soodsma 6
Team Total: 42
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Katelynn Lamb 7
Team Total: 30
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Julia DeKoekkoek 22
Bre Schneidermann 12
Amber Soodsma 10
Team Total: 57
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Katelyn Lamb 16
Brittany Fuhrman 14
Piggy Pili 11
Team Total: 71
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 20/55 36%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/9 44%
Free Throws: 13/23 57%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 25/58 43%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/15 40%
Free Throws: 15/23 65%

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