Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Hastings

February 12, 2011

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College women’s basketball team took a 74-62 win over the Hastings College Broncos on Saturday afternoon in Sioux Center, Iowa. The Defenders led the entire second half to earn their 15th win of the season and sixth of the GPAC season. The win was a reversal of a buzzer-beater win for Hastings three weeks ago in Nebraska.

Hastings took a brief three point lead at 23-20 on a Quincy King basket with 7:13 left in the half. Dordt responded with a six point run with a Jaimie Kok basket and another two free throws by the Randolph, Wisconsin native. Amber Soodsma completed the run with two made free throws. Hastings eventually cut the down and took a one-point advantage at 28-27 on a Brittany Wong basket with 2:32 to go in the half. The Defenders then closed the half on a 6-0 run, with Kara Van Dyke knocking down two free throws and a jump shot and Julia De Koekkoek dropped in a bucket with 00:08 left in the half for the 33-28 lead.

An Amber Soodsma three-pointer gave Dordt an eight point lead but the Broncos cut the difference down to three, 36-33, but Dordt had a run in them later in the half, scoring six of seven points at one point for a 45-36 advantage. The Defenders first double digit lead came at 48-38 and Hastings got no closer than seven the rest of the game for the 74-62 win.

Dordt was paced by Amber Soodsma’s 21 points and eight rebounds. Julia DeKoekkoek was good for 17 points and six rebounds with two assists and two steals. Kara Van Dyke and Jaimie Kok had nine and eight points respectively and Danelle Miedema added seven. Van Dyke snared seven rebounds and had a game high five steals.

Dordt was 19-53 from the floor and 32-37 from the free throw line. Hastings was 19-53 from the floor and 13-18 on free throws. Dordt was outrebounded 41-37 and turned the ball over 16 times to 22 times for the visitors.

Dordt overcame a 16 point, 18 rebound effort by Hastings’ Alicia Statler. Melissa Thompson and Quincey King both had 12 and 11 points respectively.

Dordt is now 15-10 overall and 6-9 in the league while Hastings falls to 11-17 overall and 4-13 in the GPAC. Hastings has lost six games in a row since beating Dordt on a last second shot on January 22.

Dordt will host Sioux Falls on Monday night before traveling to Mount Marty on Wednesday. Hastings is scheduled to face Dakota Wesleyan in their GPAC finale on Saturday, February 19.

GPAC Scores:

Concordia at 63
Morningside 79

Nebraska Wesleyan at 47
Sioux Falls 87

Hastings at 62
Dordt 74

Mount Marty at 71
Doane 66

Women's Basketball Standings
School GPAC/ Overall
Northwestern 16-0/ 25-1
Sioux Falls 13-3/ 23-3
Morningside 13-3/ 22-4
Briar Cliff 11-5/ 18-10
Mount Marty 10-6/ 20-8
Dordt 6-9/ 15-10
Nebraska Wesleyan 6-10/ 10-13
Doane 6-10/ 8-17
Concordia 5-11/ 13-15
Midland 4-12/ 12-16
Hastings 4-13/ 11-17
Dakota Wesleyan 2-14/ 6-21

Dordt's Current Record: 15-10 (6-9)
Opponent's Current Record: 11-17 (4-13)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 33 41 74
Hastings 28 34 62
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Amber Soodsma 8
Kara Van Dyke 7
Bre Schneidermann 5
Team Total: 37
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Alicia Statler 18
Melissa Thompson 4
Team Total: 41
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Amber Soodsma 21
Julia DeKoekkoek 17
Team Total: 74
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Alicia Statler 16
Melissa Thompson 12
Quincey King 11
Team Total: 62
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 19/53 36%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/15 27%
Free Throws: 32/37 86%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 22/62 35%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/13 38%
Free Throws: 13/18 72%

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