Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Jamestown (ND)

November 4, 2011

(Jamestown, North Dakota) The Dordt College Defender women's basketball team lost its season opener on the road against Jamestown (North Dakota) on Friday, November 4. The Defenders couldn't overcome a 40-25 rebounding disparity and a night when they made 37 percent of their shots to 47 percent for the hosts.

Dordt had a 17-16 lead after a Jaimie Kok field goal midway through the first half. The Jimmies proceeded to go on a 10-0 run to take a lead they never gave up, taking a 38-28 lead at halftime. The Jimmies opened up a 63-43 by the midpoint of the second half before losing 85-56.

Dordt was led by 12 points by Jessica Jelsema and Kara Van Dyke had 11 points. Kayla Adamson came off the bench with six points and five rebounds and Kok had six rebounds and Brianna Spronk five.

"We did a lot of good things early but when you give up that many rebounds it's hard to overcome," said Dordt coach Craig Stiemsma. "We'll learn and put this one behind us and take what we learn into our game with Valley City State."

Jamestown was paced by Hannah Steele's 15 and Bridget Schuneman had 11.

Jamestown improves to 5-0 for the season while Dordt is now 0-1 and will face Valley City State on Saturday at 2:00.

Dordt's Current Record: 0-1 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 5-0 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 28 28 56
Jamestown (ND) 38 47 85
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Jaimie Kok 6
Elise Maresh 5
Brianna Spronk 5
Team Total: 25
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Amber Ramlo 10
Casey Geffre 6
Team Total: 40
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Jessica Jelsema 12
Kara Van Dyke 11
Kayla Adamson 8
Danelle Boone 7
Team Total: 56
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Hannah Steele 15
Bridget Schuneman 11
Team Total: 85
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 20/55 36%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/9 22%
Free Throws: 9/14 64%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 28/60 47%
3-Point Field Goals: 10/22 45%
Free Throws: 19/26 73%

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