Dordt College JV Women's Basketball vs. Briar Cliff

November 14, 2011

Game Media

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt JV women’s season got off to a rough start Monday night as they fell to winless Briar Cliff 92-72.

In a game that was sloppy all around, the Defenders struggled mightily to take care of the basketball, giving away 33 turnovers, 26 of which were due to Briar Cliff steals.

A 5-point halftime deficit quickly ballooned into a 20+ point lead between the careless play and foul trouble. Two starters fouled out, Molly Van Rijn and Jo Ellen Kalsbeek, and the Chargers took full advantage of their free-throw opportunities, making 30 of 33 for the game.

The Defenders only led once at 3-0. Briar Cliff then went on a 10-0 run to take an early edge. Dordt actually battled back to tie the score at 14, but could not ever regain the lead. The score was 34-29 in favor of Briar Cliff at halftime.

A bright spot on the night for Dordt was Caroline Reinders who sent in 22 points, including a trio of 3-pointers. Braunschweig, 12, and Wybenga, 11, also entered double figures. Forward Kacy Oberfoell led the way with 10 rebounds.

Briar Cliff had 13 players score on the game. Their top three point-getters were Kortney Classen, 15, Kaitlin Meister, 13, and Jordan Sanger, 11.

Dordt, now 0-1, takes the court again on Tuesday as they travel to Worthington, Minnesota to face Minnesota West. Their next home game is Monday, November 21st, against Buena Vista.

Briar Cliff, 1-4, plays next on Thursday against Northwestern.

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

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 29 43 72
Briar Cliff 34 58 92
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Kacy Oberfoell 10
Jo Ellen Kalsbeek 8
Team Total: 44
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Katie Hummelgaard 5
Team Total: 40
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Caroline Reinders 22
Shanna Braunschweig 12
Sabrina Wybenga 11
Team Total: 72
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Kortney Klassen 15
Kaitlin Meister 13
Jordan Sanger 11
Team Total: 92
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 20/59 34%
3-Point Field Goals: 3/12 25%
Free Throws: 29/45 64%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 28/64 44%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/19 32%
Free Throws: 30/33 91%

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