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Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan

December 8, 2012

(Lincoln, Nebraska) The Dordt College women's basketball team traveled to Lincoln today (December 8) and held Nebraska Wesleyan to just 17.7% shooting and rolled to a 67-34 GPAC road win. The Defender women improve to 6-7 on the year and 3-3 in the GPAC while the Prairiewolves fall to 1-8 this season and 0-5 in the conference.

With eight and half minutes to play in the first half the Defenders were clinging to a narrow 13-12 lead before blowing the game wide open by scoring the final 21 points of the half to go in to the locker room leading 34-12. Danelle Boone made 3 of 4 three pointers in the 21 point Dordt run while 5 different players contributed the other 6 baskets.

In the second half the 'Wolves got within 18 points (41-23) with 13:54 to play but another big Defender run, this one 13 straight, pushed the Dordt lead to 31 (54-23) with 9:30 to play and Nebraska Wesleyan would get no closer than 29 down the stretch, in dropping their 5 straight conference contest.

Leading all scorers was Dordt's Kayla Broekhuis who finished with 17 points on 7 of 13 shooting with 3 of 7 coming from behind the arc and Broekhuis all picked up 3 steals. Elise Maresh had a dozen for the Defenders on 4 of 6 from the floor and 4 of 5 from the line while also snaring 6 rebounds. Boone finished with nine points and Kara Van Dyke grabbed a team high 8 caroms. Brianna Spronk added 8 points and 3 assists while 4 other Dordt players had 2 assists.

Courtney Cook had a team high nine points for Wesleyan on 2 of 3 from the floor and 5 of 7 from the line while Kaitlyn Janata had a team high 8 rebounds.

The Defenders hit 25 of 58 field goal attempts (43.1%) with 6 of 19 (31.6%) coming from three point range and Dordt made 11 of 17 (64.7%) from the free throw line.

"I thought we cut down on our mistakes and Danelle got going late in the half," said Dordt coach Craig Stiemsma. "Brianna Spronk did a fantastic job of stopping Mallory Shanahan. That's the big stat that we limited her to two points--she's a 20 points per game player." Nebraska Wesleyan struggled from the floor making just 11 of 62 attempts (17.7%) with 2 of 14 (14.3%) from behind the arc and were 10 for 19 (52.6%) from the charity stripe.

The Prairiewolves outrebounded the Defenders 48-44 but coughed up the ball 22 times to Dordt's 15 turnovers. Dordt had assists on 16 of their field goals while Nebraska Wesleyan had only three assists.

GPAC scores from today:
(5) Briar Cliff at 82
(RV) Hastings 69

Dordt at 67
Nebraska Wesleyan 34

Mount Marty at 84
Midland 71

(RV) Dakota Wesleyan at 58
(1) Concordia 78

Morningside at 69
Doane 48

GPAC Standings:
1 Concordia 6-0/12-0
5 Briar Cliff 5-1/11-1
3 Morningside 4-1/9-1
8 Northwestern 4-2/8-3
Mount Marty 3-2/6-4
RV Hastings 3-3/7-6
Dordt 3-3/6-7
RV Dakota Wesleyan 2-3/8-4
Midland 1-5/4-7
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-5/1-8
Doane 0-6/5-8

Dordt College will play host to Martin Luther on Monday, December 10 at 6:00 pm in a non-conference game in the DeWitt Gymnasium.

Dordt's Current Record: 6-7 (3-3)
Opponent's Current Record: 1-8 (0-5)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 34 33 67
Nebraska Wesleyan 12 22 34
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Mycah Hulst 8
Kara Van Dyke 8
Elise Maresh 6
Brianna Spronk 4
Team Total: 44
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Janata, Kaitlyn 8
Baal, Janelle 5
TeKolste, Felicia 4
Shanahan, Mallory 4
Team Total: 48
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Kayla Broekhuis 17
Elise Maresh 12
Danelle Boone 9
Brianna Spronk 8
Team Total: 67
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Cook, Courtney 9
Baal, Janelle 5
Duren, Morgan 4
TeKoslste, Felicia 4
Team Total: 34
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 25/58 43%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/19 32%
Free Throws: 11/17 65%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 11/62 18%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/14 14%
Free Throws: 10/19 53%

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