Dordt College JV Women's Basketball vs. Dakota Wesleyan

November 15, 2012

Game Media

(Sioux Center, Iowa) By Sam Ekstrom, Dordt College Sports Information Student Assistant.

The Dordt JV women battled, but couldn’t close the gap against Dakota Wesleyan Thursday, losing their home opener 69-50.

The Defenders, who trailed 36-23 at halftime, climbed to within eight points in the second half, but let things slip out of hand in the closing minutes. Sophomore Skyler Heyden took control for the Tigers, scoring 15 of her 17 points after halftime.

Dordt was led by sophomore guard Sabrina Wybenga with 11 points, while sophomore forward JoEllen Kalsbeek collected 13 rebounds before fouling out. The Defenders struggled shooting throughout the night, firing under 37% from the field and going 2-for-12 from three-point range. They turned the ball over 29 times.

Freshman Kristen Binger (12) and sophomore Katelyn Woodrum (11) joined Heyden in double-figure scoring for the Tigers. Sophomore forward Abbey Fujan also contributed nine points and nine rebounds. Dakota Wesleyan attempted 13 more free throws than Dordt, connected on 16-of-23.

The Tigers advanced their record to 2-0 with the win and the Defenders fell to 0-2. Dordt next plays on Monday at Northwestern.

Dordt's Current Record: 0-2 (0-1)
Opponent's Current Record: 0-0 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 23 27 50
Dakota Wesleyan 36 33 69
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
JoEllen Kalsbeek 13
Team Total: 0
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Abby Fujan 9
Team Total: 0
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Sabrina Wybenga 11
Team Total: 50
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Skyler Heyden 17
Team Total: 69
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 21/57 37%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/12 17%
Free Throws: 6/10 60%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 24/58 41%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/16 31%
Free Throws: 16/23 70%

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