Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan

January 11, 2014

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt Defender women set a single game scoring record this afternoon as they torched the nets on the way to a 115-66 GPAC win over the visiting Nebraska Wesleyan Prairiewolves. The Defenders were firing on all cylinders as they finished the night shooting 61.5% (40-65) from the floor with an equally impressive 57.9% (11-19) from three point range while turning over the ball just 13 times. The Defenders move back to .500 on the season with the win, improving to 9-9 overall and 3-7 in the GPAC while the 'Wolves drop to 1-13 on the season and 0-9 in conference play.

Dordt College ran off the first four points of the contest, including a pair of free-throws, courtesy of a bench technical, and never looked back as they led wire to wire. The Defenders rolled to an early ten point advantage (18-8) thanks to an Abby Chapman three pointer with 15:19 to play and a 13-0 Dordt run took the score from 26-15 to 39-15 putting the game out of reach early. Dordt College knocked in eight of their ten three point attempts in the first half, with Broekhuis and Boone both hitting two of three, while Abby Chapman was one of one and Schelhaas converted on all three of her tries from beyond the arc helping Dordt to a 61-38 halftime lead.

The second half went much the same as the first with Dordt making over 60% of their shots, cruising to the GPAC win.

Dordt had seven different players in double figures, with senior Kara Van Dyke leading all scorers with 25 points. Van Dyke was 11 of 13 from the field and three of five from the line to go along with five rebounds and two steals in 19 minutes of playing time. Jasmin Schelhaas finished with 19 points, hitting five of six from the floor, with four of five from long range and five of seven from the charity stripe. Schelhaas also led all players with five assists and also had two steals. Jamie Kok finished with a dozen points and a game high eight boards. Kayla Broekhuis, Danelle Boone and Mycah Hulst each added eleven points and Abby Chapman rounded out the double digit scores with ten.

Bridget Bucher paced the visitors with 19 points on six of seven from the floor and seven of nine from the line. Felicia TeKolste added 14 and Amanda Diaz contributed 11.

Dordt outrebounded the Prairiewolves 41-27 and forced the visitors into 19 turnovers.

Coach's Comments:
"We made shots inside to get us outside looks and then we were hitting all of those too and it was really fun to be able to play at home and play that well. Our defense was much improved and that really help us get good looks on the offensive end. Jasmin (Schelhaas) really had a great game and helped us push the pace on offense and we had good guard play all the way around. We need to be down below 15 turnovers to give ourselves a chance and we were at 13 this afternoon so we were please with that."

Senior Kara Van Dyke added, "we put a lot of emphasis on rebounding the last couple days and that was really evident today. We need to continue to stay focused and play hard for 40 minutes in every game as it seems like in this conference that anyone can beat anyone on any given day."

GPAC Scores:
Nebraska Wesleyan at 66
Dordt 115

(7) Concordia at 68
(2) Northwestern 86

Doane at 69
(9) Morningside 72

Presentation College at 58
Mount Marty 70

Midland vs 83
(23) Briar Cliff 68

GPAC Standings:
(2) Northwestern 9-0/17-0
(7) Concordia 9-2/15-4
(10) Hastings 7-2/16-2
(9) Morningside 6-3/15-4
Midland 6-3/10-9
(23) Briar Cliff 5-5/11-8
(RV) Dakota Wesleyan 4-4/11-6
Dordt 3-7/9-9
Mount Marty 1-8/9-9
Doane 1-8/7-10
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-9/1-13

Dordt College will host Northwestern College on Wednesday, January 15 with the tip-off time scheduled for 6:00 pm. Doors will open at 5:00 pm.

Dordt's Current Record: 9-9 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 1-13 (0-9)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 61 54 115
Nebraska Wesleyan 38 28 66
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Jaimie Kok 8
Robyn Blount 6
Jessica Jelsema 5
Kara Van Dyke 5
Team Total: 41
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Sanchez, Kelly 6
Bucher, Bridget 4
Cook, Courtney 4
Suski, Cassandra 4
Team Total: 27
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Kara Van Dyke 25
Jasmin Schelhaas 19
Jaimie Kok 12
Mycah Hulst 11
Team Total: 115
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Bucher, Bridget 19
TeKolste Felicia 14
Diaz, Amanda 11
Sanchez, Kelly 7
Team Total: 66
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 40/65 62%
3-Point Field Goals: 11/19 58%
Free Throws: 24/35 69%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 21/53 40%
3-Point Field Goals: 3/10 30%
Free Throws: 21/32 66%

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