Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Mount Marty

January 22, 2014

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender women moved up in to the eighth spot in the GPAC standings this evening with a 69-54 win at home over the Mount Marty Lancers. The Defenders improve to 10-11 overall and 4-9 in the conference as the Lancers drop to 9-12 on the season and 1-11 in GPAC play.

With the game tied 7-7 the Defender women rattled off ten straight points, taking a 17-7 lead on a Jamie Kok layup with 11:31 left in the half. Back to back three pointers by Kok and Kara Van Dyke had Dordt up 14 (23-9) and the Defenders held an 11 point advantage (25-14) with 6:38 remaining. A 12-1 run by the visiting Lancers, capped by a Kelsey Schmidt three pointer tied the game at 26-26 with 2:24 on the clock. A Jamie Kok jumper broke the deadlock for the Defenders and a Kok three pointer at the buzzer allowed Dordt to go to the break up 34-27.

Dordt started the second half outscoring the Lancers 8-2 with a Kayla Broekhuis three pointer putting Dordt up 42-29 five minutes in to the half. Mount Marty was able to whittle away at the lead, getting it down to seven (45-38) and were within eight (56-48) with just under six minutes to play in the half. A seven point run by Dordt punctuated by a Danelle Boone three with 3:36 to play had the Defenders up by 15 (63-48) and Dordt led by as many as 19 (69-50) on another Boone three ball, before picking up the 69-54 win.

Kara Van Dyke dropped in 21 points for the Defenders to lead all scorers while Danelle Boone and Jamie Kok added 15 and 14 points respectively. Van Dyke was eight of fifteen from the floor with two three pointers and three of four from the line while also grabbing six boards. Jamie Kok was six of ten with two made threes, getting a double double as the senior also ripped down 12 boards and dished out four assists. Boone was five of nine from the floor with four of six coming on three pointers and was one of two from the line.

Raquel Sutera had thirteen points for the Lancers, shooting three of thirteen on the night with one of seven from long range and six of seven from the stripe. Cassidy Gebhart ended with ten points on three of seven from the field with one made three and three of four from the line.

Dordt outrebounded the Lancers 36-29 and both teams finished with 16 turnovers.

“We showed some good defensive energy tonight,” stated Dordt Head Coach Craig Stiemsma, “and we rebounded well also. Our miscues and fouls allowed them to get back in the game but we did well to end the half on a little run to give us some room. It was nice to get a GPAC win at home.”

GPAC Scores from today:
(8) Concordia at 65
(9) Hastings 78

Mount Marty at 54
Dordt 69

(RV) Midland at 72
Doane 69

(2) Northwestern at 79
(10) Morningside 90

Briar Cliff at 73
(RV) Dakota Wesleyan 81

GPAC Standings:
Northwestern 10-1/18-1
Hastings 10-2/19-2
Concordia 10-3/16-5
Midland 8-4/12-10
Morningside 7-4/16-5
Dakota Wesleyan 7-4/14-6
Briar Cliff 5-7/12-10
Dordt 4-9/10-11
Doane 3-9/9-11
Mount Marty 1-11/9-12
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-11/1-15

Dordt College will host a non-conference game on Saturday, January 25 against Dakota State with the women's game scheduled to tip-off at 2:00 pm.

Dordt's Current Record: 10-11 (4-9)
Opponent's Current Record: 9-12 (1-11)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 34 35 69
Mount Marty 27 27 54
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Jaimie Kok 12
Kara Van Dyke 6
Robyn Blount 3
Jasmin Schelhaas 3
Team Total: 36
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Sutera, Raquel 6
Lambley, Cheyenne 6
Hegge, Holly 4
De Kam, Allison 4
Team Total: 29
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Kara Van Dyke 21
Danelle Boone 15
Jaimie Kok 14
Kayla Broekhuis 5
Team Total: 69
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Sutera, Raquel 13
Gebhart, Cassidy 10
De Kam, Allison 9
Hegge, Holly 7
Team Total: 54
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 26/53 49%
3-Point Field Goals: 10/18 56%
Free Throws: 7/16 44%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 17/48 35%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/22 23%
Free Throws: 15/19 79%

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