Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Hastings

February 1, 2014

(Hastings, Nebraska) The Dordt College Defender women’s basketball battled and gave themselves a chance at the end, but couldn’t overcome the Hastings College Broncos in GPAC basketball Saturday afternoon at Lynn Farrell Arena in Hastings, Nebraska.

The Defenders were slow out of the gate, falling behind 12-0 and 14-3 before getting on track. The Defenders scored 12 of the next 14 points to cut the gap to 16-15 on a Jasmin Schelhaas three-point basket with 7:40 left in the half.

Hastings had an answer to the run as they pushed the lead back to 27-17 with 5:30 left till break. Dordt got as close as 28-22 with Kim Kroeze making a free throw at the 2:28 mark but Hastings got a basket by Jamie Van Kirk and a three-point bucket by Halley Samuelson with 1:54 left to match their biggest lead of the game. A two point basket by Jaimie Kok with less than ten seconds remaining made it a 34-24 Hastings halftime advantage.

Dordt scored the first two baskets of the second half but the hosts got the lead up to 13 with 12:44 remaining in the game. A Kok bucket on the next possession made it 43-32 and Emily Neuman converted a basket at the 11:53 mark to get the difference to nine.

Dordt eventually whittled the lead to five at 45-40 on a pair of Kok free throws but Hastings again answered with a run of its own with a 59-47 lead at the 4:57 mark, leaving just enough time for the Defenders and one last comeback.

A Kara Van Dyke basket with 2:52 remaining made it 61-54 and a Mycah Hulst free throw after a defensive stop got the difference to 61-55. A Kok steal gave Dordt the ball with 1:51 left and Kayla Broekhuis hit a three-point shot halve the lead.

Hastings’s Cami Bruckman made one of two free throws for a four point lead but Kayla Broekhuis was fouled with :23 left in the game and the senior converted both free throws for a 62-60 deficit. Bruckman made a pair of free throws moments later and Kim Kroeze scored on a drive into the lane with :07 left in the game for a 64-62 difference.

Laurel Zwiener made one of two free throws with :05 left and Dordt, out of timeouts, raced up the floor, finding Jaimie Kok at the top of the key for a three-point shot that would have tied the game, but was just short.

Dordt outscored Hastings 38-31 in the second half. The Defenders made 21-54 field goals and 15-19 free throws. Hastings was 23-59 from the field and 8-18 from the three-point line with 11-21 free throws converted. Hastings had a 41-35 rebounding advantage and both teams had 16 turnovers.

Dordt was led by Broekhuis and Kok with 15 points each while Kara Van Dyke converted 10 with nine rebounds. Kok had eight rebounds and Broekhuis had a steal. Jasmin Schelhaas scored nine and had two assists and Kim Kroeze scored seven.

Hastings was topped by Jamie Van Kirk’s 25 and Cami Bruckman scored 11. Sierra Williamson had nine points and nine rebounds.

The Defenders will host Dakota Wesleyan on Wednesday, February 5. GPAC Scores

Hastings College 65, Dordt College 62
Concordia University 60, Mount Marty College 53
Doane College 69, Dakota Wesleyan University 68
Morningside College 102, Nebraska Wesleyan University 59
Northwestern College 95, Midland University 79

GPAC Standings
Hastings 12-2 / 21-2
Northwestern 12-2 / 20-2
Concordia 12-3 / 20-5
Morningside 9-4 / 18-5
Midland 9-6 / 13-12
Dakota Wesleyan 8-6 / 15-8
Briar Cliff 6-8 / 13-11
Doane 5-10 / 11-12
Dordt 4-11 / 11-13
Mount Marty 2-13 / 10-14
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-14 / 1-18

Dordt's Current Record: 11-13 (4-11)
Opponent's Current Record: 21-2 (12-2)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 24 38 62
Hastings 34 31 65
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Kara Van Dyke 9
Jaimie Kok 8
Team Total: 35
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Sierra Williamson 9
Alex Edwards 7
Cami Bruckman 7
Team Total: 28
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Jaimie Kok 15
Kayla Broekhuis 15
Kara Van Dyke 10
Team Total: 62
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Jamie Van Kirk 25
Cami Bruckman 11
Team Total: 65
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 21/54 39%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/16 31%
Free Throws: 15/19 79%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 23/59 39%
3-Point Field Goals: 8/18 44%
Free Throws: 11/21 52%

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