Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan

February 15, 2014

(Lincoln, Nebraska) The Dordt College Defender women’s basketball team earned their 13th win of the season with a 72-53 win over Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Defenders took the lead for good on a Abby Chapman three-point basket with 14:39 left in the first half. The basket started a nine point run that ended with a Chapman lay up at the 12:35 mark. The Defenders took their first double digit lead of the game at the 10:59 mark of the half and they stretched the lead to as many 19 before taking a 36-23 halftime lead.

Nebraska Wesleyan made a short challenge in the second half by trimming the lead to 36-28 at the 18:47 mark. An Elise Maresh bucket at the 17:35 mark gave Dordt a double digit lead the Defenders had no trouble maintaining on the way to a 19 point win.

Dordt’s Abby Chapman led all players with 16 points while converting 6-7 field goals and 4-5 three-point baskets. Kayla Broekhuis added 15 and was 4-6 from the field and 3-3 on three-point baskets. Kim Kroeze was good for 12 points and had four rebounds. Mycah Hulst scored nine and had a team high eight rebounds. Jasmin Schelhaas dished out a game high five assists.

Nebraska Wesleyan was topped by Bridget Bucher with 16 and shared game honors with Chapman. Bucher also had nine rebounds Courtney Cook tossed in 15 and had six rebounds.

Dordt was 26-60 from the field and 9-13 on three-point baskets while converting 11-16 free throws. Nebraska Wesleyan was 17-56 from the field and 15-21 on free throws. Dordt had a 44-39 rebounding advantage.

Dordt is 13-14 overall and 6-12 in the GPAC. Nebraska Wesleyan is 1-22 overall and 0-18 in the GPAC.

Dordt will travel Northwestern to face the Red Raiders on Wednesday night before concluding the season at home against Midland on Saturday,

GPAC Scores for Saturday, February 15
Hastings College 99, Dakota Wesleyan University 86
Dordt College 72, Nebraska Wesleyan University 53
Concordia University 89, Northwestern College 78
Morningside College 77, Doane College 67
Midland University 92, Briar Cliff University 84

GPAC Standings
School GPAC/ Overall
Concordia 16-3/ 24-5
Hastings 15-3/ 24-3
Northwestern 14-4/ 22-4
Morningside 14-4/ 23-5
Midland 10-8/ 14-14
Dakota Wesleyan 9-10/ 17-12
Briar Cliff 7-11/ 14-14
Doane 6-12/ 13-14
Dordt 6-12/ 13-14
Mount Marty 3-15/ 12-16
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-18/ 1-22

Dordt's Current Record: 13-14 (6-12)
Opponent's Current Record: 1-22 (0-18)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 36 36 72
Nebraska Wesleyan 23 30 53
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Mycah Hulst 8
Jessica Jelsema 6
Kara Van Dyke 5
Team Total: 44
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Bridget Bucher 9
Courtney Cook 6
Team Total: 39
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Abby Chapman 16
Kayla Broekhuis 15
Kim Kroeze 12
Team Total: 72
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Bridget Bucher 16
Courtney Cook 15
Team Total: 53
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 26/60 43%
3-Point Field Goals: 9/13 69%
Free Throws: 11/16 69%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 17/56 30%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/19 21%
Free Throws: 15/21 71%

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