Dordt College News

Dordt Basketball Travels To Yankton Tuesday

November 26, 2013

GAMETIME…The Dordt College Defender women’s and men’s basketball teams travel to Yankton, South Dakota to face the Mount Marty Lancers in Great Plains Athletic Conferene women’s and men’s play on Tuesday, November 25.  The women’s contest will start at 6:00 with the men to follow at about 8:00.  The games can be heard on KDCR 88.5 FM and live on the world wide web at  Scores and details about the contests at their conclusion can be found online at  ; and you can follow us on Twitter at

SCOUTING REPORT… The Lancer women are 0-1in the GPAC and 3-2 overall with non-conference wins over Grace, Presentation and Dakota State.  The Lancers lost their lone GPAC contest so far in a 61-47 loss to Midland on Saturday.

The Lancer women are averaging 78.2 points per game and allow 60.6 points per outing through five games.  Tom Schlimgen’s team is making 45.2 percent of its shots from the floor and 33.9 percent of the three-point shots it takes.  The Lancers hold a 37.4-33.8 rebounding edge and hold teams to 38.1 percent shooting.  Mount Marty has made 77-110 free throws for 70 percent success and have 74 turnovers while forcing 89.

Holly Hegge averages a team high 11.4 points per game and makes 52.2 percent of her field goals.  Kieran O’Malley is good for 10.5 points per game along with Raquel Sutera and Kelsey Schmidt knocks down 10.2 points per game.  Cassidy Gebhart tops the team with 17 assists and Allison De Kam is the leading rebounder with a 6.2 average.

The Lancer men are 0-5 overall and 0-1 in the GPAC with losses to start the season to Dakota State, Johnson and Wales, Presentation, York and Midland.

Mount Marty is getting outscored 74.0-62.6 this season and have made 40.5 percent of the field goals it takes and 26 percent of its three-point shots.  Teams are outrebounding the Lancers 38.8-32 and are enjoying 43.8 percent success from the field.  The Lancers have committed 91 turnovers this season and opponents have given it up 69 times.

Tyler Payer leads the team with a 16.0 points per game average and Bud Smith is good for 14.2 points per game while Alex Irvine adds 10.8 points per contest.  All three average between 5.0 and 5.8 rebounds per game and Payer is tops on the team with 16 assists while Lorenzo Davis has 15. 

DEFENDER NOTES… The Defender  women are 5-2 this season and 1-1 in GPAC play with a win over Doane and a loss to Midland.  Dordt’s other loss was a two point decision at Jamestown.

The Defender women are outscoring teams 73.7-64.3 and make 41.4 percent of their field goals while holding opponents to 34.7 success.  Dordt has made 145-186 free throws in seven games while foes have made 126-162.  Dordt holds a 39.1-36.6 rebounding edge.  Turnovers are about even at 123 for Dordt and 129 for opponents.

Elise Maresh is the scoring leader with a 16.1 average to go with 4.7 rebounds per game.  Kara Van Dyke scores 12.6 points per game with 7.7 rebounds and Jaimie Kok is scoring 11.0 points per game while coming off the bench.  Danelle Boone’s scoring average is 8.4 and Jasmin Schelhaas is scoring 6.0 points per outing.  Kok leads the team with 16 assists and she is averaging 6.0 rebounds per game.

The Defender men are 7-1 this season and 2-0 in the GPAC.  Dordt has won four games in a row since a setback to Davenport on November 8.

The Defenders are outscoring teams 91.8-79.8 and are outrebounding teams 42-29.1.  The Dordt men are making 51 percent of their field goals while opponents convert 46.9 percent of their shots.  The Defenders have a decided advantage at the free throw line where they have made 177-257 and opponents have converted 128-181.

Kyle Lindbergh leads the team with a 20.3 scoring average and 10.6 rebounds per game to go with a block and a steal per game and a little over two assists per contest.  Austin Katje is good for 14.5 points and 4.1 rebounds and is making 44.7 percent of his three-point shots.  Dalton Franken’s average is at 14.1and Tyler Wolterstorff is at 12.1.  Nathan Rindels is averaging 9.6 points per game with 5.0 rebounds and he averages a little over four assists per game.  David Den Herder is good for 5.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.

LAST TIME…The Lancer women lost to Midland on Saturday 61-47 and were held to 27.5 percent shooting while converting 14-51 field goals.  Mount Marty was outrebounded 47-29 and turned the ball over 19 times.  O’Malley was the only player in double figures in scoring at 15 and she converted 9-10 free throws.  De Kam had a team high seven rebounds and Hegge had three steals.

The Defender women ran out to a 43-28 halftime lead and beat Doane 80-55 on Saturday in Sioux Center.  The Defenders made 50 percent of their field goals and were led by Jaimie Kok’s 15 points and Elise Maresh added 14 with seven rebounds.  Danelle Boone and Kara Van Dyke both hit for double figures with 12 and 11 point respectively.  Doane had a 42-36 rebounding edge but Dordt converted 10-24 three-point shots and had 14 turnovers while forcing Doane into 21.

The Lancer men lost to Midland on Saturday by a final score of 81-62 after trailing 39-26 at halftime.  Payer had 23 points and Irvine 13 with Davis tossing in 12.  No other Lancer had more than seven points.  The Lancers made 15-42 field goals for 35.7 percent success in the loss and allowed 32-59 shooting for 54.2 percent by the visitors from Fremont.  The Lancers were outrebounded 38-24 and gave up 14 offensive rebounds.

The Defender men pulled away from Doane in the final 15 minutes of their game on Saturday to win 85-71.  The Defenders were led by Dalton Franken’s 18 points and seven rebounds while Austin Katje had 17 points and seven rebounds.  Tyler Wolterstorff had 12 points while Kyle Lindbergh and Nathan Rindels each had 11 with Rindels getting seven rebounds and seven assists.  Dordt made 52.5 percent of its field goals while holding Doane to 42.3 percent success.  Dordt had a 45-27 rebounding advantage. 

HISTORY… The Lancer women lead the series 46-25 with the two teams splitting their games last season.  Mount Marty won the November 20 meeting 55-51with Kara Van Dyke scoring 21 for the Defenders in a losing effort and Mount Marty got 16 from Holly Hegge.  The January 16 game in Yankton went to Drodt 70-63 with Kayla Broekhuis scoring 17 and Van Dyke had 16.  April Winne had 18 to pace the Lancers and Brittany Little had 13.

The Defender men trail the series 47-44 with each team winning at home last year.  On November 20 in Sioux Center the Defenders won 86-72 after leading 43-30 at halftime.  Cliff Warner had 21 and Trevor Wolterstorff 20 while Jeff Larsen had 14 for the Lancers.  Mount Marty won the game at Laddie E. Cimpl Arena last year by a 77-60 margin and was paced by Jose Pena-Benjamin with 17 points.  Warner had 21 for the Defenders and Wolterstorff had 13.  Dordt was held to 6-28 three-point shooting that night while Mount Marty made 52.8 percent of its field goals.

NEXT… The Lancers are off until Wednesday, December 4 when they travel to Northwestern in Orange City.  Mount Marty continues its road swing when they face Doane on Saturday, December 7.

The Defender women are off until next Wednesday when they host Briar Cliff while the Defender men will host AIB and Central at Dordt College/Holiday Inn Express Classic on Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30.

RANKINGS…. The first NAIA Division II basketball polls were released on October 29.  The women’s poll is dominated by GPAC teams with Morningside no. 3; Concordia no. 5, Northwestern no. 7; Briar Cliff no. 12 and Dakota Wesleyan are receiving votes.  Jamestown is no. 10 and Valley City State is receiving votes. 

The men’s poll features Midland at no. 8, Northwestern at no. 15 and Hastings at no. 23.  Morningside is in the receiving votes category of the poll.  Jamestown is in the receiving votes category of the rankings. 

GPAC STANDINGS…(Monday, November 25)

Women’s Basketball
Midland   3-0/6-2
Northwestern  2-0/9-0
Concordia   2-0/6-1
Dakota Wesleyan  1-0/6-1
Dordt College  1-1/5-2
Briar Cliff  2-2/6-2
Morningside  1-2/6-2
Hastings   1-2/6-2
Mount Marty   0-1/3-2
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-2/1-3
Doane   0-3/3-5

Men’s Basketball
Hastings   3-0/6-1
Briar Cliff  3-0/6-2
Dordt College  2-0/7-1
Nebraska Wesleyan  1-0/3-0
Midland   2-1/5-1
Morningside  1-2/3-4
Mount Marty   0-1/0-5
Dakota Wesleyan  0-1/5-4
Concordia  0-2/2-5
Northwestern  0-2/5-4
Doane   0-3/4-4


Upcoming games

Tuesday, November 26
Dordt @ Mount Marty
Hastings @ Concordia
Doane @ Midland
Morningside @ Northwestern
Dakota Wesleyan @ Briar Cliff

Wednesday, December 4
Briar Cliff @ Dordt
Concordia @ Doane
Midland @ Nebraska Wesleyan
Dakota Wesleyan @ Morningside
Mount Marty @ Northwestern

GPAC Scores
Tuesday, November 12
Men's Basketball 
Briar Cliff University 91, Northwestern College 77
Women's Basketball
Northwestern College 114, Briar Cliff University 81

Saturday, November 16
Men's Basketball
Dordt College 72, Midland University 66
Hastings College 90, Northwestern College 81
Briar Cliff University 101, Doane College 95
Morningside College 85, Concordia University 67

Women's Basketball
Midland University 70, Dordt College 51
Northwestern College 99, Hastings College 83
Briar Cliff University 106, Doane College 92
Concordia University 90, Morningside College 82 (OT)

Wednesday, November 20
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 88, Doane College 75
Midland University 83, Morningside College 77

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 83, Doane College 73
Midland University 68, Morningside College 64
Briar Cliff University 84, Nebraska Wesleyan University 53

Saturday, November 23
Men's Basketball
Nebraska Wesleyan University 89, Dakota Wesleyan University 84
Dordt College 85, Doane College 71
Briar Cliff University 103, Concordia University 61
Midland University 81, Mount Marty College 62
Hastings College 78, Morningside College 74

Women's Basketball
Dakota Wesleyan University 80, Nebraska Wesleyan University 55
Dordt College 80, Doane College 55
Concordia University 80, Briar Cliff University 72
Midland University 61, Mount Marty College 47
Morningside College 76, Hastings College 49

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