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Dordt-Northwestern Basketball Wednesday

January 14, 2014

GAMETIME… Dordt will host Northwestern on Wednesday, January 15, in GPAC basketball.  The games start at 6:00 with the women’s game and the men will start at 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 

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WHITEOUT... Dordt College fans are encouraged to wear white for the game at the De Witt.

SCOUTING REPORT…The Northwestern Red Raider women are 17-0 overall and 9-0 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference while holding down the no. 2 spot in the NAIA Division II Coaches’ Poll in the rankings released on January 7.  Northwestern has been involved in two games that have been decided by ten points or less—an 82-73 win over Dakota State on November 20 and an 85-76 win over Dakota Wesleyan on January 8.  Northwestern is 8-0 at home and 9-0 on the road.

Northwestern is averaging 93.2 points per game and allow 68.1 points per outing.  Northwestern is making 47.3 percent of the field goals it takes and limits teams to 36.7 percent success from the floor.  The Red Raiders are converting 36.8 percent of their three-point shots and they out rebound teams 46.2-33.7.

Alli Engebretson scores a team high 19.4 points per game with 6.9 rebounds and she is converting 41 percent of her three-point field goals.  Karen Hutson scores 17.4 points per game and takes in 5.8 rebounds and Samantha Kleinsasser’s scoring average is 15.8 points per game and a team high 7.5 rebounds and she converts 53.8 percent of her field goal attempts.  Mackenzie Small’s scoring average is 12.8 and she takes in 4.5 rebounds.  Paige O’Neal is good for over five assists per game and she tops the team with two steals per game with a 6.0 scoring average.

The Northwestern men are 11-8 this season and 4-5 in GPAC play.  Northwestern has won three games in a row since back to back losses to Midland and Doane right before the Christmas break.  The Red Raiders have beaten Buena Vista, Dakota Wesleyan and Concordia in 2014 and have won all of those games at home. 

Northwestern scores 76.0 points per game and is giving up 74.7 points per game.  The Raiders are outrebounding teams 40.3-35.3 and they are making 44.6 percent of the field goals they attempt while limiting teams to 42.9 percent success. 

Zack Leeper leads the team in scoring with a 18.3 points per game average and he also takes down 5.6 rebounds per contest.  Leeper has led the team in scoring 13 times this season and he scored a season high 37 against Buena Vista on January 4.  Jordan Baker scores 13.6 points per game and converts 58.7 percent of his field goals and he leads the team in rebounding with a 6.8 average.  Joey Habtemariam is scoring 9.1 points per game and he tops the team in assists with right at four per game.  Levi Ettleman is good for 6.8 points per game since joining the team at the conclusion of the football season and Rob Gill scores 6.5 points per game in four contests this season. 

DEFENDER NOTES… Dordt is 9-9 in women’s basketball and 3-7 in the GPAC.  Dordt snapped a three game losing streak with a win over Nebraska Wesleyan on January 11.  Dordt’s other two wins in conference play are over Doane and Mount Marty. 

The Defenders average 72.4 points per game with a defensive average of 72.1 points per contest.  Dordt makes 41.9 percent of the field goals it takes and they are allowing 38.9 percent success for foes.  Dordt has been outrebounded 38.9-38.1 and have turned the ball over 327 times in 18 games to 313 for opponents.

Kara Van Dyke is scoring 12.6 points per game while taking down 7.4 rebounds per game.  Her field goal success is 45.3 percent and she is converting 83.1 percent of her free throws.  Kayla Broekhuis puts in 12.1 points per game and her rebounding average is 3.6.  She is making 55 percent of her field goals and 56.8 percent of her three-point baskets.  Jaimie Kok is scoring 11.1 points per game and takes in 5.9 rebounds per contest.  Danelle Boone’s scoring average is 7.8 and she has made a team high 32 three-point baskets.

The Defender men are 17-2 this season and 9-1 in the GPAC.  Dordt got a win over Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday after seeing its 13 game winning streak stopped on Wednesday, January 8. 

Dordt scores 90.2 points per game and allow 76.1 points per contest while outrebounding teams 43.2-29.7.  The Defenders are converting 49.6 percent of the field goals they attempt and opponents are knocking down 44.2 percent of their field goals.  Teams are taking over 20 three-point shots per game against Dordt while the Defenders are trying about 16 per game.  Dordt has converted more free throws, 404, than their opponents have tried, 397. 

Kyle Lindbergh leads a quintet of players scoring in double figures for the Defenders.  Lindbergh scores 16.9 points per game and takes in a conference high 10.6 rebounds per game.  He leads the team in blocked shots with 27 and steals with 21.  He also is second on the team in assists with 49.  Dalton Franken scores 15.8 points per game and he snares 4.6 rebounds and is converting 49.3 percent of his field goals.  Austin Katje is scoring 13.6 points per game and he is grabbing 4.4 rebounds while Tyler Wolterstorff is at 10.8 points per game.  Nathan Rindels scores 10.5 points per game and gets to 5.2 rebounds and he leads the team with 67 assists.  David Den Herder scores 6.8 points per game with 4.3 rebounds and he is making 63.9 percent of his field goals.  Alex Terpstra is good for 5.8 points per game and Bryan Sumner is at 4.1 points per game.  Lindbergh has led the team in rebounding in 15 games and Katje tops the team with 42 made three-point shots in 94 attempts.

LAST TIME… The Northwestern women beat Concordia 86-68 after leading 47-32 at halftime.  Engebretson had 28 points and 11 rebounds with six assists and Small added 19 points and had four steals.  Northwestern had a 50-35 rebounding advantage.

Dordt beat Nebraska Wesleyan in record setting fashion on Saturday by a 115-66 decision.  Dordt scored a school record 61 points in the first half and the 115 points was a single game scoring record as well.  Van Dyke led seven players in double figures with 25 and Jasmin Schelhaas scored 19 with Kok tossing in 12.  The Defenders converted 61.5 percent of their shots and 57.9 percent of their three-point attempts.

The Northwestern men held on for a 60-56 win over Concordia on Saturday, January 11 after leading 40-23 at halftime.  Northwestern got 17 from Leeper and Baker had 13 points and ten rebounds.  Northwestern made 42 percent of its field goals while limiting Concordia to 34.4 percent success.

The Dordt men led start to finish in beating Nebraska Wesleyan 66-57.  Dordt was up 36-25 at halftime and converted 43.1 percent its field goals while Wesleyan made 39.7 percent of its shots.  Dordt had a 42-32 rebounding advantage and converted 10-16 free throws while the visitors were just 4-8.  Dalton Franken had 13 points and Rindels 12 with seven rebounds and two assists.  Sumner scored 11 in a reserve role and Lindbergh had a team high 13 rebounds with four assists.

HISTORY… Northwestern leads the series 63-17 and they won the two meetings last season.  The Raiders led 37-26 at halftime of the December 5 meeting in Sioux Center and won by an eventual 71-51 difference.  Kendra De Jong led Northwestern with 25 and Kleinsasser had 22.  Kara Van Dyke scored 22 in the loss for Dordt. 

January 30 the Defenders trailed 34-33 at halftime and lost a 71-67 final with Broekhuis scoring 17 in the loss and Van Dyke added 13.  De Jong and Alli Engebretson (Dunkelberger at the time), scored 18.

Northwestern leads the men’s series 76-26 but the Defenders hold an 11-10 advantage in the last nine seasons.  The two teams split their meetings last season with Northwestern taking the January 30 meeting by an 89-87 count in overtime.  Dordt was led by Jordan Vogel’s 27 and Katje scored 16 with six rebounds.  Ben Miller scored 24 for the Raiders and Daniel Van Kalsbeek scored 18.

The Defenders won the first meeting by a final of 64-56 after trailing 33-26 at halftime.  Dordt got 19 from Trevor Wolterstorff and Katje scored 16.  Miller and Van Kalsbeek each had 14.

NEXT… Dordt will go to Doane on Saturday, January 18 in Crete, Nebraska while Northwestern has an open date before returning to play

RANKINGS…. The Dordt College men are no. 5 in the NAIA Coaches’ Poll released on Tuesday, January 7.  GPAC members Midland and Hastings are no. 8 and no. 17 respectively. 

Six GPAC teams are ranked in the top-25 and another is receiving votes in the poll.  Northwestern is no. 2; Concordia no. 7; Morningside no. 9; Hastings no.10; Briar Cliff no. 23 and Dakota Wesleyan is receiving votes.

GPAC STANDINGS…(Tuesday, January 14)

Women’s Basketball
Northwestern  9-0/17-0
Concordia   9-2/15-4
Hastings   7-2/16-2
Midland   6-3/10-9
Morningside  6-3/15-4
Briar Cliff  5-5/11-8
Dakota Wesleyan  4-4/11-6
Dordt College  3-7/9-9
Doane   1-8/7-10
Mount Marty   1-8/9-9
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-9/1-13

Men’s Basketball
Dordt College  9-1/17-2
Midland   7-2/16-2
Hastings   7-2/13-5
Morningside  7-2/12-6
Briar Cliff  6-4/13-7
Northwestern  4-5/11-8
Dakota Wesleyan  3-5/10-8
Nebraska Wesleyan  3-6/8-6
Doane   2-7/9-9
Concordia  2-9/5-13
Mount Marty   1-8/3-14


Upcoming games

January 15
Midland @ Hastings
Northwestern @ Dordt
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Doane
Mount Marty @ Dakota Wesleyan

January 18
Morningside @ Hastings
Dordt @ Doane
Briar Cliff @ Concordia
Mount Marty @ Midland
Dakota Wesleyan @ Nebraska Wesleyan

January 22
Concordia @ Hastings
Mount Marty @ Dordt
Midland @ Doane
Northwestern @ Morningside
Briar Cliff @ Dakota Wesleyan

January 25
Hastings @ Briar Cliff
Doane @ Mount Marty
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Northwestern

January 29
Dordt @ Briar Cliff
Doane @ Concordia
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Midland
Morningside @ Dakota Wesleyan
Northwestern @ Mount Marty

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

Tuesday, November 26
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 78, Concordia University 71
Dordt College 100, Mount Marty College 60
Midland University 89, Doane College 65
Morningside College 88, Northwestern College 70
Briar Cliff University 91, Dakota Wesleyan University 81

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 94, Concordia University 89
Dordt College 68, Mount Marty College 59
Midland University 64, Doane College 62
Northwestern College 102, Morningside College 82
Briar Cliff University 89, Dakota Wesleyan University 88

Wednesday, December 4
Men's Basketball
Dordt College 104, Briar Cliff University 97
Concordia University 86, Doane College 81
Midland University 64, Nebraska Wesleyan University 50
Northwestern College 87, Mount Marty College 64

Women's Basketball
Briar Cliff University 100, Dordt College 92 (OT)
Concordia University 82, Doane College 75
Midland University 77, Nebraska Wesleyan University 64
Northwestern College 87, Mount Marty College 71

Saturday, December 7
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 87, Briar Cliff University 58
Dordt College 93, Concordia University 70
Doane College 78, Mount Marty College 49
Northwestern College 78, Nebraska Wesleyan University 76
Midland University 84, Dakota Wesleyan University 77

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 86, Briar Cliff University 68
Concordia University 89, Dordt College 66
Doane College 75, Mount Marty College 70
Northwestern College 105, Nebraska Wesleyan University 53
Dakota Wesleyan University 85, Midland University 74

Wednesday, December 11
Men's Basketball
Dordt College 92, Dakota Wesleyan University 81
Nebraska Wesleyan University 83, Concordia University 57
Morningside College 102, Mount Marty College 77

Women's Basketball
Dakota Wesleyan University 81, Dordt College 56
Concordia University 94, Nebraska Wesleyan University 65
Morningside College 79, Mount Marty College 51

Saturday, December 14
Men's Basketball
Dordt College 94, Hastings College 84
Concordia University 81, Mount Marty College 67
Midland University 80, Northwestern College 66
Morningside College 81, Nebraska Wesleyan University 71
Dakota Wesleyan University 85, Doane College 78

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 88, Dordt College 67
Concordia University 109, Mount Marty College 86
Morningside College 82, Nebraska Wesleyan University 57
Northwestern College 89, Midland University 69
Dakota Wesleyan University 65, Doane College 59

Wednesday, December 18
Men's Basketball
Doane College 84, Northwestern College 78

Women's Basketball
Northwestern College 85, Doane College 75

Friday, December 20
Men's Basketball
Dakota Wesleyan University 88, Concordia University 56

Women's Basketball
Concordia University 85, Dakota Wesleyan University 66

Saturday, December 21
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 78, Mount Marty College 61
Nebraska Wesleyan University 74, Briar Cliff University 66

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 93, Mount Marty College 77

January 4
Men's Basketball
Dakota Wesleyan University 98, Hastings College 84
Dordt College 69, Concordia University 62
Morningside College 79, Briar Cliff University 73
Mount Marty College 68, Nebraska Wesleyan University 56

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 81, Dakota Wesleyan University 45
Concordia University 81, Dordt College 63
Morningside College 92, Briar Cliff University 81
Mount Marty College 78, Nebraska Wesleyan University 63

January 8
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 96, Nebraska Wesleyan University 93 (OT)
Morningside College 100, Dordt College 96
Midland University 70, Concordia University 45
Northwestern College 70, Dakota Wesleyan University 66 (OT)
Briar Cliff University 87, Mount Marty College 64

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 88, Nebraska Wesleyan University 61
Morningside College 89, Dordt College 61
Concordia University 82, Midland University 74
Northwestern College 85, Dakota Wesleyan University 76
Briar Cliff University 78, Mount Marty College 70

January 11
Men's Basketball
Dordt College 66, Nebraska Wesleyan University 57
Northwestern College 60, Concordia University 56
Morningside College 89, Doane College 84
Briar Cliff University 68, Midland University 66

Women's Basketball
Dordt College 115, Nebraska Wesleyan University 66
Northwestern College 86, Concordia University 68
Morningside College 72, Doane College 69
Midland University 83, Briar Cliff University 68

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