Dordt College News

Dordt-Briar Cliff Basketball Wednesday

January 29, 2014

GAMETIME… Dordt will travel to Sioux City on Wednesday, January 29 to face Briar Cliff at the Newman Flanagan Center.  The women’s game will start at 6:00 and the men will begin 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 

SCOUTING REPORT… The Briar Cliff women are 5-8 in the GPAC and 12-11 overall.  The Chargers started the season with four wins in a row and they were 8-2 after an overtime win over Dordt on December 4.  Since then the Chargers are 4-9 and they have lost three games in a row to Concordia, Dakota Wesleyan and Hastings.  Briar Cliff’s most recent win was a 75-67 win at Dakota State on January 15.

The Chargers score 79.9 points per game and allow 80.3 points per contest while getting outrebounded 41.7-44.0.  Briar Cliff converts 41.0 percent of its field goals and 31.2 percent of its three-point shots.  The Chargers allow opponents to make 41.4 percent of its field goals and 31.7 percent of the three-point shots taken.  Briar Cliff has turned the ball over 535 times in 23 games while opponents have turned it over 572 times.

Slone Masters is the top scorer with a 15.0 points per game average and she takes down 6.5 rebounds per game.  She averages just over two assists per game and 1.3 blocked shots with nearly three steals per outing.  Kaylee Blake is good for 10.4 points per game and 4.3 rebounds and she averages a steal and an assist per contest.  Summer Gordon and Morgan Hansen each average 7.5 points per game and Lexi Henschke is at 7.0 points per game.

The Briar Cliff men are 14-9 overall and 7-6 in the GPAC.  The Chargers started the season with a 2-2 mark and then ripped off six wins in a row before falling three times in succession to Bellevue, Dordt and Hastings from November 30-December 7.  Since then the Chargers are 6-4 and they’ve lost two games in a row to Dakota Wesleyan (84-81) and Hastings (72-66).

The Chargers are scoring 83.7 points per game and allow 78.7 points per outing and they hold a 35.2-33.8 rebounding edge.  The Chargers make 47.8 percent of their field goals and 37.8 percent of their three-point shots.  Teams are shooting for a 46.7 percent success rate against the Chargers.  Briar Cliff has converted 523-699 free throws while opponents are 383-544.

Zach Otting scores 19.5 points per game with 4.1 rebounds and he is making 49.3 percent of his shots.  Clayton Harreld is adding 12.5 points per game and he has 32 assists.  Bryan Forbes and Ricky Torres score 9.4 and 7.7 points per game.  Shane Graves and Ricky Williams add 7.0 and 6.6 points per game and Graves has a team high 65 assists in 22 games played.  The Chargers have 11 players who have played in 18 games or more this season.

DEFENDER NOTES… The Defender women are 11-11 this season and 5-9 in league play.  Dordt started the season with a 6-2 mark before a loss to Briar Cliff started a four game slide.  The Defenders are 4-5 since Christmas and are on a two game winning streak. 

Dordt is paced by Kara Van Dyke’s 14.0 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per outing.  Van Dyke makes 47.2 percent of her field goal tries.  Jaimie Kok has a 10.7 points per game average to go with 6.3 rebounds and she has played in 17 games this year.  Kayla Broekhuis has a 10.3 points per game average in 12 games and she is converting 50.6 percent of her field goals and he averages 3.8 rebounds.  Danelle Boone has steadily raised her scoring average to 8.7 points per game and Jasmin Schelhaas is scoring 6.4 points per outing.  The Defenders have been without Elise Maresh for the last nine games as she’s been sidelined by injury.  Maresh was averaging 16.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game before Christmas.

The Defenders average 72.4 points per game and allow 71.1 points per contest.  Dordt is converting 42.6 percent of its shots and limit opponents to 38.8 percent success.  Dordt is getting outrebounded by a slight 38.8-37.9 average and they’ve turned it over 399 times to 375 for opponents.

The Defender men are 21-2 this season and stand 12-1 in the GPAC.  Dordt has won five games in a row since having a 13 game winning streak stopped on January 8.  The Defenders have seven games remaining in the regular season.

Dordt has a 90.2 points per game average and the Defenders convert 49.7 percent of the field goals they take.  The Defenders also outrebound teams 42.1-30.3.  Opponents are scoring 75.6 points per game and are making 44.3 percent of the field goals they take.  Dordt has scored 90 or more points in a game 15 times.  Dordt has converted 481-664 free throws to 343-470 for opponents.

Kyle Lindbergh scores 16.7 points per game and takes down 10.5 rebounds per contest.  He’s averaged 2.7 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.1steals per game and he makes 52.8 percent of his field goals.  Dalton Franken is scoring 16.2 points per game while converting 48.4 percent of his field goals and he takes in 4.4 rebounds per game.  Austin Katje is good for 13.4 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per outing.  Nathan Rindels is scoring 11.0 points per game and takes down 5.0 rebounds with 3.5 assists.  Tyler Wolterstorff completes the double digit scoring with a 10.9 average and he gets to 4.3 rebounds per game.  David Den Herder and Alex Terpstra are scoring 6.7 and 6.0 points per game and Bryan Sumner’s average is at 4.2 points per outing.

LAST TIME… The Defender women beat Dakota State 97-70 behind 37-67 shooting from the field.  Dordt was up 39-19 at halftime and was led by Kara Van Dyke’s 24 points and nine rebounds.  Jaimie Kok scored 14 and had 10 rebounds with seven assists and Jasmin Schelhaas scored 13.

Hastings beat the Briar Cliff women 76-72 on Saturday.  Slone Masters and McKenzie Shipley both had 15 points and Alex Fuller 11 while Kaylee Blake came off the bench to score nine.

The Defender men were 98-90 winners over Dakota State on Saturday after leading 57-50.  Dordt got 32 points from Dalton Franken as he converted 10-21 field goals and 12-12 free throws.  Tyler Wolterstorff scored 19 and Kyle Lindbergh added 17 and Austin Katje 16.  Katje had seven rebounds and was 6-6 from the free throw line. 

The  Briar Cliff men trailed Hastings by 17 points with eight minutes to go on Saturday, took a one point lead with just over three minutes to go, before falling 72-66.  Bryan Forbes scored 19 and had ten rebounds in the loss while Zach Otting added 12 and Austin Lefler 10.  Ricky Williams and Shane Graves both had eight points.

HISTORY… The Briar Cliff women lead the series 42-37 and they won a 100-92 overtime decision on December 4 at the De Witt Gym.  Kara Van Dyke and Elise Maresh had 23 and 22 respectively for the Defenders while Danelle Boone had 13.  Briar Cliff was paced by Slone Masters with 27 and Regan Cooper scored 18 with 11 rebounds.  The game was tied 83-83 at the end of regulation.

The Defender men won a 104-97 decision over Briar Cliff on December 4 to close the series to 56-34 in Briar Cliff’s favor.  Dalton Franken led the Defenders with 24 points and Nathan Rindels added 21 with 11 rebounds and three assists.  Austin Katje and Tyler Wolterstorff had 14 each and David Den Herder came off the bench to score 16.  Ricky Williams and Zach Otting had 28 and 20 respectively and Austin Homan came off the bench to score 10 with six rebounds.  The game was tied 87-87 at the end of regulation.

NEXT… The Chargers have a week off before traveling to Northwestern on Wednesday, February 5.

The Defenders continue their week of road games with a doubleheader at Hastings on Saturday, February 1.

RANKINGS….The Defender men hold the no. 5 spot in the poll with 328 points.  Midland and Hastings are no. 7 and no. 13 respectively and Morningside is receiving votes.  Cardinal Stritch (Wisconsin) is the no. 1 team again this week in the poll.

Five GPAC teams are in the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll released Tuesday, January 28.  Northwestern is no. 2; Hastings no. 7; Concordia no. 9; Morningside no. 10; Dakota Wesleyan no. 25.  The University of St. Francis is no. 1 in this week’s polling done by 14 coaches across the country.

MILESTONES…Kara Van Dyke went over 1,200 career points last week and currently has 1,215 which ranks seventh all-time behind Jacque Van Leeuwen’s 1,246 and Serena Van Beek’s 1,280.  Jaimie Kok is closing in on 800 points and has 791 which is 24th all-time.  Van Dyke is currently tied with Amber Soodsma for fourth all-time in rebounding with 733 and Anita Tinklenberg has 809 in third.  Kok has 396 and ranks 25th behind Kelsie De Nooy’s 402.  Kok has 176 assists which ranks 21st and Kara Van Dyke has 131 steals which puts her in 16th place all-time.

Austin Katje set a new career mark in three-point shots made on Saturday and he has 232 career three-point baskets to Cliff Warner’s 231.  Katje also moved past Eric Maas for 10th all-time in scoring with 1,296 points.  Kyle Lindbergh has 1,196 points and ranks 17th behind Brad Boer’s 1,204 and Kyle Van Arendonk’s 1,210.  Lindbergh has also gone over 800 career rebounds with 837 and ranks 2nd.  Lindbergh also has 260 assists which ranks 10th behind Evan Beimers with 273 and Jason Nikkel with 274.  Lindbergh’s steal total is 152 which is tied with Tracy Winkle for fourth and he trails Kevin Gesink in third with 175.

GPAC STANDINGS…(Tuesday, January 28)

Women’s Basketball
Northwestern  11-1/19-1
Hastings   11-2/20-2
Concordia   10-3/18-5
Midland   8-5/12-11
Morningside  7-4/16-5
Dakota Wesleyan  8-4/15-6
Briar Cliff  5-8/12-11
Dordt College  4-9/11-11
Doane   4-9/10-11
Mount Marty   1-12/9-13
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-12/1-16

Men’s Basketball
Dordt College  12-1/21-2
Hastings   11-2/17-5
Midland   10-3/19-3
Morningside  8-3/14-7
Briar Cliff  7-6/14-9
Dakota Wesleyan  6-6/13-9
Northwestern  5-7/12-10
Nebraska Wesleyan  4-8/9-8
Doane   3-10/10-12
Concordia  2-11/7-15
Mount Marty   1-12/3-18


Upcoming games

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

February 1
Dordt @ Hastings
Concordia @ Mount Marty
Northwestern @ Midland
Dakota Wesleyan @ Doane
Morningside @ Nebraska Wesleyan

February 3
Dakota Wesleyan @ Morningside

February 5
Hastings @ Doane
Dakota Wesleyan @ Dordt
Concordia @ Nebraska Wesleyan
Mount Marty @ Morningside
Briar Cliff @ Northwestern

February 8
Hastings @ Mount Marty
Midland @ Morningside
Doane @ Northwestern
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Briar Cliff
Concordia @ Dakota Wesleyan

February 12
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Hastings
Morningside @ Dordt
Midland @ Concordia
Northwestern @ Dakota Wesleyan
Mount Marty @ Briar Cliff

February 15
Dakota Wesleyan @ Hastings
Dordt @ Nebraska Wesleyan
Northwestern @ Concordia
Briar Cliff @ Midland
Morningside @ Doane

February 19
Hastings @ Midland
Dordt @ Northwestern
Doane @ Nebraska Wesleyan
Briar Cliff @ Morningside
Dakota Wesleyan @ Mount Marty

February 22
Hastings @ Northwestern
Midland @ Dordt
Concordia @ Morningside
Doane @ Briar Cliff
Nebraska Wesleyan @ 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

January 15
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 94, Midland University 93 (OT)
Dordt College 78, Northwestern College 64
Nebraska Wesleyan University 94, Doane College 86
Dakota Wesleyan University 76, Mount Marty College 45

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 71, Midland University 59
Northwestern College 76, Dordt College 62
Doane College 82, Nebraska Wesleyan University 30
Dakota Wesleyan University 85, Mount Marty College 79

January 18
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 80, Morningside College 71
Dordt College 92, Doane College 81
Briar Cliff University 91, Concordia University 85
Midland University 65, Mount Marty College 41
Dakota Wesleyan University 77, Nebraska Wesleyan University 70

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 64, Morningside College 55
Doane College 67, Dordt College 62
Concordia University 79, Briar Cliff University 63
Dakota Wesleyan University 79, Nebraska Wesleyan University 65
Midland University 77, Mount Marty College 58

January 22
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 71, Concordia University 66
Dordt College 93, Mount Marty College 59
Midland University 73, Doane College 59
Morningside College 97, Northwestern College 65
Dakota Wesleyan University 84, Briar Cliff University 81

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 78, Concordia University 65
Dordt College 69, Mount Marty College 54
Midland University 72, Doane College 69
Morningside College 90, Northwestern College 79
Dakota Wesleyan University 81, Briar Cliff University 73

January 25
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 72, Briar Cliff University 66
Doane College 78, Mount Marty College 65
Northwestern College 77, Nebraska Wesleyan University 64
Women's Basketball
Hastings College 76, Briar Cliff University 72
Doane College 71, Mount Marty College 61
Northwestern College 103, Nebraska Wesleyan University 53
January 26

Men's Basketball
Midland University 82, Dakota Wesleyan University 71

Women's Basketball
Dakota Wesleyan University 79, Midland University 64

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