Dordt College News

Dordt Hosts Concordia Saturday

January 3, 2013

GAMETIME… Dordt College will host Concordia on Saturday, January 5.  The women’s game will get underway at 2:00 with the men’s game to follow at 4:00.  There will be a live webcast available at  The games will be broadcast on KDCR 88.5 FM and at  Results will be available at  and at when complete.

SCOUTING REPORT… The Concordia women are ranked no. 1 in the country and stand 8-0 in the GPAC and 15-0 overall.  The Bulldogs finished the 2011-2012 season at the NAIA Divison II National Tournament where they advanced to the semifinal round before being eliminated.

The Bulldogs are averaging 85.9 points per game and allow 59.2 points per game.  Drew Olson’s team has been involved in four games decided by single digits with their closest calls coming in wins over Morningside 80-76 and Northwestern 71-68.  Concordia has scored  over 90 points in seven games but haven’t broken that barrier since November 27.  Concordia is making 42.8 percent of the field goals it takes and converts 35.9 percent of the three-point shots taken.  Concordia outrebounds teams 43.1-39.1 and has forced 29.4 turnovers per game and commits 17.6 turnovers of its own.

Kristen Conahan leads the team with 15.6 points per game and she leads the team with 39 made three-pointers.  Bailey Morris comes off the bench and has a 14.7 points per game average and has converted 22 three-point shots and she averages just over three assists per game while Conahan has dished out 3.5 assists per game.  Katie Rich completes the double digit scorers with 11.3 points per game and she is making 45 percent of her field goals.  Five other players are averaging between 6.8 and 9.0 points per game.  Lori Loboda and Jericca Pearson lead the teams in rebounding with 6.8 and 5.3 per game respectively.  Both Morris and Conahan average over three steals per outing.

The Concordia men are 5-9 overall and 2-6 in the GPAC.  Concordia started the season 5-1 but have lost eight games in a row.  The Bulldogs had three point wins over Mount Marty and Nebraska Wesleyan to start the conference season  and have lost in overtime to Midland with other losses to Morningside, Briar Cliff, Dakota Wesleyan, Doane and Northwestern.

Concordia is surrendering 78.1 points per game and allow 73.6 points per outing.  Opponents are making 45.9 percent of the field goals they attempt while the Bulldogs have made 43.5 percent of their field goals.  Teams are outrebounding Concordia by a slight 35.3-35.0 margin and turnovers are about even with Concordia turning it over a total of 196 times and opponents have 193 turnovers. 

Porter Birtell has a 15.1 points per game average and is converting 63.8 percent of his field goals and he takes down 6.0 rebounds.  Beau Smith is good for 13.1 points per game and 6.0 rebounds.  Adam Vogt and Joel Haywood score 10.8 and 10.2 points per game respectively and Haywood takes down 4.5 rebounds while Charles Dunbar dishes out four assists per game to go with 7.9 points per game.

DEFENDER NOTES… The Dordt women are 9-9 this season and 4-5 in the GPAC.  Dordt hasn’t had many substantial winning or losing streaks.  The Defenders lost three games in a row to start the season and have won two games in a row on three different occasions this season.  The Defenders are 4-2 in their last six games.  Dordt has allowed 70 or more points in six games this season and are 1-5 in those games.  Dordt has allowed less than 60 points in eight games and is 7-1 on those contests.

The Defenders convert for 68.4 points per game and allow 58.4 points per game.  Dordt is making 40.1 percent of the field goals it takes and opponents are averaging making 36.8 percent of its field goals.  The Defenders have made 111-327 three-point shots taken and have made 281-430 free throws while opponents have made 223-354.  Dordt holds a 38.2-36.7 rebounding advantage and has committed 336 turnovers for an 18.7 average while forcing 21.6. 

Kara Van Dyke is the leading scorer with a 13.1 average and she has converted 49.4 percent of her field goals and takes down a team high 7.5 rebounds.  Kayla Broekhuis scores 11.2 points per game and has made a team high 29 three-point shots.  Brianna Spronk dumps in 10.8 points per game and takes down 5.4 rebounds while dishing out 2.1 assists and 1.7 steals per outing.  Elise Maresh scores 9.9 points per game and she takes down 5.6 rebounds.  Danelle Boone and Jasmin Schelhaas average 7.1 and 7.0 points per game respectively.  Both have 26 made three-point shots this season.

Dordt is 14-3 overall and 6-3 in the GPAC and have won five games in a row dating back to a December 12 win over Morningside.  Four of the wins for Dordt during that run have come on the road.  The Defenders have allowed less than 70 points in nine games and are unbeaten in those contests.  The Defenders have allowed over 80 points twice and are 0-2 in those games.

Dordt averages 80.3 points per game and allow 66.8 points per contest while converting 50.1 percent of the field goals they take.  Opponents make 40.8 percent of the field goals they’ve attempted and Dordt is 266-404 on free throws while opponents are 184-268.  The Defenders hold a 40.2-30.8 rebounding advantage but have turned the ball over 14.8 times per outing while forcing 12.8 per game.

Cliff Warner is averaging 15.5 points per game with nearly four assists and he is converting 46.7 percent of his three-point shots  while converting 63-135.  Warner is also making 81.8 percent of his free throws (45-55).  Trevor Wolterstorff adds13.8 points per game with 6.5 rebounds and he is making 58 percent of his field goals.  Jordan Vogel makes 63.8 percent of his field goals and is averaging 11.8 points per game with 5.1 rebounds.  Austin Katje adds 9.9 points per game and is 28-67 this season on his three-point attempts and Chris Sievers has lifted his scoring average to 9.3 points per game.  Kyle Lindbergh is good for 7.4 points per game and 6.1 rebounds.

NEXT… Concordia will host Hastings on Wednesday while the Defenders travel to Madison, South Dakota to face Dakota State on Wednesday, January 9.

LAST TIME… The Dordt women lost a 73-65 decision to Hastings on Wednesday after getting outrebounded 38-23.  The Defenders were led in scoring by Elise Maresh with 19 points and seven rebounds.  Kayla Broekhuis added 12 and Kara Van Dyke chipped in with 11.  Dordt made 22-59 field goals and committed just nine turnovers in the loss.

The Concordia Bulldogs beat Northwestern on Wednesday 71-68 after trailing 35-34 at halftime.  Bailey Morris came off the bench to lead Concordia with 19 points on 7-25 shooting from the floor with seven rebounds.  Kristen Conahan had 17 points and three assists with three steals.  Concordia made 25-74 shots while forcing Northwestern into 25 turnovers.

The Defender men beat Hastings 91-79 after leading 41-40 at halftime.  The Defenders made 32-54 shots from the floor and had a 32-24 rebounding advantage while turning the ball over 11 times to ten times for the Broncos.  Chris Sievers and Cliff Warner both had 18 points and Trevor Wolterstorff added 17 with five rebounds and two steals.  Austin Katje knocked down 15 while Kyle Lindbergh and  Jordan Vogel both had eight with Lindbergh grabbing nine rebounds.

The Concordia men lost a 94-74 decision to Northwestern at home on Wednesday after trailing 52-28 at halftime.  Max Wegener had 13 points in a reserve role while Joel Haywood added 11 with Porter Birtell getting ten points.  Joey Werning had a team high five rebounds as Northwestern outrebounded the hosts 45-32. 

Women’s Poll (December 18)
#6-Briar Cliff
RV-Dakota Wesleyan

Men’s Poll
#1-Cardinal Stritch (Wisconsin)
RV-Hastings, Briar Cliff

SERIES… Concordia leads the women’s series 16-6 and swept the two meetings last season.  The January 7 game in Seward was a 65-54 win for the Bulldogs with Conahan scoring 16 and Rich had 13 in a reserve role.  Dordt got 10 points from Spronk and was forced into 27 turnovers but held their own on the boards while getting outrebounded by a 39-37 margin.

The Bulldogs ten made it a season sweep with a 78-57 win in Sioux Center on February 11 by a 71-64 margin.  Kayla Broekhuis scored 17 while Spronk and Jaimie Kok both had ten as Dordt led 33-25 at halftime.  Conahan had 19 and Rich and Amber Kistler both had 13. 

The Dordt men lead the series 16-6 and won all three meetings last season.  Dordt won an overtime decision in Seward on January 7 by an 87-83 margin, outscoring the Bulldogs 10-6 in the extra session.  Lindbergh had 22 points and five rebounds and Vogel scored 20 with ten rebounds.  Trevor Wolterstorff added 15 and Cliff Warner had 11 points and 13 assists.  Porter Birtell scored 23 and grabbed 13 rebounds in the loss and Barrett Braun scored 19.

February 11 the Defenders beat Concordia 85-68 after leading 43-33 at halftime.  Sievers scored 22 while making 9-13 field goals and Vogel added 16 as Dordt converted 30-59 field goals and 19-25 free throws.  Braun had 15 points and Birtell 12 in the loss.

Eleven days later Dordt hosted Concordia in the GPAC Quarterfinals and Dordt won a 78-57 decision after leading 44-22 at halftime.  Sievers and Vogel had 17 and 15 respectively while Charles Dunbar came off the bench to score 13 for Concordia.  The Bulldogs were limited to 32.8 percent shooting and Dordt made 51.6 percent of their field goals.

GPAC STANDINGS…(Thursday, January 3)
Concordia  8-0/15-0
Morningside 7-1/15-2
Briar Cliff 6-2/15-3
Northwestern  5-3/11-4
Dakota Wesleyan 5-3/13-4
Mount Marty  4-4/9-7
Hastings  4-4/9-9
Dordt College 4-5/9-9
Midland   2-7/6-11
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-8/2-11
Doane   0-8/5-11

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


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

January 9
Dordt @ Dakota State *
Hastings @ Concordia
Midland @ Briar Cliff
Dakota Wesleyan @ Northwestern
Mount Marty @ Morningside
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Doane

Men's Basketball
Wednesday, January 2
Briar Cliff University 78, Mount Marty College 70
Dordt College 91, Hastings College 79
Midland University 82, Dakota Wesleyan University 60
Northwestern College 94, Concordia University 74
Nebraska Wesleyan University 61, Morningside College 56

Saturday, December 15
Dordt College 74, Briar Cliff University 58
Midland University 90, Morningside College 52
Northwestern College 114, Hastings College 102
Nebraska Wesleyan University 63, Mount Marty College 52
Dakota Wesleyan University 75, Doane College 72

Wednesday, December 12
Mount Marty College 80, Dakota Wesleyan University 70
Doane College 77, Concordia University 67
Dordt College 70, Morningside College 63
Midland University 56, Nebraska Wesleyan University 47

Saturday, December 8
Hastings College 88, Briar Cliff University 69
Nebraska Wesleyan University 71, Dordt College 69 (OT)
Midland University 62, Mount Marty College 54
Dakota Wesleyan University 75, Concordia University 65
Doane College 76, Morningside College 60

Wednesday, December 5
Morningside College 80, Dakota Wesleyan University 69
Dordt College 64, Northwestern College 56
Doane College 65, Midland University 64
Briar Cliff University 75, Concordia University 68
Hastings College 64, Nebraska Wesleyan University 58

Saturday, December 1
Midland University 97, Dordt College 89
Dakota Wesleyan University 91, Hastings College 79
Northwestern College 79, Nebraska Wesleyan University 68
Doane College 66, Mount Marty College 61
Morningside College 87, Concordia University 70

Wednesday, November 28
Midland University 88, Concordia University 81 (OT)
Briar Cliff University 71, Nebraska Wesleyan University 64
Dordt College 95, Dakota Wesleyan University 78
Mount Marty College 56, Northwestern College 54
Hastings College 80, Doane College 73

Tuesday, November 20
Doane College 83, Briar Cliff University 73
Dordt College 86, Mount Marty College 72
Hastings College 77, Midland University 70
Concordia University 68, Nebraska Wesleyan University 65
Northwestern College 109, Morningside College 98

Saturday, November 17
Doane College 86, Dordt College 70
Briar Cliff University 76, Dakota Wesleyan University 71
Northwestern College 88, Midland University 85
Concordia University 66, Mount Marty College 63
Morningside College 88, Hastings College 75

Wednesday, November 14
Northwestern 94, Briar Cliff 93 ot

Women's Basketball

Wednesday, January 2
Briar Cliff University 86, Mount Marty College 72
Hastings College 73, Dordt College 65
Dakota Wesleyan University 75, Midland University 65
Concordia University 71, Northwestern College 68
Morningside College 65, Nebraska Wesleyan University 50

Saturday, December 15
Dordt College 91, Briar Cliff University 74
Morningside College 77, Midland University 53
Northwestern College 77, Hastings College 45
Mount Marty College 81, Nebraska Wesleyan University 56
Dakota Wesleyan University 81, Doane College 69

Wednesday, December 12
Morningside College 64, Dordt College 62
Midland University 68, Nebraska Wesleyan University 33
Dakota Wesleyan University 70, Mount Marty College 66

Saturday, December 8
Briar Cliff University 82, Hastings College 69
Dordt College 67, Nebraska Wesleyan University 34
Mount Marty College 84, Midland University 71
Concordia University 78, Dakota Wesleyan University 58
Morningside College 69, Doane College 48

Wednesday, December 5
Concordia University 72, Briar Cliff University 65
Northwestern College 71, Dordt College 51
Midland University 65, Doane College 60
Morningside College 74, Dakota Wesleyan University 59
Hastings College 56, Nebraska Wesleyan University 49
Mount Marty College 66, Dakota State University 60

Saturday, December 1
Dordt College 70, Midland University 63
Dakota Wesleyan University 75, Hastings College 53
Northwestern College 103, Nebraska Wesleyan University 61
Mount Marty College 70, Doane College 58
Concordia University 80, Morningside College 76

Wednesday, November 28
Northwestern College 62, Mount Marty College 51
Briar Cliff University 77, Nebraska Wesleyan University 39
Dakota Wesleyan University 95, Dordt College 84
Hastings College 71, Doane College 55

Tuesday, November 27
Concordia 110, Midland 65

Tuesday, November 20

Briar Cliff University 73, Doane College 67
Mount Marty College 55, Dordt College 51
Hastings College 55, Midland University 51
Concordia University 91, Nebraska Wesleyan University 61
Morningside College 72, Northwestern College 70

Saturday, November 17
Dordt College 55, Doane College 46
Briar Cliff University 76, Dakota Wesleyan University 61
Concordia University 91, Mount Marty College 61
Northwestern College 86, Midland University 68
Morningside College 74, Hastings College 66

Wednesday, November 17
Briar Cliff 91, Northwestern 79

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