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Dordt Women's Basketball At Grand View Tuesday

November 5, 2013

GAMETIME…The Dordt College Defender women’s basketball team travels to Des Moines, Iowa for a non-conference game with Grand View University on Tuesday, November 5.  The contest will begin at 6:00.  Results and details about the contest can be found online at  ; and you can follow us on Twitter at

SCOUTING REPORT… Grand View is 1-1 this season after taking an 87-82 loss to Concordia (Nebraska) over the weekend.  Grand View is no. 17 in the NAIA Coaches’ Top-25 Poll and is the third opponent for the Defenders so far this season either in the poll or receiving votes.

Grand View is averaging 74.5 points per game while allowing 66.5 points per contest.  The Vikings are converting 45.7 percent of their field goals while limiting teams to 42.6 percent shooting.  Grand View also outrebounds teams 37.5-28.0 but have committed nearly 20 turnovers per game to 15 for opponents.

Haliegh Biancalana has a 15.0 points per game average to go with 8.5 rebounds and Chelsie Krull is at 13.0 points per game.  Mika Rodewald’s average is 11.0 and Pee Wee Porter is scoring 10.0 points per game.  Shelbie Beatty is scoring 9.5 points and gets to 6.5 rebounds per game.

DEFENDER NOTES… Dordt is 2-1 after suffering an 80-78 loss to Jamestown.  Dordt’s wins are over Valley City and York.  The Defenders have outscored teams 75.3-64.0.  The Defenders have made more free throws than their opponents have attempted with a 66-79 success rate from the free throw line while opponents are 49-55.  Dordt’s been outrebounded by a 38-36 difference through three games and converts 43.3 percent of the field goals they try while holding teams to 34.4 percent success.

Elise Maresh leads the team with a 17.0 points per game average and 4.3 rebounds while Kara Van Dyke has a 13.3 points per game average and a team high 8.3 rebounding average.  Jaimie Kok is good for 12.0 points and Danelle Boone is up to 8.3 points per contest.  Jessica Jelsema and Abby Chapman each have 6.0 point per game averages.

HISTORY… Grand View leads the series 12-4 and won the 2012 meeting on November 6 in Sioux Center by a 64-62 margin.  Dordt was led by Brianna Spronk with 16 points while Kara Van Dyke tossed in 15 with 12 rebounds.  Jasmin Schelhaas scored ten in the losing effort for Dordt as the Defenders were limited to 21-60 shooting.  The visitors were led by Lene Lox with 17 points and Mika Rodewald had 12 points with 13 rebounds.  Grand View had a 46-34 rebounding advantage and both teams were 15-25 from  the free throw line.

MILESTONES…Kara Van Dyke continues to move up the career scoring ranks and currently ranks 16th all-time with 946 points.

NEXT…Grand View will travel to face Morningside and Briar Cliff this weekend while Dordt is off until Tuesday, November 12 when they travel back to Des Moines to face AIB.

LAST TIME…Grand View lost to Concordia 87-82 on Saturday after leading 45-37 at halftime.  The Bulldogs forced Grand View into 26 turnovers while Grand View held a 35-27 rebounding advantage.  Grand View made 27-55 field goals and 25-33 free throws.  Rodewald and Biancalana each had 18 points and Beatty and Porter both had 14.  Rodewald, Taylor Nashert and Biancalana all had eight rebounds and Beatty had three assists.

Dordt stumbled at Jamestown 80-78 with Jamestown getting the game winner with less than five seconds left.  Dordt was led by Maresh with 19 points and Van Dyke tossed in 17 while Kok added 14 in a reserve role.  Boone was good for 11 as Dordt was 4-9 on three-pointers and 27-54 on field goals.  Jamestown took advantage of seven made three-point shots and they had a 37-32 rebounding advantage.
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 is 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. 

Morningside 17-3/
Concordia  16-4
Northwestern  15-5
Briar Cliff 13-7
Dakota Wesleyan 11-9
Mount Marty  10-10
Dordt College 10-10
Hastings  10-10
Midland   6-14
Nebraska Wesleyan 1-19
Doane   1-19

Northwestern 17-3
Dordt   15-5
Midland  12-8
Doane  11-9
Hastings  11-9
Morningside 11-9
Briar Cliff 10-10
Dakota Wesleyan 9-11
Nebraska Wesleyan 8-12
Mount Marty  4-16
Concordia  2-18

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