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Dordt Basketball At Des Moines On Tuesday

November 12, 2013

GAMETIME…The Dordt College Defender women’s and men’s basketball team travels to Des Moines, Iowa for a pair of non-conference basketball games at AIB.  The women’s game will start at 5:30 and the men’s contest will follow at about 7:30.  You can hear the games on KDCR and online at .  The Saturday contest will not be broadcast on KDCR.  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 AIB women are 3-1 this season with wins over Ottawa, Dakota State and Waldorf and they have a non-conference loss to Morningside.

The Eagles average 69.8 points per game and allow 76.0 points per game and are making 34.7 percent of their field goals while opponents convert 40.6 percent of their field gals.  AIB is getting outrebounded 44.2-42.0 and turnovers are dead even at 22.5 turnovers forced and committed.

Megan Howard averages a team high 13.8 points per game with 5-14 three-point shooting with three rebounds.  Morgan Hansen is good for 12.8 points per game and a team high 7.3 rebounds.  Arriel Hunter averages 10.3 points per game and 5.0 rebounds and Johnikka Nash puts up 11.3 points per game.  Christen Jones is second on the team with 7.0 rebounds per game and she scores  7.3 points per game.

The AIB Eagles are 0-4 and have been outscored 83.8-66.2.  The Eagles are led by Brandon Eley’s 16.3 points per game average and Jason Cameron is adding 10.5 points per game.  Brandon Rosales is 10-27 on three-point shots and averages 9.0 points per game.  AIB is getting outrebounded 41.0-30.3 and is making 41.8 percent of their field goals while opponents are converting 51.9 percent.

DEFENDER NOTES… The Defenders are 3-1 this year with a loss to Jamestown and wins over York, Valley City State and Grand View.

The Defenders convert 74 points per game and allow 60.2 points per contest.  The Defenders are converting 41.4 percent of the field goals they take and outrebound teams 37-36.2.  Dordt has gotten to the free throw line 110 times and made 86 while foes have gotten to the free throw line 70 times and made 59.

Kara Van Dyke leads the team with a 14.3 points per game average and she also takes down 9.0 rebounds per game.  Elise Maresh is averaging 15.3 points per game and she takes down 4.0 rebounds per game.  Jaimie Kok rounds out the double digit scorers with a 12.3 points per game average and she has gotten to the free throw line a team high 27 times and converted 19.  Danelle Boone and Jessica Jelsema average seven and six points respectively and Boone is the top three-point shooter with seven made in 19 attempts.

The Defender men are 4-1 this season and are averaging 96.6 points per game while giving up 87.2 points per game.  Dordt has a 39.6-29.6 rebounding edge and Dordt is converting 51.1 percent of their field goals and opponents make 50 percent of their field goals. Dordt’s lone loss is to Davenport.

Kyle Lindbergh is good for 19.8 points and is converting 68.4 percent of his field goal attempts and he gets 10.6 rebounds.  Austin Katje is scoring 15.2 points per game and has made 11-26 three-point shots.  Tyler Wolterstorff adds 13.2 points and Dalton Franken is at 12.0.  Nathan Rindels and Alex Terpstra each score 10.6 and 10.4 points per game and Terpstra has made 11-26 three-point shots.  Rindels nabs 4.4 rebounds and dishes out a little over four assists per game.  David Den Herder averages 6.2 points per game in a reserve role and he takes down 4.8 rebounds.

HISTORY… The Dordt women lead the series 2-1 as the Defenders scored an 87-34 win last season on November 14 in Sioux Center.  Van Dyke had 22 points and Kayla Broekhuis had 19 while converting 5-7 three-point shots.  Elise Maresh scored 16 and Dordt had a 66-48 rebounding advantage.  AIB was led by Howard with nine points and Hannah Redenius had eight points and 13 rebounds.  Dordt was up 56-12 at halftime.

The Defender men won the only meeting between the two 87-44.  The two teams played in Orange City on November 10 last year and Dordt led 43-20 at halftime.  Chris Sievers scored 14 while Shawn Keizer and Trevor Wolterstorff each had 13 while Jordan Vogel tossed in 11.  Brandon Eley led the Eagles with 19.  Dordt had a 48-30 rebounding advantage and converted 28-50 field goals while AIB made 16-63 and AIB was limited to 3-19 three-point attempts.

NEXT… Dordt will travel to Midland on Saturday, November 16 in games that are scheduled to start at 1:00. 

AIB’s next games are on November 18 and 19 when the women face Simpson and the men travel to Briar Cliff.

MILESTONES… Kara Van Dyke is closing in on 1,000 career points and currently has 963.  Kyle Lindbergh, after the weekend at Northwestern, has boosted his total over 900 points and has 912. 

LAST TIME…The AIB women beat Ottawa on Saturday by a score of 71-64 after trailing 42-31 at the end of the first half.  The Eagles had a 40-22 edge in the second half and held Ottawa to 23.5 percent shooting.  Nash, Hansen and Howard all had 15 points and Arriel Hunter and Tanya Kaufman each had 11 points.  AIB had a 45-33 rebounding advantage and Hansen led the team with 11 rebounds while Nash and Howard each had four assists.

Dordt hasn’t played since a 70-49 win over Grand View in Des Moines on Tuesday, November 5.  The Defenders led start to finish and were up 28-15 at halftime.  Kara Van Dyke had a team high 17 points to go with 11 rebounds and Kok had 13 points and Maresh 10.  The Defenders had a 40-31 rebounding advantage and Dordt forced the Vikings into 21 turnovers.
The AIB men lost to Hastings 97-64 on Saturday after trailing 52-31 at halftime.  CJ Bates scored 16 in a reserve role and Dan Trave had 11 with five rebounds.  AIB was outrebounded 45-34 and made 22-59 field goals but committed 21 turnovers to 15 for the Broncos.

Dordt pulled away from Trinity late in the first half and won 100-71 on Saturday.  The Defenders got 32 points and 16 rebounds from Kyle Lindbergh and Nathan Rindels had 15 points and seven assists.  Alex Terpstra came off the bench to score 13 and Dalton Franken added 10.

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. 

GPAC STANDINGS…(Monday, November 11)

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

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

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