Women's Varsity Basketball vs. Hastings

L 48-75

6:00 PM - Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Sioux Center, Iowa
Non-conference Match


The Dordt College Defender women's basketball team dropped a 75-48 conference game against 8th ranked Hastings College this evening as the visitors quickly turned a 14 point half-time lead in to a 19 point advantage in taking the GPAC win. With the victory the Broncos improve to 13-4 overall and 5-3 in the GPAC while Dordt drops to 6-10 on the season and 2-7 in conference play.<p>
After the Broncos scored the opening basket of the contest, the Defenders tied the game at 2-2 on a Brianna Spronk jump shot and that would be as close as Dordt would be for the duration of the contest. Hastings took a 7 point lead at 12-5 with 16:35 to go on a Statler layup. A 7-2 run by Dordt got the Defenders within 2 (14-12) with Kara Van Dyke nailing a 3 pointer at 14:28. Back to back 3 pointers by Hastings' Bruckman and Wong game the Broncos an 8 point cushion (20-12) with 12:57 to play and they took their first double digit lead of the game (23-13) on a McDermott 3 ball at 11:16. <p>
The Defenders were able to cut into visitors' lead, cutting it down to 7 (27-20) on a Spronk jumper with 7:40 to play but the Broncos scored the next 7 to take a 14 point lead (34-20) with 5:08 to play and Hastings held a double digit lead for the rest of the half and took a 14 point lead into the break, up 42-28. Hastings shot 50% from the floor in the first half on 14 of 28 while Dordt was 10 of 33 for 30.3%.<p>
The Defenders opened up the second half with a Kayla Broekhuis 3 point basket to get with 11 points, trailing 42-31 but Hastings went on a 8-0 run to grab a 19 point advantage on a Statler jumper with 16:33 to play. Boone knocked home a 3 point bucket for Dordt to get it back to 16 (50-34) but the Broncos answered right back with a 3 of their own to grab back a 19 point lead and the Broncos would hold no less than a 19 point cushion over the final 14 minutes in taking the 27 point win.<p>
Dordt College was led in scoring by Jamie Kok's 11 points while Jessica Jelsema added 8, Elisa Maresh 7 and Brianna Spronk 6. Maresh and Spronk both pulled down 6 boards in helping the Defenders to a narrow 39-38 rebounding advantage with 16 of the Dordt rebounds coming on the offensive end. <p>
Alicia Statler paced the Broncos with a double double, as she posted 20 points and grabbed 13 boards to go along with 5 blocked shots and 3 assists. Brittney Wong added 11 points for Hasting and Tanasia Uhring, Melissa Thompson and Courtney Spawn each added seven points.<p>
Hastings finished the night shooting 48.3% from the floor on 28 of 58, with 6 of 15 from 3 point range for 40%. Dordt College shot 19 of 63 from the field for 30.2% with 3 of 14 from behind the arc for 21.4%. Hastings was 13-16 (81%) from the free throw line while the Defenders were 7 of 10 (70%). Dordt turned the ball over 19 times, with 11 of those coming in the second half while the Broncos turned the ball over 13 times.<p>
"We worked hard defensively," said Dordt Head Coach Craig Stiemsma, "but a combination of good defense by Hastings and us not executing well on offense cost us scoring opportunities. They were more aggressive than us and deserve a lot of credit."<p>
GPAC Scores from today:<br>
(RV) Doane at 92<br>
York College 54<p>
(3) Briar Cliff at 67<br>
Mount Marty 73<p>
Midland at 60<br>
Dakota Wesleyan 76<p>
Nebraska Wesleyan at 52<br>
(5) Morningside 78<p>
(7) Concordia at 67<br>
(20) Northwestern 74<p>

GPAC Standings:<br>
5 Morningside 7-1/13-4<br>
7 Concordia 6-2/13-2<br>
3 Briar Cliff 6-2/15-3<br>
20 Northwestern 6-2/12-4<br>
8 Hastings 5-3/13-4<br>
Mount Marty 5-3/10-6<br>
RV Doane 4-4/8-5<br>
Dakota Wesleyan 2-6/11-7<br>
Nebraska Wesleyan 2-6/5-8<br>
Dordt 2-7/6-10<br>
Midland 0-9/6-11<p>

Dordt College will travel to Seward, Nebraska on Saturday, January 7 to take on the Concordia Bulldogs in GPAC play at 2:00 pm.

Next Up

Dordt College will travel to Seward, Nebraska on Saturday, January 7 to take on the Concordia Bulldogs in GPAC play at 2:00 pm.