Women's Varsity Basketball vs. Doane

W 55-46

1:00 PM - Saturday, November 17, 2012
Crete, Nebraska
Non-conference Match

Recap

The Dordt College Defenders led from wire to wire as they start off their GPAC season with a 55-46 win over the Doane Tigers this afternoon (November 17).<p>The Defender women used an 11-0 run to go from up 5-4 to lead 16-4 in the first half and took a 31-16 lead into the lockerroom. Dordt capped the run with a Kayla Broekhuis three-pointer and free throw after she was fouled on the wing jumper. Doane went over six minutes without scoring during the run. <p>The second half had Dordt holding a double digit lead most of the way and they were up 51-40 with a little over five minutes remaining when Doane mounted a final push. Five straight points narrowed the gap to six with 3:37 left but a pair of Elise Maresh free throws re-established order and the Defenders surrendered just one point in the final three minutes to win the GPAC opener for both teams 55-46.<p>Dordt overcame a 25 turnover night by outrebounding the hosts 41-31. Elise Maresh was 8-10 at the free throw line and scored 12 points and she grabbed six rebounds. Jaimie Kok and Kayla Broekhuis each scored ten points with Broekhuis hitting three, three-point baskets.<p>Brianna Spronk had nine points and 11 rebounds with five steals.<p>Doane was topped by Brittany Luettel with 12 points. <p>Both teams struggled from the floor with Dordt hitting 18-49 field goals for 37 percent and the hosts had 16-52 success for 31 percent.<p>The Defenders are 3-4 overall and 1-0 in the GPAC while Doane drops its first decision and are 5-1 and 0-1. Dordt will host Mount Marty on Tuesday while Doane faces Briar Cliff.
Dordt College will play host to Mount Marty in a Great Plains Athletics Conference game on Tuesday, November 20 at 6:00 pm in the DeWitt Gymnasium.

Next Up

Dordt College will play host to Mount Marty in a Great Plains Athletics Conference game on Tuesday, November 20 at 6:00 pm in the DeWitt Gymnasium.