Women's Varsity Basketball vs. Mount Marty

L 51-55

6:00 PM - Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Sioux Center, Iowa
Non-conference Match


The Dordt College women's basketball team dropped a 55-51 decision in Great Plains Athletic Conference action this evening (November 20) to fall to 1-1 in GPAC play and 3-5 overall.<p>
Mount Marty used a 15-1 run to turn a 13-9 deficit at 11:14 to play into a 10 point advantage (24-14) with 5:21 to play in the half. The Defenders trailed by as many as twelve but back to back baskets by Kara Van Dyke to end the half got Dordt within 8 at 32-24.<p>
Dordt got out to a quick start in the second half scoring the first 8 points in the first two minutes to tie the game at 32-32 and the two sides were tied again at 34. A three pointer by Dordt's Jasmin Schelhaas followed by a Van Dyke jumper put the Defenders out in front by 5 (39-34) with just under 10 minutes to play. The Lancers responded by scoring the next 5 points to tie the game at 41-41 and the teams were tied again at 44-44 with exactly 7 minutes to play.<p> A made layup and 3 sets of 1 of 2 from the charity stripe put the Lancers up 5 (49-44) with 5:12 to play. Jumpers by Spronk and Van Dyke put the Defenders back within 1 (49-48) with under 3 minutes to play. With 54 seconds to play, a pair of Van Dyke free throws had the Dordt within 2 (53-51). An April Winne make and miss from the free throw put Mount Marty up by 3 (54-51) but the Defenders could not convert a 3 point attempt on the next possession and another Winne charity make with 27 seconds to go made it 55-51 and Dordt couldn't get a three to go in the final seconds.<p>
Dordt Kara Van Dyke led all scorers with 21 points on 8-14 from the floor, with 1 of 3 from 3 point range and 4 of 6 from the free throw line. Van Dyke also ripped down a game high 11 boards and picked up an assist and a steal. Jasmin Schelhaas finished the night with nine point on 3 of 6 from 3 point range and Elise Maresh was 4 for 9 from the floor for 8 points. Brianna Spronk had a team high 3 assists while also grabbing 8 boards.<p>
Holly Hegge came off the bench to lead the Lancers with 16 points on 5 of 8 from the floor with one of three on 3 pointers and 5 of 7 from the charity stripe. Taylor Forsch dropped in 15 points on 5 of 11 shooting with 3 of 4 from beyond the arc and 2 of 4 from the line. Brittany Little led Mount Marty in rebound with 6 while Allison De Kam had 3 blocks and April Winne dished out 3 assists.<p>
The Defenders were able to hold the Lancers to just 29.4% (15-51) from the floor and Dordt also snared a dozen more rebounds, pulling down 47 to the Lancers' 35. However, the Defenders struggled with turnovers, giving up the ball 23 times, with 15 of those coming in the second half while Mount Marty picked up 14 TOs. Mount Marty knocked in 20 of 30 from the charity stripe while the Defenders were held to 6 of 15.<p>
"We just didn't execute well enough on the offensive end," remarked Dordt Head Coach Craig Stiemsma. "We made things very difficult for ourselves in the second half with 15 turnovers, we were just in too much of a hurry at times and Mount Marty did a good job of getting to the free throw line.<p>Other GPAC scores from today:<br>
(8) Briar Cliff at 73<br>
Doane 67<p>
(18) Hastings at 55<br>
Midland 51<p>
(1) Concordia at 91<br>
Nebraska Wesleyan 61<p>
(5) Morningside at 72<br>
(2) Northwestern 70<p>
GPAC Standings: Team GPAC/Overall<br>
8 Briar Cliff 3-0/7-0<br>
1 Concordia 2-0/8-0<br>
5 Morningside 2-0/5-0<br>
Mount Marty 1-1/3-3<br>
18 Hastings 1-1/3-4<br>
Dordt 1-1/3-5<br>
2 Northwestern 1-2/5-3<br>
Dakota Wesleyan 0-1/4-1<br>
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-1/1-2<br>
Doane 0-2/5-2<br>
Midland 0-2/3-4<p>

The Defenders will travel to York, Nebraska on Saturday, November 24 for a 2 p.m. non-conference contest.<p>

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The Defenders will travel to York, Nebraska on Saturday, November 24 for a 2 p.m. non-conference contest.