Women's Varsity Basketball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan

W 67-34

2:00 PM - Saturday, December 8, 2012
Lincoln, Nebraska
Non-conference Match


The Dordt College women's basketball team traveled to Lincoln today (December 8) and held Nebraska Wesleyan to just 17.7% shooting and rolled to a 67-34 GPAC road win. The Defender women improve to 6-7 on the year and 3-3 in the GPAC while the Prairiewolves fall to 1-8 this season and 0-5 in the conference.<p>
With eight and half minutes to play in the first half the Defenders were clinging to a narrow 13-12 lead before blowing the game wide open by scoring the final 21 points of the half to go in to the locker room leading 34-12. Danelle Boone made 3 of 4 three pointers in the 21 point Dordt run while 5 different players contributed the other 6 baskets.<p>
In the second half the 'Wolves got within 18 points (41-23) with 13:54 to play but another big Defender run, this one 13 straight, pushed the Dordt lead to 31 (54-23) with 9:30 to play and Nebraska Wesleyan would get no closer than 29 down the stretch, in dropping their 5 straight conference contest.<p>
Leading all scorers was Dordt's Kayla Broekhuis who finished with 17 points on 7 of 13 shooting with 3 of 7 coming from behind the arc and Broekhuis all picked up 3 steals. Elise Maresh had a dozen for the Defenders on 4 of 6 from the floor and 4 of 5 from the line while also snaring 6 rebounds. Boone finished with nine points and Kara Van Dyke grabbed a team high 8 caroms. Brianna Spronk added 8 points and 3 assists while 4 other Dordt players had 2 assists.<p>
Courtney Cook had a team high nine points for Wesleyan on 2 of 3 from the floor and 5 of 7 from the line while Kaitlyn Janata had a team high 8 rebounds. <p>
The Defenders hit 25 of 58 field goal attempts (43.1%) with 6 of 19 (31.6%) coming from three point range and Dordt made 11 of 17 (64.7%) from the free throw line.<p>
"I thought we cut down on our mistakes and Danelle got going late in the half," said Dordt coach Craig Stiemsma. "Brianna Spronk did a fantastic job of stopping Mallory Shanahan. That's the big stat that we limited her to two points--she's a 20 points per game player."
Nebraska Wesleyan struggled from the floor making just 11 of 62 attempts (17.7%) with 2 of 14 (14.3%) from behind the arc and were 10 for 19 (52.6%) from the charity stripe.<p>
The Prairiewolves outrebounded the Defenders 48-44 but coughed up the ball 22 times to Dordt's 15 turnovers. Dordt had assists on 16 of their field goals while Nebraska Wesleyan had only three assists.<p>
GPAC scores from today:<br>
(5) Briar Cliff at 82<br>
(RV) Hastings 69<p>
Dordt at 67<br>
Nebraska Wesleyan 34<p>
Mount Marty at 84<br>
Midland 71<p>
(RV) Dakota Wesleyan at 58<br>
(1) Concordia 78<p>
Morningside at 69<br>
Doane 48<p>
GPAC Standings:<br>
1 Concordia 6-0/12-0<br>
5 Briar Cliff 5-1/11-1<br>
3 Morningside 4-1/9-1<br>
8 Northwestern 4-2/8-3<br>
Mount Marty 3-2/6-4<br>
RV Hastings 3-3/7-6<br>
Dordt 3-3/6-7<br>
RV Dakota Wesleyan 2-3/8-4<br>
Midland 1-5/4-7<br>
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-5/1-8<br>
Doane 0-6/5-8<p>
Dordt College will play host to Martin Luther on Monday, December 10 at 6:00 pm in a non-conference game in the DeWitt Gymnasium.<p>

Next Up

Dordt College will play host to Martin Luther on Monday, December 10 at 6:00 pm in a non-conference game in the DeWitt Gymnasium.<p>