Women's Varsity Basketball vs. Doane

W 80-55

1:00 PM - Saturday, November 23, 2013
Sioux Center, Iowa
Non-conference Match


Less than five minutes in to this afternoon's GPAC contest the Dordt College women's basketball found themselves leading by a dozen (14-2) over Doane and went in to halftime up by 15 (43-28) before coasting to an 80-55 win over the Tigers. The Defenders improve to 5-2 on the season and 1-1 in the conference while the Tigers drop to 3-5 overall and 0-3 in the GPAC.<p>
A Mycah Hulst layup with 13:04 in the first half put the Defender women up 18-4 but three unanswered field goals by the Tigers cut the Dordt lead down to 18-11 and Doane still trailed by seven (23-16) with 8:21 to play. Dordt responded with an 11-2 run, capped by a Jamie Kok layup, to push the Defender margin to 16 (34-18) with 6:18 left in the opening period and Doane would be unable to cut the gap to single digits for the duration of the contest.<p>
Dordt College entered the second half leading by 15 (43-28) and doubled their cushion to 30 (67-37) on an Elise Maresh jumper with 8:56 to play and the visitors would get no closer than 23 over the final nine minutes as Dordt College picked up the win in the GPAC tilt.<p>
Dordt's Jamie Kok led all scorers with 15 points, as the senior forward hit five of six from the field, including one for one from three point range, and converted four of five from the charity stripe while also snaring five rebounds. Elise Maresh added 14 for the Defenders, making seven of eleven from the floor while also pulling down a team high seven caroms. Danelle Boone had a dozen points knocking down four of seven from beyond the arc and Kara Van Dyke rounded out the double digit scorers with 11 points.<p>
Morgan Hill paced the Doane Tigers with a baker's dozen, hitting three of ten from the floor and seven of eight from the free throw line. Shelbi Bittinger and Hanah Barnard had eleven points and ten points respectively and Barnard led all players with a game high 10 rebounds.<p>
As a team the Defenders converted 30 of 60 (50%) from the floor and were 10 of 24 (41.7%) on three pointers and 10 of 17 (58.8%) from the line.<p>
Doane struggled from the floor, shooting just 28.1% on 16 of 57 field attempts, making just 3 of 20 (15%) on threes. The Tigers were fairly successful from the stripe, making 20 of 26 (76.9%).<p>
Doane enjoyed a 42-36 advantage in rebounding but the Defenders forced the Tigers in to 21 turnovers, while committing 14 of their own.<p>
Other GPAC basketball scores from November 23:<br>
Nebraska Wesleyan vs 55<br>
(RV) Dakota Wesleyan 80<p>
Midland at 61<br>
Mount Marty 47<p>
(7) Northwestern 87 <br>
Benedictine College 75<p>
(5) Concordia at 80<br>
(12) Briar Cliff 72<p>
Hastings at 49<br>
(3) Morningside 76<p>
GPAC Standings:<br>
Team GPAC/Overall<br>
Midland 3-0/6-2 <br>
7 Northwestern 2-0/9-0 <br>
5 Concordia 2-0/6-1 <br>
RV Dakota Wesleyan 1-0/6-1 <br>
12 Briar Cliff 2-2/6-2 <br>
Dordt 1-1/5-2 <br>
Hastings 1-2/6-2 <br>
3 Morningside 1-2/6-2 <br>
Mount Marty 0-1/3-2 <br>
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-2/1-3<br>
Doane 0-3/3-5<p>
The Defenders will travel to Yankton, South Dakota on Tuesday, November 26 for a 6:00 pm GPAC contest against the Mount Marty Lancers.

Next Up

The Defenders will travel to Yankton, South Dakota on Tuesday, November 26 for a 6:00 pm GPAC contest against the Mount Marty Lancers.