Women's Varsity Basketball vs. Morningside

L 52-74

6:00 PM - Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Sioux Center, Iowa
Non-conference Match


The Defender women trailed 10-0 early in this evening's contest with 8th ranked Morningside and were never able to take the lead, falling 74-52 to the Mustangs in a GPAC game played in Sioux Center, Iowa. With the loss Dordt falls to 12-14 on the season and 5-12 in the GPAC while the Mustangs improve to 22-5 overall and 13-4 in the conference.<p>
The Mustangs scored the first ten points of the night, taking a 10-0 lead on an Ashlynn Muhl jumper at 16:29. A Jessica Jelsema free throw put an end to the Dordt scoring drought and the Defenders scored their first field goal at 14:37 on an Abby Chapman layup at 14:37 to make it 12-3. Jasmin Schelhaas drilled a three pointer at 11:34 pulling the Defenders within four (15-11)and Dordt trailed by just five (21-16) with just over seven minutes to play in the first half. Back to back baskets by the Mustangs allowed Morningside to regain a ten point cushion (26-16) and an Ashley Schroeder three pointer had the visitors leading 31-17 and Dordt trailed 31-18 at the half. <p> Dordt had difficulties taking care of the basketball in the first half, committing 17 turnovers that led to 13 points for the Mustangs. <p>The Defenders were able to trip the Mustang lead down to 11 on several occasions in the second half and a pair of Van Dyke free throws had the Defenders trailing 41-30 with twelve minutes to play. A 13-3 run punctuated by a MaKayla Augustine three pointer pushed the gap to 21 (54-33)at the 9:23 mark and Dordt would get no closer than 17 over the final nine and a half minutes.<p>
Kara Van Dyke's 12 points was the high mark for the Defenders and Elise Maresh returned to the line up after a prolonged injury absence to add nine points while Kayla Broekhuis finished with eight. Van Dyke also pulled down nine rebounds and had two blocks and a pair of assists.<p>
Ashylnn Muhl finished the night with 18 points to lead the Mustangs while Lexi Ackerman added ten. Kalene Anderson pulled down six rebounds Allison Bachman grabbed four steals.<p>
Shooting woes plagued the Defenders who were 17 of 57 (29.8%) from the floor and three of twenty-two (13.6%) from beyond the arc. Dordt was 15 of 21 from the line (71.4%) and outrebounded the Mustangs 41-35.<p>
Morningside hit 27 of 61 from the field (44.3%), converting just four of fifteen (26.7%) from long range while hitting 16 of 17 (94.1%) from the charity stripe.<p>

GPAC scores from today:<br>
Nebraska Wesleyan at 47<br>
(5) Hastings 82<p>
(8) Morningside at 74<br>
Dordt 52<p>
(RV) Midland at 77<br>
(7) Concordia 78<p>
(3) Northwestern at 76<br>
(RV) Dakota Wesleyan 97<p>
Mount Marty at 88<br>
Briar Cliff 77<p>
GPAC Standings:<br>
(7) Concordia 15-3/23-5 <br>
(5) Hastings 14-3/23-3 <br>
(3) Northwestern 14-3/22-3 <br>
(8) Morningside 13-4/22-5 <br>
(RV) Midland 9-8/13-14 <br>
(RV) Dakota Wesleyan 9-9/17-11 <br>
Briar Cliff 7-10/14-13 <br>
Doane 6-11/13-13 <br>
Dordt 5-12/12-14 <br>
Mount Marty 3-15/11-16 <br>
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-17/1-21 <p>
The Defender women will travel to Lincoln Nebraska on Saturday, February 15 to take on the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairiewolves at 2:00 pm in a GPAC contest.

Next Up

The Defender women will travel to Lincoln Nebraska on Saturday, February 15 to take on the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairiewolves at 2:00 pm in a GPAC contest.