Women's Varsity Basketball vs. Concordia

L 43-81

5:00 PM - Friday, January 6, 2017
Sioux Center, Iowa
Conference Match



Concordia defeats Dordt 81-43



The Dordt College Defender women’s basketball team lost an 81-43 decision to the Concordia Bulldogs in GPAC action on Friday night at the De Witt Gym in Sioux Center.  Dordt led briefly at the start of the game before the Bulldogs took control and pulled away.

The Bulldogs led 23-9 at the end of the first half and the Defenders were down 37-20 at the half.  A 24-14 third quarter advantage put the Bulldogs up 61-34.



-Dordt was limited to 13-46 shooting for 28.3 percent and 5-19 from the three-point line.

-Concordia converted 30-74 shots for 40.5 percent success and made just 5-25 three-point attempts.

-Concordia had 22 steals and forced 38 turnovers.

-Concordia held a 44-38 rebounding advantage.

-Rio Landers had nine points and was 4-5 from the floor for Dordt with four rebounds.

-Paige Engbers added seven points for the Defenders and Jamie Gesink had a team high seven rebounds.

-Dordt is 0-8 in the GPAC and 8-10 overall.

-Concordia, who entered the game no. 2 in the NAIA rankings, is now 17-1 overall and 9-0 in the GPAC.

-Dordt will host Mount Marty on Saturday afternoon in GPAC play at 2:00.



“One of our freshmen said it best in the lockerroom—‘well we came in not knowing what to expect totally because its totally different than when you watch it on film (Concordia’s pressure)’.  We have so many young kids and it just wears you down.  They know our weaknesses and we were missing two big spark plugs.  Kim Kroeze does a lot in handling pressure of us and not having her definitely hurt us and to not have Kenzie Bousema’s athleticism hurt us and we felt that on the defensive end too.”