Women's Basketball vs. Westcliff

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W 72-59

5:00 PM - Saturday, December 18, 2021
Irvine, California
Non-conference Match



Dordt def. Westcliff 72-59


The Dordt Defender women’s basketball team controlled most of its contest with Westcliff on Saturday afternoon in Irvine, California on the way to a 72-59 win over the Warriors in non-conference basketball.

Dordt took the lead for good with a Karly Gustafson basket in the first quarter to go up 13-12 and held a 19-18 lead at the end of the first quarter.  Dordt’s defensive stifled the Warriors in the second quarter, outscoring the hosts 15-2 for a 34-20 lead at halftime.

Dordt extended the lead to as many as 17 but the Warriors made a late run and got a buzzer beater at the end of the third to get within 52-41. The lead shrunk to 54-44 but Dordt went on a 12-2 run to lead 66-46 with five minutes remaining and Dordt held on to win by 13.


Dordt was 27-57 from the field for 47 percent success and Westcliff was 23-58 for 40 percent.

Dordt had a 43-28 rebounding advantage and both teams had 11 turnovers.

Ashtyn Veerbeek had 19 points and nine rebounds with three assists and a steal.

Karly Gustafson had 11 points and 10 rebounds while Macey Nielson had nine off the bench with two made three-point baskets.

Janie Schoonhoven added eight points and six rebounds.

Dordt is now 8-6 overall while Westcliff is 2-7.

Dordt will face LaSierra on Monday night at 8:00 (Central).