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Dordt College JV Women's Basketball vs. Sioux Falls

November 11, 2010

Game Media

(Sioux Center, Iowa) Jeremy Engbers, Dordt College Student, Class of 2014

You could say that this game was one that got away from the Defenders. With an 8-point lead going into halftime, you have to be feeling pretty comfortable. Its amazing how quickly a lead can disappear if you don't show up to play in the second half. On Thursday night, the Defender Women fell to the Cougars of the University of Sioux Falls 56-47 after a dismal second half performance.

Neither team shot the ball very well from the field all night. The difference was turnovers. The Defenders turned the ball over 30 times before the final buzzer sounded. The Defenders managed to survive 16 first half turnovers because of the Defender's Kayla Adamson and the cold hands of the Cougar shooters. Adamson finished with 20 points on the night, going 4-7 from beyond the arc with three three's in a row at one point. Dordt didn't shoot very well from the free throw line either, shooting a low 27%. A positive for the Defenders was the rebounding. They outrebounded the Cougars 56-44 with Hanna Van Dyk grabbing 12 boards.

It was the Cougar's game in the second half; however, as the Defenders turned the ball over 14 times and the shots finally began to fall for USF. The hot hand of Stephanie Hofer, who finished with 23 points as the game's leading scorer, fueled the Cougar attack. She couldn't be stopped as she went 3-3 from downtown and shot over 50% from the field.

In the end, Dordt hung around, but could never get anything going offensively because of the poor ball control. The JV Defender Women fall to 2-3 on the season, losing to 3 GPAC opponents.

Dordt's Current Record: 2-3 (0-2)
Opponent's Current Record: 0-0 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 26 21 47
Sioux Falls 18 38 56
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Hanna VanDyk 12
Bethany Hulst 10
Team Total: 56
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Team Total: 44
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Kayla Adamson 20
Team Total: 47
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Stephanie Hofer 23
Rae Zomproch 12
Team Total: 56
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 19/59 32%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/15 40%
Free Throws: 3/11 27%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 16/69 23%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/13 38%
Free Throws: 13/26 50%

For more information, please contact Mike Byker, Sports Information Director, at mbyker@dordt.edu or (712) 722-6301.