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Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Doane

February 4, 2006

Game Media

(Crete, Nebraska) The tenth rated team in the nation, Doane College, defeated the Dordt College Lady Defenders in Great Plains Athletic Conference basketball play Saturday night at the Fuhrer Fieldhouse in Crete, Nebraska by a final score of 71-56.

The Tigers got out to a 16-6 lead and eventually led 29-8 on the heels of a nine point run. Four straight baskets by Kristin De Ronde got the Lady Defenders to within 36-19 at halftime.

The Lady Defenders didn't go away easily in the second half, cutting the lead down to 13 with 3:30 left but a Shawna Flikkema three-pointer was short and the Lady Defenders lost by an eventual count of 71-56.

Dordt was led by Kristin De Ronde's 12 points and nine rebounds while Jill Haan had 11 points and four rebounds. Nicki De Blaey contributed 10 points and five rebounds and two steals. Haan led Dordt with five steals.

The Tigers lifted their record to 11-3 in the conference with the decision and were led by Alissa Holland with 27 points as the sophomore went 10-11 from the floor and Marti Blecha converted on 22 points.

Dordt falls to 6-9 in the conference and 11-11 overall. The Lady Defenders are currently in 8th place in the conference while Dakota Wesleyan and Mount Marty are tied in 6th place with records of 7-8.

Dordt's Current Record: 2-7 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 19-5 (11-3)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 19 37 56
Doane 36 35 71
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Kristin De Ronde 9
Nicki De Blaey 5
Jill Haan 4
Team Total: 28
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Ashley Sullwold 9
Ashley Howard 5
Team Total: 38
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Kristin De Ronde 12
Jill Haan 11
Nicki De Blaey 10
Tara De Boer 6
Team Total: 56
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Alissa Holland 27
Marti Blecha 22
Ashley Howard 9
Ashley Sullwold 0
Team Total: 71
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 19/54 35%
3-Point Field Goals: 0/7 0%
Free Throws: 18/27 67%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 26/51 51%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/9 44%
Free Throws: 14/19 74%

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