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Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Dakota Wesleyan

January 18, 2006

Game Media

(Mitchell, South Dakota) The Dordt College Lady Defender basketball team slipped to 5-5 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference and 10-7 overall with a 67-59 loss to Dakota Wesleyan at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota.

The Lady Defenders jumped out to a 10-2 lead and were up 12-5 before Wesleyan scored scored eight points in a row to go up 13-12. The Lady Tigers would eventually lead by eight at halftime by a 30-22 margin.

Dordt sliced into the Wesleyan lead almost immediately in the second and half and got to within two with just over 14 minutes left in the game. Dordt continued the comeback and took their first lead of the second half with 8:25 remaining on a Jill Haan lay-up making the score 48-45. Wesleyan scored the next six points and never trailed again, making free throws at the end of the game to pull off the 67-59 win.

Dordt was led in scoring by Kristin De Ronde and Jill Haan with 12 points each. Linsdey Van Wyk added 10 and Kathryn Ferrie and Tara De Boer had nine and eight points respectivley. Dordt was held to 19-61 shooting for 31 percent while the hosts were making 21-44 shots for 48 percent, including 4-8 on three point shots.

De Ronde registered a double-double with 12 rebounds as Dordt held a 41-36 rebounding edge

Adria Pazour had 17 points and 10 rebounds in a reserve role for the Lady Tigers.

The loss snapped a three game Dordt College winning streak.

Dordt's Current Record: 1-3 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 8-14 (5-5)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 22 37 59
Dakota Wesleyan 30 37 67
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Kristin De Ronde 12
Jill Haan 5
Team Total: 41
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Adria Pazour 10
Team Total: 36
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Kristin De Ronde 12
Jill Haan 12
Lindsey Van Wyk 10
Kathryn Ferrie 9
Team Total: 59
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Kelly Haiar 19
Adrea Pazour 17
Sara Mortenson 11
Team Total: 67
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 19/61 31%
3-Point Field Goals: 1/8 12%
Free Throws: 20/27 74%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 21/44 48%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/18 28%
Free Throws: 20/31 65%

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