Women's Basketball Faces Presentation

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Women's Basketball Faces Presentation

THE GAME 

The Dordt Defender women will open the 2021-22 season against Presentation in Aberdeen, South Dakota on Thursday, October 21 at 6:00 pm. 

COVERAGE 

Dordt Media Network Audio 

Presentation Video Broadcast 

Livestats 

PRESENTATION 

Last season’s Presentation team posted a 2-24 record and finished league play in the North Star Athletic Association with a 1-13 record.  The wins last season for Presentation came over Oak Hills Christian and Waldorf. 

Last year’s team averaged 52.7 points per game while allowing 72.1 and they were outrebounded 37-34.7.  The Saints converted 34.7 percent of their shots while opponents made 42.5 percent.   

The top returning scorer for Presentation is Brittiney Seymur with a 9.0 points per game average in 13 games played and she had 7.9 rebounds per game. Jordan Kulczyk scored 6.0 points per game with 4.6 rebounds and Kat Kriener’s average was 5.9 with 4.0 rebounds and she made 23 three-point baskets.  

The Saints are coached by Carley Jeffery and she is in her first season as head coach after serving as an assistant in 2021-22. She’s also served as an assistant at the University of Sioux Falls and St. Cloud State where she also played for Huskies. 

DORDT 

Dordt was 15-11 last season and finished the season with a 14-8 GPAC record. 

Ashtyn Veerbeek led the team in scoring with a 15.4 points per game average and she averaged 10.8 rebounds per game while converting 44.7 percent of her field goals and 38 three-point shots. Bailey Beckman was scoring 12.8 points per game before she suffered a season ending knee injury and she had 28 made three-point baskets through 16 games. Karly Gustafson is also back after averaging 11.2 points per game and she took in 6.6 rebounds per game and she made 51.2 percent of her field goals. Mya Chmielewski, Macey Nielson and Riley Van Hulzen all played in 26 games last season and return and Chmielewski’s scoring average was 5.3 points per game. 

Expect to see several newcomers play significant minutes for the Defenders this season.  

Dordt averaged 71.3 points per game while giving up 64.5 and the Defenders had a 45-35.2 rebounds per game advantage.  

Bill Harmsen is back to coach his fourth season and has a career collegiate coaching record of 59-31. 

THE SERIES 

The last meeting between these two happened on November 9, 2019 when the Defenders beat Presentation at a classic hosted by Northwestern 89-43. The only Defenders on the current roster that played in that game were Beckman, Chmielewski and Gustafson.  Gustafson scored nine in that game and the scoring leader for Dordt was Erika Feenstra with 22.  Tone Oglesby scored nine for the Saints in the loss.   

Dordt leads the series 4-0. 

NEXT 

Dordt will travel to Grand View on Thursday, October 28 in its next contest.