Veerbeek Claims Weekly Honor

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Veerbeek Claims Weekly Honor

(Tuesday, January 11; Sioux Center, Iowa) The Great Plains Athletic Conference and Hauff Mid-America Sports have announced the basketball players-of-the-week for contests played January 3-9 and Dordt’s Ashtyn Veerbeek (Junior; Sioux Center, Iowa) has earned the women’s basketball honor.

Veerbeek recorded a pair of double-doubles on back to back days in wins over Hastings and Jamestown. In the Friday night win over Hastings she had 19 points and 20 rebounds and she followed that with a 24 point, 14 rebound game against Jamestown.   She’s averaging 18.3 points per game with 9.3 rebounds and has converted 51 percent of her field goals.

The Defenders are 12-6 overall and 5-5 in the conference and have won five games in a row.  The Defenders go on the road to face Doane on Wednesday night and will host Briar Cliff on Saturday.