W 69-58


Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Briar Cliff

January 29, 2003

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt Lady Defenders nabbed their first conference win tonight over Briar Cliff by the score of 69-58. Briar Cliff had the early lead, but Dordt fought back to take a 15-point half-time lead, 31-16. Briar Cliff came storming back in the second half and knotted the score at 41-41 midway through the period, but could never take the lead as Dordt hung on for the victory. Freshman Rachel Van Beek scored a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards to lead the Defenders. Sarah Niles had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Briar Cliff.

Dordt's Current Record: 6-14 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 9-14 (3-6)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 31 38 69
Briar Cliff 16 42 58
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Rachel Van Beek 10
Colleen De Groot 5
Team Total: 35
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Sarah Niles 12
Betsy Graf 10
Team Total: 42
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Rachel Van Beek 12
Katie Bleeker 10
Jill Bouma 9
Colleen De Groot 9
Team Total: 69
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Sarah Niles 18
Team Total: 58
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 24/54 44%
3-Point Field Goals: 1/7 14%
Free Throws: 20/26 77%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 22/67 33%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/18 11%
Free Throws: 12/20 60%

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