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Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. South Dakota Tech

January 8, 2000

(Rapid City, SD) The Dordt women have done it! After 11 straight losses to perenial national power South Dakota Tech (91,96-present), the Lady Defenders came away from Rapid City with a win versus the Hardrockers tonight. Tonight's final was 78-69. Dordt and South Dakota Tech have met in nine prior regular season games, and two playoff games ('98,'99) and this time Dordt was the winner. The Hardrockers are ranked 16th in the country in NAIA Division II. Dordt was led by the hot hand of Serena Van Beek. Van Beek hit on four three pointers, and had a game high 24 points in the win. Kelli Holwerda reeled in 16 rebounds to lead the Dordt women now 7-5, and 1-1 in the SDIC. Tech falls to 8-8, and 1-1 in the league. South Dakota Tech has been to the NAIA II Final Four the last two seasons, in Sioux City, Iowa. All-American Jami Barraclough led the Hardrockers with 19 points. Dordt led by as many as 23 on two occasions in tonight's game at Goodell Gymnasium in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Dordt's Current Record: 7-5 (1-1)
Opponent's Current Record: 8-8 (1-1)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 43 35 78
South Dakota Tech 32 37 69
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Kelli Holwerda 16
Allison Miedema 6
Team Total: 0
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Jami Barraclough 14
Heather Anderson 5
Team Total: 0
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Serena Van Beek 24
Heather Broekhuis 17
Kelli Holwerda 13
Team Total: 78
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Jami Barraclough 19
Krystal Kubas 14
Amy Wilson 13
Team Total: 69
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 30/57 53%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/12 33%
Free Throws: 14/19 74%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 25/70 36%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/19 21%
Free Throws: 15/27 56%

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