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Dordt Basketball At Mitchell Wednesday

December 11, 2013

GAMETIME…The Dordt College Defender women’s and men’s basketball teams travel to Mitchell, South Dakota  to face Dakota Wesleyan in Great Plains Athletic Conference women’s and men’s play on Wednesday, December 11.  The women’s contest will start at 6:00 with the men to follow at about 8:00.  The games can be heard on KDCR 88.5 FM and live on the world wide web at  Scores and details about the contests at their conclusion can be found online at  ; and you can follow us on Twitter at 

SCOUTING REPORT… Dakota Wesleyan’s women are 7-2 this season and 2-1 in the GPAC and won their game with Midland on Saturday to bounce back from a loss to Briar Cliff on November 26.   The Tigers’ losses are to Roosevelt (Illinois) and Briar Cliff and they have beaten Midland and Nebraska Wesleyan in GPAC play. 

The Mitchell, South Dakota based school is averaging 81.6 points per game and allow 67.9 points per game.  The Tigers are converting 43.8 percent of their field goals and 33.7 percent of the three-point shots they try.  Dakota Wesleyan outrebounds teams 43.6-38.1 and have turned the ball over 122 times to 148 times for opponents.

Amanda Hart leads a balanced scoring attack with a 12.4 points per game and she is 26-87 from the three-point line while attempting just 18 two-point field goals and she has made nine of those.  Hart averages nearly three assists per game.  Erica Herrold and Kim Johnson each average 12.1 points per game and Herrold is 26-29 shooting free throws.  Katie Johnson’s scoring average is 11.6 points per game and she takes in 6.0 rebounds per game.  Celeste Beck completes the double digit scoring with a 10.4 points per game average and she takes down five rebounds per game.  Micaela Erickson’s scoring average is 6.3 and she is good for 5.8 rebounds and Kristin Sabers is scoring 8.9 points per game in a reserve role.

The Dakota Wesleyan men are 5-6 this season and 0-3 in league play with losses to Nebraska Wesleyan, Briar Cliff and Midland.  The Tigers have lost four games in a row with the three GPAC losses in that string and a loss to Johnson and Wales on November 16 figuring into the run. 

Wesleyan is averaging 74.8 points per game while giving up 70.5 points per game and they outrebound teams 38.3-33.0.  The Tigers are making 44.3 percent of their field goals and opponents make 42.9 percent.  The Corn Palace occupants are 4-2 at home and have forced 129 turnovers while committing 132.

Jalen Voss, a post player, is averaging 18.6 points per game with a 5.0 rebounding average and he is making 56.4 percent of his field goals.  Trae Bergh is good for 15.4 points per game and 5.0 rebounds and he has made 36-76 three-point shots.  Jade Miller’s scoring average is 13.4 and he is taking down 5.7 rebounds.  Luke Bamberg scores 9.4 points per game and a team high 7.0 rebounds per game.  Tate Martin has an 8.9 points per game scoring average and Anthony Muilenburg has a 6.5 points per game average since joining the team at the conclusion of the football season.

DEFENDER NOTES… The Dordt College women are 6-4 overall and 2-3 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.  The Defender ladies are 0-2 since the Thanksgiving break and are 2-2 in their last four outings.  Dordt has won as many as three games in a row this season and this is the first time they have lost back to back games this year.

Dordt is scoring 74.2 points per game and allow 69.8 points per outing.  The Defenders are converting 40.9 percent of their field goals and 30.1 percent of the three point shots they take (56-186).  Dordt’s opponents are making 37 percent of the field goals they try and they make 30.7 percent of their three-point shots (50-163).  Dordt is getting outrebounded 38-6.38.4 but have forced more turnovers, 180, than they have committed, 194.

Elise Maresh tops the Defenders with a 15.5 points per game average to go with 4.2 rebounds per game and she is making 54.3 percent of her field goals.  Kara Van Dyke is good for 13.1 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per contest.  Jaimie Kok has appeared as a reserve in all ten games and is scoring 12.2 points per game with 6.3 rebounds and she leads the team with 2.6 assists per game.  Danelle Boone has converted 20-58 three-point shots and has an 8.7 points per game average and  Jasmin Schelhaas has averaged 5.7 points per game in six appearances.

The Defender men are 12-1 this season and they own a nine game winning streak dating back to November 8.  The Defenders are off to a 5-0 start in GPAC play.

Dordt is outscoring teams by an average of 93.5-77.4 and they outrebound teams 44.2-29.6.  Dordt is converting 50.3 percent of the field goals it attempts while allowing teams to make 44.8 percent of their shots.  Dordt’s three-point percentage is 36.5 (81-222) while foes have made 35.8 (93-260) percent.  The Defenders have attempted 399 free throws and made 283 for 70.9 percent success while opponents are 201-284 for 70.8 percent.

Kyle Lindbergh is scoring 17.9 points per game with a team high 9.8 rebounds per game and he is making 58.6 percent of his field goals.  Dalton Franken has lifted his scoring average to 15.5 percent on 49.0 percent field goal shooting and he has a 4.5 rebounding average.  Austin Katje and Tyler Wolterstorff average 13.2 and 12.1 points per game respectively.  Katje has made 29-62 three-point shots for 46.8 percent success.  Nathan Rindels has a tea high 50 assists in 13 games for nearly four per game and he is averaging 9.1 points per game to go with 5.0 rebounds and he has a team high 12 steals.  David Den Herder has appeared as a reserve in all 13 games and has an 8.2 points per game average to go with 4.8 rebounds and he is making 66.7 percent of his field goal attempts.  Alex Terpstra is second on the team in three-pointers made and taken while going 21-51 from the arc and his scoring average is 7.0.

LAST TIME… The Dakota Wesleyan women handed Midland its first loss of the GPAC season on Saturday by an 85-74 margin.  The Tigers led 41-28 at halftime and took advantage of 23-29 free throw shooting and 27-48 field goal shooting.  Wesleyan limited Midland to 24-72 field goal shooting and rebounding was dead even at 35-35.  Erickson had 15 points and was 9-10 on free throws and Hart had 14 points and made 4-7 three-point shots.  Piper and Katie  Johnson had 13 and 12 points respectively and Sabers had 12 points with four rebounds.

Dordt’s women lost an 89-66 decision to Concordia in Seward on Saturday after getting down 49-26 at halftime.  The Defenders got 20 points from Jaimie Kok and she had eight rebounds with two assists.  Elise Maresh added eight and Danelle Boone also had eight.  The Defenders were outrebounded 47-33 and committed 28 turnovers.
The Wesleyan men lost an 84-77 decision to Midland in Fremont, Nebraska on Saturday.  The Tigers were led by Jalen Voss with 23 points on 11-16 field goal shooting and Miller had 17 points with six rebounds.  Bergh and Muilenberg had 14 and 12 points respectively.  Wesleyan was 30-60 from the floor and got outrebounded 30-28.

The Defender men were 93-70 winners over Concordia in Seward, Nebraska on Saturday after getting out to a 50-35 halftime lead.  The Defenders were never seriously challenged in the second half as they made 50 percent of their shots in the second period.  Dordt was led by Dalton Franken’s 21 points and Tyler Wolterstorff chipped in with 16 points and seven rebounds and David Den Herder converted 14 points and had six rebounds.  Kyle Lindbergh and Austin Katje had 12 and 10 respectively and Nathan Rindels had six assists and four rebounds.

HISTORY… The Dakota Wesleyan women lead the series 34-24 and the two teams split their outings last year.  Wesleyan won the November 28 contest 95-84 after Dordt led 49-46 at halftime.  Dordt’s Brianna Spronk scored 23 and Kayla Broekhuis tossed in 21 while Wesleyan got 30 by Kim Johnson and 23 by Celeste Beck.  The two players combined for a 20-25 shooting night from the floor.  On February 6 the Defenders avenged that loss by taking a 60-59 decision in Sioux Center.  The Defenders were up 34-26 and had to hang on for the win with Kayla Broekhuis leading the way with 17 points and Elise Maresh scored 14.  Wesleyan’s Elizabeth Lamb scored 17 with four rebounds and two assists.  Dordt had a 38-29 rebounding edge in the late season meeting.

The Defenders hold a slight 32-30 edge in the series and won both contests last season.  Dordt turned away Dakota Wesleyan 95-78 at the Corn Palace after leading 43-39 at halftime.  Cliff Warner and Trevor Wolterstorff both had 21 points and Austin Katje had 18 with seven rebounds.  Wesleyan was topped by Mike Lee’s 20 and Aireus Stephenson added 19.  Jalen Voss scored 12 and had ten rebounds.  Dordt made 57 percent of its shots and Wesleyan 52 percent.  Dordt pulled out a 79-69 win in Sioux Center in February 2013 after leading 36-33 at halftime.  Dordt got 17 each from Jordan Vogel and Cliff Warner and Vogel had 13 rebounds and Warner six assists.  Wesleyan was led by Stephenson’s 21 and Carde Pennington added ten.

NEXT…Dordt will host Hastings on Saturday, December 14 before concluding first semester play against Martin Luther on Thursday, December 19 in New Ulm, Minnesota.

Dakota Wesleyan will host Doane on Saturday, December 14 for its next outing.

RANKINGS…. Six Great Plains Athletic Conference teams are ranked in the Top-25 Women's Basketball Coaches Poll.  Northwestern is no. 2; Concordia is no. 7; Midland is no. 10 and Morningside no. 13.  Hastings and Briar Cliff are no. 16 and no. 19 respectively and Dakota Wesleyan is receiving votes.

Dordt College is no. 11 in the Top-25 Men's Basketball Coaches' Poll with Hastings no. 6 and Midland is no. 15.


Women’s Basketball
Midland   5-1/8-4
Northwestern  5-0/12-0
Concordia   4-1/8-2
Dakota Wesleyan  2-1/7-2
Briar Cliff  4-3/8-3
Hastings   3-2/9-2
Dordt College  2-3/6-4
Morningside  1-3/6-4
Doane   1-5/4-7
Mount Marty   0-4/3-5
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-4/1-6

Men’s Basketball
Dordt College  5-0/12-1
Hastings   5-0/10-1
Midland   5-1/10-1
Briar Cliff  4-2/8-5
Morningside  2-2/5-4
Northwestern  2-3/8-6
Nebraska Wesleyan  1-2/5-2
Concordia  1-4/3-7
Doane   1-5/6-6
Dakota Wesleyan  0-3/5-6
Mount Marty   0-4/0-8


Upcoming games

Wednesday, December 11
Dordt @ Dakota Wesleyan
NebraskaWesleyan @ Concordia
Morningside @ Mount Marty

Saturday, December 14
Hastings @ Dordt
Mount Marty @ Concordia
Midland @ Northwestern
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Morningside
Doane @ Dakota Wesleyan

GPAC Scores
Tuesday, November 12
Men's Basketball 
Briar Cliff University 91, Northwestern College 77
Women's Basketball
Northwestern College 114, Briar Cliff University 81

Saturday, November 16
Men's Basketball
Dordt College 72, Midland University 66
Hastings College 90, Northwestern College 81
Briar Cliff University 101, Doane College 95
Morningside College 85, Concordia University 67

Women's Basketball
Midland University 70, Dordt College 51
Northwestern College 99, Hastings College 83
Briar Cliff University 106, Doane College 92
Concordia University 90, Morningside College 82 (OT)

Wednesday, November 20
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 88, Doane College 75
Midland University 83, Morningside College 77

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 83, Doane College 73
Midland University 68, Morningside College 64
Briar Cliff University 84, Nebraska Wesleyan University 53

Saturday, November 23
Men's Basketball
Nebraska Wesleyan University 89, Dakota Wesleyan University 84
Dordt College 85, Doane College 71
Briar Cliff University 103, Concordia University 61
Midland University 81, Mount Marty College 62
Hastings College 78, Morningside College 74

Women's Basketball
Dakota Wesleyan University 80, Nebraska Wesleyan University 55
Dordt College 80, Doane College 55
Concordia University 80, Briar Cliff University 72
Midland University 61, Mount Marty College 47
Morningside College 76, Hastings College 49

Tuesday, November 26
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 78, Concordia University 71
Dordt College 100, Mount Marty College 60
Midland University 89, Doane College 65
Morningside College 88, Northwestern College 70
Briar Cliff University 91, Dakota Wesleyan University 81

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 94, Concordia University 89
Dordt College 68, Mount Marty College 59
Midland University 64, Doane College 62
Northwestern College 102, Morningside College 82
Briar Cliff University 89, Dakota Wesleyan University 88

Wednesday, December 4
Men's Basketball
Dordt College 104, Briar Cliff University 97
Concordia University 86, Doane College 81
Midland University 64, Nebraska Wesleyan University 50
Northwestern College 87, Mount Marty College 64

Women's Basketball
Briar Cliff University 100, Dordt College 92 (OT)
Concordia University 82, Doane College 75
Midland University 77, Nebraska Wesleyan University 64
Northwestern College 87, Mount Marty College 71

Saturday, December 7
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 87, Briar Cliff University 58
Dordt College 93, Concordia University 70
Doane College 78, Mount Marty College 49
Northwestern College 78, Nebraska Wesleyan University 76
Midland University 84, Dakota Wesleyan University 77

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 86, Briar Cliff University 68
Concordia University 89, Dordt College 66
Doane College 75, Mount Marty College 70
Northwestern College 105, Nebraska Wesleyan University 53
Dakota Wesleyan University 85, Midland University 74

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