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Dordt-Northwestern Part III

February 25, 2014

GAMETIME… Dordt will host  Northwestern at the De Witt Gym on Wednesday, February 26 in GPAC Men’s Quarterfinal Round play.  The game will start at 7:00 and can be heard on KDCR 88.5 FM and live on the world wide web at www.dordt.edu/athletics.  Scores and details about the contests at their conclusion can be found online at www.dordt.edu/athletics/  ; https://www.facebook.com/dordtdefenders and you can follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dcathletics. 

The games can be viewed at http://new.livestream.com/dordtcollegewebcast/basketball

SCOUTING REPORT… Northwestern is 14-16 overall and they enter the tournament as the no. 8 seed in the field.  The Raiders finished the year with a 7-13 record and have lost five games in a row dating back to a 67-63 win at home over Briar Cliff.  Northwestern was 8-6 in games at home and 6-10 in games played on the road.

Northwestern is averaging 75.0 points per game and allow 77.4 points per outing while converting 44.3 percent  of their field goals.  Teams make 44.0 percent of their field goals and Northwestern has outrebounded teams 38.8-36.4 and have committed 440 turnovers to 366 for opponents.  The Orange City, Iowa based school has made 31.2 percent of its three-point shots and opponents are making 35.7 percent of their three-point attempts.

Zack Leeper averages 18.8 points per game and converts 47.4 percent of his three-point attempts.  Leeper has also made 33.6 percent of his three-point baskets and 81.3 percent of his free throws.  He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and he has 47 assists and 27 steals in 30 games played.  Jordan Baker has a 12.2 points per game average and he has a 6.8 rebounds per game average and is converting 57.4 percent of his field goals.  Joey Habtemariam adds 10.0 points per game and has 103 assists and 40 steals.  Levi Ettelman scores 7.1 points per game and 5.8 rebounds.  Rob Gill and Tyler Goldston score 7.1 and 5.9 points per game respectively. 

DEFENDER NOTES… The Defenders are 26-4 overall and 17-3 in the GPAC and hold the no. 1 seed in the post-season tournament.  Dordt is 11-2 in games played at the De Witt Gym and 15-2 away from its home court.  Dordt is 4-2 in games played in February and its losses this season are to Davenport, Midland and Morningside (twice).

The Defenders are scoring 89.6 points per game and allowing 77.4 points per outing while converting 48.8 percent of its field goals and 38.2 percent of its three-point shots.  Opponents are making 44.4 percent of its field goals and 36.9 percent of the three point shots they’ve taken.  The Defenders are 658-911 on free throws and opponents have made 462-625.  Dordt holds a 41.7-32.1rebounding edge this season and have committed 356 turnovers to 370 for opponents.

Kyle Lindbergh scores a team high 16.7 points per game and grabs a team high 10.7 rebounds per contest.  Dalton Franken’s scoring average is 15.4 and he takes in 4.3 rebounds per contest.  Austin Katje’s average is 14.8 points per game and Nathan Rindels is scoring 11.9 points per game with 5.2 rebounds per game and a team high 104 assists in 29 games played.  Tyler Wolterstorff knocks down 11.6 points per game.  All five of those players are making at least 47.5 percent of the field goals they have taken.  Lindbergh has a team high 46 blocked shots and 36 steals and has handed out 88 assists.  Dordt’s top scoring reserves are David Den Herder at 6.7 points per game with 4.6 rebounds and Alex Terpstra and Bryan Sumner are at 5.2 and 4.4 points per contest respectively.

LAST TIME…Northwestern lost at home to Hastings College on Saturday by a score of 85-75 after trailing 35-34 at halftime.  The Raiders converted 45.8 percent of their field goal attempts while Hastings made 27-58 field goals for 46.6 percent success.  Northwestern made 17-28 field goals while the Broncos converted 27-38 free shots.  Northwestern had a 42-35 rebounding advantage but committed 20 turnovers to 11 for Hastings.  Zack Leeper led five players in double figures with 19 while Jordan Baker had 15 points and 14 rebounds.  Joey Habtemariam and Levi Ettleman both had 12 points and Rob Gill came off the bench to score 10.

The Defender men trailed much of their game with Midland on Saturday, falling behind 48-40 at halftime.  Dordt made a couple runs to within five points but could get no closer and fell 90-77.  Kyle Lindbergh led Dordt’s effort with 29 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and three steals.  Dalton Franken scored 17 and Tyler Wolterstorff added 14.  Dordt was 24-60 from the field to 32-64 for the Warriors.  Dordt did get to the free throw line and converted 26-39 while Midland was 19-22.  Midland had a 40-38 rebounding edge and committed nine turnovers to 12 for the Defenders.

HISTORY… Northwestern leads the men’s series 76-28 but Dordt leads the series 14-10 since the 2003-2004 season.  The Defenders won the earlier meetings this year by a 78-64 on January 15 and 91-80 on Wednesday, February 19. 

The Defenders won the January meeting after leading 39-25 at halftime.  Kyle Lindbergh had 17 points and 13 rebounds and Dalton Franken scored 16 with Nathan Rindels getting 14.  Austin Katje and Alex Terpstra each had 12 points.  Northwestern was topped by Joey Habtemariam’s 13 and Zack Leeper’s 12.

Dordt won the contest last week after leading 47-38.  Northwestern made a charge in the second half to lead by six but the Defenders recovered and ended up outscoring Northwestern 44-42 in the second half.  Tyler Wolterstorff had a game high 27 points for Dordt whie Kyle Lindbergh had 20 points and 15 rebounds with three assists and three blocked shots.  Nathan Rindel scored 13 with eight rebounds and five assists and Dalton Franken added 12 and David Den Herder had nine off the bench.  Jordan Baker led the Northwestern effort with 20 and Zack Leeper had 19.  Joey Habtemariam and Levi Ettleman had 12 and 10 respectively with Rob Gill adding eight.

COACHES’ POLL…The Defender men dropped one spot in the February 18 poll to no.4 with 332 points.  Midland held at no. 8 and Morningside is no. 18 this week.  Hastings is in the receiving votes portion of the poll.

The GPAC is represented by four teams in the women’s poll with Hastings leading the way at no. 4.  Concordia and Morningside are no. 6 and 7 respectively and Northwestern is no. 9.  Midland and Dakota Wesleyan are both in the receiving votes category of the poll.

GPAC TOURNAMENTS… The Dordt Defender men and Northwestern women secured NAIA National Tournament Berths with their regular season titles and no. 1 seeds in the post-season tournament.  The winners of the respective tournaments will also earn automatic spots in the 32 team fields.  If the no. 1 seed wins the tournament the tournament runner-up will qualify for the National Championship Tournament.


GPAC Men's Basketball Quarterfinals – Wednesday, February 26
#8 Northwestern (14-16, 7-13) at #1 Dordt (26-4, 17-3), 7pm
#5 Nebraska Wesleyan (15-10, 10-10) at #4 Hastings (20-9, 14-6), 8pm
#6 Dakota Wesleyan (17-13, 10-10) at #3 Midland (26-4, 16-4), 7pm
#7 Briar Cliff (16-14, 9-11) at #2 Morningside (22-8, 16-4), 8pm
(GPAC Tiebreakers determined the 2-3 seeds and the 5-6 seeds)

GPAC Men's Basketball Semifinals – Saturday, March 1
#8/#1 winner vs. #5/#4 winner, Time TBA
#6/#3 winner vs. #7/#2 winner, Time TBA

GPAC Men's Basketball Championship Tuesday, March 4
Semifinal winners at highest remaining seed, Time TBA


GPAC Women's Basketball Quarterfinals – Wednesday, February 26
#8 Briar Cliff (14-16, 7-13) at #1 Northwestern (24-4, 16-4), 7pm
#5 Midland (15-15, 11-9) at #4 Concordia (24-6, 16-4), 7pm
#6 Dakota Wesleyan (18-12, 10-10) at #3 Morningside (25-5, 16-4), 6pm
#7 Doane (14-15,7-13) at #2 Hastings (25-4, 16-4), 6pm
(GPAC Tiebreakers determined the 1-4 seeds and the 7-8 seeds)

GPAC Women's Basketball Semifinals – Saturday, March 1
#8/#1 winner vs. #5/#4 winner, Time TBA
#6/#3 winner vs. #7/#2 winner, Time TBA

GPAC Women's Basketball Championship Tuesday, March 4
Semifinal winners at highest remaining seed, Time TBA

GPAC STANDINGS…(Final)

Women’s Basketball
Northwestern  16-4/24-4
Hastings   16-4/25-4
Morningside  16-4/25-5
Concordia   16-4/24-6
Midland   11-9/15-15
Dakota Wesleyan  10-10/18-12
Doane   7-13/14-15
Briar Cliff  7-13/14-16
Dordt College  6-14/13-16
Mount Marty   4-16/13-17
Nebraska Wesleyan 1-19/2-23

Men’s Basketball
Dordt College  17-3/26-4
Morningside  16-4/22-8
Midland   16-4/26-4
Hastings   14-6/20-9
Nebraska Wesleyan  10-10/15-10
Dakota Wesleyan  10-10/17-13
Briar Cliff  10-10/17-13
Northwestern  7-13/14-16
Doane   6-14/13-16
Concordia  3-17/8-21
Mount Marty   2-18/4-24


GPAC Scores (Regular Season)
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

Wednesday, December 11
Men's Basketball
Dordt College 92, Dakota Wesleyan University 81
Nebraska Wesleyan University 83, Concordia University 57
Morningside College 102, Mount Marty College 77

Women's Basketball
Dakota Wesleyan University 81, Dordt College 56
Concordia University 94, Nebraska Wesleyan University 65
Morningside College 79, Mount Marty College 51

Saturday, December 14
Men's Basketball
Dordt College 94, Hastings College 84
Concordia University 81, Mount Marty College 67
Midland University 80, Northwestern College 66
Morningside College 81, Nebraska Wesleyan University 71
Dakota Wesleyan University 85, Doane College 78

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 88, Dordt College 67
Concordia University 109, Mount Marty College 86
Morningside College 82, Nebraska Wesleyan University 57
Northwestern College 89, Midland University 69
Dakota Wesleyan University 65, Doane College 59

Wednesday, December 18
Men's Basketball
Doane College 84, Northwestern College 78

Women's Basketball
Northwestern College 85, Doane College 75

Friday, December 20
Men's Basketball
Dakota Wesleyan University 88, Concordia University 56

Women's Basketball
Concordia University 85, Dakota Wesleyan University 66

Saturday, December 21
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 78, Mount Marty College 61
Nebraska Wesleyan University 74, Briar Cliff University 66

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 93, Mount Marty College 77

January 4
Men's Basketball
Dakota Wesleyan University 98, Hastings College 84
Dordt College 69, Concordia University 62
Morningside College 79, Briar Cliff University 73
Mount Marty College 68, Nebraska Wesleyan University 56

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 81, Dakota Wesleyan University 45
Concordia University 81, Dordt College 63
Morningside College 92, Briar Cliff University 81
Mount Marty College 78, Nebraska Wesleyan University 63

January 8
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 96, Nebraska Wesleyan University 93 (OT)
Morningside College 100, Dordt College 96
Midland University 70, Concordia University 45
Northwestern College 70, Dakota Wesleyan University 66 (OT)
Briar Cliff University 87, Mount Marty College 64

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 88, Nebraska Wesleyan University 61
Morningside College 89, Dordt College 61
Concordia University 82, Midland University 74
Northwestern College 85, Dakota Wesleyan University 76
Briar Cliff University 78, Mount Marty College 70

January 11
Men's Basketball
Dordt College 66, Nebraska Wesleyan University 57
Northwestern College 60, Concordia University 56
Morningside College 89, Doane College 84
Briar Cliff University 68, Midland University 66

Women's Basketball
Dordt College 115, Nebraska Wesleyan University 66
Northwestern College 86, Concordia University 68
Morningside College 72, Doane College 69
Midland University 83, Briar Cliff University 68

January 15
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 94, Midland University 93 (OT)
Dordt College 78, Northwestern College 64
Nebraska Wesleyan University 94, Doane College 86
Dakota Wesleyan University 76, Mount Marty College 45

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 71, Midland University 59
Northwestern College 76, Dordt College 62
Doane College 82, Nebraska Wesleyan University 30
Dakota Wesleyan University 85, Mount Marty College 79

January 18
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 80, Morningside College 71
Dordt College 92, Doane College 81
Briar Cliff University 91, Concordia University 85
Midland University 65, Mount Marty College 41
Dakota Wesleyan University 77, Nebraska Wesleyan University 70

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 64, Morningside College 55
Doane College 67, Dordt College 62
Concordia University 79, Briar Cliff University 63
Dakota Wesleyan University 79, Nebraska Wesleyan University 65
Midland University 77, Mount Marty College 58

January 22
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 71, Concordia University 66
Dordt College 93, Mount Marty College 59
Midland University 73, Doane College 59
Morningside College 97, Northwestern College 65
Dakota Wesleyan University 84, Briar Cliff University 81

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 78, Concordia University 65
Dordt College 69, Mount Marty College 54
Midland University 72, Doane College 69
Morningside College 90, Northwestern College 79
Dakota Wesleyan University 81, Briar Cliff University 73

January 25
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 72, Briar Cliff University 66
Doane College 78, Mount Marty College 65
Northwestern College 77, Nebraska Wesleyan University 64
   
Women's Basketball
Hastings College 76, Briar Cliff University 72
Doane College 71, Mount Marty College 61
Northwestern College 103, Nebraska Wesleyan University 53
   
January 26

Men's Basketball
Midland University 82, Dakota Wesleyan University 71

Women's Basketball
Dakota Wesleyan University 79, Midland University 64

January 29
Men's Basketball
Dordt College 87, Briar Cliff University 76
Doane College 82, Concordia University 77
Midland University 78, Nebraska Wesleyan University 59
Morningside College 92, Dakota Wesleyan University 84
Northwestern College 83, Mount Marty College 67

Women's Basketball
Briar Cliff University 88, Dordt College 70
Concordia University 83, Doane College 62
Morningside College 80, Dakota Wesleyan University 67
Midland University 82, Nebraska Wesleyan University 61
Mount Marty College 78, Northwestern College 74

February 1
Men's Basketball
Dordt College 78, Hastings College 74
Mount Marty College 56, Concordia University 55
Midland University 80, Northwestern College 67
Doane College 86, Dakota Wesleyan University 76
Nebraska Wesleyan University 86, Morningside College 76

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 65, Dordt College 62
Concordia University 60, Mount Marty College 53
Doane College 69, Dakota Wesleyan University 68
Morningside College 102, Nebraska Wesleyan University 59
Northwestern College 95, Midland University 79

February 3
Men's Basketball
Morningside College 101, Dakota Wesleyan University 82

Women's Basketball
Morningside College 79, Dakota Wesleyan University 66

February 5
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 74, Doane College 64
Dordt College 100, Dakota Wesleyan University 90
Nebraska Wesleyan University 76, Concordia University 70
Morningside College 73, Mount Marty College 49
Northwestern College 67, Briar Cliff University 63

Women's Basketball
Doane College 65, Hastings College 62
Dordt College 71, Dakota Wesleyan University 70
Concordia University 72, Nebraska Wesleyan University 54
Morningside College 78, Mount Marty College 46
Northwestern College 101, Briar Cliff University 75

February 8
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 85, Mount Marty College 42
Morningside College 91, Midland University 75
Doane College 81, Northwestern College 71
Nebraska Wesleyan University 73, Briar Cliff University 65
Dakota Wesleyan University 78, Concordia University 70

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 80, Mount Marty College 65
Northwestern College 77, Doane College 56
Morningside College 68, Midland University 67
Briar Cliff University 86, Nebraska Wesleyan University 52
Concordia University 86, Dakota Wesleyan University 84

February 12
Men's Basketball
Nebraska Wesleyan University 75, Hastings College 70
Morningside College 103, Dordt College 100
Midland University 82, Concordia University 55
Dakota Wesleyan University 102, Northwestern College 85
Briar Cliff University 77, Mount Marty College 64

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 82, Nebraska Wesleyan University 47
Morningside College 74, Dordt College 52
Concordia University 78, Midland University 77
Dakota Wesleyan University 97, Northwestern College 76
Mount Marty College 88, Briar Cliff University 77

February 15
Men's Basketball
Dakota Wesleyan University 86, Hastings College 72
Dordt College 82, Nebraska Wesleyan University 71
Concordia University 95, Northwestern College 75
Midland University 84, Briar Cliff University 79
Morningside College 95, Doane College 82

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 99, Dakota Wesleyan University 86
Dordt College 72, Nebraska Wesleyan University 53
Concordia University 89, Northwestern College 78
Morningside College 77, Doane College 67
Midland University 92, Briar Cliff University 84

February 19
Men's Basketball
Midland University 74, Hastings College 62
Dordt College 91, Northwestern College 80
Nebraska Wesleyan University 86, Doane College 58
Morningside College 103, Briar Cliff University 91
Dakota Wesleyan University 87, Mount Marty College 52

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 85, Midland University 78
Northwestern College 102, Dordt College 70
Nebraska Wesleyan University 65, Doane College 64
Morningside College 113, Briar Cliff University 93
Dakota Wesleyan University 82, Mount Marty College 72

February 22
Men's Basketball
Hastings College 85, Northwestern College 75
Midland University 90, Dordt College 77
Morningside College 87, Concordia University 64
Briar Cliff University 85, Doane College 76
Nebraska Wesleyan University 78, Mount Marty College 50

Women's Basketball
Northwestern College 83, Hastings College 67
Midland University 69, Dordt College 58
Morningside College 86, Concordia University 77
Doane College 91, Briar Cliff University 89 (OT)
Mount Marty College 76, Nebraska Wesleyan University 63

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