Dordt College News

Dordt Basketball Visits Fremont Saturday

November 29, 2012

WELCOME…Dordt College will travel to Fremont, Nebraska  to face the Midland Warriors on Saturday, December 1.  The women’s game starts at 2:00 with the men getting underway at 4:00.  The games will be broadcast on KDCR 88.5 FM and there will be an audio webstream  available on the internet at  Results will be available at  and at when complete.

SCOUTING REPORT… The Midland women are 3-5 this season and 0-3 in the GPAC.  The wins and losses have come in succession with three wins over Kansas Wesleyan, Johnson and Wales and Tabor starting the season and five losses in a row to Peru State (twice), Northwestern, Hastings and Concordia following  from November 10 to present.

The Warriors average 73.5 points per game but are allowing 81.4.  The Warriors are shooting for 39.8 percent success and allow opponents to make 41.4 percent.  The Warriors have outrebounded teams for a 47.6-38.4 average but have been bothered by turnover problems where they have committed 190 turnovers in eight contests while foes have given the ball up 126 times in the eight competitions.

Taylor Shepard scores 14.9 points per game with 8.9 rebounds and is converting nearly 50 percent of her shots.  Jamilah Johnson clips off 11.5 points per game with 4.8 rebounds and Joelle Anderson is scoring 11.4 points per game with 6.4 rebounds.  Jami Thramer has averaged 11.0 points per game and 13.3 rebounds and has played in three games.  She played in the first two games of the season and returned to action in a loss to Concordia earlier this week.

The Midland men are 3-4 this season and 1-2 in the GPAC after beating Concordia in overtime on Wednesday.  The Warriors have wins this season over Johnson and Wales, Kansas Wesleyan and Concordia and have a three-point loss to Northwestern along with narrow one point losses to Park and Mount Mercy.  The other loss for Midland is to Hastings in league play.

The Warriors average 82.3 points per game and allow 75.9 points per outing while outrebounding teams 35.9-31.1.  Teams are converting 49.2 percent of the field goals they attempt while Midland makes 49.1 percent.  The Warriors make over a third of the three-point shots they take and they have committed 83 turnovers through seven games to 99 turnovers for opponents. Midland also holds a 35.9-31.1 rebounding advantage.

James Parrott leads the team with 19.6 points per game and he grabs 4.4 rebounds per outing and has blocked 19 shots.  Ben Imig and Jerome Vaughn each average 12.4 points per game with Vaught converting 72.7 percent of the field goals he tries and he also takes down a team high 9.4 rebounds per game.  Galen Gullie adds 11.6 points per game and is the leading assist man with 29 while Imig has assisted on 25 baskets.  Kiefer Musiel comes off the bench to score 8.1 points per outing.

DEFENDER NOTES… The Defender women are 4-6 this season and are 1-2 in Great Plains Athletic Conference.  The Defenders have a conference win over Doane and have lost their last two conference tests to Mount Marty and Dakota Wesleyan. 

Dordt is scoring 69.5 points per game and allow 58.2 points per game.  The Defenders have scored over 80 points on four occasions this season and outrebound teams 40-6-35.6.  Dordt has forced 21.5 turnovers per game and give the ball up 18.2 times per game.  Opponents have been limited to 39.3 percent shooting while opponents have converted 36.4 percent shooting. 

Kara Van Dyke leads the team with an average of 14.5 points per game and she takes down 8.3 rebounds per game while converting 52.5 percent of her field goal tries.  Brianna Spronk scores 10.5 points per game and gets to 5.5 rebounds.  Kayla Broekhuis is scoring 12.6 points per game in five outings this season and she has 16 assists.  Elise Maresh contributes 8.9 points per game with 6.7 rebounds and Jasmin Schelhaas is converting 7.1 points per game and has made 14 three-point shots, sharing team honors with Broekhuis in that category. 

The Dordt men are 8-1 this season and stand 2-1 in league play with wins over Mount Marty and Dakota Wesleyan.  The loss for Dordt is an 86-70 loss on the road at Doane on November 17.   The Defenders have scored 83 points or more in seven games.  Dordt has allowed more than 70 points on three occasions and more than 80 points once.

The Defenders average 85.0 points per game and allow 62.9 points while outrebounding teams 39.9-29.7.  Dordt converts 51.9 percent of the field goals they try and limit opponents to 39.1 percent success.  The Defenders also convert 42.3 percent of the three-point attempts they take and allow opponents to make 31.3 percent.  Dordt has lifted their free throw success rate to 66.7 percent and have turned the ball over 142 times to 148 for foes.

Cliff Warner leads the team with 15.4 points per game and he makes 46.5 percent of his three-point attempts (33-71).  Trevor Wolterstorff is good for 13.3 points per game and 4.8 rebounds and he makes 60.3 percent of his field goals.  Jordan Vogel’s average is at 13.1 points per game and he takes in 5.3 rebounds while converting 72.3 percent of his field goal tries.  Austin Katje completes the double digit averages with 10.2 points per game and he is making 46.2 percent of his three-point shots.  Chris Sievers and Shawn Keizer each average 8.8 points per game.  Keizer has converted 17-30 three-point shots tried and is also averaging 4.2 rebounds.  Kyle Lindbergh leads the team with ten blocks and 18 steals along with a team high 6.3 rebounds per game.  Lindbergh is scoring 7.9 points per game.

NEXT… Dordt will host Northwestern on Wednesday, December 5 while Midland is on the road to Doane that same night.

LAST TIME… The Midland women lost to Concordia 110-65 after trailing 63-29 at halftime.  The Warriors were limited to 36.8 percent shooting and got forced into 29 turnovers.  Midland outrebounded Concordia 43-35 but allowed 53.5 percent field goal shooting.  The Warriors were led by Taylor Shepard with 10 points and five rebounds while Joelle Anderson scored ten.

The Dordt women couldn’t keep up the pace in a Wednesday night loss to Dakota Wesleyan 95-84.  The Defenders were up 49-46 at halftime but were outscored 49-35 in the second half and allowed 59 percent field goal shooting.  Dordt was outrebounded 36-35 but turned the ball over just ten times.  Brianna Spronk scored 23 and had eight rebounds with three assists and one steal. Kayla Broekhuis added 21 points and had three rebounds in the loss.  Both point totals were season highs for the Edgerton, Minnesota natives.

The Midland men prevailed in overtime at Concordia on Wednesday night 88-81.  The score was tied 73-73 at the end of regulation with the Warriors outscoring Concordia 38-32 in the second half.  Jerome Vaughn scored 21 points and had four steals with five rebounds and Ben Imig added 20 with four rebounds and two assists.  James Parrott knocked down 16 and Galen Gullie 14 with five assists and two steals in nearly 40 minutes of action.  Midland outrebounded the Bulldogs 33-31 and turned it over 16 times to 13 for Concordia.

The Dordt men earned a 95-78 win over Dakota Wesleyan on Wednesday night in the Corn Palace.  Dordt led 43-39 at halftime and built the lead to 50-39 with a seven point run to start the second half.  Wesleyan cut the difference to six with eight minutes left but the Defenders hit shots and outscored the Tigers 52-39 in the second half.  Dordt made 56.9 percent of its field goals and held a 29-26 rebounding advantage while committing 14 turnovers and forcing 15.  Cliff Warner converted 7-14 three-point shots for 21 points and had seven assists.  Trevor Wolterstorff had 21 points while making 8-10 field goals and he had five rebounds with three assists.  Austin Katje scored 18 with seven rebounds and made 4-7 three-point shots.  Shawn Keizer and Chris Sievers each had 11 points in reserve roles.

SERIES…Dordt leads the series in women’s basketball 11-4 after sweeping the meetings last year.  Dordt won the December 12 meeting in Sioux Center by a final of 65-43 behind 14 points by Elise Maresh and 12 points and 13 rebounds by Kara Van Dyke.  Van Dyke also had five blocked shots.  Midland was topped by Jami Thramer with 10 points and Jamilah Johnson had nine points in the loss.  Midland was held to 18-60 shooting from the floor for 30 percent success and Dordt had a 44-34 rebounding advantage.

Dordt also won in Fremont by a 63-56 margin on January 14.  Dordt was paced by Jaimie Kok’s19 points as she made 10-11 free throws.  Danielle Stephan scored 14 and Johnson  had 12.  This time it was Midland holding a 39-36 rebounding advantage.

The Defender men are 15-3 in games with Midland but the Warriors took a game last year from Dordt in Fremont, Nebraska and they pushed the Defenders to the end in the GPAC Semifinals.  Dordt won the December 12 meeting in Sioux Center by a 76-59 margin after jumping out to a 38-21 halftime advantage.  Dordt was led by Vogel’s 15 and Trevor Wolterstorff’s 14.  Katje added 13 with Sievers going for ten points and 12 rebounds.  Avery Langford scored 12 and Gullie 11 in the loss with Dordt outrebounding the Warriors 39-27.

Midland won the January 14 game by a final of 76-71, outscoring Dordt 51-35 in the second half behind 54.5 percent shooting.  Midland got 14 points each from Donald Jones and Jalen Hueser with Ben Imig adding nine to go with seven assists.  Dordt built a 36-25 halftime lead but were done in partly by 15 turnovers while Midland had just seven.  Cliff Warner scored 17 and Katje had 14 on 4-8 three-point shooting.  Vogel had 11 and Trevor Wolterstorff ten in the loss.

A month and a half later the Defenders hosted Midland in a GPAC semifinal game that Dordt prevailed in 68-61 after leading 32-31 at halftime.  Warner had 21 points and Kyle Lindbergh added 16 with Vogel scoring 14 to go with nine rebounds.  Dordt had a 38-24 rebounding advantage.  Imig scored 11 and Alex Knobbe knocked down 11.

RANKINGS…. The Dordt men held on to the no. 3 spot in the NAIA Division II Coaches’ Poll released earlier this week and are one of three teams in the top-25.  Northwestern is no. 6 and Doane is no. 14.  Briar Cliff and Hastings are both receiving votes in the polling done by 12 coaches across the country.

The GPAC has five women’s teams in the top-25 this week with Concordia at no. 1; Morningside is no. 4; Briar Cliff is no. 5 and Northwestern is no. 8.  Hastings is holding on to the no. 25 spot.

GPAC STANDINGS…(Thursday, November 29)
Briar Cliff 4-0/8-0
Concordia  3-0/9-0
Morningside 2-0/7-0
Hastings  2-1/6-4
Northwestern  2-2/6-3
Dakota Wesleyan 1-1/7-2
Dordt College 1-2/4-6
Mount Marty  1-2/3-4
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-2/1-5
Doane   0-3/5-5
Midland   0-3/3-5

Northwestern 3-1/7-2
Dordt   2-1/8-1
Hastings  2-1/9-1
Doane  2-1/9-1
Concordia  2-1/5-2
Morningside 1-1/3-5
Briar Cliff 2-2/7-3
Mount Marty  1-2/4-4
Midland  1-2/3-4
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-2/4-2
Dakota Wesleyan 0-2/3-5


Saturday, December 1
Dordt @ Midland
Hastings @ Dakota Wesleyan
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Northwestern
Doane @ Mount Marty
Concordia @ Morningside

Wednesday, December 5
Northwestern @ Dordt College
Morningside @ Dakota Wesleyan
Midland @ Doane
Concordia @ Briar Cliff
Hastings @ Nebraska Wesleyan

Men's Basketball
Wednesday, November 28
Midland University 88, Concordia University 81 (OT)
Briar Cliff University 71, Nebraska Wesleyan University 64
Dordt College 95, Dakota Wesleyan University 78
Mount Marty College 56, Northwestern College 54
Hastings College 80, Doane College 73
Tuesday, November 20
Doane College 83, Briar Cliff University 73
Dordt College 86, Mount Marty College 72
Hastings College 77, Midland University 70
Concordia University 68, Nebraska Wesleyan University 65
Northwestern College 109, Morningside College 98

Saturday, November 17
Doane College 86, Dordt College 70
Briar Cliff University 76, Dakota Wesleyan University 71
Northwestern College 88, Midland University 85
Concordia University 66, Mount Marty College 63
Morningside College 88, Hastings College 75

Wednesday, November 14
Northwestern 94, Briar Cliff 93 ot

Women's Basketball
Wednesday, November 28
Northwestern College 62, Mount Marty College 51
Briar Cliff University 77, Nebraska Wesleyan University 39
Dakota Wesleyan University 95, Dordt College 84
Hastings College 71, Doane College 55

Tuesday, November 27
Concordia 110, Midland 65

Tuesday, November 20

Briar Cliff University 73, Doane College 67
Mount Marty College 55, Dordt College 51
Hastings College 55, Midland University 51
Concordia University 91, Nebraska Wesleyan University 61
Morningside College 72, Northwestern College 70

Saturday, November 17
Dordt College 55, Doane College 46
Briar Cliff University 76, Dakota Wesleyan University 61
Concordia University 91, Mount Marty College 61
Northwestern College 86, Midland University 68
Morningside College 74, Hastings College 66

Wednesday, November 17
Briar Cliff 91, Northwestern 79


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