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Dordt-Northwestern Play Wednesday

December 4, 2012

GAMETIME...Dordt College will host Northwestern on Wednesday, December 5 in women’s and men’s basketball.  The women’s game gets underway at 6:00 with the men to follow at 8:00.  The games will be broadcast on KDCR 88.5 FM and there will be live video available at  Results will be available at  and at when complete.

SCOUTING REPORT… The Northwestern women are 7-3 this season and 3-2 in conference.  Northwestern has won three of their last four games and have losses in league play to Briar Cliff (91-79) and Morningside (72-70). 

The Raiders have outscored teams 79.1-62.7 and they are converting 50.7 percent of the field goals they try while opponents are making 39.2 percent of the field goals they shoot.  Northwestern also holds a substantial rebounding edge of 38.8-28.8.

Kendra De Jong leads the team with an 18.3 points per game average and she takes down 8.6 rebounds per contest with 54.7 percent shooting from the field.  Samantha Kleinsasser is making 15.5 points per game and she takes down 6.0 rebounds and she is making 57.3 percent of her field goals attempted.  Both De Jong and Kleinsasser make over 81 percent of their free throws.  Karen Hutson and Alli Dunkelberger score 13.2 and 11.3 points per game to complete the double digit averages for Northwestern.  Kleinsasser has scored a season high 32 points against Dakota State while De Jong scored 29 points in the loss to Briar Cliff.

The Northwestern men are 8-2 overall and 4-1 in the GPAC with a loss to Mount Marty (56-54).  The Raiders had won seven games in a row after a season opening loss to Valley City State and prevailed in overtime over Briar Cliff on November 14. 

Northwestern is scoring 84.0 points per game and allow 68.5 points per outing.  The Raiders have made nearly 50 percent of the field goals they take and opponents are making 37.9 percent of the field goals they try.  Northwestern outrebounds teams 45.1-32.4 and have committed 139 turnovers to 108 for opponents.

Zack Leeper and Ben Miller both average 15.3 points per game with Leeper making 48.6 percent of his field goals and he also makes 44.9 percent of his three-point tries.  Miller is rebounding at a pace of 8.9 per game and Stu Goslinga is grabbing 8.1 rebounds per outing.  Goslinga also gets 9.6 points per game and Daniel Van Kalsbeek is knocking down 13.2 points per game with a shooting percentage of 59.8 percent from the floor.

DEFENDER NOTES… The Dordt College Defender women are 5-6 overall and 2-2 in Great Plains Athletic Conference action.  The Defenders have wins over Midland (70-63) and Doane (55-46) while the losses are to Mount Marty (55-51) and Dakota Wesleyan (95-84).  Dordt has won four of the last six games they have played.

Dordt is outscoring teams 69.5-58.6 and outrebounding teams 40.2-36.3.  Dordt is making 39.7 percent of its field goals and limit teams to 37.0 percent shooting. 

Kara Van Dyke is scoring 13.7 points per game and getting 8.0 rebounds and she has 17 assists.  Brianna Spronk is coming off back to back 20+ point games and she is averaging 11.8 points per game with 5.7 rebounds.  Van Dyke is making 50.9 percent of her field goals and Spronk leads the team with 27 assists.  Kayla Broekhuis has an 11.0 points per game average while Elise Maresh is scoring 8.9 points per game after missing two games last week.  Jasmin Schelhaas converts 7.2 points per game and she leads the team in three-pointers made with 16.

The Defender men are 8-2 this season and 2-2 in the GPAC.  Dordt’s wins are over Mount Marty (86-72) and Dakota Wesleyan (95-78).  The losses for Dordt are to Doane (86-70) and Midland (97-89)—both on the road. 

Dordt averages 85.4 points per game and allow 66.3.  Dordt is outrebounding teams 39.3-29.5 and they are making 52.1 percent of the field goals they try while opponents are making 41.2 percent.  Dordt has 153 turnovers while opponents have 157.

Cliff Warner has a 15.4 points per game average with 4.1 assists per game and he is making 46.9 percent of the three-point shots he takes.  Trevor Wolterstorff is converting 13.3 points per game on 58 percent shooting and he grabs 6.1 rebounds.  Jordan Vogel has a 13.3 points per game average and is making 73 percent of his field goals and gets to 4.8 rebounds per game.  Austin Katje’s scoring average is 10.7 points per game and Chris Sievers has scored 9.4 points per game and has lifted his shooting percentage to 52.6 percent. Shawn Keizer is scoring 7.9 points per game while converting 17-32 three-point shots.  Kyle Lindbergh is at 7.7 points per game with 6.1 rebounds. 

NEXT… Dordt will travel to Nebraka Wesleyan on Saturday while Northwestern faces Dakota State in Orange City on Saturday.

LAST TIME… The Dordt College women won their game with Midland on Saturday by a score of 70-63 after leading 36-31 at halftime.  The Defenders led the entire second half and outscored Midland 34-32 in the second half while converting 21-52 field goals and 25-40 free throws while holding a 26-19 edge in turnovers.  Brianna Spronk converted for 25 points and had eight rebounds with four assists and three steals.  Mycah Hulst came off the bench to score 10 and grabbed nine rebounds with three steals and a blocked shot.

Northwestern won its game with Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday in Orange City by a fial of 103-61 after leading 51-31 at halftime.  Kendra De Jong paced the Raiders with 21 points and was 13-13 on free throws while Alli Dunkelberger added 19 and Samantha Kleinsasser added 18.  Mallory Cunard came off the bench to score 14 as Northwestern outrebounded the visitors by a 37-25 margin and forced 23 turnovers while converting 53 percent of the field goals they attempted.

The Defender men lost to Midland 97-89 after trailing 48-43 at halftime.  Dordt did take a 53-50 lead early in the second half after trailing by as many as 14 in the first half.  Midland took the lead for good at 75-73 with a little over six minutes left in the game.  Dordt surrendered 61.8 percent shooting and made 53.8 percent themselves.  Dordt won the rebounding battle 34-28 but committed 11 turnovers to nine for the hosts.  Jordan Vogel, Cliff Warner and Chris Sievers all had 15 points while Trevor Wolterstorff and Austin Katje each had 13. 

The Northwestern men pulled away late to win 79-68 over Nebraska Wesleyan after leading 39-37 at halftime.  The Raiders were 26-57 from the floor and made just 1-7 three-point attempts but got to the free throw line 33 times and converted 26.  Nebraska Wesleyan was 27-61 from the field and committed just four turnovers while Northwestern giving away nine turnovers.  Ben Miller scored 24 and had six assists with eight rebounds.  Zack Leeper added 11 while Rob Gill and Stu Goslinga had nine points each with Goslinga grabbing nine rebounds.

SERIES…The Northwestern women lead the series 61-17 and won both games last season.  The December 7 meeting was a 73-59 win in Orange City after Northwestern led 35-29 at halftime.  Kara Van Dyke had 14 for the Defenders and Brianna Spronk 11 while Northwestern was led by Kendra De Jong with 21 and she grabbed seven rebounds.  On February 1 the Defenders lost an 87-62 decision with Elise Maresh and Kayla Broekhuis each scoring 12 for the Defenders.  Northwestern got 21 from De Jong and Samantha Kleinsasser scored 14.

The Defender men trail the series 75-25 but have split the last eight meetings over the past three seasons.  Dordt took two of three meetings last season, sweeping the regular season meetings but losing the GPAC title game.  Dordt survived a 77-72 decision in Orange City as they forced 13 turnovers and won the rebounding battle by a slight 42-41 margin.  Neither team shot free throws well that night with Dordt converting 11-21 and Northwestern 5-13.  Trevor Wolterstorff scored 22 while Austin Katje, Kyle Lindbergh and Shawn Keizer all had six.  Nrothwestern was led by Goslinga with 24 and Van Kalsbeek with 21.    On February 1 the Defenders pulled away from a 38-38 tie to outscore Northwestern 48-34 in the second half for a 86-72 decision.  Jordan Vogel scored 22 and Sievers had 17 while Lindbergh scored 14 with ten rebounds.  Ben Miller scored 15 and Van Kalsbeek 14. 

The final meeting of the two was on February 28 when the Defenders fell behind 45-24 at halftime and lost 86-61.  Trevor Wolterstorff had 16 with eight rebounds and Jordan Vogel 11 while Sievers had ten points.  Northwestern’s Walker Seim had 17 and Jon Kramer 16 with Ben Miller scoring 13.

GPAC STANDINGS…(Monday, December 3)
Briar Cliff 4-0/10-0
Concordia  4-0/10-0
Morningside 2-1/6-1
Dakota Wesleyan 2-1/8-2
Northwestern  3-2/7-3
Dordt College 2-2/5-6
Hastings  2-2/6-5
Mount Marty  2-2/4-4
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-3/1-6
Doane   0-4/5-6
Midland   0-4/3-6

Northwestern 4-1/8-2
Doane  3-1/10-1
Morningside 2-1/4-5
Dordt   2-2/8-2
Hastings  2-2/9-2
Concordia  2-2/5-3
Briar Cliff 2-2/8-3
Midland  2-2/4-4
Dakota Wesleyan 1-2/4-5
Mount Marty  1-3/4-5
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-3/4-3


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

Saturday, December 8
Dordt @ Nebraska Wesleyan
Briar Cliff @ Hastings
Mount Marty @ Midland
Dakota Wesleya @ Concordia
Morningside @ Doane

Men's Basketball
Saturday, December 1
Midland University 97, Dordt College 89
Dakota Wesleyan University 91, Hastings College 79
Northwestern College 79, Nebraska Wesleyan University 68
Doane College 66, Mount Marty College 61
Morningside College 87, Concordia University 70

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
Saturday, December 1
Dordt College 70, Midland University 63
Dakota Wesleyan University 75, Hastings College 53
Northwestern College 103, Nebraska Wesleyan University 61
Mount Marty College 70, Doane College 58
Concordia University 80, Morningside College 76

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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