Dordt College News

Defenders Open 2013 In Hastings

January 1, 2013

GAMETIME… Dordt College will face Hastings on Wednesday, January 2 in Hastings.  The women’s game will get underway at 6:00 with the men’s game to follow at 8:00.  The games will be broadcast on KDCR 88.5 FM and at  Results will be available at  and at when complete.

SCOUTING REPORT… The Hastings women are 3-4 in the conference and 8-9 overall.  The Broncos have lost four out of their last five games with their last win coming over Tabor on December 17 by a 62-54 margin.  The wins for Hastings in the GPAC are over Midland, Doane and Nebraska Wesleyan while the losses are to Morningside, Dakota Wesleyan, Briar Cliff and Northwestern. 

The Broncos are getting outscored by a 61.4-61.9 margin and are outrebounding teams 40-4.38.5.  Hastings is making 35 percent of the field goals it takes and 25 percent of the three-point shots attempted.  Opponents are making 38.8 percent of the field goals they attempt.

Cami Bruckman leads the team with a 9.8 points per game scoring average and she takes down 4.4 rebounds with 18 made three-point baskets.  Chelsey Morton puts in 8.7 points and grabs 5.2 rebounds and Brittey Wong is good for 8.3 points per game.  Tanasia Uhrig and Laurel Zwiener put in 5.9 and 5.6 points per game respectively.  Wong has 18 made three-pointers and Uhrig has 17.

The Hastings men are 13-4 overall and 4-3 in the GPAC and are 4-3 in its last seven games.  The losses for the Broncos in the league are to Morningside, Northwestern and Dakota Wesleyan. The wins for Hastings are over Midland, Doane, Briar Cliff and Nebraska Wesleyan.

The Broncos have outscored teams 81.1-72.6 but are getting outrebounded 32.0-32.1.  Hastings converts 51.3 percent of the field goals it attempts and opponents are shooting for 46.2 percent success.  The Broncos make 40 percent of the three-points shots they take. 

Brady Lollman converts 15.6 points per game with 3.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds and he converts 46.8 percent of his field goals and is 29-62 on three-point shots this season.  Dane Bacon is averaging 14.3 points per game and is 35-101 on three-pointers and Dylan Flinn is good for 11.7 points per game and 5.0 rebounds and is a 64 percent field goal shooter.  Jake Hamburger adds 9.6 points and Zach Lenaugh is at 8.0 points with 5.3 rebounds and he makes 68 percent of his field goals.  Jake Marvin is coming off the bench for 7.9 points and 4.1 rebounds.

DEFENDER NOTES… The Dordt women are 9-8 this season and 4-4 in the GPAC.  The Defenders have won four of their last five games and are outscoring teams 68.6-57.5.  Dordt is converting 40.2 percent of its field goals and allow 36.3 percent success.  The Defenders hold a 39.1-36.6 rebounding advantage and turn the ball over 19 times to 21 by opponents. 

Dordt has wins in the league over Briar Cliff, Doane, Midland and Nebraska Wesleyan.  The four losses this season in league play are to Northwestern, Mount Marty, Dakota Wesleyan and Morningside.

Kara Van Dyke tops the Defenders with a 13.2 points per game average to go with 7.6 rebounds and 16-35 three-points shooting.  The junior from Edgerton converts 50 percent of her field goals.  Kayla Broekhuis is knocking down 11.1 points per game with 3.9 rebounds and she is 28-75 on her three-point shots.  Brianna Spronk puts in 10.9 points per game and gets to 5.6 rebounds with 3.2 assists and 1.7 steals.  Elise Maresh is scoring 9.3 points per game with 5.5 rebounds while Danelle Booen and Jasmin Schelhaas score 7.3 and 6.8 points per game .  Boone has 26 made three-point shots on 51 attempts while Schelhaas has 24 made three-pointers.

Dordt is 13-3 overall and 5-3 in GPAC play.The Defenders have won four games in a row and five of their last six contests.  Dordt’s losses in the league are to Doane, Midland and Nebraska Wesleyan—all on the road.  The Defenders have wins over Mount Marty, Dakota Wesleyan, Morningside, Briar Cliff and Northwestern.

Dordt averages 79.9 points per game and allow 66.0 points per contest.  The Defenders are making 49.5 percent of the shots they take while opponents are making 40.1.  The Defenders also convert nearly 40 percent of the three-point shots they take and hold a 40.8-31.3 rebounding advantage. 

Cliff Warner tops the team with a 15.4 points per game average with 3.9 assists and 2.5 rebounds.  Warner has made 58-128 three-point shots this season.  Trevor Wolterstorff is scoring at a 13.6 points per game clip and takes down 6.6 rebounds and has a 56.1 percent shooting success rate.  Jordan Vogel scores 12.1 points with 5.3 rebounds and is making 66 percent of his field goals.  Austin Katje is averaging 9.5 points per game with 3.8 rebounds and has made 25-61 three-point shots.  Chris Sievers and Kyle Lindbergh score 8.7 and 7.3 points per game and Lindbergh is taking down 5.9 rebounds.

NEXT… The Defenders will host Concordia on Saturday afternoon while the Broncos are scheduled to host Mount Marty on January 5.

LAST TIME… The Hastings women lost to Southwestern (Kansas) 76-56 on December 29.  Bruckman had 17 points and eight rebounds while Zwiener dumped in nine points in the loss.

The Defender women beat Clarke on Saturday in Orange City by a 69-48 difference after leading 33-23 at halftime.  Dordt made 26-69 field goals and held a 36-32 rebounding advantage.  Boone scored a game high 19 points and had seven rebounds.  Van Dyke dumped in 14 points with seven caroms with Broekhuis and Spronk each scoring ten points and grabbing five rebounds.  Broekhuis got credit for a team high six assists.

The Hastings men split two games at a classic hosted by Northwestern last weekend.  The Broncos lost to nationally ranked William Penn on Friday by a 92-87 final and then bounced back to beat Graceland 78-48 on Saturday.  The loss to William Penn came after the Broncos were up 51-44 at halftime.  Hastings made 35-62 field goals while its opponent was 34-78.  Hastings was pressured into 27 turnovers in the loss and converted just 3-14 three-point shots.  Dilan Flinn had 18 points and four rebounds while Bacon had 17 points and Hamburger 14 points and five rebounds.  The win over Graceland had the Broncos in front 35-25 at halftime.  Hamburger scored 21 and had five assists and Lollman scored 12 with two steals.

The Defender men earned a pair of road wins with a trip to Florida last weekend.  The Defenders beat Webber International on Friday night by a 73-72 final with Warner hitting a three-point shot late to give the Defenders the eventual win.  Dordt was 23-54 from the floor and 7-23 on three-pointers.  Jordan Vogel led Dordt with 16 points while Warner had 15 points and Trevor Wolterstorff converted for 12 points and had 11 rebounds.  One night later the Defenders beat Warner 75-73 after trailing by as many as 11 points early in the second half.  Dordt was 28-56 from the floor and 8-21 on three-point shots.  Cliff Warner had 22 points and five assists with two steals while Trevor Wolterstorff had 17 points and eight rebounds.  Kyle Lindbergh scored nine with three rebounds and three blocked shots.  Dordt had a 38-35 rebounding edge and it was Jordan Vogel making a short shot with five seconds left to give Dordt the winning margin.

Women’s Poll (December 18)
#6-Briar Cliff
RV-Dakota Wesleyan

Men’s Poll
#1-Cardinal Stritch (Wisconsin)
RV-Hastings, Briar Cliff

SERIES… The Hastings women lead the series 16-3 and the Broncos won both games last year.  Dordt lost a 75-48 decision on January 4 in Sioux Center with Jaimie Kok scoring 11 while Alicia Statler had 20 points and 13 rebounds for Hastings while Wong had 11.  On February 6 the Defenders lost 67-58 to Hastings on the road.  Brianna Spronk scored 19 points and had seven rebounds with Statler countering with 24 points and 12 rebounds.  Kok had 13 and Van Dyke 12 in the losing effort.

The Dordt men lead the series 15-4 with Dordt sweeping the two meetings last season.  Dordt won 98-77 in Sioux Center on January 4.  Warner had 19 and Kyle Lindbergh 18 with 11 rebounds.  Katje tossed in 16 and Sievers 14 in the win as Dordt took advantage of 28-33 free throw shooting.  Hastings got 19 points by Marvin and Bacon added 13.  Dordt held a 28-23 rebounding edge in that game.  On February 6 the Defenders beat Hastings on the road 91-81 after trailing 43-39 at halftime.  Warner scored 23 and had six assists while Vogel scored 21 and Sievers 17 and Trevor Wolterstorff 16.  Tobin Reinwold had 27 points and Lollman added 15 in the losing effort.

Scoring….Trevor Wolterstorff currently ranks 3rd  with 1,676 points, trailing Luke Ruter’s no. 2 spot of 1,793.  Jordan Vogel has worked his way to 1,122 points and ranks 18th, trailing Larry Louters with 1,1133 and Don Van Den Top with 1,1135.  Cliff Warner is poised to crack into the 1,000 point club and has 936 career points.

In women’s career totals Brianna Spronk has 870 career points and ranks 17th after passing Lindsey Van Wyk this weekend.  Anita Tinklenberg currently ranks 16th with 915.  Kara Van Dyke has 735 points and is three points shy of passing Jill Haan in 27th place. 

Rebounding…Trevor Wolterstorff is 5th all-time in career rebounds with 625 and trails Jerry Vande Pol’s 655.  Dave Van Essen’s total is at 738.  Jordan Vogel is 9th with 615 and is one behind Eric Maas’s 616 and Randy Oostra and Craig Shannon have 620.

Spronk has 561 rebounds and ranks 12th all-time while Van Dyke has 470 career rebounds midway through her junior season and ranks 19th.

Assists…Cliff Warner has 289 career assists and ranks 6th behind Dan Steenstra’s 298 and Steve Vermeer is in the 4th slot with 352.  Wolterstorff has 195 career assists and is 22nd behind Brad Boer with 201 and Shawn Keizer has 186 and ranks 23rd behind Ross Bouma’s 190.

Steals…Kyle Lindbergh, Warner and Wolterstorff all are in the top-20 for steals with 107, 106 and 98 steals respectively for 16th, 17th and 18th respectively.  Eric Maas is tied with LIndebergh for 16th and Nathan Schelhaas has 111 steals for 15th place.

Three-Pointers made…Luke Ruter tops the list with 211 career made three-point shots but he has some company.  Cliff Warner has made 172 so far and is tied with Troy Stahl for 2nd all-time.  Austin Katje has made 150 and is in 5th place all time behind Randy Oostra’s 154 and Shawn Keizer has made 114 three-point shots and is 11th behind Jay Schelhaas’s 133.

Longevity…Shawn Keizer leads all current players with 112 games played.  Chad Huenink holds the record with 120 games played in a career.  Trevor Wolterstorff and Jordan Vogel have each played in 110 games and Wolterstorff has started all of the those games and is five shy of tying Logan Kingma’s career record of games started.

Spronk has played in 107 games during her career.  The record is 120 held by McKinzie Schmidt.

GPAC STANDINGS…(Tuesday, January 1)
Concordia  7-0/14-0
Morningside 6-1/14-2
Briar Cliff 5-2/14-3
Northwestern  5-2/11-3
Dakota Wesleyan 4-3/12-4
Mount Marty  4-3/9-6
Dordt College 4-4/9-8
Hastings  3-4/8-9
Midland   2-6/6-10
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-7/2-10
Doane   0-8/5-11

Doane  6-2/15-2
Northwestern 5-2/11-4
Dordt   5-3/13-3
Midland  5-3/10-5
Hastings  4-3/13-4
Morningside 3-4/8-9
Briar Cliff 3-4/12-5
Dakota Wesleyan 3-4/8-8
Concordia  2-5/5-8
Mount Marty  2-5/6-9
Nebraska Wesleyan 2-5/7-5

January 2
Mount Marty  @  Briar Cliff
Dordt @ Hastings
Dakota Wesleyan @ Midland
Northwestern @ Concordia
Morningside @ Nebraska Wesleyan

January 5
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Dakota Wesleyan
Concordia @ Dordt
Doane @ Northwestern
Mount Marty @ Hastings
Morningside @ Briar Cliff

Men's Basketball

Saturday, December 15
    Dordt College 74, Briar Cliff University 58
    Midland University 90, Morningside College 52
    Northwestern College 114, Hastings College 102
    Nebraska Wesleyan University 63, Mount Marty College 52
    Dakota Wesleyan University 75, Doane College 72

Wednesday, December 12
    Mount Marty College 80, Dakota Wesleyan University 70
    Doane College 77, Concordia University 67
    Dordt College 70, Morningside College 63
    Midland University 56, Nebraska Wesleyan University 47

Saturday, December 8
Hastings College 88, Briar Cliff University 69
Nebraska Wesleyan University 71, Dordt College 69 (OT)
Midland University 62, Mount Marty College 54
Dakota Wesleyan University 75, Concordia University 65
Doane College 76, Morningside College 60

Wednesday, December 5
Morningside College 80, Dakota Wesleyan University 69
Dordt College 64, Northwestern College 56
Doane College 65, Midland University 64
Briar Cliff University 75, Concordia University 68
Hastings College 64, Nebraska Wesleyan University 58

    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 15
   Dordt College 91, Briar Cliff University 74
    Morningside College 77, Midland University 53
    Northwestern College 77, Hastings College 45
    Mount Marty College 81, Nebraska Wesleyan University 56
    Dakota Wesleyan University 81, Doane College 69

Wednesday, December 12
    Morningside College 64, Dordt College 62
    Midland University 68, Nebraska Wesleyan University 33
    Dakota Wesleyan University 70, Mount Marty College 66

Saturday, December 8
Briar Cliff University 82, Hastings College 69
Dordt College 67, Nebraska Wesleyan University 34
Mount Marty College 84, Midland University 71
Concordia University 78, Dakota Wesleyan University 58
Morningside College 69, Doane College 48

Wednesday, December 5
Concordia University 72, Briar Cliff University 65
Northwestern College 71, Dordt College 51
Midland University 65, Doane College 60
Morningside College 74, Dakota Wesleyan University 59
Hastings College 56, Nebraska Wesleyan University 49
Mount Marty College 66, Dakota State University 60

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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