Dordt College News

GPAC Basketball With Hastings

December 12, 2013

GAMETIME…The Dordt College Defender women’s and men’s basketball teams host Hastings on Saturday, December 14 in the final Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader for Dordt College of 2013.  The women’s contest will start at 2:00 with the men to follow at about 4:00.  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 

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SCOUTING REPORT…The Hastings women are 3-2 in the league and 10-2 overall and are ranked no. 16 in the NAIA Coaches’ Poll.  The losses for Hastings are to Northwestern (99-83) and Morningside (76-49).  The Broncos have strung together four wins in a row over Concordia, Sterling (Kansas), York (Nebraska) and Briar Cliff. 

Jamie Van Kirk leads a team that outscores teams 78.0-70.8 with a 17.4 points per game average and she takes down 4.5 rebounds.  Cami Bruckman is good for 15.2 points per game and 4.5 rebounds and Laurel Zwiener tosses in 13.4 points per game with a team high 7.2 rebounds per game.  The Broncos are outrebounding teams 38.7-35.1.

Hastings is converting 41.5 percent of their three-point shots but has been limited at the three-point line where they have made just 25.8 percent of their tries.  Opponents have 239 turnovers while Hastings has given it up just 198 times through 12 games.

Hastings is 10-1 overall and 5-0 in the league with a loss to Benedictine (Kansas) on November 8.  Since then the Broncos have won eight games in a row with only two of the games decided by single digits—a 78-74 win at Morningside and a 78-71 win at Concordia.

The Broncos are averaging 80.5 points per game and allow 69.5 percent shooting under first year head coach Bill Gavers. Hastings is converting 48.9 percent of their field goals and hold a 37.3-30.3 rebounding edge.  The Broncos have forced 185 turnovers while giving it up 169 times.

Brady Lollman is good for 19.2 points per game and was named the GPAC Player of the Week last week.  He also averages 5.1 rebounds per game and has nearly three assists per game.  Dylan Flinn is scoring 11.9 points per game and takes in 5.6 rebounds and Jake Hamburger is scoring 10.4 points per game and he is averaging just under three assists per game as well.  Tobin Reinwald scores 8.8 points per game in a reserve role and Ibou Fall is scoring 8.6 points per game.  Akeem Morissant is the top assist man as he averages nearly four per game.

DEFENDER NOTES… The Dordt  College women are 6-5 overall and 2-4 in the GPAC and have lost three games in a row with the last win for the Defenders coming against Mount Marty on November 26.

The Defenders are averaging 72.5 points per game and allow 70.8 points per contest.  Dordt’s shooting percentage is 40.1 percent and they allow opponents to make 37.9 percent of their shots.  Dordt is getting outrebounded by a 38.6-38.9 margin but they managed to to turn the ball over less than opponents to the tune of 206-194.

Elise Maresh is good for 16.1 points per game and she is making 52.3 percent of her field goals and she takes in 3.9 rebounds per game.  Kara Van Dyke is averaging 12.7 points per game with a team high 7.9 rebounds per game and she is converting 41 percent of her field goals.  Danelle Boone’s average is 8.7 points per game and she is the top three-point threat having converted 23-65 long shots. Jasmin Schelhaas has a 5.3 points per game scoring average and Jessica Jelsema’s scoring average is 4.3.  The Defenders will be without Jaimie Kok for a period of time as she is out with an injured hand.

The Dordt men are 13-1 this season and 6-0 in the GPAC and they hold a 10 game winning streak dating back to a loss to nationally ranked Davenport on November 8.  The Defenders are no. 11 in the most recent NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll.

Dordt is scoring 93.4 points per game and allow 77.6 points per game.  The Defenders are converting 50.2 percent of their field goals and allow opponents to make 44.5 percent while holding a 44.1-29.8 rebounding edge.  Dordt has committed 186 turnovers in 14 games while opponents have turned it over 182 times.

Kyle Lindbergh’s scoring average is 17.9 points per game and his rebounding average is 10.4.  He makes 54.1 percent of his field goals and averages a blocked shot a game and over two assists per game.  Dalton Franken is good for 16.0 points per game and 4.4 rebounds and he is making 51.2 percent of his field goals.  Austin Katje has a 13.7 points per game average and has made 48.5 percent of his three-point shots.  Tyler Wolterstorff is the fourth player in double figures for scoring with an 11.7 average and he gets 4.1 rebounds.  Nathan Rindels is good for 9.3 points per game and 5.2 rebounds and he leads the team with 53 assists in 14 games.  David Den Herder’s scoring average is 8.0 off the bench and he gets 4.6 rebounds and Alex Terpstra adds 6.5 points per game.

LAST TIME… Hastings beat Briar Cliff in Hastings on Saturday, December 7 by a score of 86-68 and forced 29 turnovers while holding a 43-32 rebounding advantage.  Van Kirk had a game high 23 points and she had seven rebounds.  Zwiener was good for 18 points and Shanelle Farmer came off the bench to score 12.

The Defender women lost to Dakota Wesleyan 81-56 after trailing 33-24.  Dordt was limited to 20-62 shooting while the hosts made 28-60 shots and converted 8-20 three point shots with a slight 42-41 rebounding advantage.  Elise Maresh scored 22 points in the loss and Kara Van Dyke had nine second half points with a team high 12 rebounds.  Danelle Boone also had nine points.

Hastings jumped all over Briar Cliff last week and won an 87-58 decision in Hastings after leading 42-22 at halftime.  Lollman had 20 and Reinwald 16 while Hamburger scored 13 with five rebounds and three assists.  Hastings had a 38-26 rebounding advantage and forced 19 turnovers to 11 given up.

The Defender men beat Dakota Wesleyan on Wednesday night by a 92-81 margin after trailing 42-40 at halftime and 48-42 early in the second half.  Dalton Franken had 22 points and Austin Katje added 20 as the two went a combined 16-20 from the floor and 7-8 on three-point shots.  Kyle Lindbergh had 17 points and 17 rebounds and Nathan Rindels was good for 12 points and eight rebounds with three steals.

HISTORY… The Hastings women lead the series 17-4 since the series began in 2000-01.  The two teams split their games last season with Hastings winning on January 2 in Hastings 73-65 after leading 37-32 at halftime.  The Broncos had a 38-23 rebounding edge and converted nearly fifty percent of their shots but committed 16 turnovers.  Dordt was led by Elise Maresh with 19 and Kayla Broekhuis had 12.  Cami Bruckman tossed in 21 and had eight rebounds in the win and Brittney Wong scored 14.  On February 2 the Broncos returned the trip to Sioux Center and Dordt won a 73-66 decision after trailing 31-24 at halftime.  Dordt erupted for 49 points in the second half and got 19 points from Kayla Broekhuis on 5-7 shooting and Brianna Spronk and Jaimie Kok both had 14.  Broekhuis recorded a double-double with 10 rebounds.

The Defenders lead the series with Hastings 17-4 and the Defenders swept the two meetings last year.  Dordt won in Hastings 91-79 after leading 41-40 at halftime.  Dordt got 18 from Cliff Warner and Chris Sievers and Trevor Wolterstorff had 17.  Brady Lollman struck for 27 on 10-13 shooting and Dane Bacon got 18 while converting 4-6 three-point shots.  In Sioux Center on February 2 the Defenders were 79-76 winners after trailing 39-33 at halftime.  Vogel had 17 and Trevor Wolterstorff 15 with Chris Sievers adding 14.  Lollman again led Hastings, this time hitting for 20 and Bacon had 12.

NEXT… The Defenders will travel to Martin Luther in New Ulm, Minnesota on Thursday, December 19 to conclude the pre-Christmas portion of the schedule while Hastings hosts Mount Marty on December 21 to wrap up their play before Christmas.

RANKINGS…. Seven women’s teams are in the poll with Northwestern no. 2, Concordia no. 7; Midland no. 10; Morningside no.13; Hastings no. 16, Briar Cliff no. 19 and Dakota Wesleyan receiving votes.

The Defender men are ranked no. 11 while Hastings is no. 6 and Midland is no. 15. 

The next polling will be released in 2014.

GPAC STANDINGS…(Tuesday, December 10)

Women’s Basketball
Northwestern  5-0/12-0
Midland   5-1/8-4
Concordia   5-1/9-2
Dakota Wesleyan  3-1/8-2
Briar Cliff  4-3/8-3
Hastings   3-2/10-2
Morningside  2-3/9-3
Dordt College  2-4/6-5
Doane   1-5/4-7
Mount Marty   0-5/4-6
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-5/1-7

Men’s Basketball
Dordt College  6-0/13-1
Hastings   5-0/10-1
Midland   5-1/10-1
Briar Cliff  4-2/8-5
Morningside  3-2/6-4
Nebraska Wesleyan  2-2/6-2
Northwestern  2-3/8-6
Concordia  1-5/3-8
Doane   1-5/6-6
Dakota Wesleyan  0-4/5-7
Mount Marty   0-5/0-9


Upcoming games

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

Wednesday, December 18
Northwestern @ Doane

Friday, December 20
Dakota Wesleyan @ Concordia

Saturday, December 21
Mount Marty @ Hastings
Briar Cliff @ Nebraska Wesleyan (M)

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

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

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