Dordt College News

Dordt-Morningside Basketball Wednesday

February 11, 2014

GAMETIME… Dordt will host Morningside on Wednesday, February 12 at the De Witt Gym.  The women’s game will start at 6:00 and the men will begin at 8:00.  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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SPECIAL WELCOME…To the Village Panthers who will be playing at halftime of both the women’s and men’s games.  The Village Panthers are a basketball team from Village Northwest Unlimited based in Sheldon, Iowa.  Several individuals from Village Northwest have been active in Special Olympics since the Village’s beginning.  Currently 55 individuals from the Village participate in Special Olympic events including Basketball, Bocc, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Soccer Skills, Basketball Skills and Bowling.

SCOUTING REPORT… The Morningside women are 21-5 this season and 12-4 in the GPAC.  The Mustangs have won six games in a row and are 15-2 since starting the season 6-3.  Morningside’s last loss was a 64-55 loss to Hastings on the road on January 18.

The Mustangs outscore teams 83.1-64.3 and outrebound teams 44.4-40.2.  The Mustangs convert 42.9 percent of their field goals and allow teams to make 37.2 percent.  The Mustangs have not been as potent from the three-point line as they have been in some seasons, converting 161-552 three-pointers for 29.2 percent success this season.

This year’s edition is very balanced with Leann Osten scoring 11.8 points per game and Ashlynn Muhl is good for 11.1 points per game.  Muhl is the team’s leading rebounder with an 8.1 average and Osten is the team leader in assists with 3.3 per game.  Lexi Ackerman is averaging just shy of double figures in scoring with a 9.7 average and Allison Bachman scores 9.6 per contest. Jessica Tietz scores 8.2 per game and Lacey Lehmann is scoring 6.0 points per contest.

The Morningside Mustang men are 18-8 overall and 12-4 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.  Jim Sykes’s team has won three games in a row and they are 9-2 in 2014.  The Mustangs have played a home-heavy schedule in that span, going 7-0 at home and 2-2 on the road.  The losses for Morningside in that stretch are to Hastings (80-71) and Nebraska Wesleyan (86-76).  The Mustangs were in the receiving votes category of the poll released on Tuesday, February 4.

Morningside is averaging 84.5 points per game and allow 76.2 points per contest while converting 48.8 percent of its field goals.  The Mustangs allow teams to make 45.2 percent of their shots and are outrebounding teams 36.0-32.3.  The Mustangs take advantage of their trips to the free throw line for 75 percent success and they make 40.2 percent of the three-point shots that they take.

Danny Rudeen scores 20.3 points per game and takes in 4.9 rebounds while dishing out a little over three assists per game.  Rudeen is making 50 percent of his field goals and is 63-134 from the three-point line for 47 percent success.  He’s the leader in free throws made and attempted and in shooting percentage for the team with a 140-158 clip for 88.6 percent success.  Kyle Nikkel scores 12.5 points per game with 6.3 rebounds and Steve O’Neill is averaging 12.5 points per game and he is the team leader in assists with 4.5 per game.  Tanner Miller adds 9.5 points per game and Andrew Christen comes off the bench to score 6.5.

DEFENDER NOTES… The Defender women are 12-13 this season and 5-11 in the GPAC.  Dordt snapped a two game losing skid on Wednesday, February 5 with a 71-70 last second win over Dakota Wesleyan.  Before that Dordt had lost to Hastings and Briar Cliff on the road.  Dordt is 4-6 in 2014 and has gone 6-4 this year at home.

The Defenders are scoring 71.8 points per game and allow 71.5 points per contest.  Dordt gets to 37.4 rebounds per game and allow 38.6 rebounds per contest.  Dordt is converting 43.1 percent of its field goals and 34.6 percent of their three-point shots.  Opponents are making 39.4 percent of their field goals.  Dordt has been outshot at the free throw line by its opponents.  The Defenders have converted 416-579 free tries for 71.8 percent success and opponents are 437-603 for 72.5 percent success.

Kara Van Dyke is scoring at a 13.8 points per game clip and takes down 7.3 rebounds per game.  Jaimie Kok is scoring 11.4 points per game and gets to 6.4 rebounds per contest.  Kok is converting 56.4 percent of her field goals and she also averages just over two assists per game to lead the team.  Kayla Broekhuis scores 11.1 points per game with 3.8 rebounds and she is making 51.4 percent of her three-point attempts.  Elise Maresh was leading the team in scoring with 16.2 points per game before being sidelined with injury since December 20.  Danelle Boone is averaging 8.7 points per game but she has missed the last three games because of injury as well.  Jasmin Schelhaas scores 7.0 points per game.

The Defender men are 24-2 this season and 15-1 in the GPAC.  Dordt has won eight games in a row since suffering a GPAC setback to Morningside in Sioux City on January 8.  The Defenders’ other loss this season is to Davenport.

Dordt has scored 100 or more points on six occasions and has scored 90 or more 16 times on the way to a 90.0 points per game average.  Opponents are scoring 76.1 points per contest this season against Dordt.  The Defenders have a 41.7-31.0 rebounding advantage through 26 games and have converted 49.2 percent of the field goals they have tried while foes have made 44.3 percent.  Dordt is 167-441 from the three-point line for 37.9 percent success while foes are 199-524 for 38.0 percent.  The Defenders have made more free throws than their opponents have attempted this season.  Dordt is 570-783 from the charity stripe while foes are 390-531, a conversion rate of 73.4 percent.

Five Dordt College players are averaging in double figures on offense led by Kyle Lindbergh’s16.3 points per game average.  Dalton Franken adds 15.8 points per game and Austin Katje 14.7.  Nathan Rindels and Tyler Wolterstorff convert 11.6 and 11.1 points per game respectively.  David Den Herder scores 6.8 points per game and Alex Terpstra is averaging 5.7 points per contest with Bryan Sumner adding 4.2.  Lindbergh is also the team’s leading rebounder with a 10.6 average.  Rindels leads a very balanced rebounding effort after Lindbergh’s number with a 5.0 average.  Katje, Franken and Den Herder all get 4.4 rebounds per game and Wolterstorff is at 4.2.  Rindels averages 3.6 assists and Lindbergh 2.9.  Lindbergh also tops the team in blocks with 38 and steals with 31 through 26 games played.  Katje, Terpstra, Sumner and Franken all have at least 21 three-pointers made and all have shooting percentages from behind the arc of better than 40 percent.

LAST TIME…The Morningside women held on to defeat Morningside 68-67 on Saturday after leading 36-32 at halftime.  The Mustangs were 21-56 from the field and overcame an 18-33 shooting day from the free throw line to secure the win.  The Mustangs were outrebounded 45-36.  Leeann Osten led the Mustangs with 18 and Allison Bachman tossed in ten.

The Defender women beat Dakota Wesleyan 71-70 on a Jaimie Kok field goal with less than a second remaining.  Dordt was 26-48 from the field and got outrebounded 35-29.  Kok had a team high 18 points while Kara Van Dyke and Jasmin Schelhaas had 14 each and Broekhuis 12.  Kim Kroeze had nine points and nine rebounds.

The Morningside men used a scalding hot 66 percent shooting day to defeat Midland 91-75 on Saturday in Sioux City.  The Mustangs were up 47-30 at halftime and held off the Warriors the entire second half.  Kyle Nikkel was 9-11 from the field for 24 points and he had eight rebounds.  Danny Rudeen added 19 points and was 7-10 from the floor.  Steve O’Neill scored 13 and Andrew Christen came off the bench to score 11 with Tanner Miller contributing 10.  Morningside had a 27-25 rebounding edge.

Dordt beat Dakota Wesleyan on February 5 by a final of 100-90.  Nathan Rindels led the team with 23 and he grabbed seven rebounds with four assists.  Austin Katje and Kyle Lindbergh each added 20 and Tyler Wolterstorff was good for 16.  Dalton Franken completed the double digit scoring list with 10 and David Den Herder shared game honors in rebounds with Lindbergh at 11.

HISTORY… The Defender women trail the series with Morningside 43-11 after losing the January 8 meeting by an 89-61 margin.  Dordt was led by Kayla Broekhuis with 17 and Danelle Boone had 11.  Lexi Ackerman topped the Mustangs with 20 and Leann Osten had 19.  Jessica Tietz and MaKayla Augustine each had 12 points.  Dordt’s last win in the series was a December 5, 2009 decision.

Morningside leads the men’s series 17-14 and the Mustangs snapped a three game losing skid in the series on January 8 at Allee Gym as they held on for a 100-96 win.  Dordt fell behind by double figures but closed to within two in the closing moments before Morningside sealed the win with a lay-in at the buzzer.  Danny Rudeen led the Mustangs with 24 and Steve O’Neill added 17.  Austin Katje topped Dordt with 24 and Kyle Lindbergh had 22.  Nathan Rindels added 14 and Tyler Wolterstorff nine in the loss.

NEXT… Morningside will travel to Doane on Saturday for a doubleheader while the Defenders are at Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday.  Both Dordt and Morningside will play two games next week as well.

GPAC STANDINGS…(Tuesday, February 11)

Women’s Basketball
Northwestern  14-2/22-2
Concordia   14-3/22-5
Hastings   13-3/22-3
Morningside  12-4/21-5
Midland   9-7/13-13
Dakota Wesleyan  8-9/15-11
Briar Cliff  7-9/14-12
Doane   6-11/12-13
Dordt College  5-11/12-13
Mount Marty   2-15/10-16
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-16/1-20

Men’s Basketball
Dordt College  15-1/24-2
Hastings   13-3/19-6
Midland   12-4/22-4
Morningside  12-4/18-8
Briar Cliff  7-9/14-12
Northwestern  7-9/14-12
Nebraska Wesleyan  7-9/12-9
Dakota Wesleyan  7-10/14-13
Doane   6-11/13-13
Concordia  2-13/7-19
Mount Marty   2-15/4-21


Upcoming games
February 12
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Hastings
Morningside @ Dordt
Midland @ Concordia
Northwestern @ Dakota Wesleyan
Mount Marty @ Briar Cliff

February 15
Dakota Wesleyan @ Hastings
Dordt @ Nebraska Wesleyan
Northwestern @ Concordia
Briar Cliff @ Midland
Morningside @ Doane

February 19
Hastings @ Midland
Dordt @ Northwestern
Doane @ Nebraska Wesleyan
Briar Cliff @ Morningside
Dakota Wesleyan @ Mount Marty

February 22
Hastings @ Northwestern
Midland @ Dordt
Concordia @ Morningside
Doane @ Briar Cliff
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Mount Marty

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

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

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