Dordt College News

Dordt Basketball Steps Outside Conference Wednesday

January 8, 2013

GAMETIME… Dordt College will travel to Dakota State for a non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday, January 9.  The women’s contest starts at 5:30 and the men will get underway at 7:30.   The games will be broadcast on KDCR 88.5 FM and at  Results will be available at  and at when complete.

SCOUTING REPORT… Dakota State enters the women’s contest with a 4-8 record and have lost four of the last five games they’ve played.  The  Lady T’s have wins this season over Oglala Lakota, Trinity Bible, Presentation and Minnesota-Morris.  The Madison, South Dakota based school has been a de facto GPAC member since going the independent route two years ago, which helped lead to dismantling of the Dakota Athletic Conference.  The Lady T’s will play eight games against GPAC members by the time this season is over.  Dakota State has played  four GPAC members already this season and are 0-3 against Northwestern, Dakota Wesleyan, Briar Cliff and Midland.

Dakota State is averaging 71.3 points per game while allowing 68.8 points per outing and they own a 39.1-34.9 rebounding edge.  Jeff Dittman’s team is converting 46.1 percent of its field goals while opponents make 41.5 percent.  The Lady T’s have had trouble with turnovers, giving the ball up 281 times in 12 games while forcing 228.

Kylie Westover averages 13.3 points per game with 2.3 rebounds and she is making 32.4 percent of her three-point shots.  Katy Pillar is averaging 11.3 points per game in nine outings but did not play in the most recent game, a loss to Midland on Saturday.  Alyson Drooger is scoring 10.3 points per game and she takes down 6.3 rebounds which is second on the team to Pillar’s 11.3.  Courtney Hulstein is good for 7.5 points and Cassie Jacobson is scoring at a 6.6 points per game clip with 4.4 rebounds. 

The Dakota State men are 10-4 this season and 6-1 at home.  The Trojans are 3-3 in their last six games dating back to December 8.  Dakota State has played seven games against GPAC members and are 3-4 in those games. 

Coach Gary Garner’s team has outscored teams 73.1-65.8 this season and have outrebounded teams 36.6-34.2 this season while converting 46.5 percent of its field goals.  Opponents are making 41.7 percent of the field goals they take and have been forced into 226 turnovers while Dakota State has turned it over 217 times. 

John Lamb leads the team with a 14.3 points per game average while converting 36.5 percent of his three-point shots (42-115) and he tops the team with 42 assists and 22 steals.  Terrell Newton scores 12.5 points per game with 5.6 rebounds and Yusuf Vinson adds 11.7 points per game with a team high 7.8 rebounds.  Luke Lamb’s scoring average is at 11.7 points per game and he snares 6.0 rebounds per game.  Tyrone Gordon has averaged 11.2 points per game in five games since seeing his first action against Mayville State on December 15.  Cameron Krump and Marcus Smith each average 9.5 and 9.3 points per game. 

DEFENDER NOTES…The Dordt women are 10-9 this season and 5-5 in the GPAC and have won three of the last four games they have played.  The Defenders lost three games in a row to start the season and have won two games in a row on three different occasions.

The Defenders average 69.9 points per game and allow 59.8 points per game while converting 40.4 percent of the field goals they try and allow opponents to make 37.4 percent.  Dordt has outrebounded teams 38.2-36.6 and have forced 411 turnovers in 19 outings while committing 359.  Dordt has made 313-467 free throws for 67 percent success and opponents have made 241-379 for 63.6 percent.

Kara Van Dyke leads the team with a 13.8 points per game average and she is taking down 7.6 rebounds per outing.  Van Dyke has converted 50.3 percent of her field goals and 47.5 percent of her three-point tries.  The junior from Edgerton, Minnesota also has 30 assists and 34 steals.  Kayla Broekhuis puts in 11.9 points per game and has a 4.1 rebounding average to go with 41.4 percent field goal shooting.  Brianna Spronk and   Elise Maresh score 10.8 and 10.2 points per game with Maresh taking down 6.1 rebounds.  Spronk leads the team with 41 assists and 35 steals and she also gets 5.3 rebounds.  Jasmin Schelhaas and Danelle Boone score 7.4 and 7.0 points per game.  Broekhuis has converted 33 three-point shots while Schelhaas and Boone each have 28 made three-pointers.

The Defender men are 15-3 this season and 7-3 in the GPAC and have won six games in a row dating back to an overtime loss to Nebraska Wesleyan on December 8.  The Defenders have losses to Midland, Doane and Nebraska Wesleyan and Dordt has played 11 games on the road so far this sason.

Dordt is averaging 80.5 points per game while giving up 66.7 points per outing.  The Defenders convert 50.5 percent of the field goals taken this season and hold opponents to 41.1 percent shooting,  The Defenders have converted 139-341 three-point shots for 40.8 percent and opponents are making 34 percent of their three-pointers.  Dordt holds a 39.8-30.6 rebounding edge and have converted 282-427 free throws while foes have made 192-281 free throws. 

Cliff Warner has a 15.6 points per game average to go with nearly four assists a game and over one steal per game.  Trevor Wolterstorff is converting 14.1 points per game and grabs 6.5 rebounds.  Wolterstorff is making 58.4 percent of his field goals and Warner is 68-145 on three-point shots for 46.9 percent success. Jordan Vogel’s scoring average is 12.1 points per game and he gets 5.1 rebounds and makes 64.2 percent of his field goals.  Austin Katje adds 9.6 points per game and Chris Sievers is at 9.4 points per game.  Kyle Lindbergh is averaging 7.1 points per game and is taking in 6.1 rebounds per outing.

NEXT… Dakota State will travel to Oglala Lakota on Friday night in its’ next outing in women’s and men’s play while the Defenders will host Midland in GPAC play on Saturday, January 12.

LAST TIME… Dakota State lost an 80-68 decision to Midland in Madison, South Dakota on January 5 after trailing 38-18 at halftime.  The Lady T’s made 25-59 shots from the floor and were 19-31 from the floor in the second half while outscoring the Warriors 50-42.  Alyson Drooger had a team high 14 points and she nabbed six rebounds with five assists and six blocked shots.  Cassie Jacobsen and Kylie Westover had 13 points each and Jacobsen had six rebounds with four assists.

Dordt upset no. 1 ranked and previously unbeaten Concordia on Saturday by a 96-86 margin in double overtime.  Dordt overcame a late eight-point deficit before tying the game on a three-point shot by Kayla Broekhuis with11seconds remaining in regulation.  Dordt withstood chances by Concordia to win it at the end of regulation and the end of the first overtime before scoring the first seven points of the second overtime for the eventual win.  Kara Van Dyke had 27 points and nine rebounds with four assists and one steal.  Broekhuis added 21 with eight rebounds and two steals.  Maresh knocked down 15 points and had 13 rebounds and Schelhaas scored 14. 

The Dakota State men beat Midland on Saturday, coming from behind to do so,  trailing 41-23 at halftime.  The Trojans outscored the Warriors 52-28 in the second half to take a 75-69 win.  John Lamb scored 23 points and made 5-12 three-point shots with Tyron Gordon scoring 15 with seven assists.  Krump had 17 points and 14 rebounds in the win and Luke Lamb added ten points.

The Dordt men beat Concordia on Saturday after getting up 37-36 at halftime.  Trevor Wolterstorff led the team with 20 points and he had six rebounds.  Warner had 17 points and four assists while Vogel had 16 and Sievers 12. 

Women’s Poll (December 18)new poll will be released late January 8
#6-Briar Cliff
RV-Dakota Wesleyan

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

SERIES… The Defender women lead the series 19-17 and won the game last year in Sioux Center on January 12 by a 68-52 margin after leading 32-26 at halftime.  Van Dyke had 14 and Kayla Gesink 14 with seven rebounds and two assists.  Broekhuis added 10 points as Dordt was 26-62 from the floor and had a 37-35 rebounding advantage.  Dakota State was paced by Courtney Hamblin with 12 and Pillar had 12 with eight rebounds.  Dakota State was 18-53 from the floor and got forced into 22 turnovers while Dordt had 14 turnovers.

The Defender men lead the series with Dakota State 47-36 after leading 40-35 at halftime.  Jordan Vogel had 17 points and seven rebounds and Cliff Warner had 16 points and two assists.  Trevor Wolterstorff knocked down 15 points and had nine rebounds with Chris Sievers coming off the bench for 14 points and six rebounds.  Jesse Bean topped the Trojans with 28 points while making 11-16 field goals and Spencer Adams added 10. 

GPAC STANDINGS…(Monday, January 7)
Concordia  8-1/15-1
Morningside 8-1/16-2
Briar Cliff 6-3/15-4
Northwestern  6-3/12-4
Dakota Wesleyan 6-3/14-4
Mount Marty  5-4/10-7
Dordt College 5-5/10-9
Hastings  4-5/9-10
Midland   2-7/7-11
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-9/2-12
Doane   0-9/5-12

Doane  6-3/16-3
Northwestern 7-2/13-4
Dordt   7-3/15-3
Midland  6-3/11-6
Hastings  5-4/14-5
Briar Cliff 5-4/14-5
Dakota Wesleyan 4-5/9-9
Morningside 3-6/8-11
Nebraska Wesleyan 3-6/8-6
Concordia  2-7/5-10
Mount Marty  2-7/6-11


January 9
Dordt @ Dakota State
Hastings @ Concordia
Midland @ Briar Cliff
Dakota Wesleyan @ Northwestern
Mount Marty @ Morningside
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Doane

Men's Basketball
Saturday, January 5
Dakota Wesleyan University 103, Nebraska Wesleyan University 97 (2OT)
Dordt College 79, Concordia University 66
Northwestern College 96, Doane College 69
Hastings College 87, Mount Marty College 62
Briar Cliff University 71, Morningside College 66
Dakota State University 75, Midland University 69

Wednesday, January 2
Briar Cliff University 78, Mount Marty College 70
Dordt College 91, Hastings College 79
Midland University 82, Dakota Wesleyan University 60
Northwestern College 94, Concordia University 74
Nebraska Wesleyan University 61, Morningside College 56

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, January 5
Dakota Wesleyan University 69, Nebraska Wesleyan University 53
Dordt College 96, Concordia University 86 (2OT)
Northwestern College 73, Doane College 60
Mount Marty College 80, Hastings College 67
Morningside College 77, Briar Cliff University 71
Midland University 80, Dakota State University 68

Wednesday, January 2
Briar Cliff University 86, Mount Marty College 72
Hastings College 73, Dordt College 65
Dakota Wesleyan University 75, Midland University 65
Concordia University 71, Northwestern College 68
Morningside College 65, Nebraska Wesleyan University 50

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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