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Senior Day Saturday For Basketball

February 21, 2014

GAMETIME… Dordt will host  Midland at the De Witt Gym on Saturday, February 22.  The women’s game will start at 2:00 and the men will begin at 4:00.  The games can be heard on KDCR 88.5 FM and live on the world wide web at www.dordt.edu/athletics.  Scores and details about the contests at their conclusion can be found online at www.dordt.edu/athletics/  ; https://www.facebook.com/dordtdefenders and you can follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dcathletics. 

The games can be viewed at http://new.livestream.com/dordtcollegewebcast/basketball

SENIOR DAY…Saturday the Dordt College basketball seniors will be recognized.  Six women’s players and two men’s players and student manager will be recognized following the conclusion of the women’s contest and before the warm ups for the men’s game.

SCOUTING REPORT… The Midland women are 10-9 in the GPAC and 14-15 overall and are 1-4 over the last five games.  Midland started the season with an 8-3 record but ended up closing 2013 with a record of 9-8.  2014 has been equally difficult as the Warriors have gone 5-7 since the calendar turned.

Midland is led by Jamilah Johnson with a 14.1 points per game average and she has dished out 82 assists.  Sammi Licari is good for 11.2 points per game and a team high 88 assists.  Taylor Shepard scores 9.9 points per outing and gets to 6.7 which leads the tea and is slightly better than Licari’s 6.1 average.  All totaled nine players have appeared in at least 28 games for the Warriors this season.

Midland is averaging 71.0 points per game and allow 70.0 points per contest.  The Warriors make 39.7 percent of their field goals and allow 41 percent success and they outrebound teams 37.3-36.4.

The Midland men are 15-4 this season and 25-4 overall.  The Warriors started the season with a 16-1 mark through January 8.  The Warriors lost a pair of tight games to Briar Cliff and Hastings on January 11 and 15 by scores of 68-66 and 94-93.  If those two games go the other way this contest would be for the outright title in the GPAC.  Midland had a six game winning streak stopped on February 8 when they lost to Morningside 91-75.  The Warriors have rebounded with three straight wins over Concordia, Briar Cliff and Hastings.

Midland is scoring 77.5 points per game and is one of the top defensive teams in the league with a 65.4 points per game allowed average.  Midland converts 49.3 percent of its shots and allow 42.6 percent for its opponents.  The Warriors also outrebound teams 33.0-29.4 and have 301 turnovers through 29 games while forcing 424.

Ben Imig is averaging 17.6 points per game and Galen Gullie knocks down 12.8 points per contest.  Alex Starkel scores 11.9 points per game with 5.3 rebounds and Marcus Franklin adds 11.3 points per outing.

DEFENDER NOTES… The Defender women are 13-15 this season and 6-13 in the GPAC.  The Defenders are 2-2 over their last four games and 4-4 over their last eight.  The Defenders need a win over Midland combined with a Briar Cliff win over Doane to extend the season to the playoffs.

Dordt is averaging 71.1 points per game and allow 72.0 points per contest and are getting outrebounded 38.8-37.4.  The Defenders convert 42.5 percent of the field goals they try and teams are making 39.9 percent against them.  Dordt has been hampered by turnover issues where they have 533 in 28 games and opponents have 475.

Elise Maresh scores 15.1 points per game and gets 3.9 rebounds and is converting 50 percent of her field goals.  Kara Van Dyke scores 13.3 points per game and gets 7.3 rebounds. Jaimie Kok knocks down 10.6 points per game and has 6.1 rebounds and she is making 55.5 percent of her field goals.  Kayla Broekhuis is good for 10.9 points per game and she is 42-87 in three-point attempts this season.

The Defender men are 26-3 overall and 17-2 in the GPAC and clinched the outright GPAC title for the second time in three years on Wednesday night.  Dordt has won two games in a row since a 103-100 loss to Morningside on February 12.

Kyle Lindbergh leads the team in scoring with a 16.3 points per game average with 10.7 rebounds and he is making 50.9 percent of his field goals.  Lindbergh has 83 assists, 43 blocked shots and 33 steals.  Dalton Franken scores 15.4 points per game and 4.3 rebounds.  Austin Katje is good for 14.8 points per game and is converting 45.6 percent of his three-point baskets.  Nathan Rindels scores 12.4 points per game and has a 5.3 rebounding average and he has a team high 102 assists.  Tyler Wolterstorff scores 11.5 points per game and takes in 4.1 rebounds.  David Den Herder is good for 6.8 points per game off the bench and Alex Terpstra is at 5.3 and Bryan Sumner has a 4.3 scoring average.

LAST TIME…The Midland women lost to Hastings 85-78 on Wednesday night.  Kellie Page had 21 points while Jamilah Johnson had 19 points and five rebounds with four assists.  Johnson was 7-24 from the floor.  Sammi Licari added ten points and Taylor Shepard had 10 rebounds.

The Dordt women fell behind a hot shooting Northwestern team and fell 102-70 on Wednesday night.  The Defenders got 18 points from Elise Maresh and ten by Kara Van Dyke.  Dordt converted 25-61 shots from the field and 15-19 free throws but got outrebounded 46-27.

The Midland men avenged an overtime loss to Hastings with a 74-62 performance on Wednesday night.  Midland got 19 points and nine rebounds by Alex Starkel to pace them and Ben Imig scored 15 with three assists.  Marcus Franklin had ten points and Brandon Williams had a team high 10 rebounds.  Avery Langford came off the bench to score 11.

The Defender men were 91-80 winners over Northwestern on Wednesday night while converting nearly 50 percent of their field goals and turning the ball over just nine times.  Dordt held a 44-43 rebounding advantage and got a double-double performance by Kyle Lindbergh with 20 points and 15 rebounds.  He also handed out three assists and had three blocked shots.  Tyler Wolterstorff had a career high 27 points on 10-16 shooting and he was 5-7 on three-point attempts.  Nathan Rindels and Dalton Franken had 13 and 12 points respectively.

HISTORY… The Defender women lead the series 12-6 but lost the November 16 meeting by a 70-51 margin after falling behind 31-26 at halftime.  The Warriors were led by Darien Moon’s 14 points and Jamilah Johnson scored 11 with seven assists.  Elise Maresh, Jasmin Schelhaas and Jaimie Kok all had seven points in the loss and Kok took down a team high 11 rebounds.

The Defender men lead the series 18-3 but the teams have played some tense battles over the past three seasons.  Dordt won a 72-66 contest in Fremont, Nebraska on November 16 after trailing 35-34 at the intermission.  Dordt was topped by Kyle Lindbergh’s 29 points and 14 rebounds with four assists and Dalton Franken scored 11 and Tyler Wolterstorff and Austin Katje each had ten points.  Midland was topped by Ben Imig’s 18 points on 7-18 shooting and Marcus Franklin scored 15 with five rebounds.

COACHES’ POLL…The Defender men dropped one spot in the February 18 poll to no. 4 with 332 points.  Midland held at no. 8 and Morningside is no. 18 this week.  Hastings is in the receiving votes portion of the poll.

The GPAC is represented by four teams in the women’s poll with Hastings leading the way at no. 4.  Concordia and Morningside are no. 6 and 7 respectively and Northwestern is no. 9.  Midland and Dakota Wesleyan are both in the receiving votes category of the poll.

SCENARIOS…The Dordt College women, with a win and a Briar Cliff win over Doane would be the no. 8 seed in the post season playoff and would travel to Northwestern, Morningside, Hastings or Concordia.

The Dordt College men will be the no. 1 seed in the post season playoff and will host a game Wednesday night at 7:00 against the no. 8 seed which will be either Briar Cliff, Northwestern or Doane depending on the combination of outcomes in their games on Saturday. 

The women’s and men’s playoffs run on Wednesday, February 26; Saturday, March 1 and Tuesday, March 4.  The top eight teams in the GPAC qualify for the playoffs.


GPAC STANDINGS…(Friday, February 21)

Women’s Basketball
Concordia   16-3/24-5
Northwestern  15-4/23-4
Hastings   16-3/25-3
Morningside  15-4/24-5
Midland   10-9/14-15
Dakota Wesleyan  10-10/18-12
Briar Cliff  7-12/14-15
Doane   6-13/13-15
Dordt College  6-13/13-15
Mount Marty   3-16/12-17
Nebraska Wesleyan 1-18/2-22

Men’s Basketball
Dordt College  17-2/26-3
Midland   15-4/25-4
Morningside  15-4/21-8
Hastings   13-6/19-9
Dakota Wesleyan  10-10/17-13
Nebraska Wesleyan  9-10/14-10
Briar Cliff  9-10/16-13
Northwestern  7-12/14-15
Doane   6-13/13-15
Concordia  3-16/8-20
Mount Marty   2-17/4-23


GPAC SCHEDULE…

Upcoming games

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

February 12
Men's Basketball
Nebraska Wesleyan University 75, Hastings College 70
Morningside College 103, Dordt College 100
Midland University 82, Concordia University 55
Dakota Wesleyan University 102, Northwestern College 85
Briar Cliff University 77, Mount Marty College 64

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 82, Nebraska Wesleyan University 47
Morningside College 74, Dordt College 52
Concordia University 78, Midland University 77
Dakota Wesleyan University 97, Northwestern College 76
Mount Marty College 88, Briar Cliff University 77

February 15
Men's Basketball
Dakota Wesleyan University 86, Hastings College 72
Dordt College 82, Nebraska Wesleyan University 71
Concordia University 95, Northwestern College 75
Midland University 84, Briar Cliff University 79
Morningside College 95, Doane College 82

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 99, Dakota Wesleyan University 86
Dordt College 72, Nebraska Wesleyan University 53
Concordia University 89, Northwestern College 78
Morningside College 77, Doane College 67
Midland University 92, Briar Cliff University 84

February 19
Men's Basketball
Midland University 74, Hastings College 62
Dordt College 91, Northwestern College 80
Nebraska Wesleyan University 86, Doane College 58
Morningside College 103, Briar Cliff University 91
Dakota Wesleyan University 87, Mount Marty College 52

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 85, Midland University 78
Northwestern College 102, Dordt College 70
Nebraska Wesleyan University 65, Doane College 64
Morningside College 113, Briar Cliff University 93
Dakota Wesleyan University 82, Mount Marty College 72
 

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