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Basketball Travels To Concordia

Posted: January 3rd, 2020
Tags: Athletics, Men's Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Women's Athletics, Basketball

GAMETIME…

The Defender women’s and men’s basketball teams will be traveling to Seward, Nebraska to face Concordia on Saturday, January 4 in GPAC play. The women’s game will start at 2:00 and the men’s game will follow at about 4:00.  You can hear the games on KDCR 88.5 FM.  

THE FOE…  

The Concordia women’s basketball team is 13-1 this season and has an 8-0 record in GPAC play.  Concordia has been rated no. 1 in the NAIA Division II Coaches’ poll up to this point but suffered its first loss of the season on December 20 at Southeastern (Florida) by a 97-72 count.  The Bulldogs had beaten Southeastern earlier this season on the road 63-62 in overtime. Drew Olson’s team started the season with 11 wins in a row and they have broken the century mark seven times.  The closest game for Concordia in league play was an 11 point win over Morningside on December 11.

Concordia is averaging 98.4 points per game and allow 61.6 points per outing. While the Bulldogs are getting outrebounded 45.1-42.9 they are making up for that difference by forcing 33.5 turnovers per game and giving the ball up 16.2 times per outing.  The Bulldogs are also converting 46.3 percent of their field goal attempts while holding foes to 36.3 percent and 26.7 three-point success.  All totaled Concordia is averaging 20 more field goal attempts than their opponents.

Philly Lammers is scoring 15.1 points per game with seven rebounds per outing and she is making 57 percent of her field goal attempts.  Grace Barry is good for 12.6 points per game and she has handed out 80 assists this season while committing just 34 turnovers and she leads the team in steals with 48. Mackenzie Koepke adds 8.9 points per game and Taylor Farrell is at 7.8 points per game.  Nine Bulldogs have played in all 14 of their games this season and 13 have played in 12 or more.

The Concordia men are 10-5 this season and 3-4 in league play.  Concordia started the year with a 7-1 record and won its first five games before suffering a 70-69 setback to Briar Cliff on November 16. From December 7 to December 21 the Tigers lost to Dakota Wesleyan, Morningside, Mount Marty and MidAmerica Nazarene before getting back to its winning ways with three straight wins. A narrow victory over Menlo (59-57) has been followed by a pair of wide margin wins over Peru State (109-60) and Northwestern (88-65).

Concordia is averaging 76.9 points per game while allowing 68.3 points per game.  The Bulldogs are also outrebounding teams 39-35.9 and commit 1.5 fewer turnovers than their opponents.   Concordia is converting 44.1 percent of its field goals and 34.6 percent of its three-point shots. Teams are converting 41.8 percent of their field goals against the Bulldogs and 31.7 percent of their three-point shots.  Concordia has gone to the free throw line 19 times fewer than opponents so far this year.

Brevin Sloup scores 14.4 points per game with 3.9 rebounds and he has made 34.3 percent of his three-point shots and leads the team with 35 made three-pointers this season. Carter Kent is good for 14.1 points per game and is making 41.5 percent of his three-point attempts. Tanner Shuck completes the double-digit scorers with 11.1 and Justin Wiersma adds 9.0. Chuol Biel is the leading rebounder with a 7.7 average.

DEFENDER NOTES…

The Defender women are off to 14-2 record and stand 6-2 in the GPAC with wins over Dakota Wesleyan (88-86), Northwestern (92-84), Briar Cliff (93-58), Jamestown (77-58),Midland (98-62) and Doane (80-47).  Dordt’s losses in the GPAC are to Morningside and Hastings.

Dordt is converting 48.8 percent of its field goals and 32.7 percent of its three-point shots.  Dordt also gets to the free throw line four more times per game than opponents and convert 72.6 percent of their total attempts. The Defenders outrebound teams 44.1-31.6 and have forced 22 turnovers per game.

Erika Feenstra scores 20.8 points per game with 6.6 rebounds and she is making 65.7 percent of her field goals. Karly Gustafson scores 10.5 points per game and she snags 6.4 rebounds and she is making 62.3 percent of her field goals. Rachel Evavold adds 9.7 points per game with 5.2 rebounds and she is making 62.5 percent of her field goals. Gabby Kreykes is at 7.9 points per game with a team high 38 steals through 16 games and Bailey Beckman’s average is 6.5 points per game. Payton Harmsen has converted a team high 31 three-point baskets and she has 27  steals while scoring 6.4 points per game.  She and Jordyn Van Maanen each have 44 assists to top the team.

The Defender men are 13-4 this season and 5-3 in the GPAC.  Dordt’s losses in the league are to Jamestown (110-107 ot), Dakota Wesleyan (79-78) and Morningside (96-88). Dordt has won nine of its last ten games after starting the year 4-3.

Garrett Franken scores 15.2 points per game and Jesse Jansma is at 13.7 points per game. Cade Bleeker and Chad Barkema are scoring 11.6 and 10.4 points per game  and Barkema is making 51.2 percent of his field goals and he takes down 5.5 rebounds per game. Bleeker si making 50.8 percent of his field goals and 50 percent of his three-point shots.  Franken leads the team with eight rebounds per game. Marcus Winterfeld is coming off the bench to get 8.2 points per game and Zach Bussard is averaging 8.5 points per game and returned to action on Thursday night after missing seven games with injury. Josh Van Lingen and Ben Gesink are at 7.4 and 6.3 points per game.   Jansma is the team leader in assists at 2.5 per game.

Dordt is averaging 86.9 points per game and allowing 75.6.  The Defenders own a 42-36.6 rebounds per game average and the Defenders are converting 47.1 percent of their field goals and 38.8 percent of their three-point shots. Teams are making 43.3 percent against the Defenders and 32.5 percent of their three-point shots.  Dordt attempts nearly four more free throws per game than opponents.

LAST TIME…

The Concordia women turned away Northwestern on the road on Thursday night 97-81.  Grace Barry led Concordia with 18 points and nine assists and Philly Lammers had 17 points and six rebounds.  Concordia forced 24 turnovers and had 13 steals.

The Defender women had little trouble in dispatching Doane 80-47 on Thursday night.  A 14 point run late in the first quarter put Dordt in control and the Defenders had a 52-40 rebounding edge and had 17 steals. Gabby Kreykes had a team high 14 points and Erika Feenstra added 13 points with six steals.

The Concordia men took the lead for good at 15-13 at Northwestern and never looked back in winning 88-65. Carter Kent had 25 points and was 5-8 from the three-point line and Gage Smith scored 14 with six rebounds.

Dordt ran away from Doane in the first half and won a 91-55 decision on Thursday night in Sioux Center. Cade Bleeker converted seven three-point shots in the first half on the way to a record-tying eight three-point baskets and a game-high 26 points.  Jesse Jansma added nine and Garrett Franken had eight points and seven rebounds. Dordt converted 51.6 percent of its field goals while limiting Doane to 30 percent success.

HISTORY…

The Defender women battled to a 97-92 double overtime win last year in Sioux Center with Erika Feenstra scoring 32 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Siennah Stamness added 17 and Rachel Evavold had 15. Taylor Cockerill had 29 points in the loss for Concordia. Less than four weeks later the Bulldogs exacted some revenge by holding on for a 90-88 win as Dordt’s shot to tie it in the lane missed. Feenstra had 21 points and ten rebounds with Annie Rhinesmith chipping in with 14. Philly Lammers scored 20 in the win and Cockerill added 17.

The Dordt men beat Concordia on January 2, 2019 in Sioux Center by a 91-73 margin. Bussard had 20 and Barkema 17 in the winning effort while Kent and Sloup had 15 each for the Bulldogs.   Less than a month later Concordia reversed its fortunes with a 72-69 win at home. Alec Henrickson had 21 in the loss and Sloup scored 22 on 9-20 field goal shooting. The Defenders suffered through a 2-20 three-point shooting day in the loss.

NEXT…

Dordt will be at home with Mount Marty on Wednesday, January 8 while Concordia squares off with Hastings.

GPAC STANDINGS…(January 3)

Women’s Basketball

Hastings 8-0/16-0

Concordia 8-0/13-1

Morningside 7-2/12-4

Dordt 6-2/14-2

Northwestern 5-3/10-3

Dakota Wesleyan 5-3/12-4

Jamestown 4-4/9-5

Mount Marty 2-6/8-6

College of Saint Mary 2-7/4-11

Midland 1-7/5-11

Briar Cliff 1-7/4-12

Doane 0-7/1-12

 

Men’s Basketball

Morningside 8-0/15-0

Dakota Wesleyan 6-1/14-2

Mount Marty 6-2/13-3

Northwestern 5-2/13-4

Dordt 5-3/13-4

Concordia 3-4/10-5

Jamestown 3-4/11-5

Briar Cliff 2-5/11-6

Midland 1-6/4-10

Hastings 1-6/8-9

Doane 0-8/4-12

 

GPAC SCHEDULE AND SCORES…

November 12­­

(W) Concordia def. Midland 93-70

(W) Northwestern def. Mount Marty 90-67

(M) Concordia def. Midland 95-71

(M) Northwestern def. Mount Marty  99-84

 

November 13

(W) Morningside def. College of Saint Mary 80-52

(W) Hastings def. Doane 107-55

(W) Dordt def. Dakota Wesleyan 88-86

(M) Hastings def. Doane 78-66

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Dordt 79-78

 

November 16

(W) Jamestown def. Doane 78-56

(W) Concordia def. Briar Cliff 113-59

(W) Hastings def. Mount Marty 65-49

(W) Morningside def. Dordt 81-78

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Midland 71-48

(W) Northwestern def. College of Saint Mary 83-70

(M) Jamestown def. Doane 97-71

(M) Briar Cliff def. Concordia 70-69

(M) Mount Marty def. Hastings 107-105

(M) Morningside def. Dordt 96-88

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Midland 85-65

 

November 20

(W) Morningside def. Doane 99-45

(W) Briar Cliff def. Mount Marty 79-72

(W) Dordt def. Northwestern 92-84

(W) Jamestown def. Dakota Wesleyan 71-69

(W) Concordia def. College of Saint Mary 127-51

(M) Morningside def. Doane 69-32

(M) Mount Marty def. Briar Cliff 110-96

(M) Dordt def. Northwestern 86-68 

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Jamestown 75-65

 

November 23

(W) Dordt def. Briar Cliff 93-58

(W) Hastings def. Morningside 76-69

(W) Northwestern def. Jamestown 78-51

(W) Midland def. College of Saint Mary 71-54

(M) Dordt def. Briar Cliff 82-63

(M) Morningside def. Hastings 95-77

(M) Northwestern def. Jamestown 103-94

 

November 25

(W) Mount Marty def. Jamestown  55-53

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Briar Cliff 74-55

(M) Mount Marty def. Jamestown 93-88 (ot)

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Briar Cliff 88-73

 

November 27

(W) Hastings def. Midland 73-58

(M) Midland def. Hastings 85-74

 

December 4

(W) Concordia def. Doane 110-47

(W) Northwestern def. Briar Cliff 75-56

(W) Morningside def. Midland 89-66

(W) Dordt def. Jamestown 77-58

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Mount Marty 73-42

(W) Hastings def. College of Saint Mary 104-53

(M) Concordia def. Doane 83-77 (ot)

(M) Northwestern def. Briar Cliff  85-83 (ot)

(M) Morningside def. Midland 92-66

(M) Jamestown def. Dordt 110-107 (ot)

(M) Mount Marty def. Dakota Wesleyan 106-98

 

December 7

(W) Dordt def. Midland 77-58

(W) Mount Marty def. Doane 83-60

(W) Morningside def. Briar Cliff 95-55

(W) Concordia def. Dakota Wesleyan 100-72

(W) Hastings def. Northwestern 72-62

(W) Jamestown def. College of Saint Mary 61-47

(M) Dordt def. Midland 96-87

(M) Mount Marty def. Doane  69-61

(M) Morningside def. Briar Cliff 81-72

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Concordia 77-57

(M) Northwestern def. Hastings 93-76

 

December 11

(W) Concordia def. Morningside 88-77

(M) Morningside def. Concordia 72-71

 

December 12

(W) College of Saint Mary def. Doane 61-49

 

December 14

(W) Hastings def. Dordt 88-69

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Doane 98-41

(W) Northwestern def. Midland 95-87

(W) Morningside def. Jamestown 62-57

(W) Concordia def. Mount Marty 80-50

(W) College of Saint Mary def. Briar Cliff 58-56

(M) Dordt def. Hastings 70-68

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. 79-51

(M) Northwestern def. Midland 99-86

(M) Morningside def. Jamestown 76-68

(M) Mount Marty def. Concordia 97-70

 

January 2

(W) Dordt def. Doane 80-47

(W) Hastings def. Briar Cliff 79-63

(W) Concordia def. Northwestern 97-81

(W) Morningside def. Mount Marty 64-62

(W) Jamestown def. Midland 85-76

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. College of Saint Mary 81-65

(M) Dordt @ Doane 91-55

(M) Briar Cliff def. Hastings 90-87

(M) Concordia def. Northwestern 88-65

(M) Morningside def. Mount Marty 91-87

(M) Jamestown def. Midland 72-69

 

January 4

Dordt @ Concordia

Hastings @ Jamestown

Northwestern @ Doane

Briar Cliff @ Midland

Dakota Wesleyan @ Morningside

Mount Marty @ College of Saint Mary

 

January 8

Hastings @ Jamestown

Concordia @ Hastings

Dakota Wesleyan @ Northwestern

Mount Marty @ Dordt

 

January 11

Briar Cliff @ Doane

Northwestern @ Morningside

Jamestown @ Concordia

Midland @ Mount Marty

Dordt @ College of Saint Mary

 

January 15

Doane @ Morningside

Briar Cliff @ Jamestown

Hastings @ Midland

Northwetern @ Mount Marty

Dordt @ Dakota Wesleyan

Concordia @ College of Saint Mary

 

January 18

Doane @ Jamestown

Concordia @ Briar Cliff

Mount Marty @ Hastings

Dakota Wesleyan @ Midland

Morningside @ Dordt

College of Saint Mary @ Northwestern

 

January 22

Briar Cliff @ Northwestern

Hastings @ Dakota Wesleyan

Morningside @ Concordia

Jamestown @ Dordt

College of Saint Mary @ Doane

 

January 25

Dordt @ Doane

Briar Cliff @ Hastings

Mount Marty @ Morningside

Midland @ Jamestown

Dakota Wesleyan @ College of Saint Mary

 

January 29

Briar Cliff @ Mount Marty

Morningside @ Hastings

Northwestern @ Concordia

Jamestown @ Dakota Wesleyan

College of Saint Mary @ Midland

 

February 1

Doane @ Mount Marty

Morningside @ Briar Cliff

Northwestern @ Hastings

Dordt @ Midland

Concordia @ Dakota Wesleyan

College of Saint Mary @ Jamestown

 

February 5

Concordia @ Doane

Dakota Wesleyan @ Briar Cliff

Dordt @ Northwestern

Midland @ Morningside

Mount Marty @ Jamestown

Hastings @ College of Saint Mary

 

February 8

Jamestown @ Hastings

Doane @ Northwestern

Concordia @ Dordt

Midland @ Briar Cliff

Morningside @ Dakota Wesleyan

College of Saint Mary @ Mount Marty