Dordt will host Hastings on Saturday, December 8 with the women’s game getting underway at 2:00 and the men’s game will start at 4:00. The games can be heard on KDCR 88.5 FM and online at www.kdcr885.com. You can watch the games on https://livestream.com/dordtcollegewebcast/basketball . Details about the contest can be found at https://www.dordt.edu/athletics and by following Dordt College athletics on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dcathletics.
The Hastings Broncos are 9-3 this season and 5-2 in the GPAC and have won six games in a row dating back to back to back losses to Concordia and Dakota Wesleyan.
The Broncos average 75.1 points per game and allow 64 and outrebound teams 39.3-33.8. The Broncos are converting 44.2 percent of its field goals and allow teams to make 37.5.
Shandra Farmer scores 16.3 points per game and averages nearly three assists per game. Farmer is making 43.8 percent of her three-point shots. Mackenzie Willicott is good for 12.1 points per game and gets 5.8 rebounds and is converting 56.4 percent of her field goals. Emma Grenfell is scoring 9.6 points per game and Kennedy Sander is good for 8.4 points per game. Grenfell leads the team with just over three assists per game.
The Hastings men are 9-3 overall and 4-2 in the GPAC with a pair of league losses to Concordia (overtime) and Morningside.
The Broncos average 82.9 points per game and allow 79.8. Hastings is getting outrebounded by a slight 36.1-36 margin and convert 47 percent of its field goals.
Bart Hiscock is averaging 19.1 points per game and gets 8.6 rebounds and is making 47.8 percent of his baskets. Kevin Miller adds 18.2 points per game and averages over four assists per game. Brendan Lipovsky adds 10.3 points per game and Shane Chamberlain is at 8.9. Zack Johnson leads the team with 22 made three-point shots.
Dordt’s women are 9-3 this season and 4-3 in the GPAC. Morningside handed Dordt its first loss of the season on November 10 after the Defenders started the season 5-0. The Defenders have won back to back games in league play with wins over Jamestown and Briar Cliff.
Dordt’s women are averaging 85.5 points per game and limit teams to 68.9 points per outing. Dordt also has a 48-37 rebounding advantage and has converted 45.8 percent of its field goals and 33 percent of its three-point shots.
Erika Feenstra averages 25.2 points per game and takes in 7.9 rebounds and she is making 65 percent of her field goals. Annie Rhinesmith averages 13 points per game with 5.3 rebounds with five assists per game. Rachel Evavold has an 11.3 points per game average and she gets 8.0 rebounds per outing. Payton Harmsen is scoring 9.1 points per outing and Siennah Stamness contributes 5.9 points. Harmsen leads the team with 32 made three-point shots and Rhinesmith has 24 made three-point field goals.
The Defender men are 8-5 this season and 2-4 in the GPAC. The Defenders are looking to break a three game losing streak in GPAC play.
Dordt is outscoring teams 82.1-77.4 and has a 42.5-37.3 rebounding edge. Dordt’s converting 45.3 percent of its field goals and 35.9 percent of its three-point shots while limiting opponents to 43.1 percent field goal success.
Garrett Franken is scoring 13.7 points per game with 8.1 rebounds and Jesse Jansma is at 12.9 and converts 39 percent of his three-point shots. Chad Barkema is at 12.2 points per game with 5.4 rebounds and he is converting 56.5 percent of his field goals. Josh Van Lingen adds 11.6 points per game and Zach Bussard has worked his way to 8.8 points with 4.8 rebounds. Ben Gesink is good for 8.6 points per game and Alec Henrickson is at 8.5 points per game while converting 39.3 percent of his three-point shots and leads the team with 24 made three-point shots.
Hastings was down 34-24 at halftime and came back to take the lead at the end of the third quarter with a 28-12 advantage over the College of Saint Mary. Hastings won the game 75-66 with a 51-31 advantage in the second half. Willicott scored 16 points with nine rebounds and blocked three shots. Hastings was limited to 27-73 field goals but forced 21 turnovers and had 18 offensive rebounds to get 17 more field goal tries than the Flames.
The Defender women beat Briar Cliff 76-55 with Rachel Evavold leading the way with an 18 point, 14 rebound performance with three blocked shots and two assists. Erika Feenstra added 14 points and five rebounds and Kenzie Bousema scored 11 with eight rebounds. Dordt had a 53-43 rebounding edge and limited the Chargers to 25 percent field goal shooting.
The Hastings men played Bellevue on Tuesday night and won 90-80 after leading 46-34 at halftime. Hastings made 60 percent of its field goals and had a 35-29 rebounding advantage. Miller had 21 points and five rebounds with five assists. Hiscock added 17 points and 12 rebounds with three assists.
Dordt’s men lost to Briar Cliff 89-79 after trailing by 11 at halftime. Dordt cut the lead to two in the second half but couldn’t get over the top in the second half. Henrickson had 19 points and six rebounds and made 5-8 three-point shots. Barkema scored 17 and Franken had 12 points and 12 rebounds.
The Hastings women beat Dordt twice last season with a 62-43 victory on January 6 in Sioux Center. The teams played again on February 10 and the Broncos won an 83-59 decision in Hastings. Feenstra had 11 points and Evavold added 10 with nine rebounds in the loss. Hastings was paced by Holly Hild with 15 points and Willicott had 13 points and three rebounds.
The Hastings Broncos swept the two meetings between the teams last season. The Broncos were 90-87 winners in Sioux Center on January 6 and then won a 96-92 overtime verdict in Hastings on February 10. Zach Bussard scored 25 points and went 9-9 from the field and 7-9 from the free throw line with five rebounds. Henrickson added 16 and made 4-6 three-point shots. Miller scored 29 for the hosts and had nine rebounds and seven assists and Hiscock added 26.
The Defender women travel to Bellevue on Tuesday night in a 6:00 start and both Defender teams conclude pre-Christmas play on Saturday, December 15 at Midland in GPAC action.
GPAC STANDINGS…(December 7)
Dakota Wesleyan 7-0/11-0
Briar Cliff 2-5/5-5
College of Saint Mary 1-6/2-11
Mount Marty 1-6/4-6
Briar Cliff 6-1/9-1
Dakota Wesleyan 4-3/8-3
Mount Marty 1-6/3-9
GPAC SCHEDULE AND SCORES…
Tuesday, November 6
(W)Concordia def. Midland 83-65
(M)Midland def. Concordia 78-72
Wednesday, November 7
(W)Morningside def. College of Saint Mary 82-62
(W)Dordt def. Mount Marty 87-75
(W)Dakota Wesleyan def. Northwestern 76-73
(W)Jamestown def. Briar Cliff 65-51
(W)Hastings def. Doane 90-47
(M)Dordt def. Moutn Marty 81-56
(M)Briar Cliff def. Jamestown 104-98
(M)Dakota Wesleyan def. Northwestern 88-75
(M)Hastings def. Doane 87-81
Saturday, November 10
(W) Morningside def. Dordt 97-84
(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Midland 88-59
(W) Hastings def. Mount Marty 78-49
(W) Concordia def. Briar Cliff 99-71
(W) Jamestown def. Doane 67-36
(W) Northwestern def. College of Saint Mary 89-44
(M) Morningside def. Dordt 77-66
(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Midland 95-92 ot
(M) Briar Cliff def. Concordia 81-64
(M) Hastings def. Mount Marty 67-60
(M) Jamestown def. Doane 90-60
Wednesday, November 14
(W) Midland def. Doane 66-47
(W) Morningside def. Briar Cliff 71-67
(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Dordt 72-68
(W) Northwetsern def. Mount Marty 94-82
(W) Concordia def. Hastings 82-68
(M) Midland def. Doane 65-58
(M) Morningside def. Briar Cliff 76-67
(M) Dordt def. Dakota Wesleyan 87-85
(M) Northwestern def. Mount Marty 102-63
(M) Concordia def. Hastings 92-87
Saturday, November 17
(W) Midland def. Mount Marty 66-58
(W) Dordt def. College of Saint Mary 82-62
(W) Concordia def. Jamestown 87-59
(W) Brar Cliff def. Doane 82-55
(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Hastings 81-63
(W) Northwestern def. Morningside 91-66
(M) Mount Marty def. Midland 74-71
(M) Briar Cliff def. Doane 100-89
(M) Jamestown def. Concordia 74-61
(M) Hastings def. Dakota Wesleyan 79-77
(M) Morningside def. Northwestern 92-72
Tuesday, November 20
(W) Morningside def. Doane 89-46
(W) Concordia def. College of Saint Mary 88-55
(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Jamestown 62-40
(W) Briar Cliff def. Mount Marty 81-58
(M) Morningside def. Doane 67-58
(M) Briar Cliff def. Mount Marty 87-70
(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Jamestown 86-80
Wednesday, November 28
(M) Hastings def. Midland 64-60
(M) Morningside def. Concordia 77-70
(M) Northwestern def. Dordt 74-69
(M) Briar Cliff def. Dakota Wesleyan 94-90
(M) Jamestown def. Mount Marty 84-65
(W) Hastings def. Midland 70-65
(W) Morningside def.Concordia 84-75
(W) College of Saint Mary def. Doane 68-67
(W) Northwestern def. Dordt 91-84
(W) Mount Marty def. Jamestown 78-64
(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Briar Cliff 73-68
Saturday, December 1
(M) Jamestown def. Dordt 96-89 ot
(M) Morningside def. Hastings 104-73
(W) Dordt def. Jamestown 99-83
(W) Midland def. College of Saint Mary 72-54
(W) Hastings def. Morningside 72-61
Wednesday, December 5
(M) Morningside def. Midland 90-68
(M) Briar Cliff def. Dordt 89-79
(M) Jamestown def. Northwestern 113-94
(M) Doane def. Concordia 65-52
(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Mount Marty 86-80
(W) Midland def. Morningside 63-58
(W) Hastings def. College of Saint Mary 75-66
(W) Dordt def. Briar Cliff 76-55
(W) Northwestern def. Jamestown 73-71
(W) Concordia def. Doane 93-53
(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Mount Marty 64-59
Saturday, December 8
Midland @ Northwestern
Jamestown @ Morningside
Briar Cliff @ College of Saint Mary
Hastings @ Dordt University
Dakota Wesleyan @ Doane
Mount Marty @ Concordia
Wednesday, December 12
Briar Cliff @ Northwestern
Saturday, December 15
Dordt @ Midland
College of Saint Mary @ Jamestown
Northwestern @ Hastings
Doane @ Mount Marty
Concordia @ Dakota Wesleyan
Wednesday, January 2
Briar Cliff @ Midland
Morningside @ Dakota Wesleyan
College of Saint Mary @ Mount Marty
Concordia @ Dordt
Doane @ Northwestern
Jamestown @ Hastings