College BB: Defenders, Red Raiders Split Sioux County Doubleheader

Date posted - February 2, 2012

In womens college basketball, Northwestern Colleges Kendra De Jong had 15 points on 7 of 10 shooting in the opening 20 minutes of play en route to an 87-62 defeat of Dordt College in front of a capacity crowd in Sioux Center last night.

With the victory, the 7th ranked Northwestern Red Raiders improve to 12-3 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference and 18-5 overall while the Defenders drop to 10-14 on the year and 5-11 in GPAC play.

Scores from around the GPAC:

(10) Briar Cliff at 73
Doane 77

(20) Hastings at 76
Midland 58

(5) Morningside at 68
Dakota Wesleyan 58

(3) Concordia at 82
Nebraska Wesleyan 58


A commanding post presence helped the fifth-ranked Dordt Defender men win the battle between the pair of top 15 teams as they knocked off the visiting 13 Northwestern Raiders by a final of 86-72 after playing to a 38-38 tie in the first half.

With the win the Defenders sweep the season series and pick up their 22nd win of the season, improving to 22-3 overall and a league leading 13-3 in GPAC play while the Raiders drop to 17-6 overall and 10-5 in conference.

Other GPAC scores:

(15) Briar Cliff at 77
Doane 71

Hastings at 77
Midland 86

(RV) Morningside at 81
Dakota Wesleyan 59

Concordia at 67
Nebraska Wesleyan 47

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