The Dordt College Defender women had their season draw to a close with a 58-55 loss to the Doane College Tigers in GPAC play Saturday afternoon. The Defenders finish with a 10-18 record overall and 5-15 in the conference while the Tigers advance to post season play with a 10-10 GPAC record and 14-11 for the season.
Meanwhile, number 7 Northwestern enjoyed a 90-70 victory over GPAC rival Midland Lutheran Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Red Raider women move to a record of 22-6 overall and 16-4 in the league.
Other GPAC scores from today:
Dakota Wesleyan at 66
(11) Briar Cliff 92
(7) Northwestern at 90
(4) Morningside at 42
(18) Hastings 69
(RV) Mount Marty at 55
(2) Concordia 73
The GPAC Women’s Tournament kicks off Wednesday with the following schedule:
Dakota Wesleyan (8) at Concordia (1) 7 pm
Mount Marty (7) at Morningside (2) 7 pm
Doane (6) at Northwestern (3) 6 pm
Hastings (5) at Briar Cliff (4) 6 pm
The Dordt College Defender men set a single season win record Saturday afternoon, grabbing victory twenty-six with an 86-72 victory over the Doane Tigers in their final regular season contest. Dordt College, the GPAC regular season champion, improves to 26-3 on the year and 17-3 in conference play while the Doane’s season draws to a close with an overall mark of 10-19 and 5-15 in the GPAC. Dordt will begin conference play-offs at home next week Wednesday and are the top seed going in to the tournament.
15 Northwestern beat Midland Lutheran Saturday by a final score of 91-77. With the win, the Red Raiders season record extends to 22-6, and 15-5 in the GPAC.
Other GPAC Men’s Scores from Saturday:
Dakota Wesleyan 54
(18) Briar Cliff 60
(RV) Morningside 76
Mount Marty 63
GPAC Conference Men’s Tournament Quarterfinals are Wednesday, February 22. These are Wednesday’s match-ups:
Team (Playoff Seed)
Concordia(8) at Dordt College (1) 7 pm
Mount Marty(7) at Northwestern (2) 8 pm
Nebraska Wesleyan (6) at Briar Cliff (3)8 pm
Morningside (5) at Midland (4) 7 pm
MOC Floyd Valley rolled to a 77-21 win over Humboldt in the Class 3A Region 1 Girls Basketball semi finals Saturday night at Cherokee. With the win the undefeated Lady Dutch advances to the Region finals Tuesday night in Spencer. They will meet Spirit Lake who posted a 53-43 upper bracket win over Clear Lake in a game played at Algona Saturday night.
The Lady Dutch led 16-8 at the end of the first quarter before breaking it open in the second quarter. Alexis Conaway was the igniter as she scored 12 of her game high 16 points in the second quarter. Trisha DeJong added 5 points, and Emily McDonald 6 as the Lady Dutch were up 39-11 at halftime.
A 9 point third quarter from Caitlyn Van Es helped push the lead to 60-15 after 24 minutes of play as the Lady Dutch played stifling defense throughout the second half in posting the win 77-21.
Conaway was joined in double figures by Emily McDonald with 15 points and Lauren McDonald with 12.
Humboldt had one player in double figures as Lauren Friesth hit for 11.
With the win MOC Floyd Valley ranked second in the state improves to 24-0 on the season while Humboldt ends the year at 9-14.
Tip off for Tuesday’s Region Final against Spirit Lake is set for 7pm at Spencer.
Class 3A Girls Tournament Basketball for Saturday February 18
Spirit Lake 53
Clear Lake 43
MOC-Floyd Valley 77
Spirit Lake vs MOC-Floyd Valley Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Spencer for a trip to the State Tournament.
220 Terron Geerdes Central Lyon George Little Rock won 3-2 in the semis Friday night and advanced to the finals Saturday night where he lost by technical fall to finish second in the State.
106 Austin Bainbridge Sheldon South O’Brien lost 10-1 and then won a 4-1 decision to finish in 5th place.
170 Tanner Mathews Sheldon South O’Brien won by fall in 5:29 and then won a 10-6 decision to finish third at State.
195 Bruce Mc Williams lost 10-4 and then won by fall in 5:14 to finish 5th at State
Class 1A Consolations
152 Brett Flynn HMS lost by fall and was pinned in his next match to finish 6th.
160 Jacob Meehan MMC won 7-2 and then dropped a 4-2 double overtime decision to finish 4th at State.
The Grand March and Finals for all classes will begin at 6pm Saturday night
Girls Class 2A Region 1 Semi Finals
5th ranked Western Christian 74
Sioux Central 48
4th ranked Kuemper Catholic 75
4th-ranked Kuemper vs 5th-ranked Western Monday at Cherokee for a trip to State
Class 1A Region 1 Semi Finals
11th ranked Central Lyon 46
Clay Central Everly 19
LeMars Gehlen 53
Algona Garrigan 44 OVERTIME
11th-ranked Central Lyon vs LeMars Gehlen Monday at Unity Christian for a trip to State
The 5th ranked Western Christian Girls Basketball Team rolled to a 74-48 win over Sioux Central in the semifinals of the Class 2A Region 1 Tournament Friday night. The Wolfpack will play for the Region Title and a State Tournament berth Monday night when they matchup with 4th ranked Kuemper Catholic in Cherokee. The Knights advanced with a 75-60 win over the Cherokee Braves.
Sioux Central opened with a 7-0 run in the game played at the Sheldon High School Gym. Western answered with a surge of their own to tie the game and then take a lead they never gave back. Western led 24-12 at the end of the first quarter and were up 48-23 at halftime. At the end of the third quarter the lead was 63-35 in the fourth there was no let up with the final score 74-48.
All five starters hit double figures for the Wolfpack led by a game high 23 points from Brook Wolterstorff. Elissa Jansma hit for 13 with Kim Kroze, Alissa Pollema and Shae De Jager hitting for 10 points each.
The Wolfpack hit an astounding 87 percent from the free throw line including 11-of-11 in the first half and 20-of-23 for the ballgame.
The Rebels were led by Rachel Hamilton with 9 points and Morgan Walker who added 8 points.
With the win Western improves to 21-3 on the season while the Rebels end the year at 20-4.
We’ll bring you the broadcast Monday night on KIWA FM 105.3 with pregame at 6:45 and tip off at 7:00. We’ll stream from the website as well at www.kiwaradio.com.