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Dordt Women Host Midland Saturday Afternoon

Sioux Center, Iowa — The Dordt Defender women’s basketball team will host Midland at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 22.

The Midland Warriors are 8-12 overall and 3-9 in league play with wins over the College of Saint Mary, Mount Marty and Dordt. The Warriors are coming off a win over Mount Marty on January 19 that stopped a four game losing streak that began on January 5. The Warriors are 2-4 in their games in 2022.

The Defender women are 15-6 this season and 8-5 in league play and have won eight games in a row and six games in a row in the league.

Dordt is outscoring teams 74-67 and outrebound teams 40-35. The Defenders also convert 42 percent of their field goals while holding teams to 39 percent.

Ashtyn Veerbeek scores 18 points per game with 9.2 rebounds and makes 50 percent of her field goals and blocks three shots a game. Bailey Beckman’s 11.7 points per game is net and she has made a team high 37 three-point baskets. Karly Gustafson’s scoring average is 11.2 points per game with 7.9 rebounds and Janie Schoonhoven is averaging 8.3 points per game to go with six rebounds. Macey Nielson and Hayden Heimensen have made 26 and 24 three-point shots respectively for a team that has made 31 percent of its three-point shots.

Midland overcame a 66-61 deficit to start the third quarter and beat Dordt 87-81 on December 4 in Fremont, Nebraska. Veerbeek scored 30 and had 10 rebounds with five assists and Schoonhoven had 21 with nine rebounds. Wingert led Midland with 26 and Shepard added 21 for the Warriors and Prusa had seven rebounds to go with 14 points.

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