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page B6 -- Sioux County Index-Reporter SPORTS Wednesday, January 1] [ COLLEGE UPDATE The Northwestern Red Raiders jumped out to a quick 11-0 lead to start the game, and Dordt never recovered, losing to Northwestern by the score of 74-62. The Lady Defenders narrowed the gap to four points at one point. Colleen De Groot led the Defenders with 10 points. Northwestern had five players in double figures, led by Lindsey Kropf's 15 points. Jaime Woudstra had 11 points and nine rebounds for Northwestern. The Dordt Defenders let Northwestern jump out to a 15-point half- time lead (45-30) before fighting back in the second half. Dordt held one 4-point lead before the Red Raiders recaptured the lead for good, winning 79-73. Dordt was led by three players with 16 points-Kyle Van Arendonk, Shawn De Stigter, and Eric Maas, while Northwestern's Brandon Woudstra knocked in 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Red Raiders. Dre Johnson, a senior outside hitter for the Dordt Lady Defender vol- leyball team, has earned NAIA All American Honorable Mention status in an announcement from NAIA headquarters in Olathe, Kan. The 5'9" senior from Des Moines led the Lady Defenders with 3.5 kills per game while registering a .250 kill efficiency. Johnson put down a total of 452 kills this season and was in on 80 blocks as the Lady Defenders went 30-5 and advanced to the semifinal round of the NAIA Region IV tournament. Johnson is a 1999 graduateof Des Moines Christian. Brandon Woudstra (Orange City) has been named the NAIA Division II Men's Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 4. Woudstra, a six-foot-three-inch senior guard led his hometown Red Raiders to a 4-0 record last week. He averaged 24 points, 7.5 rebounds, 6.75 assists and 1.25 steals in victories over Black Hills State University (S.D.), South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Momingside College and Martin Luther College (Minn.). Woudstra's best perfor- mance came against Momingside, where he was 11 of 14 from the floor, finishing with 36 points. Woudstra was named the Most Valuable Player of the Taco John's/Subway Classic. He also went 11-12 from the free- throw line on the week. Woudstra was also named the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) men's basketball player-of-the-week. Woudstra made good on 38-63 field goals for the week (60 percent), and hit on 9-16 three-point shots (56 percent). He only missed one free throw in four games, mak- ing good on I 1 of 12 attempts (92 percent). Sophomore defensive lineman Josh Breuer, Hull, recently received his second varsity football letter for his contribution to the 2002 Northwestern football program. Reflection on his 2002 season, Northwestern Head Coach Orv Otten commented, "Josh was a valuable member of our special teams units. He was on kick and punt coverage as well as the kick return team. Josh runs well for a defensive lineman and has a great team-oriented atti- tude." Breuer played in four games and. made seven total tackles for the Raiders. Junior defensive lineman Travis Hulstein, Hull, recently received his second varsity football letter for his contribution to the 2002 Northwestern football program. Reflecting on his 2002 season, Northwestern Head Coach Orv Otten commented, "Travis started at defensive end and had a very good sea- son. He has outstanding size for a defensive end and really came into his own as a varsity player this year. Travis will be called upon to be one of our defensive leaders next fall." Hulstein made 37.5 total tackles and led the Raiders in sacks with six. Sophomore offensive lineman AnthOny Madsen, Hull, recently received his second varsity football letter for his contribution to the 2002 Northwestern football program. Reflecting on his 2002 season, Northwestern Head Coach Orv Otten commented, "Tony had an outstanding season as a starter on the offen- sive line. He was one of our best blockers in that group, and as a sophomore was highly respected. Tony will be counted on to be one of our leaders on the offensive line next fall." Northwestern College will be hosting a softball camp on l eb. 22, in the Rowenhorst Student Center. This is a camp for high school softball players, grades 8-12. There will be a morning session for pitchers and catchers from 9-11 a.m., and an afternoon session for outfielders and infielders from 1-4 p.m. Registration will be taken through Feb. 8. For more information, please contact the NWC athletic office at 712-707- 7280. Rockets can't find winning ways ROCKET BOYS- from B2 one-point edge heading into the final eight minutes; but Sibley- Rockets Barry Van Kekerix and Ocheyedan would claim a small Phil Kooistra combined to account margin of space in the fourth frame for 34 of the Rock Valley 52 points, and hold on to it to claim the win. Van Kekerix hit for 18 points, and Rocket scoring star Barry Van also grabbed nine boards and had Kekerix hit for 23 points to lead the four steals before fouling out. team, going nine of 14 from the Kooistra tossed in 16 points on six floor, including four of seven from of 10 shooting, the three-point line. Phil Kooistra Rock Valley's Eric Ranschau would toss in 11 points to go with posted three of four shots from eight rebounds. Scott Keizer was behind the arc for nine points, and credited with six assists. Scott Keizer added, seven assists As a team the Rockets would out- and three steals, shoot the Generals 46.5 percent to The Rockets committed 24 34.5 percent, but the Generals turnovers in the loss., would go to the free throw line 21 times, converting 14 which would ROCK VALLEY --Rock V+lley prove to be the difference in the returned home for a Siouxland game. Rock Valley went to the line Conference match-up with a talent- 12 times and knocked down 5. ed Sibley-Ocheyedan squad last Tuesday as they resumed their GEORGE --Rock Valley had home schedule against a loop team four players in double figures in with just one loss on the season, one of their most balanced perfor- Once again, the Rockets would mances of the season Friday night, suffer a come-from-ahead loss to but it still didn't lead to a win as the Generals 58-51 in a competitive George-Little Rock beat the contest. + Rockets 75-67 on the Mustangs' Early on it appeared as if the home floor. Rockets were the one-loss team, The Rockets trailed by just a sin- jumping out to a 16-4 advantage, gle point at the intermission and With half a quarter to play before again by one-point in the final peri- the half, Rock Valley remained in od, but three-pointers would help front 25-10, but the Generals would the Mustangs stay in front of Rock go on a 17-2 run and with 1:45 left Valley. to play before the break, the score Barry Van Kekerix dropped in 13, was tied at 27-27. That score would Phil Kooistra and Eric Ranschau hold until the third period, and the posted a dozen each, and Dave home town boys would even hold a Vonk delivered i0. Van Kekerix by Randy M. Cauthron Index-Reporter Western Christian remained in the hunt for the girls Lakes Conference title with a pair of victories this week against the E-Hawks and Bulldogs. EMMETSBURG -- The maroon and white clad ladies of Hull would have to rally from a small half-time deficit to overcome the Emmetsburg E-Hawks in a low scoring affair. Western Christian would outscore their hosts 10-4 in the final eight minutes of play to claim a 38-34 win. "It was a tight game all the way, we made some big plays down the stretch," remarked WC coach Craig Stiemsma. "The girls battled all night, we just didn't get a lot of things to go our way. I am proud were able to hang in there." Looking at their problems, Stiemsma summized, "We had a rough night offensively, from the R~\I~ ~|, ( Xt IlIRO'~ + lXDI+\-RI~POI, tlIR AMANDA EEKHOFF had a 21 point, 15 rebound outing against Le Mars. KRYSTAL DEN BOER attempts to drive the lane through a swarm of Lady Cardinals during Sioux City. R~,~D~ M. C~t TI, IRO~, -- IMItx-REPORTI~R Saturday night's game in South Cardinals show R why they're No. 6 in the SHO ArDO ,"N -- fi'om B1 game with 1:15 to go in the opening quarter to put her team back on top 8-7. South Sioux would make Early on, it appeared as though the Rockets and the final strike of the period, however, to finish the Lady Cardinals were going to provide the crowd first periodwith a 0-8 advantage. with a classic battle. The scoreboard would sport Schlotfeldt drained a three-pointer from the comer to goose-eggs until roughly two minutes into the con- tie the game once again at 11-11, and Remmerde test when South Sioux City would get a lay-up to go would knock down a trey as well to put Rock Valley in in front. Rock Valley's first basket wouldn't come front for the final time in the game at 16-15. South until 3:30 showed on the clock. Erica Schlotfeldt Sioux City would go on a 11-0 run to close out the half would knock down a three-pointer to put the Rocket and steal the momentum and the game from the ladies in front, 3-2. On their next possession, Rock Rockets. Valley would add a lay-up when Kenzie ftuyser The lead would expand to about 20 in the third quar- found open Amber De Weerd near the basket for an ter and remain there the rest of the game. Coach easy two points. Preston Kooima would pull the starters with 1:02 to South Sioux City would use a time out to talk play. things over. The stoppage worked in the Lady "' The Lady Cards were led by 6-3 center Jane Horkey Cardinals favor as they would quickly put five with 18, Jenni Flynn with 17, and Audrea Schoepf's unanswered points on the board to go in front 7-5. 12.17, and Andrea Schoepf's 12. Deb Remmerde would get her first points of the Comets remain perfect with big loop wins COMETS-- from B1 end of the floor. Boyden-Hull would inbound the ball to Blake BLAKE REINKE looks to establish his ORANGE CITY-- A big first Reinke at the free throw line with position near the basket against quarter provided Boyden-Hull with tour seconds left and the score tied M-OC/FV last Tuesday night. all the momentum they would need 50-59. The senior would hold the in Orange City last Tuesday as the ball, looking tbr sotfiething to With the 61-59 win, Boyden-Hull Comets downed their hosts, the M- develop in the low post for Keith controls its own destiny in terms of OC/FV Dutchmen in a clash ofSietstra. With a second on the clock, the race for a Siouxland Conference state-ranked basketball teams. Reinke would shot-put the ball title. Boyden-Hull jumped out to a 10- toward the basket on an off-balance The basket for Reinke was his point lead after the first quarter, that rattled around the rim and 25th point of the night, drawing holding the Dutch to just nine dropped through ..... sending about high praise from his coach. "Blake points in the period. They would three-quarters of the standing room- is hurting. He didn't practice after increase that edge to 13 points by only crowd into a frenzy. Sioux Center, his ankle swelled up the intermission and then go into "'That's tile play we set up," said again. He takes maybe some free maintenance mode. (,omet coach Bill Francis. "We throws in practice. Then he comes Keith Sietstra had a strong game, throw it over the top, Sietstra posts in and goes for 25." scoring 20 points and collecting 10 up and it's a tx o-man game. He Dusty Meyn had arguably his best rebounds in the game. Blake (Reinke) looked for Siets and didn't game of the season as well, going 4 Reinke, Dusty Meyn, and Wadedo anything. Then he shot it." of 8 the from three-point line and Vander Maten completed the four- Francis continued.'+'flm're always scoring 14 points. some of double figure scorers with going to get that kind of game from Cody Van Sloten had three steals 16, 13, and 1l points respectively. Sioux Center+ They're physical, and Dan De Jong delivered seven they played hard, and they're well assists. SIOUX CENTER -- Following a coached. \Vc're lucky to get out of Sioux Center travel on the Comet here tonight with a win.'" outside, from the free throw line. Western: Jenna Buvert and handling the ball." five assists and Western turned the ball over 23 Brittany Van Beek times, a number equaled by the E- ball four times. Hawks, and shot just 33 percent from the floor. WC managed just 6 HULL ---Amanda Eekh0ff of 12 from the charity stripe, but another double-double to those six points proved the differ- son total, dominatine the ence as the Emmetsburg girls never with 21 points. 15 got to the line. fix e steals including a Western would lead 12-10 after ones in the second one period, but fell behind by fi e Western Christian girls at the intermission, 23-18. They Mars 37-31 m a battle would cut the difference to two teams. points heading into the final quarter, "'This was an excellent setting up the dramatic finish, us," said Coach Craig "Traci Kooima had a huge three "They play hard and are for us with three minutes left to put He continued, "'We us up by four points. We just hung well the first half but were! on from there,"remarked to come ax av with a Stiemsma. up with some big steals Amanda Eekhoff continued to defensive plays dox n the shine for Western, keeping with her Despite shooting just double-double average on the sea- for the game, Western son with 12 points and 16 boards to Mars to fbur points in the go with four steals and five blocked quarter and three in the shots, minutes. Traci Kooima and Mandy Visser Lanette Klarenbeek each added seven points for three blocks. KRISTY HULS pushes the ball up the floor against the Lady Dutch got ourselves back into it by Randy M. Cauthron chance to tie at the tree Index-Reporter and missed." Brunst+ing added. ,,We Whatever the answer is. Boyden- much better and gave Hull can't seem to find it as the), effort." seek to end a four-game losing Jodi Van Ginkel had a steak. The most recent of those game, getting the losses came at the hands of tradi- with 28 points on 13 of 22 tional Siouxland Conference pow- an'd 15 rebounds. She erhouses M-OC/FV and Sioux blocks and two stealS- Center. Kleinwolterink grabbed and Jess Stienstra ORANGE CITY-- Boyden-Hull assists. looked poised to snap a two-game losing streak last Tuesday night SIOUX CENTER ._11 when they traveled to face M-Hull trailed 10-2 early. OC/FV on the Lady Dutch floor, had tablished an ll The Comets established an 18-8 and the Comet girls first quarter advantage and took a ered against the WarriorS 24-16 l ad into the break; but the Center Friday night as purple clad Dutch cut the margin to team posted a five points heading into the final k combination of 23 period and used a grand start to the trouble to the team's top last eight minutes as the spring- rebounder prevented the board to a comeback win. 47-45. from mounting any real "A big key in the game was the attempt. start of the fourth quarter," suggest- Jodi 'van Ginkel hit for 15 ed Comet coach Tim Brunsting ited pla+ ing time. Paige "They came out on a 10-0 run. We added five caroms in the