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Sabers' record night paces DWU past Dordt

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa--Kristin Sabers scored a game-high 26 points, going 8-of-13 from three-point range, to pace the No. 16 Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team in a 93-65 Great Plains Athletic Conference win over Dordt College on Wed...

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa-Kristin Sabers scored a game-high 26 points, going 8-of-13 from three-point range, to pace the No. 16 Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team in a 93-65 Great Plains Athletic Conference win over Dordt College on Wednesday in Sioux Center, Iowa.

"We took care of the basketball and we rebounded the basketball well," DWU head coach Jason Christensen said. "We were tough tonight and I thought we were tough mentally and physically throughout the whole game."

Sabers tied the DWU record for 3-pointers in a game with eight. The former Mitchell Kernel now shares the record with Nikki Weber (2001-02), Abbey DeWolf (2003-04) and Amanda Hart (2011-12).

"They went to a zone, but we can extend the zone," Christensen said. "We had 17 threes and most of them came from our bigs. We can get big and go inside but we can also step out and shoot threes."

The Tigers (9-1, 3-1 GPAC) were 33-of-71 from the field for 47 percent, 17-of-36 from behind the arc and 10-of-11 from the free-throw line in the win.

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Erica Herrold had 22 points, including three 3-pointers, and grabbed six rebounds, while Amber Bray added 11 points and Gabby Frykbo chipped in nine points and five assists. DWU outrebounded Dordt 40-31 and had 24 assists in the win.

"It's just about sharing the basketball and we knew Kristin and Erica were having good nights," Christensen said. "The kids can figure that out and you are going to keep getting assists when you get the ball to the right shooters and that's what we did."

Dordt was led by Alissa Pollema, who had 20 points and six rebounds, while Abby Chapman and Cassidy Vredevoogd each added 10 points. The Defenders were 25-of-56 from the field and 5-of-17 from deep.

DWU takes on No. 9 Concordia University at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.

"Concordia is a good team and we're going to have our hands full," Christensen said. "We're going to have to play well to win and I think our kids are up for the challenge."

Dakota Wesleyan 23 25 22 23 - 93

Dordt 18 15 16 16 - 65

No. 16 Dakota Wesleyan (9-1, 3-0 GPAC)

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Angie Lee 1-2 0-0 2 Gabby Frykbo 3-6 0-0 9 Rylie Osthus 2-5 2-2 7 Hope Menning 0-3 0-0 0 Erica Herrold 8-16 3-3 22 Ashley Bray 1-4 2-2 4 Madison Kuehl 2-4 1-1 5 Shanna Selby 0-0 0-0 0; Kelsey Bertram 2-3 0-0 5 Kristin Sabers 9-18 8-13 26 Morgan Selland 0-0 0-0 0 Kendra Cheeseman 0-1 0-0 0 Amber Bray 4-8 2-3 11 Lexy Jo Deneke 1-1 0-0 2 Meghan Travis 0-0 0-0 0 TOTALS 33-71 10-11 93

Dordt (4-6, 1-3 GPAC)

Kenzie Bousema 0-1 1-2 1 Kim Kroeze 3-10 0-0 7 Alissa Pollema 7-12 5-6 20 Abby Chapman 4-11 0-0 10 Robyn Blount 3-5 0-0 6 Mycah Hulst 3-7 1-2 7 Paige Engbers 1-2 0-0 3 Cassidy Vredevoogd 4-7 2-3 10 Shae DeJager 0-1 1-2 1 TOTALS 25-56 10-15 65

3-pointers: DWU 17-36 (Sabers 8, Herrold 3, Frykbo 3, Osthus, Bertram, Amber Bray), Dordt 5-17 (Chapman 2, Engbers, Kroeze, Pollema); Rebounds: DWU 40 (Herrold 6, Ashley Bray 6), Dordt 31 (Hulst 8); Assists: DWU 24 (Sabers 6), Dordt 12 (Kroeze 4); Fouled out: None; Total fouls: DWU 21, Dordt 11.

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