Morningside defeats Dordt 97-84
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender women’s basketball team battled but couldn’t get over the hump in falling by 13 to the Morningside Mustangs in GPAC basketball Saturday. The loss was Dordt’s first of the season in six outings.
Dordt’s only lead of the game came with 2:23 left in the first quarter on a Jordyn Van Maanen three-point basket followed by an Erika Feenstra two-point basket for a 19-16 lead.
Nine unanswered points by the Mustangs to close the first quarter and start the second quarter shifted the momentum and Dordt was fighting from behind the rest of the half and trailed 48-40 at halftime after Ebby Prewitt hit a three-point shot to end the half.
Morningside pushed the lead to 55-42 with 8:18 left in the third quarter but Dordt rallied with Erika Feenstra starting the charge with a three-point shot and the Defenders closed the difference to 60-58 as Payton Harmsen hit three-point shot at the 4:49 mark to end the 16-5 run.
Morningside responded by extending the lead back out to 74-64 third quarter lead and Dordt was never closer than eight before winning 97-84.
Dordt was led by Erika Feenstra’s 31 points on 12-16 shooting and she had 12 rebounds.
Rachel Evavold had 14 points and six rebounds and Jordyn Van Maanen had ten points off the bench.
Dordt was 31-61 from the field and Morningside was 37-79 from the field.
Dordt forced 17 turnovers and gave up 25.
Annie Rhinesmith had six assists and Payton Harmsen had five with seven and eight points respectively.
Morningside had a 41-40 rebounding advantage.
The Mustangs are 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the league while Dordt is 5-1 and 1-1.
Morningside College 97, Dordt College 84
Dakota Wesleyan University 88, Midland University 59
Hastings College 78, Mount Marty College 49
Concordia University 99, Briar Cliff University 71
University of Jamestown 67, Doane University 36
Northwestern College 89, College of Saint Mary 44