Dordt defeats College of Saint Mary 82-62
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt never trailed an forged an 82-62 win on the road Saturday afternoon in Omaha, Nebraska over the College of Saint Mary Flames
Dordt got a three-point basket by Payton Harmsen and an Erika Feenstra basket to lead 5-0- right away and never relinquished the lead.
Dordt scored five off the last six points of the first quarter to lead 25-17 at the break and then tacked on six more to start the second quarter. The hosts never got closer than ten the rest of the half and Dordt led 41-29 at the intermission.
Dordt pushed the lead up to 67-38 late in the third quarter as Annie Rhinesmith and Harmsen hit back to back three-point shots and Rachel Evavold added a free throw as the Defenders put the game out of reach.
The lead was in between 25 and 18 points the rest of the game before Dordt settled for the 82-62 win.
Dordt was 33-68 from the field and 12-19 from the free throw line.
Dordt converted 4-20 three-point shots and committed 25 turnovers.
Erika Feenstra scored 26 points on 12-20 field goal shooting and she had a game high 13 rebounds with a blocked shot, assist and two steals.
Evavold had 13 points and 11 rebounds and was 5-9 from the field and blocked a shot with two assists.
Harmsen was 3-7 from the arc with nine points and Rhinesmith added eight points with seven assists.
Kenzie Bousema and Marie Smitsdorff each had nine points in reserve roles.
The College of Saint Mary was 22-66 from the field and 5-24 from the three-point line.
The Flames were outrebounded 53-34 and committed 20 turnovers.
Alyssa Laudato had 18 points and Trysta Merrival had 12 points.
COACH HARMSEN SAID
“Whenever you can win on the road I am learning in the GPAC you take that and run away. I’m excited for us to get to 2-2 in the conference and 6-2 overall I’m really happy with where we are at. We thought we would have an advantage in the paint with those two (Feenstra and Evavold) and Mari Smitsdorff came in and gave us some really good minutes off the bench. To get that kind of production out of those three is a real positive for us.”
Dordt will travel to Dakota State in Madison, South Dakota on Tuesday, November 20 before taking eight days off before resuming GPAC play on Wednesday, November 28.
Midland def. Mount Marty 66-58
Dordt def. College of Saint Mary 82-62
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Briar Cliff def. Doane 82-55
Dakota Wesleyan def. Hastings 81-63
Northwestern def. Morningside 91-66