Grand View Classic
Grand View (Iowa) defeats Dordt 87-72
HOW IT HAPPENED
Grand View pulled away from the Dordt Defenders over the final three quarters of the non-conference women’s basketball game in Des Moines Iowa on Friday, November 13 as part of the Grand View Classic.
Dordt battled back from an early deficit to tie the game 10-10 with 2:19 left in the first quarter and an Abby Chapman three-point basket tied it at 13-13 with 40 seconds left. Shae De Jager knocked down a bucket with less than ten seconds remaining for a 15-13 lead at the quarter break.
Dordt still had a one point lead with 7:36 remaining in the first half when Kim Kroeze made a pair of free throws making the score 20-19 but the hosts scored seven in a row and 12 of the next 14 points to take control of the game with a 31-22 advantage with 3:30 left in the half. The Grand View lead grew to 41-27 at halftime.
Grand View controlled the second half, taking a 62-43 lead after three quarters and Dordt ended up losing 87-72.
-Alissa Pollema had 21 points and five rebounds for the Defenders with two assists and one steal.
-Kim Kroeze had 13 points and six rebounds with two assists for Dordt.
-Mycah Hulst recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds and Paige Engbers had 11 points as the Defenders fell to 2-3.
-Robyn Blount scored nine points for Dordt.
-Dordt converted 23-69 field goals for 33.3 percent and the Defenders were 10-26 from the three-point arc.
-Grand View had a 45-41 reobunding advantage and got 20 points from Britny Helland.
-Dordt will face Mayville State at 1:00 on Saturday. Grand View is now 3-0 and will face Northwestern.
COACH DEWITT-SEVERSON SAID
"We shot poorly in the first half and didn't respond well. We need to figure out how to be a little bit tougher when things aren't going perfectly. Defensively I thought we were soft and let Grand View take comfortable shots. Grand View is a talented team but we can play at a much higher level than we played tonight," said Dordt College coach Katie DeWitt-Severson.