Midland defeats Dordt 56-54
HOW IT HAPPENED
Midland capitalized on a late turnover and hit a transition three-point basket at the buzzer to defeat Dordt in conference play on Saturday, November 22 in Fremont, Nebraska.
Dordt led most of the first quarter and took a four point lead into the first break of the game as Kenzie Bousema converted the last basket of the quarter for a 17-13 advantage.
Midland got its offense rolling in the second quarter and turned the four point deficit into a 13 point edge 37-24 at halftime to put the Defenders in a hole they had to dig out of to start the second half.
A 13-4 third quarter advantage got Dordt back in the game and Dordt was down 40-37 at the end of the third quarter. Midland re-established a six point lead early in the fourth quarter and the Warriors were still up 48-42 with 5:46 left in the game.
Cassidy Vredevoogd got an offensive rebound and putback and Kim Kroeze hit a three-point basket to cut the difference to 48-47. Alissa Pollema had a layup and was fouled with her team down by two points with 3:54 left in the game. Pollema converted the free throw and Dordt had its first lead of the second half.
The teams traded baskets with Dordt taking a 54-53 lead with 1:35 left in the game on a Mycah Hulst basket.
Midland followed with three missed three-point baskets and Dordt had the ball with :36 left in the game. Midland was able to tip the ball into the backcourt and Dordt had to call a timeout with ten seconds left in the game and four seconds on the shot clock. Dordt got the ball up the floor but turned it over in the lane and Joelle Overkamp picked it up, raced the other way and found Miranda Paul for a three-point shot that was released just before the horn to give the Warriors the two point win.
-Dordt had 45-25 rebounding advantage and made 20-51 field goals while limiting Midland to 19-68 shooting.
-Dordt had 18 turnovers to just four for the Warriors.
-Mycah Hulst led Dordt with 15 points and 12 rebounds and she blocked three shots.
-Abby Chapman had nine points and three assists with six rebounds. Kim Kroeze and Alissa Pollema both had eight points for the Defenders and Cassidy Vredevoogd had six points and 12 rebounds.
-Midland was led by Joelle Overkamp with 22 points and she had eight rebounds.
-Dordt is 1-1 in the GPAC and 4-4 overall.
-Midland is 2-0 in the GPAC and 4-3 overall.
COACH DEWITT-SEVERSON SAID
“We wanted to get Alissa Pollema the ball because she’s a great free throw shooter and we wanted her to attack hard and be strong with the ball. We thought if she came with a jump stop and would go up with a shot in the paint they would probably foul her. If not, we had Mycah Hulst to hopefully get her hands on an offensive rebound. They executed well we just didn’t finish the play well. They were tougher than we were at the end of the game. Our team is growing a lot and I think this was a good game for growth. For our team to come back against a team that has been involved in a lot close games says a lot about the growth of this team,” said Dordt College Coach Katie DeWitt-Severson.
Midland University 56, Dordt College 54
Hastings College 80, Northwestern College 73
Briar Cliff University 84, College of Saint Mary 79
Mount Marty College 72, Doane College 67
Dakota Wesleyan University 79, Nebraska Wesleyan University 51
Morningside College 77, Concordia University 66