Dakota Wesleyan defeats Dordt 93-65
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College was unable to keep up with the high scoring Dakota Wesleyan Tigers in women’s basketball on Wednesday, December 2 in Sioux Center, Iowa. The Tigers outscored Dordt by at least five points in each quarter on the way to the 93-65 win.
Wesleyan used a 9-0 run midway through the first quarter to go from a 7-7 tie to up 16-7 with Dordt finally stopping the run with a basket by Alissa Pollema with 4:12 left in the first quarter. The lead grew to as many as 12 before Dordt scored the last seven points of the first quarter to trail 23-18 at the end of the first quarter.
The lead quickly grew to 20 for the visitors before Dordt again made a short run near the end of the first half and trailed 48-33.
The Defenders got as close as 13 in the second half but Wesleyan pulled away in the fourth quarter to win their third game in conference play by the decisive 93-65 margin.
-Dordt was led by Alissa Pollema’s 20 points and six rebounds and she also had two assists and four steals.
-Cassidy Vredevoogd and Abby Chapman each accounted for ten points and Kim Kroeze and Mycah Hulst had seven points each for the Defenders. Mycah Hulst grabbed a game high eight rebounds.
-Dakota Wesleyan was paced by Kristin Sabers with 26 points on 9-18 shooting which included 8-13 from the three-point line and Erica Herrold added 22 points and six rebounds. Sabers also had a team high six assists.
-Wesleyan was 33-71 from the field and 17-36 from the three-point line for 46.5 percent from the field and 47.2 percent from the three-point line.
-Dordt was 25-56 from the field for 44.6 percent but was limited to 5-17 three-point shooting.
-Wesleyan outrebounded Dordt 40-31.
-Dordt is 1-3 in the GPAC and 4-6 overall while Dakota Wesleyan is 3-1 in the GPAC and 9-1 overall and holds the no. 16 ranking in NAIA Division II basketball.
-Dordt will host Hastings on Saturday, December 5 at 2:00.
COACH DEWITT-SEVERSON SAID
“Dakota Wesleyan is a very good team. They play with a lot of intensity and energy. We knew it was going to be a tough match up for us because of their size and they exposed that early. When we switched to a zone they shot well. Our girls did some good things and I was proud of their effort. We just need to be more physical and find a way to defend big lineups better,” said Dordt College coach Katie DeWitt-Severson.
Hastings College 78, Doane College 69
Briar Cliff University 77, Mount Marty College 72
Midland University 69, College of Saint Mary 51
Dakota Wesleyan University 93, Dordt College 65
Northwestern College 72, Morningside College 65
Concordia University 92, Nebraska Wesleyan University 37