Hastings defeats Dordt 73-56
HOW IT HAPPENED
Hastings led start to finish in winning a Great Plains Athletic Conference decision 73-56 at the De Witt Gym in Sioux Center, Iowa.
The Broncos led 22-13 at the end of the first quarter and extended the lead to 44-24 at halftime. Dordt did chip away at the lead in the third quarter as Paige Engbers hit three, three-point baskets in the span of less than two minutes and the lead dwindled to 52-42 with Engbers hitting two free throws with 18 seconds left in the third quarter.
The difference hung at 11 when Cassidy Vredevoogd made a basket with 8:43 left but the lead ballooned back to 20 points before the Broncos settled in on a 73-56 win.
-Engbers scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds for the Defenders with two assists.
-Mycah Hulst had 12 points and 12 rebounds with three blocked shots, three assists and three steals for Dordt.
-Robyn Blount scored eight points off the bench for Dordt.
-Dordt converted 17-50 shots and 4-16 three-point baskets. Dordt converted 18-33 free throws.
-Hastings was 30-61 from the field and 7-20 from the three-point line.
-Teeka Thompson scored 23 points and had five rebounds. Abby Jackson added 16 for Hastings with six assists.
COACH DEWITT-SEVERSON SAID
“I was pretty happy with how we played in the third quarter. We told them if they came out with a lot of energy and with some fight in the second half we could get back in the game and I thought we did. We had it down to ten at the end of the third quarter but gave up that easy basket but I thought we had the momentum going into the fourth quarter. In the locker room (post game) we talked about execution and focus. Your focus goes to your defensive toughness, your rebounding, your execution…everything,” said Dordt College coach Katie DeWitt-Severson.
Hear the postgame comments here.
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