Concordia def. Dordt 68-64
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt led much of the first three quarters but was unable to hang on and Concordia beat the Defenders in Sioux Center 68-64.
Dordt led by as many as ten in the first quarter after a basket by Kenzie Bousema 22-12 with :24 left in the first quarter before settling for a 22-13 first quarter intermission lead.
Concordia made a run back at the Defenders in the second quarter, narrowing the difference to one on several occasions, the last time 28-27 with :30 left in the half. A three point play by Kim Kroeze sent the game into the break 31-27.
Concordia continued the rally and tied the game at 45-45 and 48-48 before taking the lead 50-48 with :57 left in the third quarter but Dordt retook the lead 51-50 with :06 left in the quarter and that’s how the quarter ended.
The visitors got up by as many as five and Dordt tried to rally and got as close as 63-62 with 1:52 on an Abby Chapman free throw but a basket and a free throw made the difference four and Dordt never had a shot to tie or take the lead after that.
-Mycah Hulst grabbed a team record 25 rebounds, breaking the previous mark of 22 held by Nancy Groen, set during the 1976-77 season. Hulst also scored 20 points and blocked four shots.
-Kim Kroeze and Abby Chapman each had 12 points and Jamie Gesink had nine points.
-Dordt was 23-61 shooting for 37.7 percent and 13-17 from the free throw line.
-Concordia was 24-65 from the field and 8-29 from the three-point line and 12-20 from the free throw line.
-Dordt had 16 turnovers to seven for Concordia.
-Becky Mueller had 14 points and Shelby Quinn added 13 for the Bulldogs.
-Dordt is 4-10 overall and 1-7 in the GPAC while Concordia improves to 8-3 overall and 5-3 in the GPAC.
-Dordt is idle until January 2 when it travels to Omaha to face the College of Saint Mary.
COACH DEWITT-SEVERSON SAID
“I was so proud of our girls and the way they bounced back after playing them nine days ago. To come out with the energy and effort that they did while missing two starters—I can’t say enough about them. We kind of ran out of steam with a short bench but I was proud of how some of our young kids came out and executed. We got Mycah the ball and a lot of good things happened tonight going into break. Mycah was great tonight. She’s battling a hip injury and she played through a lot of pain…but that’s what senior leadership and toughness is about,” said Dordt College coach Katie DeWitt-Severson.