College of Saint Mary defeats Dordt 69-42
HOW IT HAPPENED
A shorthanded Dordt Defender women’s basketball team lost a 69-42 Great Plains Athletic Conference decision to the College of Saint Mary Flames in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday, January 2.
Dordt led 9-7 at the end of the first quarter but seven straight points by the hosts put the newest GPAC member up to stay as their lead grew to double digits in the third quarter.
Dordt allowed the first four points of the game but answered with six straight points capped by a Mycah Hulst free throw with 4:33 left in the first quarter. Dordt then retook the lead on a Breanna Bergquist field goal and Hulst had a free throw to close the quarter for a 9-7 lead.
The Flames started the second quarter with a seven point run and Dordt had to rally from there. A three-point shot by Paige Engbers cut the gap to 20-17 but Dordt got no closer and trailed 28-19 at halftime.
Dordt had the lead down to 30-24 after a Hulst layup with 9:08 left in the third quarter and the score was 32-24 when Hulst checked out of the game with three fouls. From there Deaundra Young took over for the Flames. The post player scored six straight and assisted on another for a 40-24 lead with 5:40 left in the quarter. The lead ballooned to 52-31 by the end of the quarter.
CSM scored 11 straight to start the fourth quarter and took its biggest lead of the game 62-31 with 6:01 left and ended up winning 69-42.
-Mycah Hulst scored 13 points and had seven rebounds.
-Kim Kroeze had nine points and five rebounds with three assists.
-Paige Engbers made a pair of three-point shots and had two assists and two steals.
-Deaundrae Young scored 17 points, 16 rebounds, six assists, six blocked shots and two steals.
-Payton Everett and Peyton Hagen each had 11 points.
-Dordt was 15-59 from the field and 4-19 from the three-point line.
-CSM was 28-62 from the field and 9-21 from the three-point line.
-CSM held a 44-39 rebounding advantage and committed 17 turnovers to 20 for Dordt.
-Dordt is 4-11 overall and 1-8 in the GPAC while the Flames are 7-8 overall and 1-7 in the GPAC.
-Dordt will host two games next week with games against Mount Marty and Nebraska Wesleyan on Wednesday and Saturday respectively.