Dordt defeats Nebraska Wesleyan 72-40
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt College Defender women’s basketball team had not trouble with Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon in a GPAC game played in Sioux Center, Iowa. The Defenders never trailed and used a dominating second and third quarter to knock off Wesleyan 72-40.
Kim Kroeze started the Dordt scoring with a three-point shot on the first possession of the game and Wesleyan was able to tie the game 7-7 and 9-9 before the Defenders took control.
An 8-0 run capped by a Paige Engbers basket with 3:05 left in the first quarter made it 17-9 and Dordt led 21-11 at the end of the first quarter as Kroeze hit a driving bucket before the buzzer and Kroeze provided the final bucket of what turned into a 12-0 run with a punctuating basket with 8:06 left in the game.
The lead continued to grow as Dordt went into the lockerroom with a 42-14 lead after a Paige Engbers three-point basket to close the half. Dordt outscored the visitors 21-3 in the quarter.
The lead only grew as Dordt controlled play on both ends, taking 64-20 lead after three-quarters and Dordt went on to win its second game of the GPAC season by the 32 point margin.
-Dordt limited Nebraska Wesleyan to less than 20 percent shooting success for much of the game and ended up allowing 14-64 success for 21.9 percent.
-Dordt had a 28-64 day and 43.8 percent success.
-Dordt held a 53-37 rebounding advantage but turned the ball over 18 times to Wesleyan’s 14.
-Mycah Hulst had a her 12th double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds with a clocked shot and a pair of assists.
-Paige Engbers had 14 points and five rebounds. Engbers was 4-8 from the three-point arc.
-Kim Kroeze had nine points and six rebounds and Cassidy Vredevoogd had seven points and nine rebounds.
-Courtney Cook had a team high eight rebounds for Wesleyan and Kelly Sanchez came off the bench to score eight.
-Felicia TeKolste, Wesleyan’s leading scorer this season, was limited to four points, 13 points off her season average.
-Dordt is 5-12 overall and 2-9 in the GPAC and will face Briar Cliff on Wednesday night in the first of three games on the road.
-Wesleyan is 3-10 overall and 2-8 in the GPAC and will face Doane on Wednesday.
Hastings College 65, Briar Cliff University 56
Mount Marty College 63, Midland University 57
Dordt College 72, Nebraska Wesleyan University 40
Northwestern College 99, Concordia University 80
Morningside College 81, Doane College 64
COACH DEWITT-SEVERSON SAID
“I thought our girls came out and executed the game plan really well. TeKolste is one of the leading scorers in the conference and I thought Jamie Gesink and Kenzie Bousema did a really good job on her. For two freshman to guard a senior like that I thought was really good. Offensively we wanted to carry our momentum forward from the Mount Marty game. I thought we executed pretty well in that game and wanted to continue to get Mycah Hulst the ball and that created a lot of different types of shots for us and we were able to convert.