Doane defeats Dordt 51-38
HOW IT HAPPENED
Doane used a pair of strong bookend quarters to defeat Dordt College in women’s basketball on Saturday afternoon at the De Witt Gym in Sioux Center.
The Tigers used a fast start and got out to a 12-0 lead in the first quarter before Dordt scored with 4:04 left in the first quarter on a Cassidy Vredevoogd basket. The Defenders were able to narrow the difference to 16-10 at the end of the first quarter. Both teams struggled to find their flow offensively in the second period with Abby Chapman scoring the first basket of the second quarter with 7:44 left in the half.
Dordt got no closer than four in the second quarter and settled for a 22-16 halftime deficit as both teams scored six points in the second quarter.
The Defenders got down 29-18 in the third quarter with 6:41 left in the period and then started a comeback that saw them outscore the visitors 16-1 through the end of the period and took a 34-30 lead into the fourth quarter.
Doane scored on back to back field goals two minutes into the period to take the lead and a two point basket put the Tigers up 37-34 with 6:51 left in the game. Dordt’s offense struggled until a Jamie Gesink basket cut a ten point lead down to 44-336 and Dordt got no closer than eight before falling 51-38.
DIGITS AND NOTES
-Dordt struggled from the field with a 12-59 afternoon for 20.3 percent success and the Defenders were 2-23 from the three-point arc.
-Doane was 16-57 from the field and 14-18 from the free throw line and had a 45-44 rebounding edge.
-Dordt outscored Doane 24-14 in the second and third quarters. Doane outscored Dordt 37-14 in the first and fourth quarters.
-Mycah Hulst led Dordt with seven points, 22 rebounds and six blocked shots with two steals.
-Jamie Gesink had seven points and five rebounds.
-Doane was topped by Heather Broman’s 19 points and seven rebounds and Shelbi Bittinger had 11 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.
-Dordt is 6-15 overall and 3-12 in the GPAC. Doane is 12-10 overall and 5-9 in GPAC play.
-Dordt will face Morningside on Wednesday.
-This is the 15th time Hulst has grabbed at least ten rebounds in a game and the third time this season she has 20 or more.
COACH DEWITT-SEVERSON SAID
“We kind of beat ourselves in the first part of the game. I think we had three turnovers in the first three possessions of the game and eight turnovers in the first five minutes of the game or something like that and that’s really frustrating. The got off to a hot start on us last time so our goal was to keep them under 20 for the quarter which we did—but when you keep them under 20 you’ve got to put up a few more points. That got us out of our groove a little bit on offense.”
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