Dakota Wesleyan defeats Dordt 80-57
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dakota Wesleyan used a fast start to build a double digit lead and defeated Dordt College 80-57 on Wednesday night, February 3 in a game played in Mitchell, South Dakota at the Corn Palace.
Dordt trailed 9-6 midway through the first quarter after Robyn Blount lay up but Wesleyan answered with a 7-0 run to establish a 16-6 lead and the hosts took a 26-12 lead after one quarter of play. The margin grew to as much as 18 before Dordt chipped away at the difference and got it back to a 38-26 halftime difference with Cassidy Vredevoogd getting a late bucket as the Defenders outscored the Tigers 14-12 in the second ten minutes of play.
Wesleyan fought off the advance by the Defenders in the third quarter and built the lead to 20 and Dordt was unable to string together a run to get back within striking distance and fell 80-57.
-Dordt was 24-56 from the field for 43 percent success and the Defenders made 7-10 free throws.
-Wesleyan was 30-54 for 56 percent success and the hosts converted 6-15 three-point baskets and 14-20 free throws.
-Dordt had a 28-25 rebounding edge.
-Mycah Hulst and Cassidy Vredevoogd each had 12 points along with six and five rebounds respectively.
-Jamie Gesink scored 11 on 5-8 shooting from the floor. Kim Kroeze added seven points and Robyn Blount had six points and four rebounds.
-Wesleyan was led by Ashley Bray with 20 points while Erica Herrold and Kristin Sabers each scored 18.
-Dordt is 7-17 overall and 3-14 in the GPAC.
-Dakota Wesleyan is 18-6 overall and 11-6 in the conference.
-Dordt hosts Midland on Saturday, February 6.
-Mycah Hulst established a single season rebounding record, breaking the record she established last season of 294. The senior post player has 300 rebounds this season.
COACH DEWITT-SEVERSON SAID
“They are a bad match up for us. We knew that going in. If there was one team I was afraid to play again in the GPAC it was Dakota Wesleyan. They are big and they can shoot and they create some match up problems for us and they definitely exposed those early in the game. We took some chances and did some good things on defense but down the stretch it was their execution that got us."
Mount Marty College 88, Briar Cliff University 81
College of Saint Mary 72, Midland University 50
Dakota Wesleyan University 80, Dordt College 57
Morningside College 80, Northwestern College 65
Concordia University 65, Nebraska Wesleyan University 51