Dordt defeats Midland 74-64
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt College Defender women’s basketball team used a strong last five minutes of the first half to answer a run by Midland to start the quarter and Dordt led much of the second half on the way to a ten-point GPAC win in the DeWitt Gym on Saturday.
Neither team led by more than three in the first quarter and Dordt was up 21-19 at the end of the period when Jamie Gesink made a shot to break a 19-19 tie. The basket followed a Paige Engbers three-point basket to propel Dordt on a 5-0 run.
Dordt was held scoreless for the first five minutes of the second quarter before the Defenders got on the board with an Abby Chapman basket, snapping an 8-0 run by the visitors. Dordt outscored Midland 14-4 over the final five minutes of the quarter and capped the run with an Engbers three-point shot at the buzzer off an assist by Gesink.
Midland led briefly at 42-38 but the Defenders went on a 12-0 run to take a commanding 50-42 lead and the hosts were up 59-50 after the third quarter. Midland got as close as four points but an Abby Chapman basket with 6:00 left in the game restored order for Dordt and its lead was never smaller than five the rest of the game on the way to the 74-64 win.
-Dordt was 29-59 from the field and 8-22 from the three-point line.
-Midland was 21-49 and 8-17 from the three-point line.
-Dordt had a 37-24 rebounding advantage and limited Midland to one offensive rebound.
-Paige Engbers converted 5-9 three-point shots and ended with 16 points to lead Dordt.
-Cassidy Vredevoogd scored 13 and had ten rebounds.
-Abby Chapman added 12 points and Jamie Gesink had 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
-Robyn Blount was 5-9 from the floor for Dordt with 10 points.
-Midland was topped by Joelle Overkamp’s 22 points and she was 9-10 from the free throw line.
-Dordt made 14-25 field goals in the second half and 3-5 three-point baskets.
-Dordt 8-17 overall and 4-14 in the GPAC and will host Briar Cliff on Wednesday.
-Midland falls to 7-18 overall and 5-13 in the GPAC.
Northwestern College 61, Hastings College 60
College of Saint Mary 81, Briar Cliff University 77
Dordt College 74, Midland University 64
Dakota Wesleyan University 79, Nebraska Wesleyan University 56
Morningside College 79, Concordia University 65
Mount Marty College 72, Doane College 67
COACH DEWITT-SEVERSON SAID
“Midland’s a team that got us early in the year and we were looking to avenge that one point buzzer beater loss. I was disappointed with how we came out of the locker room and we had to use a timeout and we told them that we just had to start getting stops and I thought we really buckled down and went with a little smaller lineup today to match their lineup. Paige was able to hit some shots early which opened it up for us.”