Dordt defeats Nebraska Wesleyan 69-55
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt used a strong fourth quarter to secure a 14 point win over the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves in women’s GPAC basketball on Saturday afternoon, February 13 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Defenders survived a five point second quarter to win their fifth game of the conference season.
Dordt started with a 19-12 lead after one quarter, closing the stanza with a pair of field goals by Cassidy Vredevoogd and Robyn Blount.
Dordt’s fortunes changed in the second quarter as both teams’ offenses were limited. Dordt relinquished the lead at 22-21 with 1:19 left in the half but a three-point play by Kim Kroeze with :18 left in the half gave Dordt a 24-22 halftime lead.
After struggling to score points in the second quarter, both teams got going on offense in the third quarter with 11 lead changes as neither team led by more than four. Dordt took the lead for good on a Cassidy Vredevoogd jump shot in the closing moments of the quarter to lead 45-44.
An 8-0 run by Dordt midway through final quarter put the game out of reach as Dordt went from up 53-48 to 61-68. Mycah Hulst got a pair of free throws to cap the run with 2:42 remaining and the lead was never smaller than 11 the rest of the game.
-Dordt had five players in double figures with Abby Chapman leading the way with 13.
-Dordt got 12 points each from Kim Kroeze and Jamie Gesink.
-Cassidy Vredevoogd and Robyn Blount had 11 and 10 points respectively.
-Mycah Hulst led the Dordt rebounding effort with 12 and helped the Defenders to a 48-34 reboudning edge.
-Kroeze also had seven rebounds and six assists.
-Dordt was 25-58 from the floor and Wesleyan was limited to 18-60 from the field.
-Felicia TeKolste had a game high 25 points for the hosts.
-Dordt improves to 9-18 overall and 5-15 in the league.
-Wesleyan is 4-19 overall and 3-17 in the GPAC.
COACH DEWITT-SEVERSON SAID
“We played pretty good defense in the first half but I was disappointed with how we came out of the locker room for the second half. One thing we were able to do today that we haven’t been able to do in the past was score in the third quarter so we knew our mentality in the fourth quarter had to be a defensive mentality and get some stops and I thought our girls did a good job of doing that. We took care of the basketball a lot better in the second half and had just six turnovers in the second half. We really attacked the basket hard and made six free throws down the stretch to make sure the game stayed out of reach.”
Dordt 69, Nebraska Wesleyan 55
Briar Cliff 82, Hastings s70
Mount Marty 60, Midland 55
Morningside 89, Doane 76
Concordia 71, Northwestern 70
Dakota Wesleyan 81, College of Saint Mary 68