Mount Marty defeats Dordt 57-50
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt College Defender women’s basketball was on the short end of a 57-50 decision to the Mount Lancers in Great Plains Athletic Conference play on Wednesday night, February 17 in a game played at Yankton, South Dakota.
The Defenders led briefly to start the game but had to fight from behind the rest of the night in a game where offense was at a premium.
Dordt scored the first basket of the game on a Kim Kroeze bucket but allowed a seven point run by Mount Marty and trailed 7-4 after one quarter.
A pair of Robyn Blount free throws early in the second quarter made the score 7-6 but the Lancers controlled the rest of the quarter and led 21-14 at halftime.
The lead mushroomed to 39-22 with under a minute to go in the third quarter before a Jamie Gesink basket with :29 left in the quarter cut the difference to 39-24.
Dordt rallied to start the fourth quarter and quickly cut the lead to 43-35 as Kroeze made a pair of free throws with 6:56 left in the game. Dordt had a chance to cut deeper into the lead after Mount Marty missed a shot on the ensuing possession but a jump shot by the Defenders was off the mark and the hosts answered with a three-point basket to lead 46-37 with 5:40 left in the game.
Dordt managed one more charge but that fell short after Blount’s basket with 1:18 left made it 54-48 but the Lancers made 3-4 free throws to seal the win and settled for the 57-50 victory.
-After being limited to 24 points in the first three quarters Dordt outscored Mount Marty 26-18 in the fourth quarter.
-Dordt was led by Abby Chapman’s 10 points and six rebounds and Jamie Gesink and Kim Kroeze each added eight points along with Robyn Blount. Gesink had nine rebounds and two steals.
-Mycah Hulst led all players with 10 rebounds for Dordt and helped the Defenders to a 52-38 rebounding advantage.
-Dordt converted 17-61 shots while Mount Marty was 17-58.
-The Lancers were led by Alex Kneeland’s 15 points and nine rebounds.
-Dordt is 5-16 in the GPAC and 9-19 overall and will host the College of Saint Mary on Saturday at 2:00. Mount Marty is 14-7 in the league and 20-9 overall and concludes its season against Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday.
COACH DEWITT-SEVERSON SAID
“We were really happy with our defense today. Mount Marty averages over 73 points per game and we held them to 57. Unfortunately we were really cold from the floor. We felt like we were getting good shots we just weren’t putting them in the hole.”
Mount Marty 57, Dordt 50
Hastings 57, Midland 52
Morningside 95, Briar Cliff 79
Doane 100, Nebraska Wesleyan 61
Dakota Wesleyan 64, Northwestern 62
Concordia 74, College of Saint Mary 74