College of Saint Mary defeats Dordt 70-56
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College overcame a first half deficit to lead briefly in the second quarter but was unable to stage a second half comeback in falling 70-56 to the College of Saint Mary to conclude the 2015-16 season.
The Flames built a 20-9 lead with 1:27 left in the first quarter before Dordt started a comeback with a Jamie Gesink free throw and a free throw by Mycah Hulst to cut it to 20-11 at the end of the first quarter. A Gesink basket continued the 14-0 run that ended with a three-point shot by Kim Kroeze with 5:14 left in the half for a 23-20 lead.
The Flames retook the lead and led 30-27 at halftime. Dordt narrowed the lead to 32-31 early in the second half on a Robyn Blount basket but Dordt got no closer as the Flames led 46-38 after the third quarter. The lead eventually ballooned to 16 before the visitors settled for a 14 point win, outscoring Dordt 24-18 in the final quarter.
-Dordt was 21-56 shooting for 38 percent success while the Flames were 19-55 for 35 percent success.
-The Flames took advantage of 24-27 free throw shooting while Dordt converted just 10-21 free throws.
-Mycah Hulst scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds with two blocked shots. Kim Kroeze had 12 points and three assists for the Defenders.
-Jamie Gesink scored nine points and had seven rebounds with three assists.
-The College of Saint Mary Flames were led by Deandra Young with 25 points with 15 rebounds and five blocks and three steals.
-Dordt finished the season 9-20 overall and 5-17 in league play.
-The College of Saint Mary Flames were 10-12 in the league and 16-13 overall.
Dakota Wesleyan 70, Hastings 67
Briar Cliff 75, Concordia 51
Morningside 85, Midland 75
College of Saint Mary 70, Dordt 56
Northwestern 89, Doane 80
Mount Marty, 77, Nebraska Wesleyan 55