Grand View Classic
Dordt defeats Mayville State 87-52
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt led for all by 1:12 of its game with Mayville State on Saturday, November 14 in a game hosted by Grand View in Des Moines, Iowa.
Cassidy Vredevoogd scored the go ahead bucket with 8:48 left in the first quarter and the Defenders never trailed again. Dordt led 17-10 at the end of the first quarter and quickly established a permanent double digit lead in the second quarter when Vredevoogd scored four straight points for Dordt for a 26-13 lead.
A strong finish to the half put the Defenders up 40-20 at halftime with Alissa Pollema getting a layup before the horn.
The Comets were never able to make a charge in the second half as Dordt pushed the lead to 78-39 before settling for the 87-52 win.
-Dordt committed just 15 turnovers in the contest and limited their miscues to five in the first half.
-The Defenders were 28-71 from the field and made 25-32 free throws for 39.4 percent field goal success and 78.1 percent success from the free throw line.
-Dordt had a 47-37 rebounding advantage and had 18 rebounds.
-Mycah Hulst snared 20 rebounds and blocked six shots for Dordt and added ten points.
-Alissa Pollema had 19 points and three assists with four rebounds.
-Paige Engbers scored 16 points and now has 25 made three-point field goals this season for Dordt.
-Kim Kroeze and Robyn Blount had 14 and 10 points respectively for the Defenders.
-17 of Dordt’s 28 field goals were assisted.
-Jenna Lundon led all players with 22 points for Mayville State.
-Dordt limited Mayville State to a season low 52 points. Prior to the Saturday game Mayville’s season low was 72.
-Dordt is 3-3 and will open GPAC play Wednesday night against Northwestern.
-Mayville State is 4-4 and has lost four straight games to GPAC teams.
COACH DEWITT-SEVERSON SAYS
“We played extremely hard today. I can’t highlight the effort of our team enough. We executed well on offense and stayed very disciplined on defense. It was fun to see our team score in a variety of ways and make big plays when it mattered. Mayville State is usually a high powered offense. To hold them to 52 points speaks to the level of defense we played,” said Dordt College coach Katie DeWitt-Severson.