Midland defeats Dordt 81-60
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt College women’s basketball team was unable to hold a 38-34 halftime lead and fell to Midland in GPAC play on Wednesday, December 7 in Sioux Center, Iowa.
The Defenders trailed 13-5 before scoring 15 unanswered and capped the run with a Paige Engbers three-point basket. Midland stopped the run with a three-point basket early in the second quarter and Dordt fought off every Midland advance and took a four point lead by outscoring Midland 5-1 in the closing minute of the first half.
The Warriors tied the score at 40-40 with 8:29 left in the third quarter and took the lead for good with a basket to make it 44-42. Midland attacked the paint, got into the bonus in the quarter and went 15-16 from the free throw line in that quarter to take a 64-48 lead at the end of the stanza.
The Defenders were unable to rally and lost by the 21 point margin.
Dordt converted 20-58 field goals and had a 43-35 rebounding advantage.
Midland was 24-61 from the field and converted 23-28 free throws in the game.
Dordt was led by Kenzie Bousema’s and Alissa Floen’s 10 points each.
Kim Kroeze added nine points and eight rebounds and Shae Pollema took down 11 rebounds.
Dordt committed 28 turnovers against the high pressuring Midland team.
Midland was led by Joelle Overkamp’s 30 points and Megan Kucks had 14.
Dordt is 5-6 overall and 0-5 in the league.
Midland is 7-4 overall and 2-3 in league play.
Midland def. Dordt 81-60
Hastings def. Northwestern 80-67
Dakota Wesleyan def. Doane 66-45
Mount Marty def. College of Saint Mary 55-42
Concordia def. Morningside 80-52
Dordt will travel to Crete, Nebraska on Saturday, December 10 to face Doane