Dordt defeats Cal-Maritime 74-45
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College scored on its first six possessions and never looked back in taking a 29 point victory over the Cal-Maritime Keelhaulers in Vallejo, California.
Dordt led 26-8 at the end of the first quarter but the hosts scored six straight to start the second quarter. The Defenders needed an Alyssa Fedders three-point basket at the halftime buzzer to take a 42-22 halftime edge.
Dordt continued to control play in the second half but couldn’t completely put the Keelhaulers away as the hosts employed an aggressive half court trapping defense that ended up forcing 20 Dordt turnovers. Dordt maintained the lead and outscored the California Pacific Athletic Conference member 22-12 in the fourth quarter for the 29 point win.
-Dordt limited Cal Maritime to 15-68 shooting for 22 percent success and Dordt had a 59-26 rebounding advantage.
-Dordt converted 24-67 field goals and made 19-23 free throws.
-All 16 Dordt players saw action and 12 scored.
-Paige Engbers and Rachel Evavold each had nine points and Shae Pollema scored eight along with Ebby Prewitt.
-Pollema narrowly missed her second straight double-double with 11 rebounds and Engbers snagged nine.
-Kim Kroeze and Annie Rhinesmith each had four assists and Kenzie Bouesema had seven rebounds with Evavold grabbing six.
-Dordt is now 7-7 this season and will be off until December 30 and 31 when the Defenders host a classic along with the Defender men. Four games will be played both days.
COACH DEWITT-SEVERSON SAID
“Entering day two we said one of the biggest things was to make sure we came out and attacked the hoop and I thought we did a good job of that. We knew that our legs weren’t going to be quite there so we wanted to get to the rim and be aggressive. It was good for us to get a lot of different kids minutes today and to run some of our own stuff. When Alyssa hit that three it gave us some energy and sparked it a little bit. We crashed the offensive rebounds really hard and some of that was because of our own misses but when you have 21 offensive rebounds and 59 rebounds overall I think you are doing some good things there. It was nice to have some other people step up. Steffi Cunard came in and had a four point play. Ashley Ziolkowski hit a shot and Rachel Evavold who hasn’t been playing with us much (injury) had a really solid game with nine and nine. I think it was a really good game for different people to get their confidence.”