College of Saint Mary defeats Dordt 81-70
HOW IT HAPPENED
The College of Saint Mary Flames used a 12 point run midway through the second quarter to take control of their game with the Dordt Defenders and took an 81-70 win in GPAC play on Wednesday night in Omaha, Nebraska.
Dordt led 20-15 after one quarter but the Flames went on a run to push the lead to 38-27 before taking a 39-31 lead into the halftime break.
The lead grew to as many as 12 before Dordt cut the lead down to five on two separate occasions but the Defenders were unable to maintain the run and trailed 57-48 after three quarters and won by the eventual 11 point margin after again withstanding a Dordt run that got the lead down to six points.
-Dordt converted 26-54 shots for 48.1 percent and Dordt was 7-13 from the three-point line for 53.8 percent and 11-15 from the free throw line for 73.3 percent.
-The College of Saint Mary Flames were 32-60 from the field for 53.3 percent and 8-14 from the three-point line and the Flames converted 9-14 free throws.
-The Flames outrebounded Dordt 27-26 and forced 18 turnovers while Dordt was the beneficiary of 12 turnovers.
-Shae Pollema had 12 points and nine rebounds and Rachel Evavold had 10 points and seven rebounds.
-Jamie Gesink had nine points and five rebounds with five assists.
-Payton Harmsen had nine points and Ebby Prewitt added eight points.
-Miranda Acuna had 13 points to lead three College of Saint Mary Flames in double figures.
-Dordt is 8-9 overall and 0-7 in the GPAC while the Flames improve to 1-7 in the GPAC and 5-10 overall.
COACH DEWITT-SEVERSON SAID
“We didn’t come in with an aggressive mentality. We turned the ball over the first four possessions and had to dig our way back. We put together really good stretches but then we went through lapses defensively. We shot the ball a little bit better today and it has been great to see some of our younger kids really take big strides forward the last few games but now we have to lock in and focus defensively. You can’t win games if you can’t get stops."
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