Mount Marty defeats Dordt 85-71
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender basketball team lost an 85-71 decision to the Mount Marty Lancers in GPAC basketball on Saturday afternoon in Sioux Center.
The Defenders scored the first five points of the game and led 7-3 on a pair of free throws by Annie Rhinesmith three minutes into the game.
The Defenders kept the lead at 14-11 with Jamie Gesink making two free throws but a six point run by the Lancers put them up 17-14 at the end of the first quarter. Rio Landers made a field goal to start the second quarter but the Lancers went on a seven point run to lead 27-16 and the lead grew to as many as 13 before a Rachel Evavold basket trimmed the lead to 43-32 at the intermission.
The Defenders cut into the lead and managed to tie the game at 49-49 with 1:43 left in the third on Paige Engbers’s second three-point shot and Annie Rhinesmith made two free throws to tie the game 51-51 moments later with 1:11 remaining in the third quarter. A seven point run re-established control for the Lancers.
A Rachel Evavold three-point lead cut the lead to 66-62 with 5:34 left in the game but that’s as close as Dordt got before a seven point run late in the quarter gave Mount Marty more than enough to work with.
-Dordt converted 21-54 field goals and 7-19 three-point shots while also making 22-32 free throws.
-Mount Marty was 31-60 from the field and 10-23 from the three-point line and the Lancers made 13-16 free throws.
-Jamie Gesink led the Defenders with 16 points and she had six rebounds—all of them offensive.
-Annie Rhinesmith scored 15 and had three assists.
-Kim Kroeze scored 13 and Rachel Evavold had seven points and five rebounds.
-Shae Pollema recorded 12 rebounds to lead the Defenders. Dordt was outrebounded 36-34.
-Mount Marty’s Sammy Kasowski led all players with 24 points.
-Dordt is now 0-9 in the GPAC and 8-11 overall. Mount Marty is 4-5 in the league and 9-9 overall.
-Dordt travels to Morningside on Wednesday night, January 11.
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COACH KATIE DEWITT-SEVERSON SAID
“We had to expend a lot of energy in the third quarter because we didn’t come out to play in the first half. I think that’s really what it came down to. I wasn’t impressed with our offensive performance in the first half and because of that we had to try to come back in the third and fourth quarters and we ran out of gas. Our scoring was balanced. We did have some people come out and play with more confidence. Jamie attacked really well in our motion offense and Annie hit some big shots for us down the stretch and created some things for people and got to the free throw line which was big.”