Hastings defeats Dordt 83-65
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Hastings Broncos scored the first nine points of the game and went on to defeat the Dordt Defenders 83-65.
The Defenders got down 22-9 but outscored the visitors 10-3 to finish the quarter as Paige Engbers converted a three-point basket. Engbers put in another three-point shot to start the second quarter to get the Defenders within 25-22.
Hastings extended the lead to 15 again but Dordt made a late charge to get within 42-35 on a Rachel Evavold basket as time expired in the half.
The Broncos gradually pulled away 63-49 by the end of the third quarter and the Defenders got no closer than nine the rest of the game.
-Dordt was 23-52 from the field and 5-11 from the three-point line.
-Hastings was 27-52 from the floor and 9-18 from the arc.
-Hastings had a 34-25 rebounding edge. Dordt committed 16 turnovers to 15 for Hastings.
-Kim Kroeze had a team high 14 points and Kenzie Bousema scored 12. Paige Engbers had nine points and was 3-4 from the three-point line.
-Engbers had six rebounds.
-Holly Hild led all players with 21 points for Hastings.
-Dordt is 8-13 overall and 0-11 in the GPAC. Hastings is 17-3 overall and 10-1 in the GPAC and is ranked 7th in the NAIA Coaches’ Poll.
Briar Cliff def. Doane 71-61
Northwestern def. College of Saint Mary 77-60
Hastings def. Dordt 83-65
Midland def. Mount Marty 63-56
COACH DEWITT-SEVERSON SAID
“When we played Hastings earlier in the year I thought that was the one game we got outplayed for 40 minutes. Since then we have played considerably better basketball. We’ve improved a lot in many areas. We turned the ball over significantly less. We did play better basketball today and I felt the score was closer than what the final ended up.”