Dakota Wesleyan defeats Dordt 76-42
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dakota Wesleyan never trailed in taking a Great Plains Athletic Conference women’s basketball game from Dordt on Wednesday night, January 19 in Mitchell, South Dakota.
The Defenders got a Rio Landers basket near the midpoint of the first quarter to get the lead down to 8-7 but an 11 point run by the Tigers ended the quarter and back to baskets pushed the lead to 21-7 before Kim Kroeze converted a pair of free throws.
Wesleyan went on another 12 point run to go up 33-9 and led 43-13 at halftime.
Dordt did outscore the Tigers 14-13 in the third quarter but the hosts had a 20-15 advantage in the fourth quarter for the 76-42 final.
-Dordt made 16-55 field goals to Dakota Wesleyan’s 27-58 evening. Wesleyan had a 32-28 rebounding advantage. Wesleyan also made 11-23 three-point field goals
-Dordt had 21 turnovers while Wesleyan had 13.
-Annie Rhinesmith scored 12 points and Kim Kroeze added six points.
-Rachel Evavold grabbed seven rebounds and Alissa Floen scored five points.
-Paige Engbers made a three-point basket in the second half to become the all-time three-point leader at Dordt with 167 made three-point baskets over her career. Serena Van Beek had the previous record and set that while playing for the Defenders from 1998-2002.
-Dakota Wesleyan had three players in double figures led by Sarah Carr and Erica Herrold with 17 and 16 points each.
-Dordt is 8-14 overall and 0-12 in the GPAC while Wesleyan improves to 18-2 and 9-2.
Dordt travels to Fremont, Nebraska to face Midland on Saturday, January 21 for a 2:00 game.
COACH DEWITT-SEVERSON SAID
“In the locker room at halftime we talked about forgetting about what happened in the first half and believing we are great and we can play with this team and I thought the girls did a really good job of executing that and they came out and played pretty intense defense. We found some groups that flowed a little bit better. We got some people in some different positions and we scored in transition but the number one thing is we took care of the basketball—in the first half we didn’t do that. We have to do a better job of not letting one mistake turn into two, three, four, five mistakes in a row and we need to limit their transition points.”
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