Women's Varsity Basketball vs. Midland

W 78-58

2:00 PM - Saturday, January 21, 2017
Fremont, Nebraska
Conference Match

Recap

SCORE

Dordt defeats Midland 78-58

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Dordt College Defender women’s basketball secured its first GPAC win of the season with a 78-58 win over Midland in Fremont, Nebraska on Saturday, January 21.

An Annie Rhinesmith three-point basket put the Defenders up 3-2 and Dordt never trailed again.  Dordt eventually built the lead to 15-4 with 2:48 left on a Rachel Evavold basket and the Defenders maintained a 19-12 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Midland kept the pressure on with a pair of free throws to get within 19-14 but Dordt pushed out to a 40-23 halftime lead after Rhinesmith made another three-point basket.  Most of the fourth quarter was played at a 18-25 point difference and Dordt settled for a 62-44 lead heading into the final quarter.

Midland closed to within 70-58 with 4:20 left but couldn’t sustain the run in falling 78-58.

 

THE NUMBERS

-Dordt was 32-64 from the floor and 10-12 from the free throw line.

-Annie Rhinesmith had 16 points, four rebounds and three assists.

-Jamie Gesink shared game honors with Rhinesmith with 16 points and she had six rebounds and four steals.  Gesink was 7-9 from the floor and Rhinesmith 6-9.

-Rachel Evavold was a perfect 6-6 from the floor and had 12 points and Ebby Prewitt scored 10 with four rebounds.

-Dordt had a 45-24 rebounding advantage and had 13 offensive rebounds.

-Midland was limited to 20-55 shooting and converted 9-10 free throws.

-Both teams had 15 turnovers

-Dordt is 9-14 and 1-12 in the GPAC. Midland is 13-8 and 5-7.

 

COACH KATIE DEWITT-SEVERSON SAID

“The girls have been working really hard in practice and making adjustments to our offense and our defense and I think to finally see those things pay off is a really good thing for our team and now we can maybe keep rolling and get a couple more wins in the next few games.  I think one reason they (Midland) didn’t shoot it well was because our defense was really locked in tonight and I think they had to take some really tough shots –deep threes and layups over people’s hands and we rebounded really, really well.”

 

GPAC SCORES

Dakota Wesleyan defeats Doane 63-43

Mount Marty defeats College of Saint Mary 70-67

Dordt defeats Midland 78-58

Concordia defeats Morningside 90-60

Northwestern defeats Hastings 76-69