Dordt defeats 87-62
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt College Defender basketball team secured it’s fifth win in six games with a 25 point victory over the College of Saint Mary Flames in Sioux Center on Saturday afternoon.
The Defenders battled back from a four point deficit at 8-4 to tie it 8-8 on a pair of Kenzie Bousema free throws and the Defenders took the lead for good at 14-12 when Shae Pollema scored a basket with 3:06 left in the first quarter.
The Flames bounced back from a 22-16 first quarter break deficit to close within 22-20. Pollema sparked a seven point run with a pair of free throws and Jamie Gesink and Paige Engbers followed with a two-point and three-point field goal each and the lead was no smaller than six the rest of the half with Dordt leading 40-30 at halftime.
The visitors converted a three-point field goal to start the second half but Dordt responded with a 12-0 run over the next five minutes to take control of the game 52-33. The Flames made one more charge early in the fourth quarter on back to back three-point shots but the Flames got no closer than 15 and Dordt went on to win 87-62.
Dordt was 31-62 from the field and 20-30 from the free throw line.
The Flames were limited to 20-60 shooting and Dordt had a 53-26 rebounding advantage.
Shae Pollema recorded a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Annie Rhinesmith had 16 points and was 6-9 from the field and had three assists.
Kim Kroeze scored 11 and had two assists.
Jamie Gesink scored eight and had seven rebounds and Paige Engbers had seven.
The Flames were topped by Lynsey Curran and Paige Muhammaed with 11 points each.
Dordt has won five of its last six games and is 5-13 in the GPAC and 13-15 overall.
The Flames are 5-22 and 1-18.
Dordt travels to Mount Marty on Wednesday, February 15 in its next outing.
Dordt defeats College of Saint Mary 87-62
Morningside defeats Doane 83-69
Concordia defeats Briar Cliff 90-70
Northwestern defeats Midland 90-50
Mount Marty defeats Hastings 61-57
COACH KATIE DEWITT-SEVERSON
“Our kids really wanted to get a win for our seniors in their final home game—we feel like our seniors have sacrificed a lot over the last two years for this team and this program. We knew we could have cleaned some things up in the first half and if we did those things we’d be able to put them away. CSM is a strong and physical team. They can go on runs where they hit a bunch of three’s at a time—they did that to us at home last year. They are a team that you don’t want to let get rolling because if they do they really carry momentum through out the whole game.”