Southeastern (Florida) defeats Dordt 89-70
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College battled the no. 4 ranked Southeastern but came up short on day one at a classic hosted by Northwestern in Orange City, Iowa. The Defenders trailed by two at halftime but couldn’t keep pace with the team from Florida and was outscored 44-27 in the second half before falling 89-70.
Dordt trailed by nine with 3:33 left in the first half 43-34 but outscored the Fire 9-2 to get within 45-43 at half. Rachel Evavold had two baskets, Payton Harmsen a three-point shot and Annie Rhinesmith a two point bucket to lead the charge.
Southeastern started the second half on a 11-3 run to push the lead up to ten with 4:12 left and the score was 64-53 when the third quarter ended.
The Defenders were unable to push back as Southeastern used a stifling halfcourt defense to keep control and went on to win 89-70.
Dordt converted 24-67 field goals but were limited to 8-36 shooting in the second half.
Southeastern converted 35-65 field goals for 54 percent success.
Payton Harmsen scored 21 points and Rachel Evavold had 17 in the loss.
Annie Rhinesmith scored eight and had two assists while Evavold had a team high four assists.
Dordt converted 9-18 three-point shots in the first half but was limited to 3-16 shooting in the second half.
Ana Richter led all scorers with 24 for Southeastern.
Dordt is 2-3 and will face Presentation at noon on Saturday, November 11.
COACH LINDBERGH SAID
“We did a great job in the first half of containing their size and length with our defense. In the first half it was great to see us move the ball with spacing, cutting and doing the little things right. Peyton had a great game shooting the ball and we’ll need that consistently from her.”