Northwestern defeat Dordt 73-68
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College held a lead through much of its game with Northwestern on Wednesday night in women’s basketball but the hosts took a fourth quarter lead and went on to win 73-68 in GPAC basketball in Orange City.
Dordt led by one at the end of the first quarter and built a five point lead on two occasions in the second quarter before settling for a 36-33 halftime edge.
Dordt pushed the lead to 47-40 with 5:10 remaining in the third quarter when Sienna Stamness knocked down a three-point shot. Two free throws by Northwestern started a 7-0 run that tied the game with 2:44 left in the quarter.
Ebby Prewitt gave the Defenders a lead again with a basket and Payton Harmsen’s three-point shot put Dordt up 52-49 when the third quarter ended.
Northwestern scored the first six points of the fourth quarter and never trailed again with Dordt forcing a tie at 57-57 on another Harmsen basket with 6:09 left in the game. A four point run by the Raider put them in control and Dordt got no closer than two the rest of the game before falling by five.
Dordt was 25-53 from the field and 6-13 from the three-point line.
Northwestern was 40-62 from the field and 2-10 from the arc.
Dordt had a 35-31 rebounding advantage but committed 21 turnovers to 10 for the Red Raiders.
Dordt was led by Rachel Evavold’s 14 points and eight rebounds with three assists.
Siennah Stamness scored 13 and had seven rebounds.
Ebby Prewitt scored 12 and had five assists with a steal and Erika Feenstra scored ten with five rebounds.
Northwestern’s Kassidy De Jong scored 20 to lead all scorers.
Dordt is now 2-4 in the GPAC and 6-8 overall.
Northwestern is 4-1 in the conference and 7-4 overall.
Dordt will travel to Midland on Saturday in its next outing.
COACH KYLE LINDBERGH SAID
“It was great to see from our ladies a lot of heart for three quarters. We had a lot of positives tonight…the scoreboard might not show us getting the win but I thought overall there are a lot of wins we can take away from this game.”
Concordia University 77, Hastings College 65
College of Saint Mary 58, Doane University 57 (OT)
Dakota Wesleyan University 78, Mount Marty College 32
Northwestern College 73, Dordt College 68
Briar Cliff University 88, Midland University 79