Morningside defeats Dordt 66-59
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt College Defender comeback attempt came up short in a 66-59 GPAC loss to the Morningside Mustangs in women’s basketball in Sioux City on Wednesday night.
The Defenders got out slowly, falling behind 17-5 with 2:35 left in the first quarter. The Defenders got it back to a 20-10 difference at the end of the quarter when Rachel Evavold got a short shot to go.
Dordt started the second quarter with a six point run and got within 20-16 on an Ebby Prewitt basket. Dordt eventually got the lead to 22-19 on another Evavold basket but could get no closer and trailed 31-23 at the end of the half.
The third quarter was more of the same with Dordt getting as close as five and ended the period down six after a pair of Annie Rhinesmith free throws made it 44-38.
Dordt was still down eight with 5:29 left when it mounted its final charge. Back to back three-point shots by Erika Feenstra and Siennah Stamness made it 56-54 and Payton Harmsen’s three-point shot gave Dordt its only lead of the second half with 2:59 remaining.
Morningside responded with a six point run and Dordt got no closer than three before falling by seven.
Dordt limited the Mustangs to 24-82 field goal shooting and 9-41 three-point success.
Dordt converted 20-51 field goals and 6-22 three-point baskets. The Defenders were 13-15 from the free throw line.
Morningside made up for its poor shooting with a 50-43 rebounding advantage and took in 27 offensive rebounds.
Dordt had 26 turnovers but limited itself to nine turnovers in the second half.
Rachel Evavold had 16 points, 14 rebounds and three assists.
Erika Feenstra scored 14 and had four rebounds.
Kenzie Bousema had nine points and seven rebounds with three assists.
Morningside was led by Madison Braun with 19 points.
Dordt is 8-11 overall and 3-7 in the GPAC.
Morningside is 14-6 overall and 7-3 in the GPAC.
COACH KYLE LINDBERGH SAID
“This is one you’d like to have back wondering what if you limit them to one shot down the floor or even two shots. We just needed a way to find to get rebounds. I think Kenzie Bousema did a phenomenal job crashing down on the boards. Rachel Evavold did a nice job coming down with 14 rebounds. When those two aren’t in there in the paint we need to have some youth step up and decide they are going to get a board.”
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Midland University 84, College of Saint Mary 79
Morningside College 66, Dordt College 59
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