Dordt defeats Presentation 87-51
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College turned away the Presentation Saints on Saturday the Northwestern Red Raider Classic 87-51. The Defenders used a strong second half to propel themselves to the win.
Dordt took a 19-14 lead at the end of a back and forth first quarter as Rachel Evavold scored a field goal and Baylee Tetzlaff added two free throws as the Defenders went on a 4-0 run to close the period.
The Defenders threatened to blow the game open with a 33-17 lead after Annie Rhinesmith converted a three-point shot with 4:38 remaining in the half. The long shot capped a 14-3 run to start the second quarter.
Rhinesmith made another three at the 3:38 mark to answer the Saints’ three but the Aberdeen, South Dakota team scored the final 14 points of the half and trailed by two at halftime.
Dordt started fast in the second half and quickly pushed the lead to 50-36 with six minutes gone in the third quarter as Kenzie Bousema made a free throw.
The Defenders completely controlled the fourth quarter with a 34 point explosion in the final stanza and outscored the Saints 34-11 in the period for the 36 point win.
Dordt was 30-60 from the field and 11-28 from the three-point line with 16-17 free throw shooting.
Presentation converted 15-61 shots and was limited to 8-35 shooting from the three-point line.
Dordt had a 55-25 rebounding edge.
Annie Rhinesmith led Dordt with 22 points and five rebounds with eight assists and three steals. Rhinesmith was 6-8 from the three-point line.
Rachel Evavold had 12 points and seven rebounds with four assists.
Erika Feenstra, Payton Harmsen and Kenzie Bousema all had 11 points and Harmsen had seven rebounds.
Baylee Tetzlaff took down seven rebounds.
Dordt is 3-3 and will travel to Dakota Wesleyan on Wednesday night in Mitchell, South Dakota for the opening of GPAC play.
Presentation was led by Macy Toelle with 15 points and had six rebounds. The Saints fall to 0-4.
Coach Lindbergh had this to say about the weekend: "It was a great weekend for our women as we came out with great effort and performed very well in the first half in our first game Friday against Southeastern (FL). Payton Harmsen had a great shooting outing going 6 of 11 from three point land and Rachel Evavold was solid inside even against the D-1 length of Southeastern. Unfortunately in the second half we failed to contain the scoring threats of Southeastern and partnered with our shooting slump led to a 19 point deficit at the end of the game. Saturday against Presentation (SD) was a different story as we started slow in the first two quarters but then had a great performance in the 3rd quarter only allowing 6 points. We then finished the game by pouring in 34 points in the 4th quarter. It was a great team effort on the defensive end which partnered with 25 assists that led to 5 ladies in double figures. While we would have liked to take two wins away from the weekend, we were able to take away a lot of positives from both games as we are continuing to improve."