Dordt defeats Jamestown 99-83
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College outscored Jamestown 27-15 in the fourth quarter and earned a 99-83 win over the visiting Jimmies on Saturday afternoon in Sioux Center.
Dordt trailed 14-7 with 5:03 left in the first quarter but tooke the lead 21-20 with :53 left in the period on a pair of Siennah Stamness free throws. Mari Smitsdorff added two free throws after a Jamestown basket to put the Defenders up 22-21 at the end of the quarter.
Dordt grabbed a four point lead in the second quarter but the visitors again had an answer retaking the lead at 38-37 but Erika Feenstra dropped in a three-point basket at the :15 mark and Dordt was up 42-40 at halftime.
The Defenders were finally able to grab the lead for good in the third period on baskets by Jordyn Van Maanen and Baylee Tetzlaff for a 62-58 advantage and the Defenders built the lead to ten before settling for a 72-68 lead at the end of three.
The visitors never got within a single possession the rest of the game and Dordt’s lead went to double figures for good with 2:00 left on the way to the 16 point lead.
Dordt was 30-64 from the field and 7-19 from the three-point line while converting 19-32 free throws.
Jamestown was 28-66 from the field, 14-37 from the arc and 13-19 on free throws.
Dordt had a 40-38 rebounding edge and forced 20 turnovers while committing 12.
Erika Feenstra scored 32 on 11-15 shooting and made 4-6 three-point baskets with five rebounds.
Rachel Evavold had 15 points with six rebounds and Siennah Stamness added 12 with seven rebounds and he had three assists and three steals.
Annie Rhinesmith scored ten and had five rebounds and five assists.
Mari Smitsdorff scored nine with four rebounds and Kenzie Bousema had eight points.
Emma Stoehr had 21 points with 6-14 three-point shooting and Jory Mullen had 19 with seven rebounds.
Paige Schmidt scored 13 with five rebounds and Mya Buffetta had 11.
Dordt is 8-3 overall and 3-3 in league play.
Jamestown is 5-5 and 2-4 and has lost four in a row in GPAC action.
Dordt will travel to Briar Cliff on Wednesday night to face the Chargers.
Dordt def. Jamestown 99-83
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COACH HARMSEN SAID
“Jamestown is a really good team—their backs are against the wall a little bit—they’ve lost four games in a row and I thought they would come in a little hungry. I thought we were really prepared but they (Jamestown) really shot the ball well in the first half and that kept them in the game. We got some defensive stops and then we started rebounding. On those long shots and long rebounds our guards have to do a better job of rebounding and we challenged them at halftime and I thought we did a better job of that in the second half.”