Dordt defeats Hastings 85-66
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt overcame a ten-point second quarter deficit to beat the Hastings Broncos 85-66 in GPAC play on Saturday, December 8 in Sioux Center.
Dordt fell behind by ten early in the game as the visitors used a 16-6 start to take control. The deficit was still ten at the end of the quarter with the Broncos leading 22-12 at the break. The Broncos were still up 29-22 when Dordt scored six unanswered points with an Annie Rhinesmith basket and Erika Feenstra basket starting the run and Kenzie Bousema added a basket with 4:45 left to get it to 29-28. Dordt’s first lead since 2-0 came with a Feenstra free throw at the 3:30 mark for a 32-31 Dordt leand the difference was 38-35 at halftime.
An 8-0 run early in the second half put the Defenders up 49-38 with 8:05 left in the third but the Broncos were able to keep pace and cut the lead to 64-61 late in the period before an Erika Feenstra basket with two seconds remaining got Dordt in front 66-61 at the break.
The Defenders scored the first 12 points of the fourth quarter and didn’t surrender a basket in the period until the 4:12 mark when the score was 78-61. Hastings couldn’t put together a run and Dordt went on to defeat the Broncos 85-66.
Dordt converted 30-56 field goals for 54 percent success and Hastings made 24-70 field goals for 34 percent success.
Both teams made six three-point baskets with Dordt going 6-16 and Hastings 6-23.
Dordt was 19-22 from the free throw line and Hastings was 14-18.
Both teams had 38 rebounds with Dordt surrendering 18 offensive rebounds.
Dordt had 24 turnovers and Hastings 23.
Erika Feenstra had 29 points on 11-17 field goal shooting and she had 12 rebounds and three steals.
Annie Rhinesmith had 19 points and four rebounds with seven assists and five steals.
Kenzie Bousema added 14 points and three rebounds with two assists and three steals.
Payton Harmsen converted 4-10 three-point shots for 12 points and had four rebounds and three assists with six steals.
Rachel Evavold had nine points while dealing with foul trouble most of the game.
Gabby Grasso scored 20 and had ten rebounds.
Halle Plumbtree had nine points and five rebounds and Kelsie Zadina converted nine points with fur rebounds.
Dordt is 10-3 overall and 5-3 in the GPAC.
Hastings is 9-4 overall and 5-3 in the league.
Dordt’s women will travel to face Bellevue on the road on Tuesday night, December 11. The Defenders return to GPAC play in one week when they travel to Midland in Fremont, Nebraska to conclude pre-Christmas basketball.
Dordt def. Hastings 85-66
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