Dordt def. Doane 86-69
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt led start to finish and won a Great Plains Athletic Conference game against Doane on Saturday afternoon in Crete, Nebraska. Dordt steadily pulled away in the second half and was never challenged in the final 20 minutes of play in taking its eighth win of the conference season and 15th overall.
Dordt started the scoring with a three-point play by Erika Feenstra and the Defenders pushed the lead to 11-5 on a floater by Kenzie Bousema with 2:49 left in the first quarter. Doane cut the lead to two with a minute left in the period before a Siennah Stamness free throw made the break score 15-12.
Baylee Tetzlaff knocked down a three-point shot to start the second period and used a 13-7 run over the final 5:20 of the half to lead 39-27 at the half.
Dordt’s lead was never less than nine in the second half and the advantage grew to as many as 21 before settling for the 17 point win.
Dordt had a 45-34 rebounding edge.
Both teams had 17 turnovers.
Dordt converted 30-62 field goals and 3-17 three-point shots.
Doane was 23-60 from the field and 8-23 from the three-point line.
Dordt was 23-30 from the free throw line and Doane was 15-33.
Rachel Evavold had a season high 20 points with four rebounds and two assists.
Annie Rhinesmith had 17 points and ten rebounds with two steals.
Jordyn Van Maanen came off the bench to score a career high 14 points and had two assists and four steals.
Haylee Heits converted 24 points and had seven rebounds.
McKenzie Beach had 14 points.
Dordt is 15-4 overall and 8-3 in the GPAC.
Doane is 3-15 overall and 0-11 I the GPAC.
Dordt will host Dakota Wesleyan on Wednesday, January 9 and will be on the road to face Morningside on Saturday, January 12.
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Dordt def. Doane 86-69
COACH HARMSEN SAID
“I thought Jordyn Van Maanen had a good week for us. She came in off the bench and sparked us today she was able to get to the rim and finish a few times and on defense she got some steals. In the fourth quarter Annie did what we needed her to do and she got some tough scores and she got to the free throw line. She and Rachel were a steadying force for us. The leadership Annie provided as we didn’t play our best basketball—it felt like we were in the mud all game long, but I saw her and Rachel step forward in the fourth quarter and provided that leadership for us.”