Morningside defeats Dordt 91-83
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defenders came up short on the road against the Morningside Mustangs in GPAC play on Saturday afternoon in Sioux City.
The Defenders started slowly and trailed 16-5 with 4:27 left in the first quarter. Dordt called a timeout and proceeded to score the next 15 points to go up 20-16 as six different Defenders scored during the 15-0 run. Morningside scored two to close the quarter and trailed 20-18 going into the second quarter.
The Mustangs quickly built the lead to double figures in the second quarter and led by 13 at the break as the hosts outscored Dordt 7-2 to finish the period and led 47-34.
Morningside extended the lead to 60-42 with 5:57 remaining in the third period and threatened to pull away. Two free throws by Baylee Tetzlaff followed by a three-point play from Kenzie Bousema stopped the momentum. Payton Harmsen got a three-point shot to go to get the difference down to a manageable 10 points. Dordt closed the quarter down 69-62.
Siennah Stamness converted back to back three-point shots to open the fourth period and Dordt eventually took a pair of two point leads, the last at 75-73 on Erika Feenstra free throws with 7:17 left in the game.
The Mustangs re-established control and led 85-76 and Dordt got no closer than six before falling 91-83.
Dordt converted 28-71 field goals and 5-30 three-point shots with 22-30 success from the free throw line.
Morningside was 30-55 from the field and 9-25 from the arc while converting 22-31 free throws.
Morningside committed 26 turnovers and Dordt had 19. Morningside had a 43-34 rebounding advantage.
Erika Feenstra scored 15 and had seven rebounds with one steal.
Rachel Evavold had 14 points and six rebounds with three assists.
Kenzie Bousema came off the bench with 11 points.
Baylee Tetzlaff scored 11 with two assists and two steals and converted 2-3 three-point shots and Jordyn Van Maanen scored eight.
Sierra Mitchell scored 23 and Sydney Hupp had 18 points and eight rebounds.
Jordyn Moser scored 14 with four assists and three steals.
Dordt is 15-6 overall and 8-5 in the GPAC.
Morningside is 16-4 this season and 8-4 in the league.
Dordt will host Mount Marty on Wednesday, January 16.
Morningside def. Dordt 91-83
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