Dordt def. Friends 87-53
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender women’s basketball team used a 25-8 second quarter advantage to launch itself to a 35 point win over Friends on Saturday afternoon in Sioux Center.
Dordt trailed early and was down 8-3 before Erika Feenstra converted a basket with 7:13 left in the first quarter. Baylee Tetzlaff gave Dordt its first lead at 10-9 on a basket with 3:17 left in the period and the hosts closed the quarter with a 6-0 run with a three-point play by Annie Rhinesmith and a three-point basket by the junior.
Leading 16-10 at the quarter break Dordt quickly ballooned the lead to double figures and an 11-0 run gave the Defenders a comfortable 41-19 halftime edge.
Friends was unable to mount a threat and trailed by as many as 45 in the second half before Dordt settled for the 87-53 win.
Dordt was 29-64 from the field and 8-23 from the three-point line and scored 87 points in spite of 21-39 free throw shooting.
Friends was 22-74 from the field and converted just 1-13 three-point baskets and added 8-12 free throw shooting.
Dordt had a 62-36 rebounding advantage.
Erika Feenstra had 23 points and 13 rebounds while Payton Harmsen and Annie Rhinesmith each had 12 points. Rhinesmith had eight rebounds and three assists and Harmsen had six rebounds and three assists.
Rachel Evavold had eight points and seven rebounds.
13 Defenders scored as they built their record to 4-0.
Dordt will face Mount Marty on Wednesday night in Yankton at 6:00 in the GPAC opener for both teams.