Women's Varsity Basketball vs. Briar Cliff

W 93-58

2:00 PM - Saturday, November 23, 2019
Sioux Center, Iowa
Conference Match



Dordt def. Briar Cliff 93-58


The Dordt Defender women’s basketball team used a stifling defense and overcome a sluggish start and foul trouble to secure a 93-58 win over Briar Cliff in Sioux Center on Saturday afternoon, November 23.

The Defenders trailed 15-14 after one quarter but used its depth to take control of the game in the second quarter.  A Gabby Kreykes asket to start the second quarter gave Dordt the lead for good and the Defenders scored the first 10 points of the quarter to get up 24-15.

A three-point basket by Kenzie Cunard pushed Dordt’s lead to 27-17 and the Defenders were off and running, outscoring the Chargers 29-10 in the second quarter to lead 43-25 at halftime.  The lead continued to mushroom as Dordt put another 28 on the board in the third quarter and led 71-41 after three quarters.

Briar Cliff never made a run at the Defenders in the second half and Dordt won its ninth game in 10 tries to improve to 3-1 in the GPAC.

Dordt also outscored the Chargers 57-26 in the second and third quarters combined.


Dordt converted 30-71 field goals and 13-40 three-point shots for 42 and 33 percent respectively.

Briar Cliff was 18-53 from the field and 4-19 from the arc for 34 and 21 percent.

Dordt had a 47-31 rebounding advantage and had 19 offensive rebounds.

Dordt forced 22 turnovers and had 12 steals while turning the ball over 15 times.

Gabby Kreykes scored 16 points on 7-14 shooting and she had four assists and five steals.

Payton Harmsen had 14 points and converted four three-point shots.

Kenzie Cunard scored nine for the Defenders and Erika Feenstra had nine points and nine rebounds.

Ebby Prewitt had a game high eight assists and Bailey Beckman came off the bench to score eight points.

Alyssa Carley had 15 points on 6-10 shooting for Briar Cliff.


Dordt is now 3-1 in the league and 9-1 overall. Briar Cliff is 1-2 overall and 2-5 in the GPAC.


Dordt will host Dakota State on Tuesday night at 5:30 in non-conference play and then will be off until December 4 when the Defenders travel to Jamestown, North Dakota to face the Jimmies.