Dordt def. Briar Cliff 93-58
HOW IT HAPPENED
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.