Dordt def. Dakota State 90-76
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender women’s basketball team won its 10th game of the season on Monday night in a 90-76 non-conference win over Dakota State.
Dakota State grabbed an early 13-9 lead with 5:37 left in the first quarter. A Gabby Kreykes basket and a pair of Karly Gustafson free throws tied the game and Dordt took the lead 15-13 on an Erika Feenstra. Dordt pushed the lead to as much as six before the Lady Ts rallied to within 22-20 at the end of the first quarter.
After a slow start to the second quarter the Defenders got going with a five-point run to lead 36-26 with 3:07 left in the half. The ten-point lead came after Payton Harmsen hit a three-point basket. The lead got as large as 12 on three occasions before Dordt took a 42-32 lead into the half.
Dakota State used an aggressive start to the second half and went up 45-44 with a 13-2 run that was capped by a Sidney Fick three-point basket with 7:05. The lead lasted nine seconds with Mya Chmielewski knocking down a corner three-point basket for a 47-45 lead that ignited a 9-0 run. The Lady Ts trimmed the lead down to 53-49 with 3:45 left in the quarter but Dordt closed the period with a 17-2 advantage and pushed the lead to 70-51.
The lead grew to as many as 23 and was still at 21, 88-67 with 2:47 remaining. Dakota State managed to make it a more respectable 90-76 as Dordt spread its minutes liberally with two more conference games this week.
Dordt was 31-73 from the field and 6-22 from the arc in its first game since a win over Briar Cliff on November 23.
Dordt had a 49-38 rebounding advantage and forced 20 turnovers while committing 15.
Erika Feenstra had 27 points and eight rebounds and was 10-17 from the field.
Gabby Kreykes came off the bench to score 13 and had six rebounds with three assists and five steals.
Karly Gustafson had 11 points and nine rebounds and Payton Harmsen and Mya Chmielewski each had nine points.
Rachel Evavold grabbed seven rebounds to go with eight points.
Dakota State was led by Sidney Fick and Jessi Giles with 15 points each.
Dordt is 10-1 to start the season while Dakota State slides to 2-5.
Dordt will travel to Jamestown on Wednesday night, December 4.