Hastings def. Dordt 88-69
HOW IT HAPPENED
A late run in the first quarter gave the host Hastings Broncos enough room to work and the Broncos stayed undefeated this season with an 88-69 win over Dordt in GPAC play on Saturday afternoon.
Dordt led 18-16 with 1:22 left in the first period after an Erika Feenstra basket but a seven point run by the hosts over the next minute put them up 23-18 at the end of the quarter.
Dordt rallied and had a pair of leads in the first five minutes of the second quarter as Jordyn Van Maanen made her second three-point shot of the game. The basket came with 5:38 left for a 29-28 lead but six in a row by Hastings put them in control and a late five point run had them in front 46-36 at the intermission.
Hastings controlled the first six minutes of the second half and had 64-47 lead before Dordt cut the gap to 70-59 with Payton Harmsen converting a three-pointer with under 10 seconds left for a 70-59 difference.
Dordt hung around early in the fourth quarter and had the gap down to 73-64 before an offensive rebound and putback by Hastings stopped the threat and ignited a 7-0 run and Dordt lost by the 88-69 final.
Dordt was 29-62 from the field and 5-14 from the three-point line while converting just 6-9 free throws.
Hastings was 34-69 from the field and 8-21 from the arc with 12-16 free throw shooting success.
Dordt had a 36-26 rebounding advantage but committed 32 turnovers to 13 for the hosts.
Erika Feenstra had 20 points and seven rebounds for Dordt.
Mya Chmielewski had 14 points on 6-7 shooting for a new career high.
Payton Harmsen and Karly Gustafson had 11 and 10 points respectively and Jordyn Van Maanen had eight points and eight rebounds with five assists and three steals.
Dordt is 13-2 overall and 5-2 in the conference. Hastings is 13-0 overall and 7-0 in league play.
Dordt will host Doane on Thursday, January 2.