Dordt def. Doane 76-59
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender women’s basketball team won its 19th game with a 76-59 decision over the Doane Tigers on Saturday afternoon in Crete, Nebraska.
The Defenders started quickly, gaining a 14-2 lead after a pair of Erika Feenstra free throws with 4:12 left in the first quarter and they matched the lead later at 16-4.
The tide began to turn late in the period and Dordt was up 19-11 when the period ended. Doane kept chipping away at the lead and tied it at 26-26 on a field goal by Cheyenne Ostrander with 3:44 left in the half. Dordt had an answer with a five point run but couldn’t keep the cushion and led 31-30 as Ostrander beat the buzzer with another two point basket.
Doane scored on its first possession of the second half to grab the lead 32-31 but Ebby Prewitt answered with her second three-point basket of the game and that ignited a 17 point run that ended with a Karly Gustafson basket with 5:01 left in the quarter.
The lead grew to 25 before the quarter ended and stayed between 20 and 26 points before Dordt settled for the 17 point win, 76-59.
Dordt was led by Erika Feenstra’s 16 points. Karly Gustafson also scored in double figures with 12 and grabbed five rebounds.
Rachel Evavold added 11 points and had six rebounds and six assists with two steals.
The three went a combined 14-27 from the field.
Ebby Prewitt scored eight points while Jordyn Van Maanen and Mya Chmielewski each had seven points.
Dordt was 26-60 from the field and 4-20 from the arc with 20-24 free throw shooting.
Dordt was outrebounded for the first time this season 36-33 but forced 25 turnovers while giving it up 12 times. Dordt had 15 steals.
Doane was 20-50 from the field and 7-16 from the three-point line while converting 12-16 free throws.
Dordt is 19-4 this season and 11-4 in the conference while Doane slides to 2-18 overall and 1-14 in the league.
Dordt will be off until Saturday, February 1 when the Defenders travel to Midland for the second of three straight road games.