Dordt def. Hastings 66-64
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender women’s basketball team overcame an eight point deficit in the fourth quarter and upset Hastings College in GPAC play at the De Witt Gym on Saturday afternoon in Sioux Center.
Playing front of a Senior Day crowd the Defenders used a 16 point run spanning the end of the first quarter and start of the second quarter to turn a 14-9 deficit into a 25-14 advantage after an Ebby Prewitt basket with 8:24 left in the first half.
Dordt was unable to expand on the lead and held a 32-26 halftime edge.
A basket by Rachel Evavold put Dordt up by nine with 7:52 left in the third quarter but the Broncos rallied from the 37-28 deficit to tie the game at 43-43 with 2:27 left in the quarter and then took the first lead since the opening minutes on a Gabby Grasso basket. Hastings led 48-45 at the end of the third quarter after Dordt’s Jordyn Van Maanen had locked the score up at 45-45.
A basket with 7:51 left in the game put Hastings up 55-47 and the Broncos appeared ready to fend of Dordt’s upset attempt. Hastings’s lead was still six with 5:44 and the score at 59-53. Mya Chmielewski’s basket cut it to four and after a Dordt stop Prewitt converted her second three-point shot of the game to make it 59-58.
With 3:05 left the Defenders got another stop and Karly Gustafson converted a putback of her own miss to give Dordt the lead and she converted the ensuing free throw for a 61-59 lead.
The teams exchanged leads and a Bailey Beckman free throw tied it 64-64 with :56 left in the game for the tenth tie of the game. Hastings got a shot off with :28 left and Dordt secured the rebound. Beckman’s lay up attempt was blocked out of bounds with :20 left. After timeout the Defenders got the ball to Rachel Evavold who made a shot with her right hand as she spun through the lane for a 66-64 lead.
Evavold’s basket came with :05 left. After a Hastings timeout the Defenders were able to foul to take more time off the clock and force Hastings to inbound one more time with 2.9 left. Hastings got the ball to Shandra Farmer but her shot was too strong on a baseline drive allowing the Defenders to escape with the win.
Dordt converted 23-56 field goals and 3-12 three-point shots and the Defenders were 17-21 from the free throw line.
Hastings was 24-62 from the field and 3-12 from the arc while converting 13-16 free throws.
Dordt had a 44-30 rebounding advantage with 10 offensive rebounds.
Erika Feenstra and Rachel Evavold each had 13 points with Evavold grabbing six rebounds and she handed out four assists.
Karly Gustafson recorded a double-double with 12 points and ten rebounds.
Chmielewski added eight points and Jordyn Van Maan ehad seven with three assists.
Hastings was led by Shandra Farmer with 17.
Dordt is now 21-7 overall and 13-7 in the league.
Hastings is 18-2 in the GPAC and 26-2 overall.
Dakota Wesleyan def. Doane 84-48
Briar Cliff def. College of Saint Mary 88-75
Dordt def. Hastings 66-64
Northwestern def. Midland 78-71
Morningside def. Jamestown 74-60
Concordia def. Mount Marty 94-51
Dordt travels to Mount Marty on Wednesday night, February 19.