Women's Varsity Basketball vs. Dakota Wesleyan -GPAC Quarterfinals

W 75-55

6:00 PM - Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Sioux Center, Iowa
Non-conference Match

Recap

SCORE

Dordt def. Dakota Wesleyan 75-55

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Dordt Defender women’s basketball team used a dominating defensive performance to turn a halftime deficit into a 20 point win in GPAC Quarterfinal round play Wednesday night in Sioux Center. The Defender women earn a spot in the GPAC Semifinals for the first time in program history and win their program record 24th win this season.

Dordt took a 21-10 lead with 3:10 left in the first quarter but the Tigers cut the lead to 22-19 at the end of the first period.

The Defenders seemed to correct things at the quarter break and led 30-21 after a Rachel Evavold basket with 7:59 left in the first quarter.  Dordt wouldn’t score again until the 1:55 mark of the period when Evavold ended the drought. In the meantime Dakota Wesleyan went on a 17-0 run and led 38-30 before the Evavold basket.

Jordyn Van Maanen got a free throw to go with :04 left in the half and the score stood 38-33. Van Maanen opened the second half with an old-fashioned three-point play and Dordt pulled even at 40-40 on another Van Maanen basket. Dordt finally regained the lead on a Baylee Tetzlaff basket with 4:50 left in the third period for a 47-45 advantage and Dordt never trailed again, going on a 12-0 at one point to take a 61-47 lead. 

The lead was never single digits again as Dordt outscored the Tigers 14-6 in the fourth quarter for the 75-55 win.

THE NUMBERS

Dordt was 25-54 from the field and 7-18 from the three-point line while converting 18-24 free throws.

Dakota Wesleyan was held to 22-52 shooting and 4-11 from the arc while making 7-8 free throws.

Dordt had a 36-26 rebounding advantage and turned it over 15 times to 18 times for the Tigers.

Jordyn Van Maanen scored a career high 17 points and had four rebounds and three steals.

Erika Feenstra scored 16 with six rebounds.

Rachel Evavold and Karly Gustafson both had nine points with Gustafson taking down seven rebounds.

Bailey Beckman and Bailey Tetzlaff accounted for eight points each  and Mya Chmielewski had three steals.

Dakota Wesleyan was led by Kynedi Cheeseman’s 15.

Dordt is now 24-7 while Dakota Wesleyan is 20-11.

GPAC SCORES

Hastings def. Jamestown 77-49

Morningside def. Northwestern 90-87 ot

Concordia def. Midland 95-46

Dordt def. Dakota Wesleyan 75-55

NEXT

Dordt will face Concordia in a GPAC Quarterfinal round game on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 in Seward, Nebraska.