Dordt def. Doane 83-54
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defenders bounced back after three straight losses to win by a large margin over the Doane Tigers.
Doane jumped out to an early lead, scoring their first 12 points from three-point shots to give the Tigers a 12-7 lead at the midway point of the first quarter. Following a made basket by Riley Van Hulzen, Dordt went on a 13-2 run to close the quarter. During the run, Van Hulzen earned an offensive rebound and found the basket to give Dordt a 13-12 lead. Mya Chmielewski then added five points of her own before Ashtyn Veerbeek ended the quarter with two points to give the Defenders a 20-14 lead.
Dordt continued to add to the lead in the second quarter, as the Defenders went up by 16 when Erika Feenstra chased down an offensive rebound and Mya Chmielewski made the bucket in the paint. The Defenders added pressure in the final minute of the half, as Chmielewski and Bailey Beckman stole the ball on back-to-back possessions, both opportunities leading to layups.
Dordt continued to hold the lead through the remainder of the game, extending the lead to as much as 35 points in the fourth quarter. The Defenders outscored Doane in every quarter but the fourth, leading to a 29-point win, and their third win on the year.
Erika Feenstra led all scorers with 18 points
Five Defenders scored in double-figures (Feenstra, Tetzlaff, Chmielewski, Beckman, Veerbeek)
Ashtyn Veerbeek finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds
Dordt scored 38 points off the bench
The Defenders shot 46.3% compared to Doane's 27.7%
Dordt scored 36 points in the paint
COACH HARMSEN SAID
"I'm really happy with how our team played. This team will continue to develop with new lineups and continue to understand what our strengths and weaknesses are. We believe we'll continue to get better as the year goes on. Today we had five kids in double-figures, tried to get out in transition, and the women did an awesome job getting the ball in the high post and moved the ball really well. We're starting to develop continuity, and it's fun to see. Our game on Tuesday will be a difficult test for us, but we're ready to build off of today's game."
Dordt is now 3-5 and Doane is 3-5
The Defenders will travel to Jamestown on Tuesday, December 8. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 pm.