Jamestown def. Dordt 69-58
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt looked to build on a five-game winning streak heading into a home GPAC contest, but the visitors came away with the win tonight in tonight's conference matchup. Both teams remained close throughout the first quarter as the offenses traded baskets through the opening minutes. After Karly Gustafson's three-point shot gave the Defenders a 13-10 lead with 3:25 left in the quarter, Jamestown went on a 7-0 run to take a four-point lead late in the quarter. Each team added another bucket before the end of the quarter to make the score 19-15 Jamestown after the first.
Jamestown continued to add to their lead in the second, holding a 12-point advantage following Emma Stoehr's free throws. Dordt tried to spark momentum with a Siennah Stamness three followed by a block from Erika Feenstra, but the Jimmies continued to add to their lead, making the halftime score 36-22.
Dordt started to move closer in the third quarter as they cut the deficit to single-digits with a three from Ashtyn Veerbeek to make the score 38-30. The Defenders came as close as 5 points in the fourth quarter when Jordyn Winterfeld scored a couple of free throws to make the score 51-46 with 6:15 to go. Jamestown then built up the lead to 12 points with a Hannah DeMars made shot and sealed a 69-58 victory with free throws late in the game.
Karly Gustafson led the Defenders in scoring with 17 points
Ashtyn Veerbeek finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds
Bailey Beckman scored 14 points
Dordt shot 32.8% and Jamestown shot 39%
Jamestown led in rebounds 42-37
The Defenders blocked 10 shots
Kia Tower and Noelle Josephson were the leading scorers for Jamestown, each with 16 points
COACH HARMSEN SAID
"Let's tip our hat to Jamestown for a great scouting report and a great effort. After this, it's a quick turnaround with a Thursday and Saturday game. I expressed to our team that we have to get ready to go, have a great practice, and ready our mind to play Hastings on the road. We're looking forward to the opportunity to play again and we're looking to continue to find joy in playing the game we love as we near the end of the season."
Dordt is now 10-7 and Jamestown is 10-6
Dordt will travel to play Hastings on Saturday, January 16 at 2:00 pm.