Women's Basketball vs. Hastings

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W 79-62

5:00 PM - Friday, January 7, 2022
Sioux Center, Iowa
Conference Match

Recap

SCORE

Dordt def. Hastings 79-62

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Dordt Defenders won their fourth straight game and moved up a place in the GPAC standings on Friday night with a home win over Hastings.

With the score at 11-9 in favor of Hastings early on, Liv Ritter scored five points in a row to give Dordt a 14-11 lead. The Broncos took the lead later in the first 17-16 on a pair of free throws, but Bailey Beckman answered with a three to put Dordt up 19-17. After both teams traded baskets, Hastings closed the first quarter with a three for Katharine Hamburger, giving the Broncos the first quarter advantage.

The second quarter was even throughout until the two-minute mark, as Ashtyn Veerbeek scored to put Dordt up 34-30. The Defenders increased their lead slightly heading into the half, where they led 37-32.

With the score 41-34 in favor of Dordt, Hastings worked their way back to 44-41 on an Ali Smith three. The Defenders then used a 7-0 run completed by a Macey Nielson three-pointer that extended their lead to ten and forced a Hastings timeout.

In the first minute of the fourth, Beckman and Veerbeek hit back-to-back treys that gave Dordt a 64-50 lead, one that stayed above double-digits for the rest of the game.

THE NUMBERS

Dordt shot 47.7% and limited Hastings to 31.9% shooting

The Defenders outrebounded the Broncos 48-38

Bailey Beckman led all scorers with 22 points

The leading scorer for Hastings was Kylie Baumert with 15 points

Ashtyn Veerbeek scored 19 points and grabbed 20 rebounds

Karly Gustafson had 8 rebounds

COACH HARMSEN SAID

"I'm really proud of the kids once again. We've had great practices since the loss against Dakota Wesleyan, did well out in California and now getting our second GPAC win in a row is really important for us. I was proud of how we rebounded and it was one of our best defensive efforts from our guards this year. We also challenged our bench to not have any drop off and I was really happy with what they did defensively as a group. All in all, I'm excited for our team and the way we played and we're looking forward to hosting Jamestown tomorrow."

NEXT

Dordt will play their second game of the weekend tomorrow versus Jamestown at 2:00 PM in De Witt Gymnasium.