Women's Basketball vs. Mount Marty

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W 76-52

6:00 PM - Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Sioux Center, Iowa
Conference Match

Recap

SCORE

Dordt def. Mount Marty 76-52

HOW IT HAPPENED

The newly-ranked Dordt Defenders moved into second place in the GPAC standings with a resounding win over Mount Marty on Wednesday night. It was the 14th win in a row for the Defenders, who moved their conference record to 14-5.

Dordt got out to a quick start, opening up a 7-2 lead on Karly Gustafson's basket, forcing a timeout for the Lancers. The Defenders continued to score in bunches, going on a 20-7 run on 63% shooting to finish the quarter.

Mya Chmielewski hit a three nearly three minutes into the second to spark more offense for Dordt, who went on to build their lead to over 20 points on a pair of free throws for Gustafson. The Lancers improved their shooting percentage in the second quarter, but the Defenders continued to maintain a 20+ point advantage going into halftime.

Dordt went on to outscore Mount Marty 22-8 in the third, going 9-15 and leading 69-30 before the fourth.

All 13 Defenders saw the court in the win, as Dordt's bench scored 30 points.

THE NUMBERS

Dordt shot 50.9% overall and limited Mount Marty to 32.8%

Dordt outrebounded the Lancers 46-27

Hayden Heimensen scored a game-high 14 points

The Defenders had four double-digit scorers - Heimensen, Ashtyn Veerbeek, Karly Gustafson, and Janie Schoonhoven

Faith Van Holland finished with 7 rebounds

COACH HARMSEN SAID

"Tonight was a fun game. We got a lot of players in the game and a lot of playing time. We're really happy with the effort our team gave throughout the game. We have a really good group of kids who are willing to give of themselves for the betterment of our team, so it was fun to see them get out and play and compete. I thought we prepared well in practice and in our walkthrough, and defensively we did a nice job. Hayden Heimensen did a good job of pushing the pace and Mya and Bailey were able to draw defenders to facilitate."

NEXT

Saturday will be the final home game of the regular season for the Defenders, who will be facing the Doane Tigers at 2:00 PM.