Northwestern defeats Dordt 91-84
HOW IT HAPPENED
A record setting performance wasn’t enough as the Northwestern Red Raiders held on for a 91-84 win in Orange City over the Dordt Defenders.
Dordt pulled away from a 10-10 tie to lead 23-17 near the end of the first quarter but Northwestern got back to back baskets to cut the lead to 23-21 at the end of the quarter.
The hosts took their biggest lead of the first half with three minutes remaning in the second quarter at 45-37 but Dordt got a three-point basket by Annie Rhinesmith and Erika Feenstra scored two of her school record 43 points with 2:17 left to get Dordt to within 45-42. Feenstra later made two free throws at the end of the half for a 49-46 difference as Northwestern refused to give up the lead.
Dordt tied it at 51-51 but never took the lead in the second half and got as close as five in the fourth quarter before losing 91-84.
Feenstra was 17-22 from the field and 9-14 on free throws to break the previous single game record held by Jacque Van Leeuwen of 40 established in 1986.
Feenstra also had nine rebounds and blocked shots in 33 minutes of play.
Annie Rhinesmith scored 14 and Rachel Evavold 13 with ten rebounds. Rhinesmith had four assists.
Dordt converted 32-70 field goals and 16-28 free throws.
Both teams had 46 rebounds with Dordt committing 16 turnovers to 15 for Northwestern.
Kassidy De Jong had 28 for Northwestern with ten rebounds as Northwestern was 32-73 from the field and 23-36 from the free throw line.
Dordt takes a 7-3 overall mark and 2-3 GPAC record into its game with Jamestown on Saturday at 2:00 in Sioux Center.