HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt College women's basketball team defeated College of St. Mary 91-67 on Saturday to secure their second win in a row.
The Defenders started on a 14-4 run, but College of St. Mary settled in midway through the first and cut their deficit to three before the end of the quarter. Rachel Evavold led Dordt with 10 first quarter points.
College of St. Mary hung in and cut the lead to one midway through the second. A 12-0 run by the Defenders helped them to a 13-point halftime lead. Dordt shot 65 percent in the first half.
Strong play from the Defenders in the third stretched their lead to 22 going into the fourth. Evavold's 18 points and eight rebounds through three quarters helped Dordt stay consistent on the offensive end.
The Flames were unable to cut into their deficit and the Defenders walked away with the 24-point victory.
Dordt went 33-68 from the field and 17-29 from the free throw line.
The Defenders out rebounded the Flames 53-39.
Evavold finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds.
Erika Feenstra had 17 points, 11 boards and four blocks.
Annie Rhinesmith had 16 points, five rebounds and four assists.
The Flames went 22-80 from the field and 5-8 from the free throw line.
Corryne Millett led all scorers with 23 points. She also had seven rebounds.
Tyler Sumpter had 16 points to help the Flames.
COACH HARMSEN SAID
"We were 8-18 from the three point line. That was a big change from what we've been shooting. Those makes resulted in penetration lanes for our guards. If we can hit shots, it makes our inside game a lot more potent. I'm really happy for our team and that win."
Dordt will face off against Northwestern on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.
Dordt def. College of Saint Mary 91-67
Midland def. Mount Marty 68-63
Northwestern def. Morningside 82-53
Concordia def. Jamestown 98-67
Hastings def. Dakota Wesleyan 79-76
Briar Cliff def. Doane 66-55