Concordia def. Dordt 94-79
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Concordia Bulldogs used a fast start to eliminate the Dordt Defenders from GPAC post-season play on Saturday afternoon in women’s basketball action at Seward, Nebraska.
Dordt fell behind 27-18 after one quarter as Concordia’s pressuring defense took its toll. The Bulldogs matched that 27-18 advantage in the second quarter and led 54-36 taking advantage of 25 first half Dordt turnovers.
The lead was still 19 points when the third quarter ended with Concordia leading 78-59.
The Defenders started the fourth quarter with a 12-2 run to get withing 80-71 after a Jordyn Van Maanen basket in the lane with 6:45 left in the game. That’s as close as Dordt got with the Bulldogs re-establishing control for a 94-79 win.
Dordt was 24-49 from the field and 8-20 from the three-point line in the game while converting 23-34 free throws.
Concordia was 35-75 from the field and 7-27 from the arc while converting 17-30 free throws.
Concordia had a 38-37 rebounding advantage after have a ten rebound advantage at halftime.
Dordt committed 35 turnovers while Concordia was charged with 23. Dordt had 10 steals and Concordia had 18.
Erika Feenstra led Dordt with 16 points and 11 rebounds with three blocked shots and two steals.
Karly Gustafson scored 12 and had eight rebounds with three assists.
Rachel Evavold had 11 points, six assists and four rebounds and Jordyn Van Maanen had nine points and five assists.
Ebby Prewitt added nine points and Mya Chmielewski scored eight.
Concordia had four players in double figures with Philly Lammers and Grace Barry each getting 17.
Dordt is 24-8 while Concordia will face Hastings in the finals at Seward, Nebraska on Tuesday. Both teams are 30-2.
Dordt will await the announcement of the NAIA Division II National Championship 32-team field on Wednesday night, March 4.