January 11, 2018 - 8:41 am - Posted in Sports

The Dordt College Defender comeback attempt came up short in a 66-59 GPAC loss to the Morningside Mustangs in women’s basketball in Sioux City on Wednesday night.

The Defenders got out slowly, falling behind 17-5 with 2:35 left in the first quarter. The Defenders got it back to a 20-10 difference at the end of the quarter when Rachel Evavold got a short shot to go.

Dordt started the second quarter with a six point run and got within 20-16 on an Ebby Prewitt basket. Dordt eventually got the lead to 22-19 on another Evavold basket but could get no closer and trailed 31-23 at the end of the half.

The third quarter was more of the same with Dordt getting as close as five and ended the period down six after a pair of Annie Rhinesmith free throws made it 44-38.

Dordt was still down eight with 5:29 left when it mounted its final charge. Back to back three-point shots by Erika Feenstra and Siennah Stamness made it 56-54 and Payton Harmsen’s three-point shot gave Dordt its only lead of the second half with 2:59 remaining.

Morningside responded with a six point run and Dordt got no closer than three before falling by seven.

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