Midland University rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit to defeat Dordt 89-84 on Saturday afternoon in women’s basketball at the Wikert Event Center.
The Lady Warriors trailed by 12 in the opening quarter before going up 42-41 at halftime. Dordt regained the lead 70-69 entering the final period.
Maddie Egr’s layup started a 9-2 run by MU that was capped by a 3-point field goal by Amanda Hansen. The West Point native’s basket put the Lady Warriors up 78-72 with 7:54 left in the game.
The Defenders didn’t fold, however. Rachel Evavold’s free throw put Dordt ahead 83-82 before senior Joelle Overkamp made a 3-point basket with 1:09 remaining to put MU up for good. Hansen made two free throws with :17 left to extend the lead to 87-82. Overkamp and Megan Kucks hit a free throw apiece in the closing seconds to ice the win.
The win improves MU to 7-6 overall, including 2-4 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Dordt falls to 6-9, including 2-5 in the league.
Hansen and Overkamp led MU with 21 points apiece. Kucks added 20 and Madison Severson contributed 10.
Overkamp had six steals and four assists. Egr added three assists.
Erika Feenstra and Rachel Evavold each had 18 points for the Defenders.
Midland plays Mount Marty at 2 Saturday afternoon in Yankton, S.D.
Dordt — Erika Feenstra 18, Rachel Evavold 18, Ebby Prewitt 13, Kenzie Bousema 7, Payton Harmsen 7, Baylee Tetzlaff 9, Faith Anderson 7, Siennah Stamness 5.
Midland — Amanda Hansen 21, Joelle Overkamp 21, Megan Kucks 20, Madison Severson 10, Maddie Egr 7, Maddie Meadows 6, Makenna Sullivan 4