SIOUX CENTER, Iowa | Dordt raced out to a 24-10 first-quarter lead over No. 8 Morningside and posted an 82-75 GPAC victory here Wednesday.
It was Dordt's first win over Morningside since 2009.
The Defenders shot 51 percent from the floor and 55 percent from behind the arc on 12 of 22 shooting.
Annie Rhinesmith led the way for the Defenders with 24 points and six assists as she went 8-for-9 on 3-pointers. Jamie Gesink added 13 points, Kim Kroeze had 11 and Paige Engbers finished with 10.
Morningside, which was outrebonded 47-33, was led by Madison Braun's 24 points while Lauren Lehmkuhl had 22.
The victory improved Dordt to 12-15 overall and 4-13 in the GPAC. The Mustangs fell to 20-7 and 11-6.