Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Doane

February 18, 2012

(Crete, Nebraska) The Dordt College Defender men set a single season win record this afternoon, grabbing victory twenty-six with an 86-72 victory over the Doane Tigers in their final regular season contest. Dordt College, the GPAC regular season champion, improves to 26-3 on the year and 17-3 in conference play while the Doane's season draws to a close with an overall mark of 10-19 and 5-15 in the GPAC. Dordt will begin conference play-offs at home next week Wednesday and are the top seed going in to the tournament.

The Defenders got down 10-1 to start the game, finally getting on track with a Trevor Wolterstorff basket at the 16:40 mark. Dordt proceeded to outscore the hosts 41-26 the rest of the half and took a six point lead into the lockerroom.

Doane refused to go away in the second half, tying the score 49-49 with 13:37 left but a 9-0 run by the Defenders after a timeout put the Defenders in the driver's seat and they repeatedly dropped the ball into the post where Chris Sievers went 12-13 from the field, converting 8-9 from the free throw line in the half.

Sievers led all scorers with a career high 34 points and Trevor Wolterstorff was 9-9 with 20 points. Austin Katje completed the double digit scorers with 16 and Wolterstorff had nine rebounds and three assists.

"We defended much better in the second half, especially on the perimeter" said Dordt Head Coach Ross Douma. "We played very intelligently and kept looking for opportunities to feed Chris in the post; Trevor Wolterstorff was very active and attacked the basket well and Austin had a good game as well and I felt like Malone was outstanding for us when he went in. Overall a solid effort for us, nothing flashy but very effective and this game was a testament to how all of our guys are working hard as we showed our depth again this afternoon. Sievers is playing really well and intelligently and all the time that he has put in is really paying off."

Other GPAC Scores from today:
Dakota Wesleyan at 54
(18) Briar Cliff 60

(15) Northwestern at 91
(RV) Midland 77

(RV) Morningside at 76
Hastings 69

Mount Marty at 63
Concordia 61

GPAC Regular Season Standings:
4 Dordt 17-3/26-3
15 Northwestern 15-5/22-6
18 Briar Cliff 14-6/20-9
RV Midland 12-8/18-11
RV Morningside 12-8/18-12
Nebraska Wesleyan 8-12/12-13
Mount Marty 7-13/11-17
Concordia 7-13/13-16
Dakota Wesleyan 7-13/15-15
Hastings 6-14/12-18
Doane 5-15/10-19

GPAC Quarterfinals (Wednesday, February 22):
Team (Playoff Seed)
Concordia(8) at Dordt College (1) 7 pm
Mount Marty(7) at Northwestern (2) 8 pm
Nebraska Wesleyan (6) at Briar Cliff (3)8 pm
Morningside (5) at Midland (4) 7 pm

GPAC Semifinals (Saturday, February 25):
Concordia(8)/Dordt College (1) Winner vs. Morningside (5)/Midland (4) Winner
Mount Marty(7)/Northwestern (2) Winner vs. Nebraska Wesleyan (6)/Briar Cliff (3)Winner
Games played at Highest Seed

GPAC Finals (Tuesday, February 28)
Semifinal Winners at Highest Seed

Dordt's Current Record: 26-3 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 10-19 (5-15)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 42 44 86
Doane 36 37 73
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Trevor Wolterstorff 9
Austin Katje 5
Jordan Vogel 5
Team Total: 0
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Reed, Nick 10
Benson, Austin 5
Team Total: 0
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Chris Sievers 34
Trevor Wolterstorff 20
Austin Katje 16
Cliff Warner 5
Team Total: 86
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Reed, Nick 21
Riser, Josh 16
Team Total: 73
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 33/55 60%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/14 14%
Free Throws: 18/27 67%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 26/63 41%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/18 22%
Free Throws: 17/24 71%

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