Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Doane

November 23, 2013

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College men’s basketball team improved to 7-1 on the season and 2-0 in GPAC play with an 85-71 win over the Doane College Tigers in a GPAC game played this afternoon. The Tigers fall to 4-4 overall with the loss and 0-3 in conference play.

A Zach Hunt three pointer just two minutes in to the contest had the visiting Tigers up 6-2 but two straight buckets by the Defenders tied the game at 6-6 a minute later. Neither team was able to create any separation on the scoreboard and the two sides were deadlocked at 15-15 at the 13:07 mark. A 9-2 Defender run, capped by an old-fashioned three point play by Dalton Franken put Dordt on top 24-17 at with 10:47 to play in the half. The Tigers pulled to within five points on three separate occasions in the half but a Bryan Sumner three pointer pushed the Dordt advantage to eleven (42-31) with 38 seconds left in the half and the Defenders enjoyed a nine point (42-33) lead at the half.

Doane scored the first ten points of the second half, to take a one point lead (43-42) on a Domonique Smith three pointer at 17:40. The two teams were knotted at 46-46 but a made free throw by David Den Herder, followed by a tip-in basket by Den Herder thirty seconds later, pushed Dordt back on top 49-46. Deonte Hall tied the game for the fifth time with a three pointer at 14:33 to make it 49-49. The Tigers found themselves trailing by a single point (53-52) after an Antonio Austin three pointer with 13 minutes to play in the second half but Dordt College rallied to score ten straight points, taking a 63-52 lead on an Austin Katje layup at 9:44. A pair of Deonte Holt free throws at 9:35 got the Tigers back to within single digits but Austin Katje hit two of his own from the charity stripe to go back up by 11 and the Defenders never relinquished their double digit cushion the rest of the way.

Dordt College’s balanced attack featured five different players in double figures, with Dalton Franken pacing the Defenders with 18 points, hitting six of eleven from the floor, with one of two from three point range and five of seven from the charity stripe. Austin Katje added 17 points for the Defenders, also hitting six of eleven from the field with three of four from beyond the arc and two of four from the line. Tyler Wolterstorff added a dozen points on five of ten from the floor and two of four from the line while Nathan Rindels and Kyle Lindbergh each contributed eleven points.

The Defenders’ rebounding was as balanced as their scoring as four different players (Nathan Rindels, Austin Katje, Dalton Franken and David Den Herder) each pulled down seven boards with Rindels also dishing out a game high seven assists. Dordt College dominated the glass, yanking down 45 boards while limiting the Tigers to just 27. Dordt turned the ball over 17 times while the Tigers coughed the ball up on 15 occasions.

The Defenders will travel to Yankton, South Dakota on Tuesday, November 26 for an 8:00 pm GPAC contest against the Mount Marty Lancers.

Other GPAC Results from November 23:
Nebraska Wesleyan vs 89
Dakota Wesleyan 84

(15) Northwestern at (OT) 82
AIB College of Business 79

Concordia at 61
Briar Cliff 103

(8) Midland at 81
Mount Marty 62

GPAC Standings:
Team GPAC/Overall:
Briar Cliff 3-0/6-2
Dordt 2-0/7-1
23 Hastings 2-0/5-1
Nebraska Wesleyan 1-0/3-0
8 Midland 2-1/5-1
RV Morningside 1-1/3-3
Dakota Wesleyan 0-1/5-4
Mount Marty 0-1/0-5
15 Northwestern 0-2/5-4
Concordia 0-2/2-5
Doane 0-3/4-4

Dordt's Current Record: 7-1 (2-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 4-4 (0-3)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 42 43 85
Doane 33 38 71
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
David Den Herder 7
Dalton Franken 7
Austin Katje 7
Nathan Rindels 7
Team Total: 45
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Smith, Domonique 6
Carper, Kyle 4
Reed, Nick 4
Team Total: 27
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Dalton Franken 18
Austin Katje 17
Tyler Wolterstorff 12
Nathan Rindels 11
Team Total: 85
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Holt, Deonte 18
Reed, Nick 15
Smith, Domonique 13
Hunt, Zach 9
Team Total: 71
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 32/61 52%
3-Point Field Goals: 7/15 47%
Free Throws: 14/27 52%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 22/52 42%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/18 28%
Free Throws: 22/32 69%

For more information, please contact Mike Byker, Sports Information Director, at or (712) 722-6301.