Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Doane
January 18, 2014
(Crete, Nebraska) The Dordt College Defender menís basketball team held on to beat Doane College 92-81 in Great Plains Athletic Conference basketball at Crete, Nebraska on Saturday, January 18. Dordt controlled almost from the start and established a 46-30 halftime lead and then withstood a Doane charge in the second half to win 92-81.
Dordt took the lead for good at the 14:49 mark of the first half when Kyle Lindbergh converted a three-point play for an 8-7 advantage they never relinquished. The play was the start of a seven point run that included baskets by Bryan Sumner and Nathan Rindels.
Dordtís first ten point lead came at 25-15 with 6:14 left in the half. A Sumner three-point basket pushed the lead to 42-24 with 3:32 left and the half closed with Dordt leading 46-30.
The second half started with a seven point run by the Defenders on a three-point basket by Tyler Wolterstorff and back to back buckets by Austin Katje and Rindels. A Doane timeout steadied things for the Tigers and they proceeded to go on a ten point run, all of the points were scored by Deonte Holt over a 1:24 span.
Doane gradually worked the lead to single digits with a basket by Nick Reed getting difference down to eight at 61-53 with 12:23 left. Down got as close as seven, the last time at 74-67 but six unanswered by the Defenders, including a three-point shot by Austin Katje put the Defenders up 13 and the Tigers never got closer than 10 the rest of the game.
Dordt was 32-56 for the game for 57 percent success from the field while Doane was 29-55 for 52.7 percent and 18-28 in the second half. Dordt converted 5-11 three-point shots and Doane 10-22 including 8-10 in the second half. Dordt had a decided advantage at the free throw line where they were 23-29 and Doane was 13-15. Dordt held a 33-24 rebounding advantage and turned the ball over eight times to nine for the Tigers.
Kyle Lindbergh scored 22 points, nine rebounds, six assists, a block and two steals. Nathan Rindels scored 20 and had five rebounds with three assists and Tyler Wolterstorff scored 18 while going 4-5 from the field and 3-3 on three-point shots. Austin Katje added nine and Dalton Franken eight. David Den Herder and Bryan Sumner had eight and seven respectively in reserve roles.
Doane was paced by Nick Reed with 25 and Holt added 20ó18 of them in the second half.
Dordt College sits on top of the conference with an 11-1 record and are 19-2 overall while the Tigers drop to 2-9 in the GPAC and 9-11 on the season.
GPAC Scores from Today:
(RV) Morningside at 71
(19) Hastings 80
(5) Dordt at 92
(RV) Briar Cliff at 91
Dakota Wesleyan at 77
Nebraska Wesleyan 70
Mount Marty at 41
(9) Midland 65
(5) Dordt 11-1/19-2
(19) Hastings 9-2/15-5
(9) Midland 8-3/17-3
(RV) Morningside 7-3/13-7
(RV) Briar Cliff 7-4/14-7
Dakota Wesleyan 5-5/12-8
Nebraska Wesleyan 4-7/9-7
Mount Marty 1-10/3-16
The Defenders will host Mount Marty on Wednesday, January 22 at 8:00 pm in a GPAC contest in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Dordt's Current Record: 19-2 (11-1)
Opponent's Current Record: 2-9 (9-11)
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Final|
|Dordt Rebounding Leaders||Total|
|Opponent Rebounding Leaders||Total|
|Dordt Scoring Leaders||Total|
|Opponent Scoring Leaders||Total|
|Dordt Team Shooting||Pct|
|3-Point Field Goals:||5/11||45%|
|Opponent Team Shooting||Pct|
|3-Point Field Goals:||10/22||45%|
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