Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan
February 15, 2014
(Lincoln, Nebraska) Dordt College bounced back from their second loss of the GPAC season to take an 82-71 win over Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Defenders snapped a four game winning streak by the Prairie Wolves and marked the first time the Defenders beat the Prairie Wolves in Lincoln since 2007. The game was tied 5-5 when the Defenders went on a 14 point run, holding Wesleyan scoreless for six minutes to take control of the game. A Kyle Lindbergh bucket started the run and he finished the run with a bucket at the 12:05 mark.
Wesleyan recovered to cut the lead down to 27-19 at the 6:26 mark. Neither team was able to score over the next three minutes with Dordt finally breaking through with a Tyler Wolterstorff bucket at the 3:23 mark. Wolterstorff proceeded to score another two two-point baskets and a three-point basket over the next two minutes. A Bryan Sumner basket added to the run and Wolterstorff hit a buzzer beater to close the half and put Dordt up 40-21.
Dordt extended the lead to 54-30 at the 14:54 of the game and looked poised to run away with the game. The hosts steadily cut into the lead until the made it 70-57 with 5:01 left. Austin Katje answered the run with a three-point basket and at the 4:41 mark to give the Defenders some breathing room.
Wesleyan got to within 78-71 but ran out of time as Dordt converted 9-10 free throws over the final 1:10 to seal the win 82-71.
Austin Katje scored a game high 23 points and hit 4-5 three-point baskets. Kyle Lindbergh scored 19 and had 17 rebounds with five assists and a steal. Nathan Rindels added 18 points and had ten rebounds with five assists. Tyler Wolterstorff scored 11 and had four rebounds.
Wesleyan got 17 points from Trevor Johnson and ten rebounds. Trey Bardsley scored 16 and had five rebounds and three assists. Eric Jackson scored 14.
Dordt was 25-52 from the field and converted 6-13 three-point baskets. Dordt also made 26-37 free throws. Wesleyan was 27-69 from the field and 6-22 for their three-pointers and 11-17 on free throws. Dordt had a 46-36 rebounding advantage.
Dordt is 25-3 overall and 16-2 in the GPAC while Nebraska Wesleyan is 13-10 overall and 8-10 in the GPAC.
Dordt will travel to Northwestern on Wednesday before concluding the season against Midland on Saturday.
Dakota Wesleyan University 86, Hastings College 72
Dordt College 82, Nebraska Wesleyan University 71
Concordia University 95, Northwestern College 75
Midland University 84, Briar Cliff University 79
Morningside College 95, Doane College 82
Show standings for School GPAC/ Overall
Dordt 16-2/ 25-3
Midland 14-4/ 24-4
Morningside 14-4/ 20-8
Hastings 13-5/ 19-8
Dakota Wesleyan 9-10/ 16-13
Nebraska Wesleyan 8-10/ 13-10
Briar Cliff 8-10/ 15-13
Northwestern 7-11/ 14-14
Doane 6-12/ 13-14
Concordia 3-16/ 8-20
Mount Marty 2-16/ 4-22
Dordt's Current Record: 25-3 (16-2)
Opponent's Current Record: 25-3 (16-2)
|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:||6/13||46%|
|Opponent Team Shooting||Pct|
|3-Point Field Goals:||6/22||27%|
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