Men's Varsity Basketball vs. Doane

W 86-73

4:00 PM - Saturday, February 18, 2012
Crete, Nebraska
Non-conference Match

Recap

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.<p>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.<p>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.<p>
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.<p>

"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."<p>
Other GPAC Scores from today:<br>
Dakota Wesleyan at 54<br>
(18) Briar Cliff 60<p>
(15) Northwestern at 91<br>
(RV) Midland 77<p>
(RV) Morningside at 76<br>
Hastings 69<p>
Mount Marty at 63<br>
Concordia 61<p>
GPAC Regular Season Standings:<br>
4 Dordt 17-3/26-3 <br>
15 Northwestern 15-5/22-6 <br>
18 Briar Cliff 14-6/20-9 <br>
RV Midland 12-8/18-11 <br>
RV Morningside 12-8/18-12<br>
Nebraska Wesleyan 8-12/12-13 <br>
Mount Marty 7-13/11-17<br>
Concordia 7-13/13-16<br>
Dakota Wesleyan 7-13/15-15 <br>
Hastings 6-14/12-18 <br>
Doane 5-15/10-19 <p>
GPAC Quarterfinals (Wednesday, February 22):<br>
Team (Playoff Seed)<br>
Concordia(8) at Dordt College (1) 7 pm<br>
Mount Marty(7) at Northwestern (2) 8 pm<br>
Nebraska Wesleyan (6) at Briar Cliff (3)8 pm<br>
Morningside (5) at Midland (4) 7 pm<p>
GPAC Semifinals (Saturday, February 25):<br>
Concordia(8)/Dordt College (1) Winner vs. Morningside (5)/Midland (4) Winner<br>
Mount Marty(7)/Northwestern (2) Winner vs. Nebraska Wesleyan (6)/Briar Cliff (3)Winner<br>
Games played at Highest Seed<p>
GPAC Finals (Tuesday, February 28)<br>
Semifinal Winners at Highest Seed<br>