Men's JV Basketball vs. Dakota Wesleyan

L 77-79

7:45 PM - Thursday, December 12, 2013
Sioux Center, Iowa
Non-conference Match

Recap

The Defender men scratched and clawed throughout the second half, but, in the end, came up one shot short.
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Dakota Wesleyan notched a 79-77 victory when Dordt couldn't convert on a final attempt by Austin Ver Meer at the buzzer.
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Ver Meer scored 34 points for the Defenders, but couldn't get his final jump shot to go as time expired. Michael Den Herder also notched 20 points, including a clutch 3-pointer to pull Dordt within one in the final minute.
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But the Tigers fended off every Dordt push to take the lead down the stretch. Matt Henriksen finished with 28 points and 5-of-5 long-range shooting. Sawyer Gibson contributed 15 points as well.
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The Tigers put on an impressive display from 3-point range, shooting 80 percent from distance in the first half and 67 percent for the entire game. They never trailed after halftime.
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With the loss, Dordt's record dropped to 6-8 (4-3). They get an extended break before taking on Briar Cliff on Jan. 16.<p>
Dordt scoring:<br>
Dominic Nibbelink-4<br>
Eric Talsma-4<br>
Michael Den Herder-20<br>
Trevor Kauk-4<br>
Austin Ver Meer-34<br>
Boone De Kramer-3<br>
Brandon Geels-2<br>
Cody Zimmerman-3<br>
Matt Dykstra-8