Dordt defeats Hastings 95-92
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt led most of the second half on the way to a three-point GPAC win at the De Witt Gym in Sioux Center on Saturday.
Hastings held a 26-23 lead with 9:14 left in the first half but a Nathan Rindels three-point basket moments later tied the game. The score was tied 30-30 before Dordt took the lead for the rest of the first half. Leading 42-39 the Defenders got a two point basket by Leighton Sampson followed by a three-point basket from Alec Henrickson pushed the lead to 47-39 with 1:16 left in the half and Hastings called a timeout.
After the timeout Hastings managed to score five unanswered and trailed 47-44 at the intermission.
Dordt trailed 48-47 early in the second half as the Defenders allowed back to back baskets but a Rindels basket with 16:57 gave the Defenders the lead for good. Dordt gradually built a nine point lead with another three-point bucket by Rindels and a dunk by Austin Bykerk after a Hastings timeout. Bykerk also added two free throws with 10:00 left for the 66-57 lead.
Hastings then got a pair of free throws and a Dordt foul on the second charity toss resulted in another pair of free throws where Carson Blum made the first and missed the second. An offensive rebound resulted in a bucket by Drew Callaghan and the lead was down to four and the battled was on.
Dordt pushed the lead to seven but Hastings was able to cut the gap to 95-92 with :04 left. Dordt missed a couple of free throws late but Dalton Franken made a steal and sealed the win.
-Dordt was 29-40 from the free throw line while Hastings was 25-32.
-Dordt managed a 47-41 rebounding edge and had 12 turnovers to 13 for the Broncos.
-Nathan Rindels scored 25 points with nine rebounds, six assists and two steals. Rindels as 12-13 from the free throw line and 3-4 from the three-point arc.
-Rindels moved to third all-time in assists at Dordt with 366 and he also went over 450 career rebounds.
-Leighton Sampson added 16 points for Dordt and Andrew O’Donnell added 12 points.
-Alec Henrickson added 11 points and Dalton Franken added nine with six rebounds.
-Taylor Feenstra had nine rebounds and six points for the Defenders.
-Connor Musiel scored 21 for the Broncos and Kendall Ferguson had 15 points and 11 rebounds.
-Hastings entered the game no. 22 in the last NAIA poll.
-Dordt improves to 3-2 in the GPAC and 7-5 overall. Hastings is 2-2 and 6-4.
-Dordt travels to Concordia on Wednesday night and Doane next Saturday.
COACH DOUMA SAID
“We did a nice of establishing ourselves defensively in the first part of the first half. I thought there was some slippage in that area in the middle portion of the first half. In the second half it was just back and forth and we just weren’t able to put the nail in the coffin. Hastings is a very good team and a veteran team and they just do not go away. I credit our guys for maintaining their poise and composure and making the necessary plays throughout,” said Dordt coach Ross Douma.
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