Dordt defeats Doane 86-74
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt used a strong finish to the first half to propel itself to a 12 point win over the Doane Tigers. Most of the second half was played at a 16 to 22 point difference with a late run by the Tigers making the final a more respectable 86-74 on Saturday afternoon, January 23 at the De Witt Gym.
Doane overcame and early five point deficit and led briefly 10-9 and again at 20-18 on a three-point basket with 8:47 left in the first half on a Rylee Zimmerman three-point basket. Dordt took the lead for good with a three-point play by Taylor Feenstra moments later and eventually led 47-35 at halftime after JD Boer got a steal and passed ahead to Nathan Rindels for a layup just before the buzzer.
The Defenders quickly built the lead to 20 as Bryan Sumner made back to back three-point baskets, the second with 16:58 left in the half. Doane got no closer than 18 until a basket with 1:45 left in the game cut the lead to 17 and five straight by Doane made the score 86-74.
DIGITS AND NOTES
-Dordt limited Doane to 24-70 shooting for 34.3 percent and 8-22 on three-point attempts.
-Dordt was 34-69 from the field and 16-19 from the free throw line.
-Dordt had a 48-39 rebounding advantage.
-Dalton Franken led Dordt with 22 points and scored 16 in the second half and he had a team high eight rebounds.
-Leighton Sampson scored 17 and had seven rebounds. Taylor Feenstra hit for double figures for the second game in a row and had 13 points and six rebounds.
-Nathan Rindels recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 assists.
-Deonte Holt scored 20 and had six rebounds for the Tigers and Rylee Zimmerman and Conner Quin each had 11 points.
COACH DOUMA SAID
“I thought we defended really well on the perimeter. The last three or four games we really struggled with that. For us to be a good team it starts with the point of attack on the ball. I’ve been really pleased with our post play on offense and defense with Grant, Leighton and now recently Taylor coming back. We’ve really been a poor team defensively on the perimeter and people were scoring at will on us on the drive. I think we did some good things and took away drive opportunities and I thought we responded very well.”
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