Briar Cliff defeats Dordt 114-103
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Briar Cliff Chargers took advantage of 49 trips to the free throw line and defeated Dordt at the De Witt Gym on Wednesday night, February 10 by a 114-103 margin.
Dordt raced to a 15-4 lead to start the game, capping the run with an Alec Henrickson basket with 16:40 left in the first half. The Chargers proceeded to cut into the lead and took the lead at 27-25 with 10:19 left in the first half. The score was tied at 32, 35, 37 and 39 before a three-point play by Briar Cliff’s Erich Erdman. Nathan Rindels answered with a field goal at the 5:09 mark to cut the lead to 42-41 but the Chargers kept the momentum and led 61-49 at the half, closing with an eight point run.
Dordt battled back and cut the lead to four, the last time at 81-77 on a pair of Leighton Sampson free throws with 8:40 left in the game. Dordt never got closer than seven as the Chargers converted free throws to maintain the lead.
-Dordt was led by Dalton Franken’s career high 35 points as he converted 12-19 field goals and 11-11 free throws and he grabbed 11 rebounds.
-Leighton Sampson had 20 points and Alec Henrickson scored 20. Nathan Rindels had 15 points and eight rebounds with two assists and a steal before fouling out.
-Dordt’s Andrew O’Donnell had seven points and five rebounds. JD Boer grabbed eight rebounds.
-Clay Harreld led Briar Cliff with 28 points and was 16-16 from the free throw line. Erich Erdman scored 26.
-Dordt was 38-68 from the field for 55.9 percent success and 22-29 from the free throw line for 75.9 percent.
-Briar Cliff was 28-55 from the field for 50.9 percent success and 42-49 from the free throw line for 85.7 percent success.
-Dordt had a 36-30 rebounding advantage.
Nebraska Wesleyan University 108, Hastings College 96
Briar Cliff University 114, Dordt College 103
Concordia University 91, Midland University 85
Dakota Wesleyan University 93, Morningside College 90
Northwestern College 94, Mount Marty College 50
COACH DOUMA SAID
“They (Briar Cliff) penetrate so well and we wanted to keep the ball out of the paint. They just have so many weapons on the perimeter where they spread you out and move the ball well….they’re making nearly 50 percent behind the arc…16-33 that’s tough. We couldn’t keep them off the foul line. For them to shoot nearly 50 free throws—that’s not a good recipe for us at all. I felt that our guys didn’t quit and I thought we played with more composure than we have in some other instances over the last two or three weeks.”