Dordt defeats Grace 86-60
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt never trailed in defeating Grace in non-conference basketball on Saturday, February 20 in taking an 86-60 decision.
The Defenders took advantage of a punishing inside attack to win its 15th game of the season, taking just five three-point baskets while winning its second game in a row.
Dordt’s first double digit lead came on a free throw by Alec Henrickson with 6:39 left in the first half for a 25-15 advantage and the lead grew to 16 on a basket by Andrew O’Donnell with 1:04 left in the half at 41-25. Two free throws and a three-point basket by Grace before the half allowed the Royals to cut the gap to 41-30.
Dordt quickly pushed the lead back to 16 and eventually 25 as part of a 9-0 run. Dordt’s lead was never smaller than 19 the rest of the game.
-Dordt was 35-58 from the field for 60 percent success and 1-5 from the three-point line.
-Grace was 21-62 from the field for 34 percent and 9-25 from the three-point arc.
-The Defenders had 23 points from Leighton Sampson on 11-15 shooting.
-Alec Henrickson had 11 points and Taylor Feenstra 10 with nine rebounds.
-Nathan Rindels had nine points, eight rebounds and Andrew O’Donnell had eight points and a team high six assists.
-Dordt had a 38-30 rebounding advantage.
-Grace was led by DJ Hanes with 12 points and Galat Toang had 11 points and 10 rebounds.
-Dordt is 15-15 this season while Grace falls to 12-17 to conclude its season.
-Dordt is the no. 7 seed in the GPAC postseason playoffs which open on Wednesday night, February 24 and will travel to Lincoln, Nebraska to face Nebraska Wesleyan.
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