Dordt defeats Peru State 84-74
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt led most of the way in winning a ten point decision over Peru State in non-conference men’s basketball played at the Northwestern Red Raider Classic in Orange City, Iowa.
Dordt bounced back from a 5-0 deficit to lead 6-5 as the Defenders scored three-two point field goals in a row. Peru State scored to break the run and took their final lead of the game at 7-6 on a Quantice Hunter basket with 16:15 remaining in the first half.
The Defenders regained the lead on an Alec Henrickson three-point basket and gradually pushed the lead to double figures with a Bryan Sumner three-point basket with 12:28 left in the half. Peru State followed with a timeout and went on an 11-0 run over the next four minutes to tie the game 20-20. Corday Sims hit a two-point shot to tie the game for the Bobcats. A Leighton Sampson free throw broke the run of 11 in a row and Dordt eventually regained a double digit lead at 36-26 with Sampson again converting a field goal. The Defenders maintained the ten point lead into half and led 44-34 at the break.
Dordt continued to control play in the second half and led 66-46 with 11:40 left in the game. Peru State wouldn’t go away easily as they cut into the lead, eventually cutting the gap to nine 77-68 with 2:31 remaining. Dordt made seven of eight free throw attempts over the final 2:31 to take the win 84-74.
-Bryan Sumner matched a career high with 24 points on 7-10 shooting and 4-6 three-point shooting and he made 6-6 free throws to lead the Dordt effort.
-Leighton Sampson scored 18 for the Defenders and had five rebounds.
-Nathan Rindels scored 15 points and had six assists and four rebounds for Dordt.
-Grant Harkness grabbed a game high eight rebounds for the Defenders as Dordt had a 45-33 rebounding advantage.
-Dordt was 26-50 from the field and 6-12 from the three-point line. The Defenders also converted 26-37 free throws.
-Peru State was limited to 28-70 field goal shooting and 5-27 three-point success.
-Dordt limited to Peru State to over 21 points under their offensive average.
-Dordt is 2-2 overall while Peru State is 2-3. Dordt will face Viterbo on Saturday at 3:00 while Peru State will face Northwestern at 5:00.
COACH DOUMA SAID
“For 32 minutes we were pretty good,” said Dordt College coach Ross Douma. “Their pressure got to us and 25 turnovers was too many. That being said this was a very dangerous team and I’m happy we were able to get a ten point win. Bryan Sumner got hot in the first half and made it difficult for Peru State to stay in a zone. I’m happy with the improvement we made from week one to week two. We had four good days of practice and we are a better team than we were last week.”