Men's Basketball vs. Peru State

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W 84-74

Northwestern Classic

6:00 PM - Friday, November 13, 2015
Orange City, Iowa
Non-conference Match



Dordt defeats Peru State 84-74



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.



“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.”