Midland defeats Dordt 84-82
HOW IT HAPPENED
Midland held off Dordt College and hit a two-point shot at the buzzer to defeat Dordt in GPAC play on Saturday afternoon in Fremont, Nebraska.
Dordt never led and fought back to tie the game late before Midland won it at the horn.
Midland got up 20-11 with 13:06 left in the first half after Alex Starkel converted in the paint for the hosts. Taylor Feenstra answered with a basket and Dordt cut the gap to 31-30 on a Leighton Sampson basket. Midland had an answer with six straight before settling for a five point halftime lead 41-35.
Midland pushed the lead to as many as nine with 11:16 left in the game when Ky Kramer hit a three-point basket for the Warriors to put them up 63-54 and the lead was still eight 71-63. Three-point baskets by Nathan Rindels and Alec Henrickson closed the gap and a Bryan Sumner three-point shot with 5:54 left in the game made it a one point difference at 74-73.
Sumer hit another three with 1:04 left in the game to tie the contest at 82-82.
The Defenders forced a turnover by Midland with :41 left and Henrickson got a jump shot from the left baseline with :23 left but the shot was too strong. Midland came down the floor, ran the clock down and Trevor Bryan hit a shot from inside the lane to win it at the buzzer.
-Dordt made 53 percent of its shots while making 33-62 field goals and Dordt was 9-18 from the three-point line. Midland converted 32-62 field goals for 52 percent success and was 9-17 from the three-point arc.
-Dordt had one turnover and Midland five.
-Midland had a 32-30 rebounding advantage.
-Sampson scored 21 and had seven rebounds.
-Sumner and Rindels scored 16 each and Henrickson came off the bench to score 11. Rindels had a team high four assists.
-Andrew O’Donnell had seven points, six rebounds and two assists for Dordt.
-Trevor Bryan led all players with 25 points and had 11 rebounds for Midland.
-Dordt is 3-4 overall and 1-1 in the GPAC and will face Morningside on Tuesday. Midland is 2-0 in the league and 4-4 overall.
COACH DOUMA SAID
“We got off to a slow start defensively to start the game and also in the second half. We missed a lot of assignments missed some key offensive rebounds to start the second half when they got two threes and a putback for eight points. Those are the little things in a game like this where you have to be pretty flawless and we weren’t. Midland did a good job of interior passing. We can’t play with anyone when we give up 51 percent shooting from the field and get outrebounded by two and those are the things that for us at this point in our season, with the personnel we have, we just aren’t going to be successful with,” said Dordt College coach Ross Douma.
Midland University 84, Dordt College 82 Hastings College 107, Northwestern College 99 Doane College 86, Mount Marty College 71 Dakota Wesleyan University 125, Nebraska Wesleyan University 102 Concordia University 110, Morningside College 99 (OT)