Hastings defeats Dordt 96-93 overtime
HOW IT HAPPENED
Squandered opportunities marked the Defenders’ 96-93 overtime loss to the Hastings College Broncos in GPAC play in Hastings on Saturday afternoon, January 16.
Dordt jumped out to an 18 point lead at 29-11 with 11:19 left in the first half as Bryan Sumner completed a three-point play. The lead was the largest of the game for Dordt but the Defenders began to deal with extensive foul trouble soon after and that had an impact on the rest of the game.
Hastings gradually worked itself back into the game and had the difference at four on several occasions and Dordt eventually settled for a 41-37 halftime lead.
Hastings got as close as 43-41 early in the second half but Dordt scored nine of the next ten points and led 52-42. Sumner had back to back baskets in the run and Dalton Franken added a basket for the ten point difference with 15:56 left in the game.
The Broncos tied it 61-61 with 11:34 left in the game on a shot by Zach Clemens and Hastings took its first lead of the second half on a Clemens basket with 10:27 left in the game.
The final five minutes featured ties at 72, 74, 76 and 78 with Hastings never relinquishing the lead. A Leighton Sampson gave Dordt its first lead since 61-59 with a basket in the lane with 1:39 left and a defensive stop gave Dordt a chance to extend the lead. Nathan Rindels made one of two free throws with 1:01 left to put Dordt up three and another Sampson basket after a pair of Hastings misses put Dordt up 83-78 with :38 left.
A quick basket by Carson Blum cut the lead to 83-80 and Dordt failed to convert on two free throws with :26 left. Hastings responded with one made free throw to cut it to 83-81 but Dordt expanded the lead to 84-81 with :11 left.
After a timeout the Broncos took the ball the length of the court and after the ball came free Carson Blum hit a three-point basket from the right wing to tie the game 84-84 as time expired.
Bryan Sumner’s basket with 2:50 left in overtime gave Dordt its only lead and the Defenders eventually fell behind 96-92 with :07 left. Alec Henrickson converted a free throw with :04 left and then missed the second free throw intentionally and Sumner’s long three-pointer as time expired was off the mark.
-Dordt is 32-67 from the field and 25-45 from the free throw line.
-Hastings was 35-76 from the field and 23-37 from the free throw line.
-Dordt’s Leighton Sampson had 20 points on 10-12 field goal shooting and he grabbed seven rebounds.
-Nathan Rindels recorded a triple-double in the loss with 14 points, 13 rebounds and ten assists.
-Dalton Franken had 17 points and eight rebounds and Bryan Sumner scored 13.
-Hastings was topped by Carson Blum’s 21 points and ten rebounds. Zach Clemens came off the bench to toss in 15 with seven rebounds. Clemens entered the game averaging 4.8 points per game.
-Dordt is 7-5 in the league and 12-9 overall. Hastings is 6-5 and 12-7.
-Dordt faces Northwestern on the road on Wednesday night in Orange City.
Hastings 96, Dordt 93 ot
Briar Cliff 82, Doane 65
Northwestern 76, Midland 68
Dakota Wesleyan 84, Concordia 80
Nebraska Wesleyan 111, Morningside 97