Men's Basketball vs. Dakota Wesleyan

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L 67-82

8:00 PM - Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Mitchell, South Dakota
Conference Match



Dakota Wesleyan defeats Dordt 82-67



Dakota Wesleyan used a fast start in the second half to pull away from Dordt in men’s basketball play at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota on Wednesday night. 

Dordt led much of the early minutes as Nathan Rindels scored nine points in a row but was saddled with his second foul at the 13:12 mark of the first half and didn’t return for the rest of the half.  The game was tied at 21-21 before an Alec Henrickson basket and  Leighton Sampson field goal put the Defenders up 25-21.  Wesleyan eventually retook the lead and was up 34-32 at halftime.

Sampson opened the second half with basket to knot the score 34-34 but the Tigers eventually got up 53-43 after a three-point basket and Dordt would get as close as eight before the hosts settled for the 15 point win.



-Dordt was 26-74 from the field for 35 percent success and 10-21 from the free throw line.

-Wesleyan was 32-74 for 43 percent and 9-12 from the charity stripe.

-Sampson led Dordt with 19 points and he head four rebounds.

-Dalton Franken scored 14 and had nine rebounds with Nathan Rindels scoring 11 with seven rebounds and four assists.  Alec Henrickson added 11 points.

-Dordt had a 44-43 rebounding advantage.

-Wesleyan was topped by Jade Miller’s 22 points and 14 rebounds and Trae VandeBerg scored 19.

-Dordt is 13-12 overall and 8-8 in the league while Wesleyan is 19-7 and 11-5.

-The two teams each won on their home floor with Dordt taking the December meeting at the De Witt Gym in Sioux Center.

-Dordt will host Midland on Saturday, February 6.



“It was 25 pretty solid minutes.  We came out and battled hard and I thought our guys were focused.  The last few games we get six or eight points and we begin to doubt and we panic a little bit. We’re learning how to work through those situations and we saw that tonight.  They scored 82 points and we held them to 43 percent shooting—there were some good things that we did defensively.”

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Briar Cliff University 102, Mount Marty College 59 Dakota Wesleyan University 82, Dordt College 67 Northwestern College 82, Morningside College 65 Nebraska Wesleyan University 96, Concordia University 83