Dordt defeats Mount Marty 103-81
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt never trailed in winning a 22 point decision at Yankton, South Dakota on Wednesday , February 17 in GPAC play. Dordt got out to a 9-2 lead with scores by three different players and quickly pushed the lead to double digits with back to back three-point baskets by Alec Henrickson to give Dordt a 17-5 lead with 15:22 left in the first half.
Mount Marty got as close as seven before the Defenders closed the half with a run of 13-3 and led 58-34 as Nathan Rindels punctuated the half with a coast to coast drive with less than six seconds remaining.
The lead grew to 30 on two different occasions before the Defenders settled for the 103-81 win over the winless in the league Lancers.
-Dordt was 40-67 from the field and limited Mount Marty to 24-60 shooting. Dordt made 59.7 percent of its shots while Mount Marty was converting 40 percent.
-The Lancers were 20-24 from the free throw line and Dordt was 17-22.
-Dordt had a 41-25 rebounding edge.
-Leighton Sampson scored a team high 21 points on 9-13 shooting and he also had five rebounds.
-Henrickson was 4-9 from the arc and scored 16 with four assists.
-Dalton Franken had 15 points and Nathan Rindels recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 assists and he also had seven rebounds.
-Patrick Ciganovic scored a game high 23 points for the Lancers.
-Dordt improves to 14-15 overall and finish the year 9-11 in the GPAC. Dordt faces Grace in non-conference play on Saturday.
-Mount Marty is 1-27 overall and 0-19 in the GPAC.
COACH DOUMA SAID
“I thought our guys played very well tonight and I thought that was largely a result of the practices we’ve been having. I thought we played a nice game overall. We wanted to get the possessions up because we thought our depth was a little bit better and as a result it was a very high scoring game. I was pleased with the way we played and held Mount Marty to 40 percent shooting and we rebounded it very well.”
Dordt 103, Mount Marty 81
Hastings 83, Midland 81
Briar Cliff 91, Morningside 66
Nebraska Wesleyan 95, Doane 93
Dakota Wesleyan 92, Northwestern 79