Dordt defeats Dakota State 88-76
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender men’s basketball team used a late 13-0 run to defeat Dakota State in Madison, South Dakota on Tuesday night, November 1 88-76.
Dordt controlled much of the first half, riding the hot shooting of Dalton Franken to a 37-26 lead with 5:16 left in the first half. Dakota State proceeded to outscore Dordt 17-6 the rest of the half and tied the game at 43-43 going to intermission.
Dakota State led briefly 46-43 but a bucket by Franken and then another by Marcus Winterfeld gave Dordt a 47-46 edge. The hosts were up much of the next ten minutes only to have Dordt break a 65-65 tie with an Alex Terpstra three-point shot. The Trojans had an answer with a two point basket followed by a three-point shot and the lead was 72-68 with 5:24 left in the game.
Taylor Feenstra muscled up a shot on the next possession and after a Dakota State miss Alec Henrickson converted a three-point basket for a 73-72 lead and Dordt never trailed again. Andrew O’Donnell banked in a drive and Henrickson hit back to back three point shots to put Dordt up 81-72 with 2:23 remaining and Dakota State got no closer than seven as Henrickson converted seven of eight free throws at the end to seal the 12 point win.
Henrickson had a game high 25 points and was 6-7 from the three-point arc.
Dalton Franken had 21 points and 12 rebounds with two assists and two steals.
Marcus Winterfeld scored 13 with nine rebounds and two assists. Taylor Feenstra added ten points and Andrew O’Donnell scored eight with a team high five assists.
Dordt was 12-21 from the three-point line and 33-60 overall while converting 10-14 free throws.
Dakota State was 32-68 from the field and 7-25 from the three-point line and converted just 5-13 free throws.
Dordt had a 39-34 rebounding edge.
Dordt is 2-0 and will host Valley City State on Friday and Jamestown on Saturday. Dakota State is 1-1.
COACH DOUMA SAID
“I thought we really came together as a team. During the timeouts and different stops in play our bench was talking and our guys were focused and had a dialed in look in their eye and they were talking to each other and not just talking—and there is a difference. I saw earnest efforts to communicate with each other and take ownership of the situations tonight.”