Men's Varsity Basketball vs. Viterbo

L 68-79

Northwestern Classic

4:00 PM - Friday, November 11, 2016
Orange City, Iowa
Non-conference Match



Viterbo defeats Dordt 79-68



The Dordt College Defender men’s basketball team lost a 79-68 decision to Viterbo in men’s college basketball on Friday afternoon in Orange City, Iowa in a classic hosted by Northwestern. 

The first half was tight the entire way with neither team leading by more than four and Dordt was up 32-31 at halftime.  The first half featured nine ties.

A three-pointer by the Defenders opened the scoring and Taylor Feenstra added a two-point field goal and Dordt had their biggest lead of the game at 37-31.  Back to back three point baskets by Viterbo tied the game and the V-Hawks took the lead 39-38 with 16:41 left in the game. 

Viterbo led by as many as five and Dordt stayed within striking distance and Leighton Sampson got a basket and free throw to narrow it to 60-59 with 4:57 left in the game.  Viterbo followed with five points in a row and Dordt got no closer than three the rest of the game before falling by 11.



-Dordt was limited to 18-53 shooting for 34 percent while Viterbo was 25-56 for 45 percent success.

-Dordt got to the free throw line 39 times and made 25.  Dordt was outrebounded 45-38.

-Alec Henrickson had 15 points and Marcus Winterfeld added 12.

-Leighton Sampson came off the bench to score 10.

-Andrew O’Donnell and Dalton Franken each had six rebounds.

-Viterbo was topped by Jake Bamke’s 22 points and Ethan Haberman had 16.

-Dordt is 4-2 this season and Viterbo is now 2-0.  Dordt will face Oak Hills Christian on Saturday at 1:00.