Men's Varsity Basketball vs. Briar Cliff

L 85-98

8:00 PM - Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Sioux Center, Iowa
Conference Match



Briar Cliff defeats Dordt 98-85



The Dordt College Defender men’s basketball team lost a 98-85 decision with Briar Cliff in GPAC action on Tuesday night, November 22 in Sioux Center. 

Dordt got down 29-17 before staging a rally to cut the gap to 35-33 on an Andrew O’Donnell three-point basket with 4:23 remaining in the first half.  The Chargers responded with a pair of baskets and gradually led 47-36 at halftime.

The second half started with Dordt getting down by as many as 17 with 16:04 left in the game at a 61-44 deficit. The hosts whittled away at the lead and got it to 79-70 with a Leighton Sampson basket with 8:24 left in the game but the lead went back to 13 at 88-75.  A Marcus Winterfeld three-point basket with 2:27 left made it a nine point game again but a three-point play by Briar Cliff’s Bryan Forbes pushed it to 92-80 and the Chargers made enough free throws to seal the win 98-85.



-Dordt shot the ball well, converting 33-61 field goals for 54.1 percent success but the Defenders couldn’t overcome 24 turnovers—16 of which came in the first half.

-Briar Cliff was 32-64 from the field for 50 percent success and the guests made 24-33 free throws to 12-16 for the Defenders.

-Dordt had a 39-28 rebounding advantage.

-Alec Henrickson had 19 points with six rebounds and two assists and two steals.

-Marcus Winterfeld had 16 points and five rebounds. 

-Leighton Sampson and Dalton Franken had 13 and 12 points respectively and O’Donnell had nine points and four assists.

-Briar Cliff was led by Erich Erdman and Bryan Forbes with 26 and 22 points respectively.

-Dordt is 5-4 overall and 0-2 in the GPAC while Briar Cliff improved to 5-2 and 1-2. Dordt will face Northwestern Ohio on Friday in Grand Rapids and Davenport on Saturday, November 26.



“Briar Cliff did a nice job pressuring us and pushing us up higher on the floor and distorting our timing.  We ended with 24 turnovers…that’s a lot of missed opportunities.  Defensively we weren’t real good…they do some real good things offensively and they demonstrated why. We had to turn this into a power game and had a hard time getting into the flow of things where there was any type of flow, rhythm or continuity.”



Briar Cliff def. Dordt 98-85

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Doane def. Concordia 80-77