Doane defeats Dordt 92-77
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt never led in falling to Doane 92-77 on Saturday afternoon in a game played at Crete, Nebraska.
The Defenders trailed by as many as nine in the first half before cutting the gap to 42-38 at the end of the first half.
In the second half the Defenders got as close as four early in the half before the Tigers took a 66-56 lead with 8:56 left. Back to back baskets by Leighton Sampson and Marcus Winterfeld cut the gap to 66-60 and it was still six at 68-62 after the teams exchanged baskets.
Five unanswered points put the hosts up by 11 and Dordt never got closer than eight the rest of the game before taking the 15 point win.
Dordt was 29-69 from the floor with 3-14 success from the three-point line. Dordt also converted 16-23 free throws.
Doane was 26-53 from the field and 11-25 from the three-point line and converted 29-32 free throws.
Doane had a 41-31 rebounding edge and committed 22 turnovers to 14 for the Defenders.
Dalton Franken led Dordt with 19 points and Leighton Sampson added 14.
Andrew O’Donnell scored 12 and had five assists.
Marcus Winterfeld had eight points and eight rebounds and Alex Terpstra scored eight points.
Leighton Sampson scored his 1000th and 1001st points on his first basket on Saturday and is the 37th Dordt men’s basketball player to score at least 1000 points.
Doane’s Chase Stone had a game high 20 points.
Dordt is 6-9 overall and 0-6 in the league and will host Concordia on Friday night, December 16.
Doane def. Dordt 92-77
Dakota Wesleyan def. Hastings 89-87
Briar Cliff def. Midland 84-66
Northwestern def. Concordia 93-89 (overtime)
COACH DOUMA SAID
“I thought we fought hard and played hard the entire game. Obviously the free throw line was a problem for us…they got there a little more often and they converted at a really high rate. We couldn’t get there as much as we need to especially when you are playing on the road and the rebounding was an issue for us. We just weren’t able to sustain things and that really has been the crux of our problem…we just don’t sustain things long enough.”