Dordt defeats Oak Hills Christian 113-69
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt College Defenders pulled away from Oak Hills Christian with a 31-2 run in the final 8:30 of the first half and rolled to a 113-69 victory over the shorthanded Wolfpack. Dordt led 57-22 at halftime.
Dordt outscored the visitors 56-47 in the second half to win the final game of the four-game day at the De Witt Gym in Sioux Center as part of the Dordt College Christmas Basketball Classic.
-Dordt was 9-21 from the three-point arc in the first half and 18-39 for the game.
-Dordt was 43-79 from the field for 54.4 percent success and had a 51-23 rebounding advantage.
-The Wolfpack was 26-59 from the field for 44.1 percent success sand converted 8-10 free throws.
-Dordt was led by Alec Henrickson with 16 points and Marcus Winterfeld scored 14 while Chad Barkema added 11.
-Alex Terpstra and Andrew O’Donnell each had ten points and Chandler Brunsting and Ross Cooper each had nine points.
-O’Donnell and Barkema each had seven rebounds and Barkema had seven assists and three steals.
-Danny Vos added four assists and Terpstra had three steals.
-Due to travel difficulties Oak Hills Christian had just six players in uniform.
-Dordt is 7-9 this season and Oak Hills Christian falls to 0-14.
-Dordt faces Mayville State on Saturday at 5:00 while Oak Hills Christian will take on Northwestern at 3:00.
COACH DOUMA SAID
“It’s been about three weeks since we played and we did have some rust early on. We did get out and run early on and did some good things tonight. I liked how we shared the ball and moved the ball and I felt like our shot selection was really good. I felt like our guys did a good job of playing for each other. I thought we did a good job of making the right reads…our turnovers were relatively low and some of those were in transition so you live with those. Our practice squad does a tremendous job for us and they take a lot of pride in pushing the guys in the rotation. The guys who have a lot of playing time were really happy for those who don’t always get that opportunity to play substantial minutes like they did tonight.”