Dordt defeats Mayville State 107-75
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt pulled away from a three-point halftime lead to defeat Mayville State 107-75 in the Dordt College Christmas Basketball Classic on Saturday, December 31 in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Mayville State started quickly with back to back three-point baskets for an 8-6 lead and the Comets maintained the lead to a 24-20 advantage with 12:49 remaining in the first half. A Taylor Feenstra free throw and basket put Dordt up 25-24 and the Defenders took an eventual 34-26 lead after Josh Van Lingen knocked down a short shot with 7:27 left in the first half. Mayville State seven in a row over the next 1:30 to cut the gap to one and the lead got to as much as six and as little as 47-46 before a pair of Henrickson free throws closed the half for a 49-46 lead.
The hosts went on a 16-3 run over the first five minutes of the second half for a 65-49 lead and never led by less than 15, building up a 104-64 lead before securing a 107-75 win.
-Dordt converted 20-31 shots in the second half for 65 percent success and was 36-59 for the game for 61 percent. The Defenders limited Mayville State to 9-30 shooting in the second half for 30 percent and made 26-60 field goal tries for 43.3 percent success.
-Dordt had a 37-26 rebounding advantage and forced 13 turnovers while committing nine.
-Dordt was 12-25 from the three-point line.
-Dordt had seven players score in double figures.
-Alec Henrickson had 19 points with three rebounds and two assists and made 5-8 three-point tries.
-Taylor Feenstra had 17 points and seven rebounds and Josh Van Lingen added 15 points and was 7-7 from the field and had six rebounds.
-Marcus Winterfeld had 13 points with six rebounds and three assists and Andrew O’Donnell added 12 points with four assists and three steals.
-Alex Terpstra had 16 points and was 5-9 from the three-point line with a free throw and Chad Barkema had 10 points and six rebounds with two steals.
-Mayville State did not have a double figure scorer.
-Dordt is 8-9 and will host Silver Lake (Wisconsin) on Wednesday. Mayville State is now 6-7.
COACH DOUMA SAID
“This was the first time this season where we came out in the second half and were able to get stops on all three possessions—that set the tone for the rest of the half. We went to a zone shortly before halftime and really got exposed and said alright, if we’re going to get any mileage tonight we’re going to have to do that playing man which has been inconsistent but tonight it was much better. Our shot selection was very good and we continue to play very unselfishly. That’s going to have to be our calling card offensively for quite some time. For this unit to be successful we are going to have to do what we did tonight—making the extra pass and taking care of it.”