Men's Varsity Basketball vs. Morningside

W 95-88

8:00 PM - Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Sioux City, Iowa
Conference Match



Dordt def. Morningside 95-88



The Dordt College men’s basketball team outscored the Morningside Mustangs 55-50 in the second half and earned a GPAC win on the road on Wednesday night, January 11.

The Defenders were behind early but an Alec Henrickson three-point basket gave the Defenders a 20-18 lead and as part of a 14 point run that was capped by Alex Terpstra’s three-point shot for a 26-18 lead. 

The cushion didn’t hold up as Morningside took the lead back 30-28 on a Bryce Koch field goal with 4:47 left and the back and forth battled continued until halftime as Marcus Winterfeld’s basket with :23 left gave Dordt a 40-38 intermission advantage.

The Mustangs quickly regained the lead and got up 48-44 but Winterfeld hit a three-point shot and Terpstra added a three with 16:19 remaining for a 50-48 edge.  The lead changed hands three times before a pair of Taylor Feenstra free throws with 10:39 remaining put Dordt up for good 65-63.  Winterfeld had a tip in with 5:07 left to give the visitors a double digit lead and the lead was no smaller than six the rest of the game.



-Dordt had six players in double figures with Alec Henrickson topping all players with 23 points and he had eight assists. 

-Marcus Winterfeld recorded a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds.

-Alex Terpstra scored 18 and made 4-9 three-point shots.

-Taylor Feenstra added 13 points and had nine rebounds.

-Dalton Franken had ten points and nine rebounds and Andrew O’Donnell added ten points and three assists.

-Dordt was 30-66 from the field and 14-29 from the three-point arc while converting 21-28 free throws.

-Dordt had a 47-33 rebounding edge to offset Morningside’s 36-72 shooting.

-Pierce Almond had 20 points for the Mustangs and Ryan Tegtmeier had 19 points.

-Dordt improves to 11-10 overall and 2-7 in GPAC.

-Morningside is now 14-6 overall and 4-5 in the league.



Dordt will host Hastings on Saturday, January 14.



“This win was the result of guys continuing to believe and play hard. I felt coming back from Christmas that our practices have been different; our focus has been different and our confidence has been much better. It was good to see this pay off for the guys because they are fully vested; they full support each other and we have seen positive gains and to get this one here—it’s been five years since we won here-this is a good win for us.”



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