Men's Varsity Basketball vs. Dakota Wesleyan

L 73-107

8:00 PM - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Mitchell, South Dakota
Conference Match

Recap

SCORE

Dakota Wesleyan def. Dordt 107-73

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Dordt College was unable to keep up with the hot shooting Dakota Wesleyan Tigers on Wednesday night in Mitchell, South Dakota and lost a 107-73 decision to the hosts.

Dordt took a 4-0 lead on baskets by Alec Henrickson and Taylor Feenstra and led 9-6 after Marcus Winterfeld knocked down a three-point basket.  Henrickson’s three-point basket extended the lead to 12-8 but an eight point lead by Wesleyan gave them the lead for good.

Henrickson made a three-point shot to cut the lead to 16-15 but Dordt went scoreless over the next five minutes and got down 27-15 before a Chad Barkema free throw with 8:09 ended the drought.  The lead grew to 54-29 at halftime.

A Winterfeld three-point basket with 11:20 left got the Defenders to within 71-52 but a six point run extended the lead up to 25 points and Dordt was never able to mount a serious threat in the final ten minutes.

 

THE NUMBERS

-Dakota Wesleyan was 38-63 from the field and 12-22 from the three-point line or 60 and 55 percent success respectively.

-Dordt was 26-64 from the field and had a slight 33-31 rebounding edge.

-Turnovers were not a factor with Dordt committing nine and Wesleyan six.

-Henrickson led Dordt with 19 and Winterfeld had 14 points and 12 rebounds.

-Andrew O’Donnell scored eight and had three assists.

-Wesleyan was led by Ty Hoglund’s 34 points and Jason Spicer added 18.  The two were a combined 19-22 from the floor.

-Dordt is 12-11 overall and 3-8 in the league.  Dakota Wesleyan is 17-5 overall and 8-2 in the GPAC.

 

COACH DOUMA SAID

“They were very good tonight and were very focused.  You get to this point of the season where they are third place in the conference and they need to hold serve and they played like it. It’s hard to guard when you’re not mentally ready to play and play focused and you don’t have yourself ready to compete at the highest level you possibly can.   They (Dakota Wesleyan) pose enough challenges the way it is and then when you are a step slow and not mentally dialed in and we weren’t mentally dialed in. We got behind and things didn’t go well and we didn’t adjust.  It was very disappointing given the fact that we played so well coming back from Christmas and competed so hard and that’s been our trademark.”

 

GPAC SCORES

Hastings def. Doane 86-69

Briar Cliff def. Northwestern 103-77

Dakota Wesleyan def. Dordt 107-73

Morningside 125-74