Men's Varsity Basketball vs. Midland

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4:00 PM - Saturday, January 21, 2017
Fremont, Nebraska
Conference Match

Recap

 

SCORE

Midland defeats Dordt 83-77

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Dordt College battled back but couldn’t overcome the no. 19 ranked Midland Warriors on the road Saturday afternoon and lost a 83-77 decision in Fremont, Nebraska.

The teams played close much of the first half with five ties and three lead changes.  Damon Overton capped a 22 point first half with a three-point basket at the :25 mark after Ross Cooper had tied it with a three-point shot from the left corner.

Dordt took a brief lead with a Tyalor Feenstra three-point play and extened the difference to 61-57 difference on a three-point shot by Alec Henrickson with 11:28 left in regulation.  Midland responded with back to back Alex Starkel baskets and Overton added a three-point play and Midland never trailed again.

Andrew O’Donnell did tie it at 66-66 at the 7:17 mark but the Warriors got up by four moments later.  Marcus Winterfeld cut the gap to 74-73 with a lay up at the 3:34 mark but Overton scored a basket and Dordt missed on its next possession and Nick Wood extended the lead with an offensive rebound and put back with 2:23 left in the game.

A Winterfeld three-point basket got Dordt to within 80-77 but the Warriors made enough free throws to get the lead to 83-77 for the final.

 

THE NUMBERS

-Marcus Winterfeld scored a career high 28 points and was 6-14 from the three-point line and he recorded 12 rebounds with three assists.

-Andrew O’Donnell had 15 points, six rebounds and four assists with Taylor Feenstra adding 14 points and eight rebounds.

-Alec Henrickson was hampered with foul trouble most of the night and ended with nine points and four asissts.

-Dordt was 29-66 from the field but converted just 8-16 free throws.

-Midland was 31-56 from the field and 15-19 from the three throw line.

-Dordt had a 36-34 rebounding edge and had 13 offensive rebounds.  Both teams had eight turnovers.

-Overton led all players with 29 points and was 11-18 from the field.

-Dordt is now 12-12 overall and 3-9 in the GPAC.  Midland is 17-5 and 9-2.

-Dordt hosts Northwestern on Wednesday night, January 25.

 

COACH DOUMA SAID

“Midland played like a team that was very confident, has a lot of seniors and knew what it needed to get done at the end of the game.  I thought our shot selection at the end of the game was pretty good.  I liked how hard we played.   I thought our guys executed a lot of things really well today.  We rebounded hard and competed against a very physical team and outrebounded them.  There’s no questioning the effort. I think the one thing you leave disappointed with is the 8-16 day from the foul line. I thought we left some points on the floor there and I think we missed some pretty good open looks from the field too.”

 

GPAC SCORES

Dakota Wesleyan defeats Doane 96-76

Hastings defeats Northwestern 90-85  2ot

Midland defeats Dordt 83-77

Morningside defeats Concordia 85-65