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.
-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.”
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