Men's Varsity Basketball vs. Northwestern

L 94-105

8:00 PM - Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Sioux Center, Iowa
Conference Match

Recap

SCORE

Northwestern def. Dordt 105-94

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Dordt Defender men’s basketball team battled from behind most of the night before succumbing 105-94 against Northwestern in GPAC basketball on Wednesday night in Sioux Center.

Dordt led 6-5 after an Alec Henrickson basket but never led again as Northwestern built an eight point halftime lead of 51-43.

In the second half the deficit grew to 1 before Dordt mounted a threat, scoring nine points in a row from the 8:54 mark to the 6:12 mark. Alec Henrickson converted two free throws and had a two-point and three-point field goal in the run.  The difference was still two points at 81-79 with 5:06 left on a Josh Van Lingen field goal but Northwestern eventually got up 93-84 and Dordt got as close as 95-90 before dropping the 11 point difference.

 

THE NUMBERS

-Alec Henrickson scored a career high 36 points on 12-19 shooting and he made 9-10 free throws.

-Dordt was 35-68 from the field for 51.5 percent success and 20-29 from the free throw line. 

-Northwestern was 36-61 from the field for 59 percent and had a 36-31 rebounding advantage.

-Taylor Feenstra scored 16 and Van Lingen had 12 while Andrew O’Donnell had 11 points.

-Northwestern’s Colton Kooima led all players with 37 and Nathan Wedel added 20.

-Dordt is 12-13 overall and 3-10 in the GPAC.  Northwestern is 20-4 overall and 10-3 in conference play.

 

COACH DOUMA SAID

“I really felt coming out that we were on our heels defensively for the first ten or eleven minutes of the game and when you give that kind of rhythm with what they can do offensively, that’s a bad recipe. I felt they played from on top and kept the momentum and everything we did to generate comebacks took a lot of energy. I think they won a lot of 50-50 balls on the boards and on the floor.  We got in transition in the second half which was a result of getting the first rebound.  We had a hard time getting the rebound clean and that took away the opportunity get a spurt.  What I really liked about Alec’s performance was that he went a stretch in the first half where he didn’t get many touches and opportunities because they were trying to take him away.  He kept good pace and was able to look for his opportunities.”

 

NEXT

Dordt will host Doane on Saturday, January 28 at 4:00

 

GPAC SCORES

Midland def. Doane 78-51

Concordia def. Hastings 78-76

Northwestern def. Dordt 105-94