Dordt defeats Dakota State 110-92
How It Happened
Dordt never trailed and defeated Dakota State Wednesday night in non-conference men’s basketball play in Sioux Center.
Marcus Winterfeld started the scoring with a three-point basket and Dordt’s pressuring defense eventually took its toll and the Defenders built their first ten point lead on a Jesse Jansma three-point basket for a 24-14 lead.
An Andrew O’Donnell free throw pushed the lead to 56-33 with 1:26 left in the half and Dordt settled for a 56-38 halftime lead.
Dakota State tried to make a game of it and was able to get within 83-70 with 9:06 left but Alec Henrickson scored 12 of his team high 21 points over a two minute stretch from the 7:21 mark to the 5:12 mark to help the Defenders put the game out of reach.
- Both teams scored 54 points in the second half.
- Dordt made 43-70 field goals and forced 23 turnovers.
- Dakota State was 34-53 from the field and 11-21 on three-point shots but were outrebounded 31-22.
- Henrickson scored 23 and was 5-6 on three-point shots and had three rebounds.
- Marcus Winterfeld scored 19 and Jesse Jansma and Kyle Lang each had 13 in their college debuts.
- Andrew O’Donnell added 12.
- Chandler Brunsting scored six and had seven assists with four steals.
- Dakota State’s Keeon Johnson had a game high 27 points and had 21 points in the second half.
- Dordt is 1-0 while Dakota State slips to 2-1
Coach Ross Douma Said
“I thought we came out in the first six or seven minutes of the game and really asserted the pace of play the way we wanted it. Both rotations did a good job of applying pressure and we did a nice job, for the most part, of not fouling. We shared the ball well and I thought we rebounded fairly well—rebounding is going to be a concern for us. We’re not going to overwhelm anyone with size but our kids fight and I’ve said along this is a pretty competitive team.”
Dordt will travel to Valley City State (North Dakota) on Friday night and will face Jamestown (North Dakota) on Saturday.