Dordt defeats Waldorf 88-77
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College evened its record at 2-2 with an 11 point win over the Waldorf Warriors on Tuesday night in Sioux Center. The Defenders led most of the game in their fourth straight contest against a North Star Athletic Association member.
Dordt struggled to score but Chad Barkema made a three-point shot and Jesse Jansma made a three with 15:51 left in the first half to tie the game 6-6. Jansma converted on his next shot for a 9-6 lead but Waldorf responded by taking a 10-9 lead with back to back baskets.
A three-point shot by Barkema with 13:38 left in the first half put Dordt up for good and the Defenders went up by as many as eight before settling for a 44-39 halftime lead on a Ben Gesink tip-in before the buzzer.
The lead quickly grew to ten and Dordt used a 10-0 run to lead 67-47 with 12:53 left in the game. Waldorf responded with a charge to get within 83-77 with 2:00 remaining but Barkema basket and a pair of Alec Henrickson free throws stopped the threat and Dordt eventually earned the 11 point win.
Dordt forced 21 turnovers while committing nine and had a 41-39 rebounding edge and took away 19 offensive rebounds.
Barkema led Dordt with 20 points on 8-12 shooting and he had four rebounds.
Alec Henrickson added 14 with two assists and Marcus Winterfeld contributed ten points, six rebounds and one steal with six assists.
Kyle Lang had eight points and four rebounds and Ben Gesink added seven points.
Andrew O’Donnell, Jesse Jansma, Zach Bussard and Jesse Jansma all had six points as Dordt converted 34-76 field goals.
Dordt is 2-2 while Waldorf is now 1-2.
COACH DOUMA SAID
“I was pleased with how hard we came to play on the defensive end. I thought we did a better job of guarding the ball out front than we did over the weekend—that was obviously an area we felt we had to shore up in a hurry given that Waldorf has some very good guards—that was a big concern coming in. We didn’t shoot the ball well in the first half and we didn’t let that affect us on the defensive end.”
Dordt will face Peru State on Friday and Waldorf on Saturday in a classic hosted by Northwestern. Times for the games will be announced after the GPAC Semifinal round of volleyball is complete on Wednesday night.