Peru State defeats Dordt 102-97
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College led much of its non-conference game with Peru State but was unable to hang on in the final minutes and lost a 102-97 decision to Peru State on Friday afternoon in Orange City, Iowa. The game was a part of an eight game classic involving eight women’s and men’s teams over two days.
Dordt got out to a 12-4 lead four minutes into the game as Josh Van Lingen converted a basket. The lead grew to as many as nine before the Bobcats fought back to tie the game and eventually lead 24-23 with 9:10 left in the half.
A three-point shot by Jesse Jansma helped push the lead back to eight 42-34 and after a Bobcat three Kyle Lang hit a three of his own with a little over a minute left and Dordt settled for a six point halftime edge.
Dordt led by ten early in the second half but the Bobcats tied it at 57-57 with a 12-2 run. Dordt gradually pulled away to lead 82-72 when Marcus Winterfeld converted a three-point shot with 2:55 left in the game. Over the next two minutes Peru State went on a seven point run before Winterfeld stopped the run with a two point basket with :37 left that momentarily gave Dordt a five point lead. Peru State’s Nolan Cass had a three-point shot moments later and Alec Henrickson made two free thorws to get it to 86-82. A three-point by James Westbrook trimmed the lead to one and Dordt converted one of two free throws to extend the lead to 87-85.
Peru State missed on a three-point shot with under ten seconds left but got the offenseive rebound and putback to tie it. After a Dordt timeout the Defenders got the ball to the offensive end but a 12-foot shot on the baseline by Lang was blocked and the teams went to overtime.
Dordt never led in the overtime and had a chance to tie the game at 100 with under 20 seconds left but a three-point shot missed and Peru State made 2-4 free throws down the stretch to put the game away.
Dordt was 31-73 from the field for 42.5 percent and the Defenders were limited to 7-23 three-point shooting. Dordt converted 28-42 free throws.
Peru State was 38-84 from the field and 17-21 from the free throw line.
Both teams had 47 rebounds. Dordt had 13 turnovers to 15 for Peru State.
Marcus Winterfeld scored 17 and had five rebounds.
Kyle Lang had 16 points and Alec Henrickson had 15.
Josh Van Lingen scored 14 and Chad Barkema had ten with eight rebounds.
Quantice Hunter led all players with 27 points and was 12-24 from the field with four assists for the Bobcats.
COACH DOUMA SAID
“I thought we played really well for 38 minutes. I thought we fought. I thought we rebounded well and defended well. The last two minutes I think we showed our inexperience. We had a lot of turnovers during that stretch and even when we didn’t turn it over we had very tentative cuts. We got the ball where we needed to but we didn’t make some key free throws and we left the door open for Peru State and they came running through it.”