Dordt defeats Waldorf 103-68
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College used a fast start in the second half and pulled away for a 35 point win over Waldorf on Saturday at a classic hosted by Northwestern in Orange City.
A Ben Gesink basket five minutes into the game gave the Defenders a lead they wouldn’t relinquish the rest of the game. The lead ballooned to ten on a Chandler Brunsting lead with 9:13 left in the half at 29-19.
Waldorf recovered to cut into the lead and had it down to 41-40 after a free throw with 4:02 remaining in the half. Gesink came back with a basket and Chad Barkema made two free throws and Dordt held a 49-44 lead at halftime.
Dordt started the second half with a 13 point run and scored 24 of the first 25 points in the first seven minutes after the break and were never challenged in taking the 35 point win.
Marcus Winterfeld scored 24 on 9-13 shooting and converted 5-7 three-point shots.
Kyle Lang scored 13 and Chandler Brunsting added 12 on 4-5 three-point shooting.
Jesse Jansma and Chad Barkema had 11 and 10 each.
Kobe Critchley had a team high seven assists and four rebounds.
Ben Gesink added nine.
Dordt was 37-61 from the field and 18-29 from the three-point line.
Waldorf was limited to 21-59 shooting and committed 19 turnovers.
Waldorf’s Brian Smith had 14 points in a reserve role to lead the Warriors who are now 1-4.
Dordt is 3-3 and will open GPAC play on Wednesday night at Mitchell, South Dakota against Dakota Wesleyan.
COACH DOUMA SAID
“We asserted ourselves defensively to start the second half and were able to get separation throughout the second half. Our ability to repeatedly make plays on the defensive end was encouraging. If we can continue to improve defensively we can become a solid team.”