Northwestern defeats Dordt 116-111 ot
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College was unable to hold a late lead and fell in overtime 116-111 to Northwestern in Orange City on Wednesday night in Orange City.
Dordt led by as many as 10 on several occasions in the first half before settling for an eight point lead at halftime.
In the second half the Raiders tied the game on a Chris Borchers basket to make it 70-70 with 13:02 left and it was tied again at 72 and 75.
A Derek Buysse basket with 8:46 left in the game gave Northwestern its first lead of the second half but Jesse Jansma converted a shot and was fouled and Dordt had the lead back at 80-78 with 7:31 left in the game.
Dordt’s lead would grow to 95-86 when Chandler Brunsting made a three-point shot with 2:28 left and the lead was nine again when Marcus Winterfeld converted two free throws with 2:00 remaining.
Northwestern battled back to within 101-97 with 23 second left and a Nathan Wedel basket cut it to 101-99. Andrew O’Donnell made one of two free throws on Dordt’s next possession with :12 left and Northwestern raced down the floor trailing by three.
Colton Kooima was fouled with :06 and he was awarded three shots as he was ruled to be in the act of shooting a three-point basket and made all three to tie it 102-102. Dordt’s shot by Alec Henrickson was short to end regulation and the teams went to an extra session.
Dordt was up 109-108 after a Winterfeld basket with 1:43 left but five straight points by Northwestern put them in control and they went on to win the five point decision.
Dordt was 40-75 from the field and 13-30 from the three-point line.
Alec Henrickson scored 25 points.
Jesse Jansma scored 21 and was 4-5 from the three-point line.
Marcus Winterfeld scored 16 and Chad Barkema and Chandler Brunsting each had 11. Brunsting had six rebounds and three assists.
Northwestern had a 35-32 rebounding edge. Dordt forced 15 turnovers while committing 12.
Northwestern was 42-67 from the field and made 23-28 free throws.
Nathan Wedel led all players with 46 points for Northwestern.
Dordt will travel to Midland on Saturday in its next outing.
COACH ROSS DOUMA SAID
“It’s a disappointing loss—I really hurt for the guys. I thought we sold out for this game and gave our best effort in many regards. We can’t get into a halfcourt slugfest with them. They are too big and too experienced and they would expose us. I thought we wore them down and forced some turnovers but we allowed some guys to get loose in transition and put the ball on the floor and go one on one.”
Concordia University 81, Hastings College 75 Midland University 103, Briar Cliff University 94 Dakota Wesleyan University 72, Mount Marty College 41 Northwestern College 116, Dordt College 111 (OT)