Men's Varsity Basketball vs. Midland

W 80-62

Fremont, Nebraska
4:00 PM - Saturday, December 9, 2017
Conference Match

Recap

SCORE

Dordt def. Midland 80-62

HOW IT HAPPENED

Dordt College used a late run in the first half to take control of its game with Midland and won an 18 point decision on the road against the Warriors in GPAC play Saturday afternoon.

The teams were tied 18-18 with 10:08 left in the half before Dordt scored the next 10 points with Jessie Jansma scoring the first five in the run and Kyle Lang the next five. Midland got it to within 28-24 before a Chad Barkema field goals started a 9-0 run to close the half. Jansma had another five points on a two and a three-point basket and Dejay Fykstra scored two free throws to end the half for a 37-24 lead.

The lead quickly grew to 26 points with just over five minutes gone in the second half and the Warriors got no closer than 14 the rest of the game.  The 14 point difference came with 2:15 left and the final outcome was never in doubt.

THE NUMBERS

Jansma led Dordt with 27 points on 9-15 shooting and he was 7-11 from the three-point line.

Alec Henrickson scored 12 and Kyle Lang scored 10.

Ben Gesink came off the bench to score nine and Marcus Winterfeld and Fykstra each had six.

Winterfeld, Chandler Brunsting and Andrew O’Donnell all had five rebounds and O’Donnell had five assists.

Dordt is now 3-2 in the GPAC and 8-7 overall.

Midland is 2-4 in the league and 8-5 overall.

COACH DOUMA SAID

“This was a satisfying when in that we demonstrated a great deal of toughness on the road against a quality opponent in Midland following a frustrating loss on Wednesday.  This was a tough week from a schedule standpoint and our guys responded and accepted the challenge today.  Very pleased with our preparation on Thursday and Friday following Wednesday’s loss.  Our young team took a significant step forward today.”

NEXT

Dordt is off until Friday night, December 15 when the Defenders host Doane.

SCORES

Doane def. Mount Marty 72-59

Dakota Wesleyan def. Hastings 86-63

Briar Cliff def. Morningside 102-77

Dordt def. Midland 80-62