Hastings defeats Dordt 90-87
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Hastings College Broncos staged a comeback and took a three-point win from the Dordt College Defenders on Saturday afternoon in Hastings, Nebraska.
Dordt had a lead much of the second half but were unable to close out the final minutes and fell to 3-4 in GPAC play in the process.
The first half was played at a frantic pace as Dordt led by as many as nine before settling for a 44-36 halftime lead on Marcus Winterfeld’s driving basket at the buzzer.
A Chandler Brunsting three-point basket with 17:47 left in the game kept the lead at eight. Hastings responded with a charge and took a 60-59 lead with 14:18 remaining but the Defenders were able to bounce back from an eventual 64-61 deficit and seemed to have the game under control with aa 15-2 run to go up 76-66 after a KylE Lang three-point shot with 7:01 left in the game.
Hastings scored five unanswered but Dordt built the lead back to nine with an Andrew O’Donnell three-point shot with 4:54 left.
With 2:43 left Hastings tied the game at 84-84 and the Broncos took the lead on a Connor Musiel basket at the 1:34 mark.
Dordt took its last lead on a Ben Gesink free throw at 87-86 with just under a minute to go and Hastings got an eventual stop on defense and made two free throws and forced Dordt into a three-point attempt from the left corner that was off the mark at the buzzer that would have tied the game.
Dordt was 30-73 from the field and 10-31 from the three-point line.
Hastings was 32-69 from the field and 5-11 from the arc.
Dordt converted 17-26 free throws but was just 8-15 in the second half.
Hastings was 21-26 from the free throw line.
Hastings had a 51-32 rebounding edge to make up for 22 turnovers to Dordt’s 11.
Marcus Winterfeld had 16 points and six rebounds.
Chandler Brunsting and Ben Gesink both had 12 points and Brunsting had four three-point baskets.
Andrew O’Donnell had ten points and five rebounds. Chad Barkema had ten points.
Gesink led Dordt with four assists.
Kyle Lang and Dejay Fykstra each had eight points off the bench.
Dordt is now 3-4 in the GPAC and 9-10 overall.
Dordt will travel to Morningside on Wednesday, January 10.
Hastings College 90, Dordt College 87 Morningside College 80, Concordia University 57 Briar Cliff University 84, Mount Marty College 63 Northwestern College 100, Midland University 94