Morningside defeats Dordt 90-77
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt College Defender men’s basketball team suffered an offensive lull midway through the second half and never recovered in dropping a 90-77 decision to the Morningside Mustangs on Wednesday night in Sioux City.
The Defenders led almost the entire first half, taking a 9-2 lead just three minutes into the game as Marcus Winterfeld scored seven of Dordt’s first nine points. The lead grew to 11 on an Andrew O’Donnell lay up with 9:28 left in the half but the Mustangs showed some life by coming back to take a 32-31 lead and two ties ensued at 32-32 and 35-35. Over the final 2:55 of the half the Defenders outscored the hosts 10-3 and took a 45-38 lead.
Dordt was able to push the lead to 11 on two occasions in the second half and led 67-58 with 11:19 remaining in the game after a Ben Gesink lay up. Morningside went on a 15-0 run over the next 4:08 and led 73-67 before Kyle Lang converted a basket.
Dordt got as close as two, the last time at 77-75 with 4:07 left and the Mustangs closed the game with a seven point run to win 90-77.
Marcus Winterfeld led Dordt with 20 points and was 7-14 from the field and 4-8 from the three-point line.
Andrew O’Donnell scored 14 on 6-8 shooting and Ben Gesink added 13 on 5-8 shooting.
Kyle Lang was Dordt’s fourth double-digit scorer with 12.
Dordt converted 29-63 field goals and 10-11 free throws.
Morningside was 31-55 shooting and 10-23 from the three-point line and 18-23 from the free throw line.
Morningside had a 32-29 rebounding edge.
Alex Borchers was 8-8 from the field for Morningside and 5-5 from the free throw line for 24 points.
Dordt is 9-11 overall and 3-5 in the GPAC. Morningside is 14-4 overall and 6-2 in the league.
COACH ROSS DOUMA SAID
“I thought we did a good job of applying pressure in the first half and we contained the ball well and our wings were able to get out and get some tips and get some deflections. We were up nine in the second half and we had some empty possessions and we simply turned the ball over way too much. When they were making their run we couldn’t halt it by getting a good quality shot.
Briar Cliff University 78, Concordia University 65 Doane University 71, Hastings College 58 Morningside College 90, Dordt College 77 Northwestern College 95, Dakota Wesleyan University 86