Dordt defeats Mount Marty 77-73
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt College Defender men’s basketball team overcame a sub-par shooting night to defeat the Mount Marty Lancers on Wednesday night in Yankton, South Dakota, 77-73.
Dordt enjoyed a good start to the game and led 21-13 with 9:24 left in the first half after a Marcus Winterfeld basket. Mount Marty responded with five unanswered points and eventually tied the game at 24-24 with 5:27 left in the half.
The Lancers put together a 7-0 run to lead 36-28 but a Winterfeld basket followed by a Chandler Brunsting steal and layup just before the halftime buzzer cut the lead in half 36-32.
Back to back baskets by Kyle Lang got Dordt to within 49-48 early in the second half and the Defenders tied the game at 51-51 on a Jesse Jansma three-point shot from the corner.
The lead changed hands several times with neither team leading by more than three until Dordt’s final margin of victory.
The game was tied for the 11th time at 73-73 after a basket with :49 left by Mount Marty. Marcus Wintefeld converted a basket with :24 left and Mount Marty was called for an illegal screen on the ensuing possession and Winterfeld sealed it with a pair of free throws with :05 left in the game.
Dordt was 29-69 from the field and 9-15 from the free throw line. Dordt was limited to 10-28 shooting from the three-point line.
Mount Marty was 27-52 from the field and 6-13 from the arc with 13-19 free throw success.
Dordt had a slight 38-37 rebounding edge and forced 16 turnovers while committing nine.
Marcus Winterfeld had a game high 28 points and scored 19 in the second half while taking down ten rebounds.
Kyle Lang scored 16 for the Defenders and was 4-6 from the three-point line.
Chandler Brunsting scored nine with seven rebounds and Ben Gesink added seven. Andrew O’Donnell handed out three assists.
Dordt is 5-7 in the conference and 11-13 overall. Mount Marty is 1-11 and 4-18 overall.
Dordt will host Midland (3-10/11-12) on Saturday at 4:00.
Concordia University 93, Hastings College 83
Northwestern College 66, Morningside College 57
Dordt College 77, Mount Marty College 73
Briar Cliff University 84, Midland University 64
COACH ROSS DOUMA SAID
“When you take a look at a game like this there’s a lot of little plays through out that make a big difference. To be clear, we weren’t very good offensively and we didn’t shoot it very well. I thought our movement was good and we took care of it with only nine turnovers but we just didn’t score it very well. What do you do to make up for that? You stay with it poise-wise, which we did, and then you give effort on the defensive end. We forced 16 turnovers to our nine and that difference was obviously critical tonight.”