Midland defeats Dordt 99-95
HOW IT HAPPENED
Midland survived a Dordt College threat to take a four point decision from the Defenders in Sioux Center on Saturday, January 27.
The Defenders started behind and managed to take am 11-10 lead on a Chandler Brunsting field goal with 16:26 left in the half. Midland responded with a 10-0 run and eventually got up 32-22 with 6:03 left in the half.
Dordt rallied with a 9-0 run capped by a Jesse Jansma field goal at the 3:51 mark and the Midland lead ended up at 44-42 when halftime came.
Dordt used early momentum in the second half to lead 55-48 and the Defenders were still up by six with 13:18 left after Andrew O’Donnell knocked down a three-point shot. A seven point run for Midland followed and the difference grew to five before Chandler Brunsting hit two free throws and Jesse Jansma had back to back three-point shots for a brief 76-73 lead with 6:41 left in the contest.
The score was tied at 79-79 and Midland took the lead for good on a pair of free throws and held on after building an eight point lead at one point in the final minutes of play.
Dordt was 32-60 from the field and 10-26 from the three-point line with 21-27 success from the free throw line.
Midland was 34-50 from the field and 7-11 from the arc while converting 24-28 free throws.
Midland had a 33-17 rebounding edge.
Chandler Brunsting had 23 points on 6-9 shooting and had a team high five rebounds with two assists and two steals.
Jesse Jansma scored 17 points and was 4-8 from the three-point line.
Kyle Lang and Kobe Critchley each had 11 points and Andrew O’Donnell had a team high four assists.
Dordt will host Northwestern on Wednesday, January 31.
Mount Marty College 75, Doane University 65 Hastings College 71, Dakota Wesleyan University 69 Morningside College 99, Briar Cliff University 85 Midland University 99, Dordt College 95