Hastings defeats Dordt 96-92 overtime
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt College Defenders overcame a second half double-digit deficit to force overtime but never led in the second half or overtime in falling 96-92 to the Hastings Broncos in GPAC basketball on Saturday at the De Witt Gym.
Dordt trailed from the start and got down by as many as eight before taking a brief lead at 26-25 on a Ben Gesink basket with 5:24 left in the first half. A Jesse Jansma gave Dordt another brief lead at 31-30 with 3:25 left in the half. Hastings proceeded to outscore Dordt 13-2 for a 43-33 lead before an Alec Henrickson basket with :20 left in the half cut the difference to 43-36.
Hastings built the lead to 12 on two different occasions, the last at 57-45 with 12:47 left in the game and it was still a ten point game with 11:24 left.
The Defenders whittled the lead down to three but it ballooned again to 73-61 with 5:28 remaining in the game.
Dordt gradually worked the lead down to 79-76 with 11 seconds left and an Alec Henrickson three-point shot tied it and sent it to overtime.
Dordt had the game tied 80-80 in the extra session but Hastings outscored Dordt 8-2 to take control and Dordt never had a shot to tie the game after that and fell 96-92.
Dordt was 32-72 from the field and 10-34 from the three-point line.
Hastings was 34-60 from the field and 7-14 from the three-point line.
Hastings had a 48-26 rebounding advantage.
The Broncos committed 23 turnovers to 10 for Dordt.
Zach Bussard scored 25 on 9-9 shooting from the field.
Alec Henrickson scored 16 in his first game back from an injury suffered on December 30.
Ben Gesink had 13 points and four assists while Jesse Jansma had 13 points.
Hastings was topped by Kevin Miller’s 29 points.
Dordt is 11-17 overall and 5-11 in the GPAC.
Hastings is 18-10 overall and 8-8 in the GPAC.
Dordt will host Morningside on Wednesday, February 14.
Hastings def. Dordt 96-92 overtime
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