Morningside defeats Dordt 83-63
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College was unable to fight off a second half run by the Morningside Mustangs and fell in the GPAC Quarterfinal round by an 83-63 margin in Sioux City on Wednesday, February 21.
The Defenders trailed from the start of the game and got down 18-8 before cutting the lead down to 20-15 with Kyle Lang hitting a three-point shot at the 13:14 mark of the first half. A Morningside basket stalled the rally but Dordt made another charge and overtook Morningside at 31-30 on another Lang three-point shot, one of three he made in the first half, this one coming at the 7:25 mark of the half.
The Mustangs responded almost immediately and built the lead to 12 before settling for a 50-40 lead when Chandler Brunsting’s basket capped the scoring in the first 20 minutes.
Dordt outscored the Mustangs 15-4 to start the second half and Chad Barkema’s three-point shot 4:22 after the intermission put Dordt up 55-54. The two teams were tied at 57-57 with 13:08 left before Morningside re-established control and went on a 16-0 run and limited the Defenders to two points over the next ten minutes and advanced to a semifinal contest on Saturday against Dakota Wesleyan.
Kyle Lang led Dordt with 12 points and Alec Henrickson added 10 with three assists.
Chad Barkema had nine points for the Defenders and Marcus Winterfeld had eight points with five rebounds and two assists and two steals.
Chandler Brunsting had five rebounds to share team honors with Winterfeld.
Dordt was 24-59 shooting from the field and 6-8 from the free throw line.
Morningside was 33-59 from the field and 7-15 on three-point shots with 10-15 success from the free throw line.
Morningside had a 37-28 rebounding advantage.
Both teams had 12 turnovers.
Dordt concludes the season with a 12-19 mark while Hastings advances with a 24-6 record.
Morningside College 83, Dordt College 63
Doane University 85, Briar Cliff University 84
Northwestern College 107, Concordia University 87
Dakota Wesleyan University 87, Hastings College 67
Doane @ Northwestern
Dakota Wesleyan @ Morningside