Dordt def. Mount Marty 81-56
HOW IT HAPPENED
A ten-point run by the Dordt Defenders in the first half opened up a double digit lead over the Mount Marty Lancers and propelled the Defenders to a 25 point victory to open the GPAC season on Wednesday night in Yankton, South Dakota.
The two teams were tied at 12 with 9:12 left in the first half but Cooper Ross hit a three-point basket to unlock the tie and Garrett Franken followed with back to back baskets and a three-point shot in a little over a minute to extend the lead to 22-12.
Three-point baskets by Jesse Jansma and Alec Henrickson and a two-point jumper Jansma closed the half on an eight point run for Dordt.
Zach Bussard started the second half with a basket to stretch the lead from 37-18 to 21 points and a Chandler Brunsting three-point shot capped a 13-0 run. Dordt’s lead was as many as 29 before settling for the 25 point win.
Dordt was 32-71 from the field and 12-33 from the three-point line and 5-9 on free throws.
Mount Marty was limited to 22-65 shooting and 4-19 from the arc.
Dordt had a 46-34 rebounding edge.
Chad Barkema had a game high 17 points with six rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Garrett Franken had 15 points and eight rebounds.
Jesse Jansma had nine points in 17 minutes in his first play this sseason.
Marcus Winterfeld and Chandler Brunsting each had eight points and Brunsting had six rebounds and five assists.
Chase Altenburg had 12 points for the Lancers.
Dordt will host Morningside in a 3:00 game on Saturday, November 10.
Dordt College 81, Mount Marty College 56
Briar Cliff University 104, University of Jamestown 98
Dakota Wesleyan University 88, Northwestern College 75
Hastings College 87, Doane University 81
COACH VAN HAAFTEN SAID
“We did a better job of passing the ball and played excellent defense the entire game. I thought our guys did a tremendous job on switches and I thought our five men played really played well defensively tonight—that was really great to see.”