Dordt defeats Dakota State 89-83
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt men’s basketball team battled through a slow start and beat Dakota State with a late surge on Tuesday night in non-conference basketball in Madison, South Dakota 89-83.
Dordt led briefly in the first half 7-5 after a Zach Bussard field goal but the hosts retook the lead on a three-point basket on the next possession and used an 11-0 run to lead 21-10.
The lead only grew from there as Dakota State built the advantage to 39-22 with 6:45 left in the first half.
A pair of Chad Barkema free throws got Dordt to within 44-35 with 2:12 left and a three-point play by Garrett Franken combined with a Cooper Ross buzzer beater from 23 feet got the Defenders to within a manageable 47-42 at halftime.
Josh Van Lingen started the second half with a basket but the Trojans worked the lead up to 60-52 with 15:08 left in the game.
Four minutes later the lead was still eight when Garret Franken buried the first of back to back three-point baskets to start a 13-0 run that ended with a Franken two-point basket.
With the 74-69 lead Dordt saw the Trojans battle back for a 75-74 advantage with 6:01 left but Dordt had an answer. Zach Bussard converted a field goal and Jesse Jansmae made two free throws. The hosts missed the front end of a one and one and Van Lingen converted for an 81-76 lead. A Chad Barkema steal and dunk ended an 8-0 run that ultimately proved to be too much for Dakota State to overcome. The Trojans never got closer than four the rest of the game.
Dordt had a 38-29 rebounding advantage.
The Defenders had 16 turnovers and Dakota State 14.
Dordt was 27-57 from the field and 10-21 from the three-point line.
Dakota State was 32-64 from the field and 10-22 from the three-point line.
Dordt converted 25-30 free throws including 16-20 in the second half. Dakota State was 9-15 and missed two front end of one and one attempts in the second half.
Garrett Franken had 19 points and 12 rebounds with two assists and two steals.
Josh Van Lingen had 17 points and five rebounds.
Jesse Jansma scored 16 with four assists and two steals.
Alec Henrickson and Zach Bussard each had 11 and 10 points in reserve roles.
Chad Barkema had eight points. Eight rebounds, five assists and two steals.
Dordt is 6-2.
DAKOTA STATE’S NUMBERS
Josh McGreal had 24 points and five rebounds.
Justin Folkers had 20 points.
Brady Elder had 13 points but was held to just two points in the second half.
Dakota State is 2-5.
COACH VAN HAAFTEN SAID
“They (Dakota State) made a lot of shots early. They went 5-7 from the arc to start the game and 5-15 to finish. We did a much better job in the second half of guarding them. I thought one of the keys at halftime was the coaches—Kyle Lindbergh, Brandon Schwebke and JD Boer said we had to change up our defense and put our best Chad Barkema, our best defender on number one--Brady Elder, and I thought he did a great job on him in the second half because he really torched us in the first half.”
Dordt will be off until Friday, November 23 when the Defenders travel to face Waldorf in Forest City on Friday and Wartburg on Saturday in Waverly.