Men's Basketball vs. Jamestown

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L 89-96

3:00 PM - Saturday, December 1, 2018
Sioux Center, Iowa
Conference Match



Jamestown defeats Dordt 96-89 overtime


The Jamestown Jimmies overcame a 12 point second half deficit to force overtime and won a 96-89 decision from Dordt after the extra session.

Dordt was up 39-32 at the end of the first half and quickly built the lead to 46-34 with 18:30 left in regulation.  Jamestown recovered quickly and took its first lead of the second half with a 52-51 advantage at the 14:11 mark. 

For the next seven minutes neither team led by more than three until Jamestown’s Jon Purintun converted a basket for a 69-65 lead.  Dordt scored the next six points on a three-point basket by Alec Henrickson and pair of free throws also by Henrickson. Zach Bussard had the other point in the run with a free throw.

Josh Van Lingen converted three-straight three-pointers late in the game as the teams exchanged made baskets and a long two by Garrett Franken put the Defenders up 84-82 with just under a minute left in regulation. Dordt got a defensive stop and had the basketball with :49 remaining. Dordt turned it over with seven seconds later and that led to a breakaway layup to tie the game.

Dordt ran the clock down to nine seconds but Jesse Jansma’s shot in the lane was blocked and Jamestown missed on their possession in transition with two seconds left. A desperation heave after a timeout by Dordt was off the mark and the teams went to the extra period.

Dordt’s last lead was at 89-88 after a Jansma basket with 1:53 left and Jamestown scored the final eight points—the last three were a free throw with :11 left and a lay-up when the game was already decided with :04 left.


Dordt was 31-74 from the field and 7-22 from the arc with 20-27 free throw success. Jamestown was 34-75 from the field and 12-32 from the three-point line and converted 16-24 free throws.

Jamestown had a 50-45 rebounding edge and had 13 offensive rebounds.

Jamestown committed 21 turnovers and Dordt had 16.


Van Lingen had 21 points and five rebounds and knocked down three three-point baskets.

Bussard came off the bench to score 17 with ten rebounds.

Jesse Jansma and Garrett Franken each had 14 points with Franken getting eight and Chad Barkema had 14 with eight rebounds.


Jon Purintun topped the Jimmies with 19 points and had four rebounds.

Kevin Oberweiser had 18 with ten rebounds and Brock Schrom added 15 and Isaiah Dobson added 14.

Brady Birch came off the bench to score 13 with eight rebounds.


Dordt is 8-4 overall and 2-3 in GPAC play.

Jamestown is 10-2 and 4-2.


Dordt will travel to Briar Cliff on Wednesday night to face the Chargers.


Jamestown def. Dordt 96-89 OT

Morningside def. Hastings 104-73


“I didn’t think we were clean tonight. I thought we made a lot of mistakes offensively and defensively on the floor. I was happy with how we executed down the stretch.  Down three we came out and ran our play and Jesse made the perfect pass to Chandler for an open three over there and it just rimmed in and out. We’re going to try to keep getting better. We had a chance at 84-82 to put the game away and that’s something we’ve done really well this year but it didn’t happen in this game.”