Dordt defeats Hastings 81-75
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender men’s basketball team had a fast start and used that to propel itself to a six point win in GPAC play over the Hastings Broncos on Saturday in Sioux Center.
Dordt took a 26-9 lead with 9:25 left in the first half on a Josh Van Lingen basket. The was as many as 19 before a 10-0 lead eventually cut the lead to 34-27 with 2:55 left in the half. Dordt answered with a Jesse Jansma basket and a pair of free throws by Zach Bussard and a two-point basket made the halftime score 42-29.
The Defenders picked up where they left off in the second half as the lead ballooned to 61-38 on a pair of Chad Barkema free throws with 12:20 left in the game and the lead was still 63-43 at the 10:00 mark after a Bussard basket.
Hastings did rally and worked the lead to 79-75 with a 32 point explosion over a nine minute period but Jesse Jansma converted two late free throws for Dordt to win by the final margin of 81-75.
Dordt had a 52-36 rebounding edge and converted 29-69 field goals with 8-20 success from the arc.
Hastings made 27-68 field goals and 9-31 three-point shots. The Broncos missed their first 13 three-point shots.
Dordt had 15 turnovers to 11 by the Broncos.
Jesse Jansma was 4-6 from the three-point line with five rebounds and two assists.
Zach Bussard was 7-10 from the field and had 17 points and eight rebounds with two steals.
Alec Henrickson was 5-10 from the field and had 15 points.
Chad Barkema had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Chandler Brunsting had nine rebounds and eight assists with no turnovers.
Josh Van Lingen had eight points.
Kevin Miller had 28 points and seven rebounds.
Bart Hiscock and Zach Kitten added 14 each with eight and six rebounds.
Dordt is 9-5 overall and 3-4 in the GPAC.
Hastings is 9-4 overall and 4-3 in the league.
The Defenders return to GPAC play in one week when they travel to Midland in Fremont, Nebraska to conclude pre-Christmas basketball.
Dordt def. Hastings 81-75
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Morningside def. Jamestown 87-79
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Mount Marty def. Concordia 70-69