Dordt defeats Midland 83-80
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt College men’s basketball team used a 57 percent shooting day to secure an 83-80 win on the road over the Midland Warriors on Saturday afternoon in GPAC play.
Dordt built a 36-24 halftime lead and never trailed as Josh Van Lingen scored the first five points of the game for the Defenders.
Dordt matched its biggest lead of the game with a Chad Barkema jump shot with 17:11 left in the game to go up 44-31. Midland followed with a 13-0 run to tie the game at 44-44 with 13:36 left in the game. A pair of Ben Gesink free throws stopped the run but the hosts were able to grab a 52-48 lead after a three-point basket at the 10:38 mark.
Dordt answered with a 9-0 run of its own capped by a Jesse Jansma three-point shot and a Garrett Franken shot in the lane. Dordt eventually took a pair of ten point leads, the last one at 66-56 as Barkema converted a layup in traffic.
The Warriors again had a comeback, using three-point baskets on four straight possessions to get within two and a three-point basket with 1:49 left in the game put the hosts up 78-77.
This time it was Jansma that answered for Dordt as he hit a 15-foot jump shot and Franken added a basket to get the lead to 81-78 with :35 left. Midland added a quick two to trail 81-80 with :26 but Jesse Jansma hit a pair of free throws with :19 left.
Midland missed a three-point shot to tie it and with :02 left in the game inbounded under its basket but Barkema stole the pass to seal the win.
Dordt was 33-58 from the field and 4-18 from the three-point line with 13-20 success from the free throw line.
Midland made 31-59 field goals and 10-26 three-point shots while converting 8-11 free throw.
Dordt had a 24-23 rebounding edge and committed nine turnovers to 15 for the hosts.
Franken, Van Lingen and Jansma all had 18 for the Defenders. Van Lingen and Franken had six and four rebounds each with Jansma handing out three assists.
Barkema had 14 points and five rebounds and Zach Bussard added seven points with three rebounds.
Bryce Parsons had 22 points with five rebounds and 10 assists and three steals.
Bowen Sandquist scored 14.
Dillon Faubel and Malik Martin each had 12 with Martin grabbing 10 rebounds.
COACH VAN HAAFTEN SAID
We did a really nice job down the stretch and really for the whole game offensively. We passed the ball very well with 18 assists and nine turnovers—we took care of the ball well. Midland did a nice job of getting back in the game—made some threes. We didn’t shoot it the best tonight but we passed it well and our post players had nice games and we scored around the rim a lot.”
Dordt def. Midland 83-80
Hastings def. Northwestern 100-94
Doane def. Mount Marty 88-62
Dakota Wesleyan def. Concordia 105-56
The Defenders will be off until December 28 and 29 when they play a pair of games in the Northwestern Classic in Orange City.
Dordt is now 10-5 overall and 4-4 in the GPAC. Midland is 3-5 in the GPAC and 5-8 overall.