Men's Varsity Basketball vs. Concordia

W 91-73

8:00 PM - Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Sioux Center, Iowa
Conference Match

Recap

SCORE

Dordt def. Concordia 91-73

HOW IT HAPPENED

Dordt College outscored Concordia 21-12 over the final 11 minutes of their contest on Wednesday night in Sioux Center to improve to 5-4 in league play.

Dordt raced out to a 32-12 lead after a little over ten minutes of play while converting 80 percent of its field goals.  

The Bulldogs responded by stopping the momentum and trailed 47-40 at halftime as Chandler Brunsting converted a field goal with time running out in the half.

The visitors proceeded to start the second half with a 12-2 run to lead 52-49 with 17:05 left in the game. Alec Henrickson eventually gave Dordt a 57-54 lead with his second three-point shot with 13:56 left in the game and Dordt never trailed again. The difference was still three with 11:06 left when Cooper Ross made a pair of free throws and Garrett Franken added a field goal with 10:03 left in the game. Dordt’s first double-digit lead  of the second half came with 3:49  remaining on a Bussard three-point play and Dordt was never challenged in finishing the 18-point win.          

COMPARISON

Dordt converted 33-55 field goals and 5-12 three-point shots with 20-24 success from the free throw line.

Concordia was 27-61 from the field and 12-28 from the arc and converted 7-9 free throws.

Dordt had a 35-19 rebounding advantage and limited Concordia to five offensive rebounds.

Dordt had 16 turnovers to 15 for the visitors.

Dordt shot 60 percent in both the first half and second half.

DORDT’S LEADERS

Bussard had 20 points and eight rebounds.

Chad Barkema had 17 points and five rebounds.

Franken had 12 points and six rebounds.

Brunsting had a game high five assists.

CONCORDIA’S LEADERS

Brevin Sloup and Carter Kent each had 15 point in the loss.

COACH VAN HAAFTEN SAID

“They made a run at us midway through the game and we made a run at them to finish the game. Zach and Josh both had really nice games. They ran the floor really hard and it was a good effort by both of those two guys. That’s who we are (speaking about rebounding edge)…we’re a big strong team, a long team with Garrett and Chad.  We should be a good rebounding team…that’s something we talk about all the time.”

GPAC SCORES

Dordt def. Concordia 91-73

Briar Cliff def. Midland 111-90

Dakota Wesleyan def. Morningside 86-82

Northwestern def. Doane 80-70

Jamestown def. Hastings 90-80