Doane def. Dordt 61-59
HOW IT HAPPENED
A late surge by Doane allowed the hosts to sneak out a two-point win on Saturday against Dordt in GPAC basketball. Doane took the lead in the second half with 1:36 left and then held on as Dordt had two shots in the final seconds to either tie or take the lead.
The pace of the game was slow in the first half with Dordt scoring seven of the last nine points of the first half for a 30-27 lead after trailing 25-23.
Dordt’s lead was many as seven on two occasions in the second half, the last time when Chad Barkema converted a lay up near the midpoint of the half to lead 51-44. Doane responded with a 6-0 run but Dordt got a basket by Garrett Franken and free throws by Chandler Brunsting to lead 55-50 with 7:13 left. The lead was still four at 59-55 after a pair of Jesse Jansma free throws with 2:22 left but Dordt wouldn’t score again.
A three-point play by Doane at the 2:08 mark got the Tigers within one and a pair of free throws at the 1:36 mark put the hosts up by a point. One more free throw by Doane provided the eventual 61-59 final with 1:05 left. Dordt had two possessions in the final minute but couldn’t get a shot to drop in the closing moments.
Dordt had a 46-34 rebounding edge.
Dordt committed 15 turnovers to 10 for the hosts.
Dordt converted 22-59 field goals and 5-21 three-point shots.
Doane had a 23-62 field goal success and was 4-21 from the arc.
Dordt was 10-16 from the free throw line and Doane was 11-15 from the charity stripe.
Chad Barkema had 11 points and seven rebounds with four assists and two steals.
Alec Henrickson had 14 points .
Josh Van Lingen added seven points with six rebounds.
Koh Flippin had 16 points and four rebounds and four steals.
Nick Kornieck had 11 points and eight rebounds with two assists.
Trace Tupper added 11 points and seven rebounds.
Dordt is 12-7 overall and 5-5 in the league.
Doane is 6-12 overall and 3-7 in the GPAC.
Dordt will host Dakota Wesleyan on Wednesday, January 9 and will be on the road to face Morningside on Saturday, January 12.
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Doane def. Dordt 61-59
COACH VAN HAAFTEN SAID
“We struggled on offense today. We didn’t make that extra pass that we are known to make. We had some shots that I think we should make and we had some key turnovers down the stretch. We had a couple plays that didn’t go our way and that’s what happens. It felt like we had a chance there to extend the lead out but we missed some free throws and we missed one around the basket and before you know it they’ve made some plays.”