Men's Basketball vs. Doane

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W 75-69

4:00 PM - Saturday, January 25, 2020
Crete, Nebraska
Conference Match



Dordt def. Doane 75-69


The Dordt Defender men’s basketball team took the season sweep of the Doane Tigers on Saturday afternoon in Crete, Nebraska with a 75-69 win over the Tigers.

The Defenders led all but the opening moments of the contest and had a double digit lead in the second half but had to fight off a late charge by the hosts for their eighth win of the GPAC season.

The Defenders were up 23-20 when Ben Gesink scored a fast break basket and Cade Bleeker added a lay up off an assist by Dustin Marra after a steal. Bleeker added a free throw for the three-point play and the lead was 28-20. Another three-point play late in the half by Jesse Jansma had the Defenders up 39-28 and the teams traded baskets for a 41-30 Dordt lead.  The lead would have been double digits if not for Anthony Laravie’s three-point basket under heavy duress at the buzzer for a 41-33 difference.

Doane scored the first four points of the second half to get the difference down to 41-37 but Ben Gesink and Jansma converted back to back three-point shots and Dordt’s lead eventually got to 15 points.  Dordt had a couple chances to extend the lead but the Tigers were able to hang around and forced some turnovers.

The lead was still 10 after a Marcus Winterfeld putback of a missed shot 63-53 with 3:56 remaining in the game but the Tigers to got with 63-58 just a minute later. The Tigers never got to within a one possession game and the Defenders converted free throws down the stretch to seal the win with Winterfeld going 8-10 on free throws to help preserve the victory.


Jesse Jansma had 15 points and converted a pair of three-point shots with four rebounds.

Zach Bussard had 14 points and was 5-6 from the field with five rebounds.

Marcus Winterfeld added 12 points and Garrett Franken had 10. 

Josh Van Lingen came off the bench to score eight and had a pair of assists.

Dordt was 27-56 from the field for 48 percent and converted 5-22 three-point shots and 16-28 free throws.

The Defenders held a slight 33-32 rebounding edge and forced 21 turnovers while committing 13.

Doane was 26-52 from the field and 6-21 from the arc and converted 11-18 free throws.

Doane’s Anthony Laravie had 28 points—converting 18 in the second half.

Dordt is 17-7 overall and 8-6 in league play while Doane is 5-17 overall and 1-12 in the GPAC.


Dordt will be off until Saturday, February 1 when the Defenders travel to Midland for the second of three straight road games.