Morningside def. Dordt 79-66
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defenders never led and fell by a 13 point margin to the Morningside Mustangs in Sioux City on Wednesday night.
Morningside started the game with a 16-3 lead after six minutes and still trailed 18-5 with 11:51 left in the half. A Jesse Jansma basket started a 12-0 run that was capped with a Bryce Coppock three-point shot with 9:34 left in the half for an 18-17 deficit.
The Defenders never got closer and trailed 32-26 at halftime.
Dordt was still down 55-45 with 10:57 left in the game. Jesse Jansma knocked down a three-point shot to get Dordt within 55-48 but a basket by Morningside’s Trey Brown started a 9-0 run and Morningside led by at least 11 the rest of the game.
Dordt was led by Garrett Franken’s 19 points and 14 rebounds with two assists.
Bryce Coppock scored 14 and converted four three-point shots.
Jesse Jansma had 11 points and four assists with two steals. Cade Bleeker added nine points and four rebounds.
Morningside was topped by Trey Brown with 26 points and 19 rebounds. Will Pottebaum added nine points and five assists.
Dordt converted 27-65 field goals for 41.5 percent accuracy but struggled from the arc with a 7-33 night.
Morningside was 31-61 from the field and 3-13 from the arc.
Neither team shot free throws well with Dordt making 5-11 and Morningside 14-26.
Morningside had a 45-35 rebounding advantage.
Dordt is 6-3 overall and 2-3 in the league. Morningside is 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the GPAC.
COACH VAN HAAFTEN SAID
“I thought we got good shots early in the game—we just didn’t make them. Brown was tough for us to stop inside. Garrett (Franken) got things going in the second half and moved well. I thought Bryce (Coppock) did some nice things for us too.”
Dordt will host Doane on Saturday with the men’s game starting at 4:00.