Dordt def. Jamestown 87-68
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defenders overcome an early five point deficit and turned away Jamestown in GPAC action on Thursday night, January 14 in Sioux Center, Iowa. The Defenders used a 10-0 run to overcome the deficit and took the lead for good and led nearly the entire second half by double-digits.
Both teams were plagued by turnovers during the first half with Dordt taking an 11-7 lead on a three-point shot by Cade Bleeker with 14:30 remaining in the half. Jamestown responded with a 9-0 run and led 16-11 after Jack Talley knocked down a three-point shot with 11:31 left in the half.
Back to back baskets by Jake Vis tied the game for Dordt at 16-16 and Garrett Franken’s shot with 9:45 left gave Dordt a lead it never relinquished. Ben Gesink followed with a three-point shot to cap the 10-0 run and the lead eventually went to 44-35 at halftime.
A Franken basket started the second half for Dordt and the Defenders never led by less than 11 the rest of the game. Dordt extended the lead to 28 on several occasions after the ten minute mark and Jamestown cut into the lead but never got closer than 18 before falling 87-68. Jamestown was limited to 14 points in the first 13 minutes of the second half when the game was decided.
Dordt was 31-61 from the field for 51 percent success and made 12-24 three-point shots along with 13-15 free throws.
Jamestown was 29-66 from the field and 9-21 from the arc but only made 1-2 free throws.
Dordt had a 34-32 rebounding advantage and had 20 assisted baskets.
Cade Bleeker had 18 points to pace Dordt while Jacob Vis scored 17.
Bryce Coppock came off the bench to score a career high 16 points and had four assists.
Garrett Franken added 13 points with seven rebounds and four assists.
Camden Bialas converted nine points and blocked two shots and Ben Gesink had four steals.
Jamestown was led by Mason Walters with 18 points and nine rebounds.
Dordt is now 14-4 overall and 9-4 in the GPAC.
Jamestown is 12-5 overall and 8-4 in league play.
COACH VAN HAAFTEN SAID
“We were good tonight but I didn’t expect us to win by 19 tonight. Jamestown kicked our tails when were over there last month. I thought Dejay Fykstra and Garrett Franken did a really nice job on Mason Walters tonight—I know he went 9-11 but he only got 11 shots. Our guards did a nice job of collapsing and we kept them off the foul line and that was key. We got them to turn it over a few times which is rare and we passed it well. We were a good focused group and we’ve been that way now for the last several games.”
Dordt will travel to Hastings on Saturday, January 16.