Jamestown defeats Dordt 89-68
HOW IT HAPPENED
An eight point run by the hosts gave Jamestown some breathing room on the way to an 89-68 win over the Dordt Defenders in GPAC Quarterfinal round basketball on Wednesday night.
Dordt and Jamestown battled to a relatively even first half of play before the Jimmies controlled the late stages of the game. Jamestown got off to a fast start with a 23-13 lead at the 12:37 mark of the first half but Dordt pecked away at the difference and a Jesse Jansma basket with 5:54 left in the half got the Defenders within 28-24.
Jamestown built the lead back up to seven at 38-31 but a Cade Bleeker three and back to back baskets by Ben Gesink tied the game at 38=38. A late three by the Jimmies gave them a 41-38 halftime lead.
Dordt managed to get up 52-50 after Gesink made two free throws at the 15:01 mark and the Jimmies rattled off six in a row. The two teams traded points to 56-54 and the hosts went on an 8-0 run to get up 10 and Dordt was never closer than six the rest of the game.
Dordt was 26-64 from the field and 4-22 from the three-point line while converting 12-17 free throws.
Jamestown was 34-63 from the field and 13-24 from the arc while converting 8-11 free throws.
Jacob Vis led Dordt with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
Garrett Franken scored 13 and Jesse Jansma had 10 with three assists.
Ben Gesink scored nine with four assists and five steals. Cade Bleeker added eight points.
Dordt was outrebounded 41-31 but forced 12 turnovers while committing just nine.
Jamestown was led by Mason Walters with 23 points and 11 rebounds.
Dordt ends the season with an 18-8 record.
Jamestown travels to Northwestern on Saturday for the semifinal round.