Men's Basketball vs. Doane

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L 80-82

7:45 PM - Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Crete, Nebraska
Conference Match


Dordt University fell to Doane, 82-80, in a conference match-up played tonight in Crete, Neb. 

The Defenders dropped their second consecutive game and are now 5-5 in the conference, 13-6 overall. 

Doane erased an 8-point deficit over the final seven minutes to earn the come-from-behind win.

Bryce Coppock led the Defenders with 26 points, making good on 10-of-16 field goals including all four of his three-point attempts. Coppock has scored 20+ points in three straight and six of his last seven games.

Cade Bleeker added 19 points and five rebounds while Luke Rankin chipped in 16 points to go with a team-leading four assists.

Coppock converted a pair of free throws to put the Defenders up 72-64 with seven minutes left to go. Doane rallied, using a 12-3 run, finished off with five straight points from Anthony Laravie, to take back the lead (76-75) with 3:15 left.

Following a lay-up by Doane guard Josiah Gardiner to put the Tigers up by three, Bleeker knocked down a long three-pointer from the left wing to tie the score at 78 with 47 seconds left. Doane grabbed the lead back with a lay-up from Brady Timm only to have Rankin convert a pair of free throws with 13 seconds left to tie the score at 80. 

After a Doane timeout, Timm drew a foul and made the game-winning free throws with four seconds left. Rankin's last second three-pointer was off-line, giving the Tigers the win.

Both teams shot well from the field; Dordt at 50% and an even better 53% (10/19) from the three-point arc. Doane shot 58% both from the field and the three-point line. 

Doane held as much as a 13-point lead in a first half where they shot 64%. Dordt trimmed the lead down to 10 (40-30) by halftime and used a 14-2 run to take a 56-54 lead after a Coppock three-pointer (56-54) with 12 minutes to go.

Gardiner led Doane with 28 points and was complimented by Laravie's 23 points. Alec Oberhauser added a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Doane held a 33-22 advantage on the boards. They improve to 4-6 in the GPAC, 11-9 overall. 

“Doane played a good game today.  This is the first time many of our players are playing Doane and they are trying to get a feel for what Anthony Laravie is like and getting a feel for some of the other guys that are out here. You can watch all the tape you want but you have to get a feel for it. Once we get a feel for it  we get a little bit better on the defensive end. Maybe we have to do something differently from a coaching standpoint in order to get the ready to go early in the game," said Dordt basketball coach Brian Van Haaften.


Next Up

Dordt will host Briar Cliff on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 6:45pm.