Defender Men To Face Northwestern Wednesday

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Defender Men To Face Northwestern Wednesday


Dordt will travel to Orange City, Iowa to face Northwestern on Wednesday, January 27 at 8:00 pm


tickets for the contest have been disbursed.  No tickets will be available at the door.






Northwestern is 15-5 this season and 10-5 in the GPAC and have won five in a row since an 81-74 overtime loss to Concordia on January 2.

Alex Van Kalsbeek leads the team with a 19.6 points per game average and 7.1 rebounds while converting 73.9 percent of his field goal attempts.  He also averages 2.7 assists per game. Trent Hilbrands scores 16.7 points per game and has converted 43 percent of his three-point shots and has 61 made three-point baskets this season. Craig Sterk and Jay Small average 13.8 and 13.5 points per game with 6.9 and 6.0 rebounds per game. Small has converted 38 percent of his three-point shots and has 50 makes this season. Isaac Heyer adds 7.9 points per game.

Northwestern is outscoring teams 86.5-74.7 and outrebound teams 37.8-29.6.  Northwestern also converts 53.5 percent of its field goals and 40 percent of its three-point shots.


The Defender men are 15-6 overall and 10-6 in the GPAC.    

Dordt converts 50.4 percent of its field goals while outscoring teams 83.6-76.1 and outrebound teams 36.8-33.7. Opponents make 44.6 percent of their field goals and the Defenders have converted 181 three-point shots with 35.5 percent success.   

Garrett Franken scores 16.0 points per game with 7.5 rebounds and he hands out 2.8 assists per game while making 48.9 percent of his field goals. Jesse Jansma scores 15.2 points per game with a team high 4.0 assists per game and he is making 47.2 percent of his field goals. Jacob Vis is scoring 12.4 points per game with 5.8 rebounds and he is making 65 percent of his field goal tries and has a team high 24 blocked shots. Cade Bleeker adds 11.1 points per game and Bryce Coppock is averaging 8.7. Ben Gesink’s average is 6.3 and he gets 3.6 rebounds and he is making 34 percent of his three-point shots. Camden Bialas is at 5.7 points per game and Fykstra converts 5.0. Bialas is making 74.3 percent of his field goal attempts.  Jansma has 38 made three-point shots while Bleeker and Coppock have 35 and 34 and Gesink 27.


Northwestern led for all but the first minute of its game with Hastings on Saturday and secured a road win 88-70. Craig Sterk and Alex Van Kalsbeek each had 24 with Sterk grabbing nine rebounds and Van Kalsbeek accounted for six assists. Isaac Heyer added 17 points as Northwestern converted 61.4 percent of its field goals and had a 38-21 rebounding edge.

Dordt surrendered a six point lead early in the second half Saturday and was never able to rally after a Doane 11-0 run and the Tigers won a home decision 83-69. Jesse Jansma and Jacob Vis each had 14 points and Garrett Franken scored 13 with nine rebounds in the loss. Dordt converted 24-61 field goals while Doane was 33-62.


Dordt built a double digit lead in the first half against Northwestern on December 16 and led the entire second half before winning 94-89.  Northwestern did trim the difference to three as early as 4:44 left but got no closer. Jansma scored 26 and Franken 23 to lead Dordt while Northwestern was topped by Small with 28 and Van Kalsbeek with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Dordt converted 36-65 field goals and Northwestern was 35-68.


Dordt will host Concordia in one week on February 3 in the final home regular season contest.


Morningside     13-2/17-2

Dakota Wesleyan 10-3/14-4

Jamestown       10-4/14-5

Concordia       11-5/14-7

Northwestern    10-5/15-5

Dordt           10-6/15-6

Briar Cliff     8-8/11-10

Mount Marty     4-12/7-14

Doane           3-13/6-15

Midland         2-12/4-13

Hastings        2-13/6-14


November 10

Concordia def. Midland 82-55


November 11

Jamestown def. Morningside 85-73

Dakota Wesleyan def. Briar Cliff 65-53


November 14

Concordia def. Northwestern 77-74

Briar Cliff def. Mount Marty 88-79

Dordt def. Midland 83-72


November 18

Northwestern def. Jamestown 91-78

Midland def. Hastings 83-66

Dakota Wesleyan def. Dordt 80-78 2ot


November 21

Northwestern def. Midland 97-79

Concordia def. Dordt 82-59

Dakota Wesleyan def. Hastings 74-70

Morningside def. Mount Marty 68-58


November 23

Jamestown def. Hastings 77-68


November 24

Morningside def. Northwestern 79-77

Mount Marty def. Midland 63-49

Dordt def. Briar Cliff 86-69


November 25

Jamestown def. Doane 79-64


November 28

Mount Marty def. Doane 75-68


November 30

Concordia def. Doane 83-66


December 2

Morningside def. Dordt 79-66

Northwestern def. Briar Cliff 98-90

Concordia def. Hastings 86-77

Doane def. Midland 68-64


December 5

Morningside def. Midland  77-73

Northwestern def. 111-79

Mount Marty def. Jamestown 80-79

Briar Cliff def. Concordia 89-75

Dordt def. Doane 73-66


December 6

Dakota Wesleyan def. Doane 93-88


December 8

Jamestown def. Dordt 91-74


December 9

Morningside def. Briar Cliff 76-58

Dakota Wesleyan def. Northwestern 82-76

Doane def. Hastings 95-72

Concordia def. Mount Marty 82-71


December 12

Dakota Wesleyan def. Mount Marty 78-66

Morningside def. Concordia 86-64

Northwestern def. Doane 98-84

Briar Cliff def. Midland 88-83

Dordt def. Hastings 106-72


December 15

Jamestown def. Briar Cliff 74-57

Concordia def. Midland 95-81


December 16

Mount Marty def. Doane 92-74

Dordt def. Northwestern 94-89

Dakota Wesleyan def. Morningside 75-60


December 18

Jamestown def. Concordia 89-87 ot


December 19

Dordt def. Mount Marty 97-80

Briar Cliff def. Doane 81-65


December 20

Morningside def. Hastings  86-67


January 2

Concordia def. Northwestern 81-74 ot

Briar Cliff def. Mount Marty 94-75

Jamestown def. Hastings 98-80

Dordt def. Midland 78-63

Dakota Wesleyan def. Doane 80-73


January 6

Morningside def. Doane 96-73

Dakota Wesleyan def. Concordia 70-64

Briar Cliff def. Hastings 104-75

Northwestern def. Mount Marty 69-56


January 7

Jamestown def. Midland 49-47


January 9

Morningside def. 88-69

Dordt def. Mount Marty 94-83

Concordia def. Jamestown 81-70

Midland def. Dakota Wesleyan 84-75

Briar Cliff def. Doane 83-70


January 13

Morningside def. Briar Cliff 89-73

Northwestern def. Dakota Wesleyan 86-73

Concordia def. Mount Marty 86-76

Hastings def. Doane 89-65


January 14

Dordt def. Jamestown 87-68


January 16

Morningside def. Concordia 95-77

Northwestern def. Doane 79-77

Briar Cliff def. Midland 90-85

Dordt def. Hastings 94-85


January 17

Dakota Wesleyan def. Mount Marty 69-58


January 20

Jamestown def. Dakota Wesleyan 74-66

Morningside def. Dordt 84-80

Northwestern def. Briar Cliff 79-69

Hastings def. Mount Marty 96-92 (ot)


January 23

Jamestown def. Mount Marty 93-66

Morningside def. Midland 98-72

Northwestern def. Hastings 88-70

Concordia def. Briar Cliff 81-58

Doane def. Dordt 83-69


January 27

Jamestown @ Morningside

Dordt @ Northwestern

Mount Marty @ Midland

Dakota Wesleyan @ Briar Cliff


January 30

Morningside @ Mount Marty

Northwestern @ Midland

Dakota Wesleyan @ Hastings


January 31

Doane @ Jamestown


February 3

Mount Marty @ Hastings

Morningside @ Dakota Wesleyan

Concordia @ Dordt

Jamestown @ Briar Cliff


February 6

Hastings @ Briar Cliff

Doane @ Morningside

Mount Marty @ Northwestern

Dakota Wesleyan @ Concordia

Midland @ Jamestown