Men's Basketball at Home on Friday and Saturday

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Men's Basketball at Home on Friday and Saturday

THE GAME 

Dordt will host a pair of home games this weekend, as the Defenders play Mayville State on October 29 and Valley City State on October 30. Both games are scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM in De Witt Gymnasium.

COVERAGE 

Dordt Media Network Video

Dordt Media Network Audio

Friday Live Stats

Saturday Live Stats

Tickets

MAYVILLE STATE

The Comets finished last year with a record of 14-5 and have been picked to finish second in the North Star Athletic Association. After losing top scorer Keiron Goodwin to graduation, Mayville State returns Latrelle Franklin (12.6 PPG) and Thomas Gieske (10.1 PPG). The team finished at the top of the NSAA standings in 2020-21. Head Coach Darren Tighe is entering his fifth season with the Comets.

VALLEY CITY STATE

The Vikings were picked to finish first in the North Star preseason poll after a 19-7 overall record last season. The team's top two scorers, Kevin Schramm and Jalen Addison, return after averaging 11.8 and 11.5 points respectively last year. Valley City State has an experienced team with nine seniors on the roster. Head Coach Ryan Montgomery is entering his sixth year coaching the Vikings.

DORDT 

Dordt enters the weekend with a 1-1 record and most recently defeated East-West University 98-69. Over two games, Dordt has averaged 94 points per game and is shooting 48.1% from the field. Luke Rankin is leading the team in scoring with 20.5 points per game along with Jacob Vis averaging 18.0 and Bryce Coppock 16.5. Vis secured eight rebounds versus William Penn last Friday.

RECENTLY 

This will be the third and fourth games of the 2021-22 season for the Defenders, who went 1-1 at the Governors State tournament last weekend. Dordt took a nationally-ranked William Penn team to overtime on Friday, falling 93-90. Luke Rankin was the team's leading scorer with 30 points, and Bryce Coppock and Jacob Vis both finished with 18. The second game of the weekend saw Dordt face East-West University, coming away with a 98-69 win. All five of the Defender starters scored in double-figures with Jackson Louscher leading the scoring column with 17 points. As a team, Dordt shot 55% from the field.

Mayville State comes into Friday's contest with a 1-0 record after defeating Martin Luther (MN) 71-59. Thomas Gieske finished with 20 points and six boards, and Winder Joseph also had 16 points.

Valley City State enters with an 0-1 record after a five-point loss to Minot State on Tuesday. The Vikings were led in scoring by Jalen Addison with 25 points, and Kevin Schramm had 16 points and eight rebounds. VCSU trailed for the entire game, but erased an 18-point second half deficit to just five against their Division II opponent. They will face Northwestern on Friday night before coming to Dordt on Saturday.

HISTORY 

Dordt has a 2-2 record all-time versus Mayville State, last matching up with the Comets in 2019. The Defenders lost their previous matchup 96-80 on the road.

Saturday will be the 14th matchup between Dordt and Valley City State. The Defenders are 11-3 versus the Vikings. The two teams last played in 2019 with the Defenders winning 86-76 on the road.

NEXT 

Dordt will play at home again on Tuesday, November 2 as they host Dakota State in a non-conference matchup. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 PM in De Witt Gymnasium.

GPAC WEEKEND SCHEDULE

October 29

Dordt vs Mayville State

Concordia at Friends

Jamestown vs Trinity Bible College

Hastings vs Presentation

Northwestern vs Valley City State

October 30

Dordt vs Valley City State

Concordia vs Presentation

Doane vs Kansas Wesleyan

Dakota Wesleyan vs Dickinson State

Briar Cliff at Benedictine

Northwestern vs Mayville State