Men's Basketball To Face Midland Saturday

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Men's Basketball To Face Midland Saturday

GAME 

Dordt will travel to face Midland in Fremont, Nebraska on Saturday, December 4 with the game tipping off at 3:45. 

COVERAGE 

Dordt Media Network audio  

Video produced by Midland  

Live in-game stats   

MIDLAND 

The Midland Warriors are 9-3 this season and are 2-2 in the GPAC with conference wins over Northwestern and Mount Marty and losses to Concordia and Jamestown. The Warriors have won four games in a row since the back to back conference losses on November 17 and 20.  

Bo Sandquist is the leading scorer for Midland and has over 1,000 career points and is averaging 17.3 points per game with 6.6 rebounds. Laurence Merritt has a 17.1 average to go with 3.1 rebounds and Jake Rueschoff is at 11.0 and Ryan Larsen is good for 10.3 points per game. Sandquist is converting 46 percent of his three-point shots and has made 48 already this season. Rueschoff averages 5.7 assists per game and Merritt and Larsen have 31 and 33 made three-pointers respectively.  

Midland outscores teams 77.5-66.8 and outrebound teams 32.1-31 and convert 47.1 percent of the field goals it tries. The Warriors have made 150 three-point shots this season and nearly 60 percent of their field goal tries are three-point shots.   

DORDT 

Dordt is 9-3 this season and 1-2 in the GPAC with losses to Morningside and Concordia and a win over Briar Cliff on November 23.  The Defenders have won three games in a row and have been idle since a November 27 victory over Peru State.  

Dordt scores 87.7 points per game while giving up 71.7 points per contest.  The Defenders also outrebound teams 38.3-33.5 and convert 52.8 percent of its field goal attempts while allowing teams to make 41.8.  Dordt averages 10.7 turnovers per game and forces 11.8.  

Jacob Vis averages 16.2 points per game with 7.4 rebounds and Bryce Coppock’s average is 16.1 with 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Cade Bleeker is good for 13.3 points per game and Luke Rankin is adding 11.6 with 6.1 assists per game. Jackson Louscher’s scoring average is 7.4 points per game.  

RECENTLY 

Dordt beat Peru State 79-72 with a 45-38 in the second half. Jacob Vis had 22 points and six rebounds and Cade Bleeker scored 20 with five rebounds. Bryce Coppock and Luke Rankin had 13 and 12 points each with both recording five assists.  

Midland turned away Mount Marty 76-57 on Wednesday night with a 43-33 second half advantage after leading 33-24 at halftime. Merritt scored 21 and Larsen 21 while going 6-6 from the field with five made three-point baskets. Bo Sandquist scored 15 with eight rebounds and all three of those players logged 40 minutes each. Of the 53 field goals attempted by Midland 28 were three-point shots.  

HISTORY 

Dordt swept the two meetings last season with an 83-72 win on November 14 and a 78-63 win on January 2. Vis had 17 points and seven rebounds in the November win and Bryson had 23 points and four rebounds.  In the January contest in Sioux Center the Defenders were led by Jesse Jansma with 15 while Coppock, Bleeker and Vis all had 14. Merritt scored 20 in the loss and Bryson had 17.  

NEXT 

Dordt will host Northwestern on Wednesday and Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday.  

The Warriors are hosting Hastings on December 8 and will travel to Briar Cliff to play the Chargers on December 18.  

GPAC 

Morningside 4-0/6-1 

Briar Cliff 3-1/5-5 

Jamestown 2-1/9-1 

Concordia 3-2/8-2 

Midland 2-2/9-3 

Doane 2-2/7-4 

Hastings 1-1/6-3 

Dordt 1-2/9-3 

Northwestern 1-2/8-3 

Dakota Wesleyan 1-2/4-6 

Mount Marty 0-5/3-10 

December 3 

Hastings @ Dakota Wesleyan  

Doane @ Jamestown  

December 4 

Dordt @ Midland  

Hastings @ Jamestown  

Doane @ Dakota Wesleyan  

Northwestern @ Concordia 

Mount Marty @ Morningside