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Men's Basketball - Wed, Nov. 2, 2016

November 1, 2016

Photos credits by Nicholas Hauser

MADISON, S.D. – With Dakota State (S.D.) leading 72-68 at DSU Fieldhouse Tuesday evening, Dordt (Iowa) of the Great Plains Athletic Conference used a 20-4 run in the final five minutes of the game to secure an 88-76 non-conference victory.  The Defenders snapped Trojans' eight-game home winning streak.

Dakota State, ranked No. 14 in the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 national poll, dropped to 1-1 overall record.  Dordt, who is listed in the receiving votes section of the national poll, remained undefeated this season with a 2-0 overall record.

The Defenders posted its biggest lead of the first-half at 37-26 with 5:06 remaining in the first-half, but the Trojans roared back to tie the game by intermission.

DSU used a 17-6 outburst in the final 4:45 of the first-half, including the final basket of the first period by Justin Folkers to tie the game at halftime.  Trailing 43-36, the Trojans went 3-for-3 from the field with a pair of field goals (a 3-pointer and a 2-point field goa) by Ian Barse as well as Folkers' basket inside the paint with two seconds remaining in the first-half.

Dordt shot 51.5 percent from the field (17-of-33) in the first twenty minutes of the game compared to Dakota State 46.2 percent (18-of-39).  The Defenders were 6-of-12 from the 3-point line while the Trojans were 5-of-15 3-pointers.

Both DSU and DC tied or traded leads with no more than four points in the first 14:26 of the second-half.  Down 68-65, the Trojans scored seven straight points from three different scorers – 2-point field goal by Tanner Heiser and Kevin Daniels followed by a 3-pointer by Marquis Chatman for DSU's 72-68 lead with 5:24 left.

Dordt finished the game strong with a 20-4 surge by shooting 5-of-6 from the field and 7-of-9 free-throws in the final 4:59 of the game.  Dakota State was 2-of-6 from the field and committed four turnovers during that stretch.

The Defenders outscored the Trojans 45-33 in the second-half.  DC was 59.3 percent from the field (16-of-27) in the final twenty minutes, including 6-of-9 from the 3-point arc.  DSU was 48.3 percent from the field in the second-half (14-of-29) and 2-of-10 from the 3-point line.

Daniels and Heiser each scored 18 points for Dakota State.  Daniels was 8-of-15 from the field, while Heiser added 8-of-13 field goals.  Folkers tallied 12 points off the bench by going 5-of-6 from the field.  Barse had seven points.  Brendon Boomsma and Bobby Farquah each had six points.

Barse pulled down seven rebounds for the Trojans.  Daniels and Folkers each had five rebounds. 

Boomsma dished out four assists for DSU.  Kyle Kilgore and Chatman each registered three assists.  Heiser stole the ball four times.  Daniels had two steals.

Alec Henrickson was 6-of-8 from the field – all six field goals from the 3-point line – and made 7-of-8 free-throws for a game-high 25 points for the Defenders.  Dalton Franken posted a double-double of 21 points and earned 12 rebounds.  Marcus Winterfield had 13 points and 9 rebounds.  Taylor Feenstra scored 10 points.

Andrew O'Donnell scored eight points and dished out five assists for DC.  Leighton Sampson recorded two blocked shots.  Chad Barkema, Alex Terpstra and Jos Van Lingen each had a blocked shot.

Dordt shot 55 percent overall from the field, making 33 field goals in 60 attempts.  Dakota State was 32-of-68 from the field (47.1 percent).  The Defenders made 12 3-pointers in 21 attempts (57.1 percent) compared to the Trojans' 7-of-25 3-pointers (28 percent).

DC was 10-of-14 free-throws (71.4 percent).  DSU struggled from the free-throw line, making 5-of-13 free-throws (38.5 percent).

Dordt won the rebounding battle, recording 39 rebounds compared to Dakota State 34 rebounds. 

The Trojans outscored the Defenders 8-0 in fast-break points, 18-10 in points off turnovers, 42-22 inside the paint and 23-11 in bench points.

Dakota State continues their action against members of the GPAC in the two-day South Dakota NAIA Basketball Classic at the Pentagon this weekend.  The Trojans play an afternoon match-up with No. 25-ranked Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) in Sioux Falls, S.D. Saturday.  Tip-off is set for 3 p.m.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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