Briar Cliff defeats Dordt 89-79
HOW IT HAPPENED
An 11 point deficit proved to be too much to overcome and the Dordt Defenders lost an 89-79 road decision to the Briar Cliff Chargers on Wednesday night in Sioux City.
The Chargers held the lead from start to finish as they built a 17-6 advantage just over six minutes into the game. The Defenders proceeded to cut the lead to 20-18 as Alec Henrickson converted a three-point basket with 10:52 remaining in the half. The Chargers responded by getting as much as a 14 point lead in the half before getting to halftime with a 44-33 edge.
Chad Barkema and Garrett Franken each had field goals to start the second half to get the lead down to seven but the visitors were unable to get closer until a Ben Gesink bucket with 12:45 got Dordt to within six. The charge continued and Dordt trailed by three after Franken knocked down a three-point basket from the right corner with 8:10 left in the game to bring the difference to 65-63.
The two point difference was as close as the Defenders would get as Briar Cliff got a three and Dordt a two and the Defenders would get no closer than four the rest of the game.
Dordt was 30-74 from the field and 9-25 from the three-point line. Dordt struggled from the free throw line while converting 10-21.
Briar Cliff was 34-74 from the field and 13-39 from the arc and made 8-13 free throws.
Both teams had 47 rebounds with Dordt getting 20 offensive rebounds to 16 for the hosts.
Dordt committed 18 turnovers to 13 for the Chargers.
Alec Henrickson scored 19 on 7-10 field goal shooting and he made 5-8 three-point shots with six rebounds and two assists.
Chad Barkema scored 17 and had three assists.
Garrett Franken scored 12 points and had 12 rebounds.
Zach Bussard added nine points with five rebounds.
BRIAR CLIFF’S LEADERS
Briar Cliff was topped by Erich Erdman with 21 points and Jay Wolfe added 17 with eight rebounds and four assists.
Jackson Lamb and Kyle Boerhave had 17 and 11 points respectively.
Dordt will host Hastings on Saturday afternoon, December 8 at 4:00.
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