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107-82 Win
  • 8:00 PM - Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Sioux Center, Iowa
  • Conference Match



Dordt def. Mount Marty 107-82


The Dordt Defender men’s basketball team converted better than 60 percent of its field goals on the way to a 107-82 win in Sioux Center over the Mount Marty Lancers in GPAC play on Tuesday night.

The Defenders trailed early on, getting behind 20-11 with 12:08 left in the first half and the Lancers maintained the lead 30-27 with 6:40 left in the half. A Ben Gesink three-point shot tied the game and the junior guard buried another three-point shot for a 33-30 edge at the 5:30 mark.  Cade Bleeker continued the Dordt run with a basket and Gesink was fouled on a three-point attempt to cap what ended up being an 11 point run with three made free throws at the 4:04 mark of the half.  

Garrett Franken converted a three-point shot to end the half and Dordt had built the lead to 51-39.

Nine straight points by the Defenders opened a 60-39 advantage and were never challenged in getting the lead to as many as 30 before settling for the 107-82 final.


Dordt converted 41-66 field goals and 14-29 three-point baskets for 62 and 48 percent respectively. Dordt also converted 11-15 free throws for 73 percent success.

Mount Marty shot right at their season averages of 49 percent from the field and 41 percent from the arc on 32-66 and 14-34. The Lancers converted 4-5 free throws.

Both teams had 10 turnovers and Dordt owned a 39-24 rebounding advantage.

Garrett Franken led all players with 23 points and he had seven rebounds and five assists.

Jesse Jansma had 17 points and five assists.

Ben Gesink ended with 14 points and six rebounds and Cade Bleeker had 12 points and eight rebounds.

Chad Barkema rounded out the Dordt double digit scoring with 11 and Josh Van Lingen was 4-5 from the field and had nine points.

Chris King, Mount Marty’s leading scorer this season, had 19 and Colby Johnson 15.

Dordt improves to 6-4 in the GPAC and 14-5 overall.

Mount Marty is 6-3 and 14-4.


Dordt def. Mount Marty 107-82

Concordia def. Hastings 83-62

Dakota Wesleyan def. Northwestern 73-69

Midland def. Doane 80-72


Dordt plays Nebraska Christian on Saturday, January 11 at 4:00 at the DJ Sokol Arena in Omaha, Nebraska.