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Basketball Goes On Road For Pair This Weekend

Posted: November 23rd, 2018
Tags: Athletics, Men's Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Basketball


Dordt will travel to Waldorf in Forest City, Iowa on Friday, November 23 and Wartburg in Waverly, Iowa on Saturday, November 24 with both games starting at 5:00. The games will be available at on KDCR 88.5. Details about the contest can be found at and by following Dordt College athletics on Twitter at


Waldorf is 3-4 this season and most recently lost a 75-72 decision to Concordia on Monday night. The loss to the Bulldogs came on the heels of wins over Governors State and Judson.

Nigel Jenkins’s team is averaging 67 points per game while allowing 75. The Warriors are getting outrebounded 35-34 and allow teams to convert 46 percent of their field goals while making 43.  Waldorf is averaging nearly 15 turnovers per game while forcing 12.

Brady Kuchinka tops the Warriors with a 15.1 points per game average and Brian Smith is scoring 14.1 points per game. Kuchinka also rebounds well for a guard with a 6.1 average and he has 16 made three-point shots. Demitrius Martin scores 13.4 points per game and Khalid Manney is leading the team with seven rebounds per game and scores 6.3 points.

Wartburg is 3-0 this season and has two wins over Cornell and a home win over Viterbo. The Knights are scoring 85.3 points per game and allow 63.3.  Wartburg is outrebounding teams 39-26.7 and convert 55 percent of its field goals and 42 percent of its three-point attempts.

Jaran Sabus scores 16.7 points per game and hands out five assists per game with 4.7 rebounds. Ryan Stulken adds 10.7 points per game and is converting 66 percent of his field goals with a team high 7.7 rebounds. Josh Gehling is good for 9.7 points per game and Spencer Touro is at 9.3 along with Cam Kickbush.


The Defender men are 6-2 this season and 2-1 in the GPAC.  Dordt’s loss in league play is to Morningside. 

Dordt is outscoring teams 81-74 and has a 43.6-35.0 rebounding edge. Dordt’s converting 45.4 percent of its field goals and 32.7 percent of its three-point shots while limiting opponents to 40.8 percent field goal success.

Garrett Franken and Jesse Jansma score 14.3 points per game and Franken leads the team with 8.1 rebounds per game.  Josh Van Lingen is scoring 11.9 points per game with 6.1 rebounds and Ben Gesink’s average is 11.0 and he gets 4.4 rebounds with nearly three assists per game. Chad Barkema is scoring 10.9 points per game and converts 55.4 percent of his field goals and has he gets 5.6 rebounds. Alec Henrickson adds 7.6 points and Zach Bussard and Chandler Brunsting score 6.4 and 6.0 respectively an Henrickson tops the team with 13 made three-point shots.


Waldorf lost to Concordia on Monday night 75-72 after trailing  38-37 at halftime. Munoz topped Waldorf with 20 points and five rebounds and was 9-15 from the field. Kuchinka had 15 points and Smith had 12 while dishing out five assists.

Wartburg was a 95-59 winner over Cornell after leading 56-36 at halftime. Spencer Touro scored 25 off the bench with 9-11 shooting and Jaran Sabus scored 14 with seven assists and nine turnovers and he got to the free throw line nine teams and made seven.


Dordt won a 72-61 decision October 27 in Forest City. Dordt got 13 from Van Lingen and Franken added 12 with seven rebounds. Barkema chipped in with 10 and Ben Gesink contributed nine. Waldorf was led by Martin with 15 and Kuchinka had 12.

The Defenders haven’t played Wartburg since the 1993-94 season.


The GPAC has five teams in the top-25 in the women’s preseason poll released on October 23. Concordia is no. 1 and Dakota Wesleyan no. 2 while Northwestern is no. 8 and Morningside is in the no. 11 spot. Hastings enters the season at no. 13 and GPAC newcomer Jamestown is no. 16.

The men’s preseason poll features three GPAC teams in the top-25 with Morningside at no. 4 and Briar Cliff at no. 10.  Dakota Wesleyan is no. 17 and Doane is in the receiving votes category of the poll released on October 23. Indiana Wesleyan is no. 1 to start the season.


The Defenders will travel to Northwestern on Wednesday, November 28 and will host Jamestown on Saturday, December 1.

GPAC STANDINGS…(November 21)

Women’s Basketball

Concordia 5-0/9-0

Dakota Wesleyan 5-0/8-0

Morningside 4-1/6-1

Northwestern 3-1/7-1

Jamestown 2-2/5-3

Hastings 2-2/4-3

Dordt 2-2/7-2

Midland 2-2/5-2

Briar Cliff 2-3/5-3

College of Saint Mary 0-4/1-8

Doane 0-5/2-6

Mount Marty 0-5/3-5


Men’s Basketball

Morningside 4-0/5-0

Briar Cliff 4-1/7-1

Hastings 3-1/7-2

Dordt 2-1/6-2

Dakota Wesleyan 3-2/7-2

Jamestown 2-2/7-2

Midland 2-2/3-4

Northwestern 1-2/4-4

Concordia 1-3/5-3

Mount Marty 1-4/3-7

Doane 0-5/1-7


Tuesday, November 6

(W)Concordia def. Midland 83-65

(M)Midland def. Concordia 78-72


Wednesday, November 7

(W)Morningside def. College of Saint Mary 82-62

(W)Dordt def. Mount Marty 87-75

(W)Dakota Wesleyan def.  Northwestern 76-73

(W)Jamestown def. Briar Cliff 65-51

(W)Hastings def. Doane 90-47

(M)Dordt def. Moutn Marty 81-56

(M)Briar Cliff def. Jamestown 104-98

(M)Dakota Wesleyan def. Northwestern 88-75

(M)Hastings def. Doane 87-81


Saturday, November 10

(W) Morningside def. Dordt 97-84

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Midland 88-59

(W) Hastings def. Mount Marty 78-49

(W) Concordia def. Briar Cliff 99-71

(W) Jamestown def. Doane 67-36

(W) Northwestern def. College of Saint Mary 89-44

(M) Morningside def. Dordt 77-66

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Midland 95-92 ot

(M) Briar Cliff def. Concordia 81-64

(M) Hastings def. Mount Marty 67-60

(M) Jamestown def. Doane 90-60


Wednesday, November 14

(W) Midland def. Doane 66-47

(W) Morningside def. Briar Cliff 71-67

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Dordt 72-68

(W) Northwetsern def. Mount Marty 94-82

(W) Concordia def. Hastings 82-68

(M) Midland def. Doane 65-58

(M) Morningside def. Briar Cliff 76-67

(M) Dordt def. Dakota Wesleyan 87-85

(M) Northwestern def. Mount Marty 102-63

(M) Concordia def. Hastings 92-87


Saturday, November 17

(W) Midland def. Mount Marty 66-58

(W) Dordt def. College of Saint Mary 82-62

(W) Concordia def. Jamestown 87-59

(W) Brar Cliff def. Doane 82-55

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Hastings 81-63

(W) Northwestern def. Morningside 91-66

(M) Mount Marty def. Midland 74-71

(M) Briar Cliff def. Doane 100-89

(M) Jamestown def. Concordia 74-61

(M) Hastings def. Dakota Wesleyan 79-77

(M) Morningside def. Northwestern 92-72


Tuesday, November 20

(W) Morningside def. Doane 89-46

(W) Concordia def. College of Saint Mary 88-55

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Jamestown 62-40

(W) Briar Cliff def. Mount Marty 81-58

(M) Morningside def. Doane 67-58

(M) Briar Cliff def. Mount Marty 87-70

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Jamestown 86-80


Wednesday, November 28

Hastings @ Midland

Morningside @ Concordia

College of Saint Mary @ Doane

Dordt @ Northwestern

Mount Marty @ Jamestown

Dakota Wesleyan @ Briar Cliff


Saturday, December 1

College of Saint Mary @ Midland

Morningside @ Hastings

Jamestown @ Dordt

Briar Cliff @ Northwestern