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Men's Basketball Travels To Briar Cliff Wednesday

Posted: February 19th, 2019
Tags: Athletics, Men's Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Basketball


Dordt will travel to Briar Cliff on Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00 in GPAC Quarterfinal round play in men’s basketball play. The games can be heard on KDCR 88.5 FM and online at

Details about the contest can be found at and by following Dordt College athletics on Twitter at


Briar Cliff is 20-7 this season and 14-6 in the GPAC and are 5-4 in their last nine games. Briar Cliff won 10 of its first 11 games with a pair of five game winning streaks.

The Chargers outscore teams 89.6-83.7 and are getting outrebounded 36.8-34.5.  The Chargers convert 48.5 percent of their field goals and are making 40 percent of their three-point shots. 50 percent of Briar Cliff’s shots are three-point attempts.

Jay Wolfe leads the team with a 22.3 scoring average and takes in 7.2 rebounds and is making 57.2 percent of his field goal attempts while handing out a team high 98 assists in 27 games played. Ethan Freidel and Jackson Lamb score 16.4 and 15.0 points per game  and Lamb gets 6.3 rebounds per game. Kyle Boerhave adds 8.0 points per game with four rebounds and Jaden Kleinhesselink scores 7.4 points per game as a reserve and has 63 assists.


The Defender men are 18-12 this season and 10-10 in GPAC play.  

Dordt is outscoring teams 83.1-79.1 and outrebound teams 40.8-34.9. Dordt has shot 46.8 percent from the field and allow teams to make 44.3.  The Defenders have converted 418 free throws out of 569 attempts and have limited opponents trips to the free throw line to 410.   

Garrett Franken has scored 13.7 points per game and has 34 made three-point baskets with 6.8 rebounds per game. Chad Barkema is scoring 11.8 points per game and is making 55.4 percent of his field goals and Jesse Jansma has an 11.1 points per game average to go with 48 made three-point shots. Alec Henrickson has an 11.2 scoring average with a team high 58 three-point baskets. Josh Van Lingen is at 10.5 points per game and Zac Bussard is good for 9.8. The tandem of posts average 6.3 and 5.1 rebounds per game respectively.  Ben Gesink adds 7.8 points per game. The Defenders are also without the services of Chandler Brunsting who is out with an injury suffered in the last week of the regular season.


Dordt’s last outing was an 81-79 loss to Hastings on the road. Dordt led by seven late in the game but the Broncos squeaked out a two point win with a 9-0 run. Garrett Franken had 19 points and nine rebounds and Josh Van Lingen scored 14 with nine rebounds.

Briar Cliff has been idle since the Dordt game on Wednesday, February 13 which is outlined in the series portion of this preview.


Briar Cliff won both games this season with an 89-79 win on December 5 and a 95-92 victory on February 13.

In the December win the Chargers were up 44-33 at the end of the first half but closed the double digit lead to 65-63 with 8:10 left in the game.  Briar Cliff had an answer and was never closer than four the rest of the game. Alec Henrickson led the team with 19 points and Chad Barkema added 17. Garrett Franken scored 12 and had 12 rebounds. Erich Erdman scored 21 points before leaving the game with a season ending injury with less than ten minutes to go in the game. Jay Wolf added 17 and Jackson Lamb scored 16 as the Chargers converted 13-39 three-point baskets.

The Defenders had as much as a 17 point lead in the first half of their game in Sioux Center last week and led 48-34 at halftime. A 36-13 run in the first ten minutes of the second half. Dordt closed the gap late in the game to two points with a minute remaining but a three-point basket by Briar Cliff strengthened their chances and the rode that to the win. Jesse Jansma scored 22 and Henrickson scored 13 while Franken added 12. Lamb scored 30 with nine rebounds and Ethan Freidel scored 24.  Jay Wolfe was limited by fouls but still scored 19.


The winner will advance to face the winner of Jamestown and Hastings on Saturday, February 23.

The other games include Concordia at Morningside and Dakota Wesleyan will host Northwestern.


Women’s Basketball

Concordia 19-3/27-3

Northwestern 19-3/26-3

Dakota Wesleyan 18-4/26-4

Dordt 13-9/20-10

Hastings 13-9/17-11

Morningside 11-11/19-11

Midland 10-12/15-13

Briar Cliff 9-13/15-15

Mount Marty 8-14/15-14

Jamestown 8-14/14-16

Doane 3-19/6-23

College of Saint Mary 1-21/2-27


Men’s Basketball

Morningside 18-2/25-2

Jamestown 15-5/25-5

Briar Cliff 14-6/20-7

Dakota Wesleyan 13-7/21-8

Northwestern 11-9/17-12

Dordt 10-10/18-12

Hastings 10-10/19-11

Concordia 7-13/15-15

Midland 5-15/10-19

Doane 5-15/9-21

Mount Marty 2-18/6-23



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. Mount 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

(M) Hastings def. Midland 64-60

(M) Morningside def. Concordia 77-70

(M) Northwestern def. Dordt 74-69

(M) Briar Cliff def. Dakota Wesleyan 94-90

(M) Jamestown def. Mount Marty 84-65

(W) Hastings def. Midland 70-65

(W) Morningside def. Concordia 84-75

(W) College of Saint Mary def. Doane 68-67

(W) Northwestern def. Dordt 91-84

(W) Mount Marty def. Jamestown 78-64

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Briar Cliff 73-68


Saturday, December 1

(M) Jamestown def. Dordt 96-89 ot

(M) Morningside def. Hastings 104-73

(W) Dordt def. Jamestown 99-83

(W) Midland def. College of Saint Mary 72-54

(W) Hastings def. Morningside 72-61


Wednesday, December 5

(M) Morningside def. Midland 90-68

(M) Briar Cliff def. Dordt 89-79

(M) Jamestown def. Northwestern 113-94

(M) Doane def. Concordia 65-52

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Mount Marty 86-80

(W) Midland def. Morningside 63-58

(W) Hastings def. College of Saint Mary 75-66

(W) Dordt def. Briar Cliff 76-55

(W) Northwestern def. Jamestown 73-71

(W) Concordia def. Doane 93-53

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Mount Marty 64-59


Saturday, December 8

(M) Dordt def. Hastings 85-66

(M) Northwestern def. Midland 95-71

(M) Morningside def. Jamestown 69-60

(M) Briar Cliff def. College of Saint Mary 73-60

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Doane 71-54

(M) Concordia def. Mount Marty 99-68

(W) Dordt def. Hastings 81-75

(W) Midland def. Northwestern 74-73

(W) Jamestown 87-79

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Doane 75-66

(W) Mount Marty def. Concordia 70-69


Wednesday, December 12

(M) Northwestern def. Briar Cliff 96-73

(W) Northwestern def. Briar Cliff 87-65


Saturday, December 15

(W) Dordt def. Midland 94-93 ot

(W) Jamestown def. College of Saint Mary 80-62

(W) Northwestern def. Hastings 81-62

(W) Mount Marty def. Doane 60-37

(W) Concordia def. Dakota Wesleyan 82-68

(M) Dordt def. Midland 83-80

(M) Hastings def. Northwestern 100-94

(M) Doane def. Mount Marty 88-62

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Concordia 105-56


Wednesday, January 2

(W) Briar Cliff def. Midland 74-68

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Morningside 91-67

(W) Dordt def. Concordia 97-92 2 ot

(W) Northwestern def. Doane 79-49

(W) Jamestown def. Hastings 64-55

(W) Mount Marty def. College of Saint Mary 102-59

(M) Briar Cliff def. Midland 111-90

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Morningside 86-82

(M) Dordt def. Concordia 91-73

(M) Northwestern def. Doane 80-70

(M) Jamestown def. Hastings 90-80


Saturday, January 5

(W) Hastings def. Briar Cliff 74-66

(W) Midland def. Jamestown 77-65

(W) Morningside def. Mount Marty 89-63

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. College of Saint Mary 84-55

(W) Dordt def. Doane 86-69

(W) Concordia def. Northwestern 93-85

(M) Briar Cliff def. Hastings 106-103 (ot)

(M) Midland def. Jamestown 77-65

(M) Morningside def. Mount Marty 94-49

(M) Doane def. Dordt 61-59

(M) Northwestern def. Concordia 76-59


Wednesday, January 9

(W) Midland def. Doane 48-45

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Dordt 81-66

(W) Northwestern def. Mount Marty 88-58

(W) Briar Cliff def. Jamestown 54-53

(W) Concordia def. Hastings 102-85

(M) Midland def. Doane 93-91 (ot)

(M) Dordt def. Dakota Wesleyan 81-79

(M) Northwestern def. Mount Marty 98-60

(M) Briar Cliff def. Jamestown 86-70

(M) Concordia def. Hastings 87-84


Saturday, January 12

(W) Mount Marty def. Hastings 80-70 (ot)

(W) Jamestown def. Doane 70-62

(W) Morningside def. Dordt 91-83

(W) Concordia def. Briar Cliff 87-58

(W) Northwestern def. College of Saint Mary 90-46

(M) Hastings def. Mount Marty 66-62

(M) Morningside def. Dordt 94-92

(M) Jamestown def. Doane 75-72

(M) Concordia def. Briar Cliff 102-92


Sunday, January 13

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Midland 98-78

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Midland 82-67


Wednesday, January 16

(W) Morningside def. College of Saint Mary 79-63

(W) Dordt def. Mount Marty 81-66

(W) Northwestern def. Dakota Wesleyan 69-54

(W) Doane def. Hastings 68-62

(W) Concordia def. Midland 84-74

(M) Dordt def. Mount Marty 95-64

(M) Northwestern def. Dakota Wesleyan 80-77

(M) Hastings def. Doane 83-60

(M) Concordia def. Midland 66-51


Saturday, January 19

(W) Dordt def. College of Saint Mary 91-67

(W) Midland def. Mount Marty 68-63

(W) Northwestern def. Northwestern 82-53

(W) Concordia def. Jamestown  98-67

(W) Hastings def. Dakota Wesleyan 79-76

(W) Briar Cliff def. Doane 66-55

(M) Midland def. Mount Marty 100-84

(M) Morningside def. Northwestern 90-85

(M) Jamestown def. Concordia 95-68

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Hastings 79-60

(M) Briar Cliff def. Doane 66-62


Wednesday, January 23

(W) Midland def. College of Saint Mary 72-69

(W) Northwestern def. Dordt 77-70

(W) Jamestown def. Mount Marty 58-41

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Briar Cliff 88-43

(W) Concordia def. Doane 106-47

(M) Concordia def. Doane 70-53

(M) Northwestern def. Dordt 89-80

(M) Jamestown def. Mount Marty 101-74

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Briar Cliff 83-70


Thursday, January 24

(W) Hastings def. Morningside 91-78

(M) Morningside def. Hastings 98-64


Saturday, January 26

(W) Briar Cliff def. Midland 72-58

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Morningside 82-76

(W) Doane def. Northwestern 81-74 (ot)

(W) Hastings def. Jamestown 81-70

(W) Mount Marty def. College of Saint Mary 68-44

(M) Briar Cliff def. Midland 100-94

(M) Morningside def. Dakota Wesleyan 87-72

(M) Doane def. Northwestern 72-49

(M) Jamestown def. Hastings 92-91


Wednesday, January 30

(W) Morningside def. Midland 78-67

(W) Hastings def. College of Saint Mary 86-52

(W) Concordia def. Dordt 90-88

(W) Mount Marty def. Briar Cliff 69-60

(M) Morningside def.  Midland 91-58

(M) Concordia def. Dordt 72-69

(M) Briar Cliff def. Mount Marty 86-71


Saturday, February 2

(W) Midland def. Jamestown 67-61 (ot)

(W) Mount Marty def. Morningside 62-57

(W) Dordt def. Doane 64-51

(W) Northwestern def. Concordia 81-75

(W) Hastings def. Briar Cliff 72-55

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. College of Saint Mary 102-51

(M) Jamestown def. Midland 92-70

(M) Morningside def. Mount Marty 68-56

(M) Dordt def. Doane 82-80

(M) Northwestern def. Concordia 79-64

(M) Hastings def. Briar Cliff 93-91


Monday, February 4

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Jamestown 98-92 (4ot)

(M) Jamestown def. Dakota Wesleyan 102-63


Wednesday, February 6

(W) Doane def. College of Saint Mary 68-44

(W) Dordt def. Jamestown 74-56

(W) Northwestern def. Briar Cliff 76-41

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Mount Marty 65-48

(W) Concordia def. Morningside 69-53

(M) Dordt def. Jamestown 97-94

(M) Briar Cliff def. Northwestern 92-83

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Mount Marty 77-58

(M) Morningside def. Concordia 79-64


Saturday, February 9

(W) Midland def. Dordt 71-64

(W) Briar Cliff def. Morningside 78-61

(W) Northwestern def. Hastings 97-75

(W) Doane def. Mount Marty 69-63

(W) Concordia def. Dakota Wesleyan 79-66

(W) Jamestown def. College of Saint Mary 84-71

(M) Dordt def. Midland 76-56

(M) Morningside def. Briar Cliff 97-79

(M) Northwestern def. Hastings 97-75

(M) Doane def. Mount Marty 55-49

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Concordia 68-63


Wednesday, February 13

(W) Hastings def. Midland 69-52

(W) Morningside def. Doane 73-62

(W) Dordt def. Briar Cliff 83-35

(W) Northwestern def. Jamestown 88-58

(W) Concordia def. College of Saint Mary 95-51

(M) Hastings def. Midland 88-70

(M) Morningside def. Doane 73-62

(M) Briar Cliff def. Dordt 95-92

(M) Jamestown def. Northwestern 98-85


Saturday, February 16

(W) Northwestern def. Midland 67-54

(W) Jamestown def. Morningside 70-69

(W) Hastings def. Dordt 81-56

(W) Concordia def. Mount Marty 66-55

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Doane 65-37

(W) Briar Cliff def. College of Saint Mary 75-70

(M) Northwestern def. Midland 67-54

(M) Jamestown def. Morningside 88-75

(M) Hastings def. Dordt 81-79

(M) Concordia def. Mount Marty 84-79

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Doane 71-65


Wednesday, February 20

(W) Hastings @ Dordt

(W) Briar Cliff @ Midland

(W) Midland @ Northwestern

(W) Morningside @ Dakota Wesleyan

(M) Dordt @ Briar Cliff

(M) Hastings @ Jamestown

(M) Concordia @ Morningside

(M) Northwestern @ Dakota Wesleyan


Saturday, February 23

GPAC Semifinals


Tuesday, February 26

GPAC Finals