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Men's Basketball Faces Nebraska Christian On The Road

Posted: January 10th, 2020
Tags: Athletics, Men's Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Basketball


The Defender men’s basketball team will be traveling to face Nebraska Christian at DJ Sokol Arena on the Creighton University campus.  Tip off will be at 4:00 and you can hear the game on KDCR 88.5.  


Nebraska Christian is 9-6 this season and had a four game winning streak stopped on January 4 in a 54-52 loss to Bellevue. The Sentinels then lost to Morningside in Sioux City on January 8, 81-48. 

The Sentinels have outscored teams 76.3-71.1 and outrebound teams 37.8-29.8. Nebraska Christian is converting 48 percent of its field goals and 32 percent of its three-point shots while opponents make 31 percent of their three’s and 43 percent overall. The Sentinels have played four GPAC teams and have lost to Briar Cliff, Concordia, Hastings and Morningside.

Drue Agilera scores 15.4 points per game with 5.2 rebounds and Uzi Felix is adding 15.4 points per outing. Jeff Butler chips in with 10.4 points per game and has a 4.1 rebounds per game average. Kyle Bohuslavsky tops the team with nearly four assists per game and Isaiah Collier pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game.


The Defender men are 14-5 this season and 6-4 in the GPAC.  Dordt has won 10 of its last 12 games after starting the season 4-3.

Garrett Franken scores 15.8 points per game and Jesse Jansma is at 13.4 points per game. Cade Bleeker and Chad Barkema are scoring 11.4 and 10.5 points per game  and Barkema is making 51.8 percent of his field goals and he takes down 5.4 rebounds per game. Bleeker is making 50.7 percent of his field goals and 48.9 percent of his three-point shots.  Franken leads the team with 8.1 rebounds per game. Marcus Winterfeld is coming off the bench to get 8.0 points per game and Zach Bussard has returned to action after missing a month of play and is averaging 8.6 points per game. Josh Van Lingen and Ben Gesink are at 7.3 and 6.8 points per game.   Jansma is the team leader in assists with 55 in 19 games.

Dordt is averaging 87.5 points per game and is allowing 76.7.  The Defenders own a 41.6-36.1 rebounds per game average and the Defenders are converting 47.6 percent of their field goals and 39.3 percent of their three-point shots. Teams are making 43.9 percent against the Defenders and 34.2 percent of their three-point shots. 


The Defenders secured a 107-82 win over Mount Marty on Wednesday night behind 62.1 percent field goal shooting and the Defenders made 14-29 three-point tries. Garrett Franken led five double figures scorers for the Defenders with 23 points while Jesse Jansma added 17 points with five assists and Ben Gesink added 14 and six rebounds.

Nebraska Christian was on the short end of an 81-48 decision at Morningside on January 8. The Mustangs were up 43-19 at the end of the first half and outscored the visitors 38-29 in the second half. Semaj Shepheard and Leante Mitchell each had eight points.


Dordt won a wild 118-116 overtime decision from Nebraska Christian in Sioux Center on January 19, 2019. Garrett Franken scored 27 with 10 rebounds and Chad Barkema had 20 points and nine rebounds. Dordt had six double figure scorers to offset a career outburst by DJ Hanes who ended with 72 points on 29-44 field goal shooting. The Defenders were 39-69 from the field and 34-48 from the free throw line to neutralize Nebraska Christian’s 47-83 field goal shooting.


The Defender men resume GPAC play on Wednesday night at Dakota Wesleyan and will host Morningside on Saturday, January 18.


Women’s Basketball

Hastings 10-0/18-0

Concordia 9-1/14-2

Morningside 8-2/14-4

Dordt 7-3/15-3

Northwestern 6-4/11-4

Dakota Wesleyan 6-4/13-5

Jamestown 4-5/10-6

Mount Marty 3-7/9-7

College of Saint Mary 2-8/5-12

Midland 3-7/7-11

Briar Cliff 1-8/4-13

Doane 0-9/1-14


Men’s Basketball

Morningside 9-0/17-0

Dakota Wesleyan 7-2/15-3

Mount Marty 6-3/14-4

Northwestern 6-3/14-5

Dordt 6-4/14-5

Concordia 5-4/12-5

Jamestown 3-5/12-6

Briar Cliff 2-6/11-7

Midland 3-6/7-9

Hastings 2-7/9-10

Doane 0-9/4-14


November 12­­

(W) Concordia def. Midland 93-70

(W) Northwestern def. Mount Marty 90-67

(M) Concordia def. Midland 95-71

(M) Northwestern def. Mount Marty  99-84


November 13

(W) Morningside def. College of Saint Mary 80-52

(W) Hastings def. Doane 107-55

(W) Dordt def. Dakota Wesleyan 88-86

(M) Hastings def. Doane 78-66

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Dordt 79-78


November 16

(W) Jamestown def. Doane 78-56

(W) Concordia def. Briar Cliff 113-59

(W) Hastings def. Mount Marty 65-49

(W) Morningside def. Dordt 81-78

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Midland 71-48

(W) Northwestern def. College of Saint Mary 83-70

(M) Jamestown def. Doane 97-71

(M) Briar Cliff def. Concordia 70-69

(M) Mount Marty def. Hastings 107-105

(M) Morningside def. Dordt 96-88

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Midland 85-65


November 20

(W) Morningside def. Doane 99-45

(W) Briar Cliff def. Mount Marty 79-72

(W) Dordt def. Northwestern 92-84

(W) Jamestown def. Dakota Wesleyan 71-69

(W) Concordia def. College of Saint Mary 127-51

(M) Morningside def. Doane 69-32

(M) Mount Marty def. Briar Cliff 110-96

(M) Dordt def. Northwestern 86-68 

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Jamestown 75-65


November 23

(W) Dordt def. Briar Cliff 93-58

(W) Hastings def. Morningside 76-69

(W) Northwestern def. Jamestown 78-51

(W) Midland def. College of Saint Mary 71-54

(M) Dordt def. Briar Cliff 82-63

(M) Morningside def. Hastings 95-77

(M) Northwestern def. Jamestown 103-94


November 25

(W) Mount Marty def. Jamestown  55-53

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Briar Cliff 74-55

(M) Mount Marty def. Jamestown 93-88 (ot)

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Briar Cliff 88-73


November 27

(W) Hastings def. Midland 73-58

(M) Midland def. Hastings 85-74


December 4

(W) Concordia def. Doane 110-47

(W) Northwestern def. Briar Cliff 75-56

(W) Morningside def. Midland 89-66

(W) Dordt def. Jamestown 77-58

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Mount Marty 73-42

(W) Hastings def. College of Saint Mary 104-53

(M) Concordia def. Doane 83-77 (ot)

(M) Northwestern def. Briar Cliff  85-83 (ot)

(M) Morningside def. Midland 92-66

(M) Jamestown def. Dordt 110-107 (ot)

(M) Mount Marty def. Dakota Wesleyan 106-98


December 7

(W) Dordt def. Midland 77-58

(W) Mount Marty def. Doane 83-60

(W) Morningside def. Briar Cliff 95-55

(W) Concordia def. Dakota Wesleyan 100-72

(W) Hastings def. Northwestern 72-62

(W) Jamestown def. College of Saint Mary 61-47

(M) Dordt def. Midland 96-87

(M) Mount Marty def. Doane  69-61

(M) Morningside def. Briar Cliff 81-72

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Concordia 77-57

(M) Northwestern def. Hastings 93-76


December 11

(W) Concordia def. Morningside 88-77

(M) Morningside def. Concordia 72-71


December 12

(W) College of Saint Mary def. Doane 61-49


December 14

(W) Hastings def. Dordt 88-69

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Doane 98-41

(W) Northwestern def. Midland 95-87

(W) Morningside def. Jamestown 62-57

(W) Concordia def. Mount Marty 80-50

(W) College of Saint Mary def. Briar Cliff 58-56

(M) Dordt def. Hastings 70-68

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. 79-51

(M) Northwestern def. Midland 99-86

(M) Morningside def. Jamestown 76-68

(M) Mount Marty def. Concordia 97-70


January 2

(W) Dordt def. Doane 80-47

(W) Hastings def. Briar Cliff 79-63

(W) Concordia def. Northwestern 97-81

(W) Morningside def. Mount Marty 64-62

(W) Jamestown def. Midland 85-76

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. College of Saint Mary 81-65

(M) Dordt @ Doane 91-55

(M) Briar Cliff def. Hastings 90-87

(M) Concordia def. Northwestern 88-65

(M) Morningside def. Mount Marty 91-87

(M) Jamestown def. Midland 72-69


January 4

(W) Concordia def. Dordt 69-55

(W) Hastings def. Jamestown 77-52

(W) Northwestern def. Doane 85-44

(W) Midland def. Briar Cliff 72-43

(W) Morningside def. Dakota Wesleyan 84-62

(W) Mount Marty def. College of Saint Mary 72-66

(M) Concordia def. Dordt 91-79

(M) Hastings def. Jamestown 79-65

(M) Northwestern def. Doane 97-95 2ot

(M) Midland def. Briar Cliff 99-86

(M) Morningside def. Dakota Wesleyan 74-60


January 8

(W) Hastings @ Concordia 66-59

(W) Dakota Wesleyan def. Northwestern 82-56

(W) Dordt def. Mount Marty 74-71

(W) Midland def. Doane 79-68

(M) Concordia def. Hastings 83-62

(M) Dakota Wesleyan def. Northwestern 73-69

(M) Dordt def. Mount Marty 107-82

(M) Midland def. Doane 80-72


January 11

Briar Cliff @ Doane

Northwestern @ Morningside

Jamestown @ Concordia

Midland @ Mount Marty

Dordt @ College of Saint Mary


January 15

Doane @ Morningside

Briar Cliff @ Jamestown

Hastings @ Midland

Northwetern @ Mount Marty

Dordt @ Dakota Wesleyan

Concordia @ College of Saint Mary


January 18

Doane @ Jamestown

Concordia @ Briar Cliff

Mount Marty @ Hastings

Dakota Wesleyan @ Midland

Morningside @ Dordt

College of Saint Mary @ Northwestern


January 22

Briar Cliff @ Northwestern

Hastings @ Dakota Wesleyan

Morningside @ Concordia

Jamestown @ Dordt

College of Saint Mary @ Doane


January 25

Dordt @ Doane

Briar Cliff @ Hastings

Mount Marty @ Morningside

Midland @ Jamestown

Dakota Wesleyan @ College of Saint Mary


January 29

Briar Cliff @ Mount Marty

Morningside @ Hastings

Northwestern @ Concordia

Jamestown @ Dakota Wesleyan

College of Saint Mary @ Midland


February 1

Doane @ Mount Marty

Morningside @ Briar Cliff

Northwestern @ Hastings

Dordt @ Midland

Concordia @ Dakota Wesleyan

College of Saint Mary @ Jamestown


February 5

Concordia @ Doane

Dakota Wesleyan @ Briar Cliff

Dordt @ Northwestern

Midland @ Morningside

Mount Marty @ Jamestown

Hastings @ College of Saint Mary


February 8

Jamestown @ Hastings

Doane @ Northwestern

Concordia @ Dordt

Midland @ Briar Cliff

Morningside @ Dakota Wesleyan

College of Saint Mary @ Mount Marty


February 12

Dordt @ Briar Cliff

Midland @ Doane

Hastings @ Concordia

Northwestern @ Jamestown


February 15

Hastings @ Dordt

Dakota Wesleyan @ Doane

Midland @ Northwestern

Jamestown @ Morningside

Mount Marty @ Concordia

Briar Cliff @ College of Saint Mary


February 19

Doane @ Hastings

Jamestown @ Briar Cliff

Northwestern @ Dakota Wesleyan

Concordia @ Midland

Dordt @ Mount Marty

Morningside @ College of Saint Mary


February 22

Doane @ Briar Cliff

Dakota Wesleyan @ Hastings

Morningside @ Northwestern

Concordia @ Jamestown

Mount Marty @ Midland

College of Saint Mary @ Dordt