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Defender Men Welcome Mount Marty Saturday

Posted: January 8th, 2021
Tags: Athletics, Men's Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Basketball


Dordt will host Mount Marty in GPAC men’s basketball on Saturday, January 9 at 4:00 pm.




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Mount Marty is 7-9 this season and 4-7 in the GPAC and the Lancers are 1-5 in their last six games. The Lancers also had a four game winning streak from November 24-December 5. The Lancer wins in league play are over Midland, Doane (twice) and Jamestown.

Jailen Billings tops the Lancers with a 15.0 points per game average off the bench and Elijah Pappas scores 14.2 points per game with 6.9 rebounds. Chad Moran has an 11.4 points per game average but hasn’t played since Dordt’s win over the Lancers before Christmas. Allen Wilson has a 7.5 points per game average and Kade Stearns adds 6.3.

Mount Marty is outscoring teams 74.4-74.1 and converted 43.2 percent of its field goals and 32.6 percent of its three-point shots. 54 percent of Mount Marty’s field goal attempts have been three-point shots.


The Defender men are 12-4 overall and 8-4 in the GPAC and takes a five-game winning streak into the game against the Lancers and has won six of its last seven. 

Dordt converts 50.9 percent of its field goals while outscoring teams 83.2-75.1 and outrebound teams 37.9-33.7. Opponents make 43.8 percent of their field goals and the Defenders have converted 125 three-point shots.   

Garrett Franken scores 15.9 points per game with 7.5 rebounds and he hands out 2.9 assists per game while making 50 percent of his field goals. Jesse Jansma scores 15.9 points per game with a team high 4.0 assists per game and he is making 49 percent of his field goals. Jacob Vis is scoring 12.3 points per game with 6.3 rebounds and he is making 67.6 percent of his field goal tries and has a team high 17 blocked shots. Cade Bleeker adds 11.4 points per game and Bryce Coppock is averaging 8.1. Dejay Fykstra is converting 5.6 points per game and he makes 70 percent of his field goals while Ben Gesink is averaging 5.4 points per game. Jansma has made 28 three-point shots while Bleeker and Coppock have 26 and 24 respectively.   


Northwestern beat Mount Marty on January 6 by a score of 69-56. Billings had 14 for the Lancers and Luke Ronsiek and Pappas each had 12. The Lancers converted 35 percent of its field goals while allowing Northwestern to make 41. Northwestern also had a 47-24 rebounding advantage.

Dordt led start to finish in a non-conference win over Dakota State on Monday night, January 4. Jansma scored 20 while Franken had 18 with five rebounds and eight assists and three steals. Vis scored 16 and Bleeker and Coppock each had 10.


Dordt pulled away in the second half of its game with Mount Marty on December 19 and won 97-80. Franken and Jansma each had 18 points while Fykstra came off the bench and scored 16. Bleeker adds 15 and Vis scored 14.  Pappas scored 27 to lead all scorers and Wilson had 15.  


Dordt will host Jamestown on Thursday, January 14 in GPAC play before traveling to Hastings on Saturday, January 16.


Dakota Wesleyan 9-0/13-1

Morningside     8-2/12-2

Jamestown       8-2/12-3

Concordia       8-4/11-6

Dordt           7-4/11-4

Northwestern    6-5/11-5

Briar Cliff     6-5/9-7

Mount Marty     4-7/7-9

Doane           2-10/5-12

Midland         1-10/3-11

Hastings        0-10/4-11


November 10

Concordia def. Midland 82-55


November 11

Jamestown def. Morningside 85-73

Dakota Wesleyan def. Briar Cliff 65-53


November 14

Concordia def. Northwestern 77-74

Briar Cliff def. Mount Marty 88-79

Dordt def. Midland 83-72


November 18

Northwestern def. Jamestown 91-78

Midland def. Hastings 83-66

Dakota Wesleyan def. Dordt 80-78 2ot


November 21

Northwestern def. Midland 97-79

Concordia def. Dordt 82-59

Dakota Wesleyan def. Hastings 74-70

Morningside def. Mount Marty 68-58


November 23

Jamestown def. Hastings 77-68


November 24

Morningside def. Northwestern 79-77

Mount Marty def. Midland 63-49

Dordt def. Briar Cliff 86-69


November 25

Jamestown def. Doane 79-64


November 28

Mount Marty def. Doane 75-68


November 30

Concordia def. Doane 83-66


December 2

Morningside def. Dordt 79-66

Northwestern def. Briar Cliff 98-90

Concordia def. Hastings 86-77

Doane def. Midland 68-64


December 5

Morningside def. Midland  77-73

Northwestern def. 111-79

Mount Marty def. Jamestown 80-79

Briar Cliff def. Concordia 89-75

Dordt def. Doane 73-66


December 6

Dakota Wesleyan def. Doane 93-88


December 8

Jamestown def. Dordt 91-74


December 9

Morningside def. Briar Cliff 76-58

Dakota Wesleyan def. Northwestern 82-76

Doane def. Hastings 95-72

Concordia def. Mount Marty 82-71


December 12

Dakota Wesleyan def. Mount Marty 78-66

Morningside def. Concordia 86-64

Northwestern def. Doane 98-84

Briar Cliff def. Midland 88-83

Dordt def. Hastings 106-72


December 15

Jamestown def. Briar Cliff 74-57

Concordia def. Midland 95-81


December 16

Mount Marty def. Doane 92-74

Dordt def. Northwestern 94-89

Dakota Wesleyan def. Morningside 75-60


December 18

Jamestown def. Concordia 89-87 ot


December 19

Dordt def. Mount Marty 97-80

Briar Cliff def. Doane 81-65


December 20

Morningside def. Hastings  86-67


January 2

Concordia def. Northwestern 81-74 ot

Briar Cliff def. Mount Marty 94-75

Jamestown def. Hastings 98-80

Dordt def. Midland 78-63

Dakota Wesleyan def. Doane 80-73


January 6

Morningside def. Doane 96-73

Dakota Wesleyan def. Concordia 70-64

Briar Cliff def. Hastings 104-75

Northwestern def. Mount Marty 69-56


January 7

Jamestown def. Midland 49-47


January 9

Hastings @ Morningside

Mount Marty @ Dordt

Jamestown @ Concordia

Dakota Wesleyan @ Midland

Doane @ Briar Cliff


January 13

Briar Cliff @ Morningside

Dakota Wesleyan @ Northwestern

Concordia @ Mount Marty

Doane @ Hastings


January 14

Jamestown @ Dordt


January 16

Morningside @ Concordia

Northwestern @ Doane

Midland @ Briar Cliff

Dordt @ Hastings


January 17

Mount Marty @ Dakota Wesleyan


January 20

Dakota Wesleyan @ Jamestown

Morningside @ Dordt

Briar Cliff @ Northwestern

Hastings @ Mount Marty


January 23

Mount Marty @ Jamestown

Midland @ Morningside

Northwestern @ Hastings

Briar Cliff @ Concordia

Dordt @ Doane