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Men's Basketball Battles Briar Cliff On Road Tuesday

Posted: November 22nd, 2021
Tags: Athletics, Basketball, Varsity Athletics, Men's Athletics

GAME

Dordt will travel to Sioux City, Iowa and will face Briar Cliff starting at 7:45 (approximate) on Tuesday, November 23.

COVERAGE

Dordt Media Network audio 

Briar Cliff produced video

Tickets must be purchased in advance 

In game live stats

BRIAR CLIFF

The Briar Cliff men are 4-4 this season and have won three of their last five.  The Chargers are 2-0 in GPAC games with wins over Concordia and Mount Marty.

Briar Cliff is averaging 75 points per game and allow 74.4 in spite of getting outrebounded 33-26.9.  The Chargers convert 36 percent of its three-point shots and 49.1 percent of their total field goal tries.

Kyle Boerhave scores 14.9 points per game with 4.0 rebounds and Jaden Kleinhesselink is good for 14 points per game with 3.3 rebounds. Conner Groves adds 10.1 points and Quinnn Vesey is at 8.5 points per game. Kleinhesselink is converting  54.5 percent of his field goals and Groves has made 17 with 35 percent success.

DORDT

Dordt 6-3 and is looking to snap a two game losing streak after falling to Morningside and Concordia in back to back home games. Dordt’s averaging 86.6 points per game and allow 72.9 and the Defenders are outrebounding teams 39.4-33.7.  Dordt makes 51.6 percent of its field goals and allow 42 percent success.

Bryce Coppock scores 15.7 points per game and Jacob Vis is at 14.8 point s per game with a team high 7.8 rebounds. Cade Bleeker is at 14.1 points per game with four rebounds and Luke Rankin’s average is 12.6 points per game with six rebounds.

RECENTLY

Dordt fought from a deficit in the second half and had a chance to tie the game against Concordia late but missed a two-point field goal that would have tied the game at 84 with under :10 left.  Dordt ended up losing the game 84-82. Jacob Vis had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Bleeker had 15 and 11. 

Briar Cliff lost an 85-82 decision to William Penn in Oskaloosa on Saturday, November 20. Kleinhesselink had 23 points and six rebounds and Conner Groves added 22 with five caroms.  Kleinhesselink was 6-7 from the three-point line.

SERIES

Dordt won both of the games in the series last season with an 86-69 win on November 24 and Dordt held on for an 86-84 win in the Sioux City meeting on February 20.

Garrett Franken topped the Defenders in the first meeting with 21 points and Jesse Jansma had 19.  Briar Cliff was led by Kleinheselink with 15.

In Sioux City to close the season Dordt had an 81-72 lead with 2:25 left and held off a rally by the hosts that got them within 85-84 before a Coppock free throw made the final 86-84. Jansma had 21 and Bleeker and Coppock both had 14. Groves scored 15 for Briar Cliff in a reserve role and Ethan Freidel had 13.

GPAC

Jamestown 2-0/8-0

Morningside 2-0/4-1

Briar Cliff 2-0/4-4

Northwestern 1-0/7-0

Concordia 2-1/7-1

Doane 2-1/7-3

Hastings 1-1/6-3

Dordt 0-2/6-3

Midland 0-2/5-3

Dakota Wesleyan 0-2/3-4

Mount Marty 0-3/3-6

November 23

Jamestown @ Concordia

Dordt @ Briar Cliff

Northwestern @ Midland

Morningside @ Doane