Broncos Split With Dordt|
Hastings, NE - The Hastings College Men's Basketball Team could not keep up with the Defenders of Dordt College Falling 91-79 on Wednesday night at Lynn Farrell Arena.
It was an inside outside punch of Cliff Warner and Chris Sievers that proved to be too much for the Broncos to handle. The combo combined for 36 points as the Defenders finished the night shooting nearly 60 percent from the floor including nearly 59 percent from behind the three-point line.
Sievers was able to cause fits for Hastings in the paint using his size advantage to create match-up issues while Warner created his own shots with his quick release off the dribble causing fits for the Bronco guards all game long but especially in the second half.
Hastings was led by Brady Lollman finishing with a career high 27 points on 10-13 shooting including a perfect 4-4 from behind the three-point line. Dane Bacon also had solid night finishing with 18 points while connecting on 50 percent of his shots.
With the loss Hastings falls to 13-5 (4-4) and will look to get back on track as they will travel to Seward, NE to take on Concordia Wednesday Jan. 9 with tip-off set for 8:00 p.m.
Hastings, NE - The Hastings College Women's Basketball Team found its way back into the win column following a big conference victory 73-65 against Dordt College on Wednesday night.
Hastings got a much needed pick me up from Cami Bruckman following two straight non-conference losses. Bruckman utilized the drive and the left had to cause fits all night long for the Defenders leading all scorers with 21 points.
Three other Broncos found their way into double digits as Chelsey Morten, Brittney Wong and Frankie Peterson all scored in double figures . Dordt was led by Elise Maresh as she finished with 19.
Hastings may not have won the turnover battle but found a way to dominate the boards against the Defenders out rebounding them 38-23 for the game. Another key to the game was the Broncos ability to knock down some shots which has been tough all season long.
Hastings finished the night at nearly 46 percent from the floor which is a major improvement from their season average of just 35 percent.
With the win, Hastings improves to 9-9 (4-4) and will be back in action Wednesday Jan. 9 as they will travel to NAIA No. 1 Concordia (NE) with tip-off set for 6:00 p.m. in Seward, NE.