By Chris Palmquist
HASTINGS, Neb.--The Dordt Defenders sweated out a huge road win over No. 13 Hastings Saturday afternoon, while the women just missed out on an upset over the seventh-ranked Broncos.
Austin Katje scored a game-high 33 points and the fifth-ranked Defenders (23-2, 14-1 GPAC) never allowed the Broncos to take a lead in the second half after a couple of tie games.
In the women's game, Jaimie Kok had a shot to tie the game at the buzzer but it hit off the front of the rim as the Broncos held on for a 65-62 win. Dordt falls to 11-13 (4-11) with the loss.
The Defenders welcome Dakota Wesleyan to Sioux Center for a doubleheader on Wednesday.
Other GPAC Scores
#10 Morningside: 102 Nebraska Wesleyan: 59 (Women)
#2 Northwestern: 95 Midland: 79 (Women)
Nebraska Wesleyan: 86 Morningside: 76 (Men)
#7 Midland: 80 Northwestern: 67 (Men)