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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Martin Luther College

December 12, 2002

(New Ulm, Minnesota) The Dordt Defenders snapped a 3-game losing streak tonight with a 55-52 win over Martin Luther College. Dordt led by as many as 14 points in the second half, but Martin Luther came back to within one, 53-52. Shawn De Stigter made two free throws to give the Defenders the final three-point lead. Dordt was led in scoring by Evan Beimers with 15 points. Tom Engelbrecht had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Martin Luther. A three point attempt by Martin Luther rattled out at the buzzer preserving the win for Dordt--snapping a three game losing skid.

Dordt's Current Record: 6-4 (0-2)
Opponent's Current Record: 1-5 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 32 23 55
Martin Luther College 21 31 52
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Eric Maas 10
Dan Hospers 8
Evan Beimers 7
Shawn De Stigter 7
Team Total: 45
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Tom Engelbrecht 13
Jeff Loberger 7
Team Total: 40
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Evan Beimers 15
Tony Reitsma 11
Eric Maas 8
Ryan Dooyema 6
Team Total: 55
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Tom Engelbrecht 17
Jeff Loberger 15
Michael Walz 9
Team Total: 52
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 23/61 38%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/17 24%
Free Throws: 5/10 50%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 18/60 30%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/23 22%
Free Throws: 11/15 73%

For more information, please contact Mike Byker, Sports Information Director, at mbyker@dordt.edu or (712) 722-6301.