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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Sioux Falls

November 22, 2003

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defenders fell to the Sioux Falls Cougars tonight in the GPAC conference opener by a score of 85-66. The Defenders scrapped their way to a 41-31 lead at halftime, but the Cougars outscored Dordt 54-25 in the second half to get the victory.

Luke Ruter scored 22 points to lead the Defenders. Brandon Haan had 10 points off the bench. Ruter also had three steals.

Dordt's Current Record: 4-1 (0-1)
Opponent's Current Record: 4-3 (1-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 41 25 66
Sioux Falls 31 54 85
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Dan Hospers 8
Luke Ruter 5
Team Total: 30
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
JD Roberts 8
Chad Van Hill 7
Team Total: 34
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Luke Ruter 22
Brandon Haan 10
Team Total: 66
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Steve Esselink 22
Brett Moody 15
Chad Van Hill 15
JD Roberts 12
Team Total: 85
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 24/64 38%
3-Point Field Goals: 3/16 19%
Free Throws: 15/18 83%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 25/44 57%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/15 40%
Free Throws: 29/38 76%

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