Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan

December 13, 2003

(Lincoln, Nebraska) The Dordt College Defenders slipped to 1-4 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference with a ten point loss to the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves in Lincoln Saturday night. Dordt led 20-19 in the first half only to see the hosts go on an 11-0 run to establish a double digit lead.

Dordt couldn't dent the lead until the second half when they scored the first ten points to cut the lead down to five. Wesleyan answered back by pushing the lead back to 12 and again the Defenders answered with a run to cut it back to 69-64 but the hill was too steep to climb and the Defenders lost for the second year in a row in Lincoln 79-69.

The Defenders were paced by Kyle Van Arendonk's game high 23 points, the senior from Pella is now four points shy of joining the Dordt College 1000 career point club. Brandon Haan added 14 points before fouling out. Wesleyan was paced by Wyatt Schmidt's 16.

Dordt College committed 21 turnovers while the Prairie Wolves gave it up 13 times.

Dordt's Current Record: 5-7 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 5-2 (3-2)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 33 36 69
Nebraska Wesleyan 48 31 79
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Bret Van Wyk 5
Dan Hospers 4
Team Total: 26
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Joseph Easley 6
Drew Snyder 5
Wyatt Schmidt 5
Team Total: 31
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Kyle Van Arendonk 23
Brandon Haan 14
Bret Van Wyk 12
Team Total: 69
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Wyatt Schmidt 16
Cory Carmichael 11
Drew Snyder 10
Team Total: 79
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 27/47 57%
3-Point Field Goals: 3/8 38%
Free Throws: 12/17 71%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 26/55 47%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/18 33%
Free Throws: 21/28 75%

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