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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Central

December 20, 2003

(Pella, Iowa) The Dordt College Defenders stopped a two game losing streak with a 77-75 win over the Central Dutch in Pella, Saturday, December 20. The Defenders held a slim two point lead at halftime before Central took control of the second half, holding a six point lead at 63-57 with 6:44 left in the game. Dordt cut the lead down to two at 65-63 with 3:04 remaining but wouldn't draw even until Brandon Haan hit back to back baskets with under two minutes remaining and Bret Van Wyk hit a pair of free throws to put the Defenders up for good with 1:05 remaining. Dordt converted on 24 of 27 free throws to seal the win. Kyle Van Arendonk, a Pella native, became the 22nd player in Dordt men's basketball history to surpass 1,000 career points with 16 points, giving him 1,012 for his career. Bret Van Wyk, a Pella Christian graduate scored 14 as well for the Defenders.

Dordt's Current Record: 7-6 (1-4)
Opponent's Current Record: 1-7 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 39 38 77
Central 37 37 75
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Dan Hospers 6
Brandon Haan 4
Team Total: 31
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Brandon Vos 8
Team Total: 27
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Kyle Van Arendonk 16
Bret Van Wyk 14
Brandon Haan 11
Brent Van Maanen 11
Team Total: 77
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Scott Veldhuizen 28
Brandon Vos 17
Team Total: 75
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 24/46 52%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/10 50%
Free Throws: 24/27 89%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 28/62 45%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/17 35%
Free Throws: 12/13 92%

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