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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Sioux Falls

January 21, 2004

(Sioux Falls, South Dakota) The Dordt Defenders gave up a six-point lead midway through the second half tonight before eventually losing to Sioux Falls by a final score of 83-75. The Defenders led 49-43 with 13:00 left to go in the game, but Sioux Falls hit free throws down the stretch to put the game out of reach.

Luke Ruter had 28 points and six boards to lead the Defenders. Bret Van Wyk had 20 points, while Kyle Van Arendonk chipped in 13. Sioux Falls' Steve Esselink had 27 points to lead the Cougar scoring attack.

Dordt's Current Record: 11-8 (4-6)
Opponent's Current Record: 16-7 (8-2)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 29 46 75
Sioux Falls 32 51 83
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Luke Ruter 6
Brandon Haan 6
Team Total: 31
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
J.D. Roberts 10
Brett Moody 8
Chad Van Hill 8
Team Total: 36
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Luke Ruter 28
Bret Van Wyk 20
Kyle Van Arendonk 13
Team Total: 75
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Steve Esselink 27
Matt Begeman 14
J.D. Roberts 11
Team Total: 83
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 26/56 46%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/10 50%
Free Throws: 18/28 64%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 21/49 43%
3-Point Field Goals: 10/25 40%
Free Throws: 31/41 76%

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