Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Briar Cliff

February 21, 2004

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Briar Cliff Chargers won a dramatic 78-76 decision over Dordt College Saturday afternoon in the season finale for both teams.

Briar Cliff's Josh Alexander hit a three point shot from just inside halfcourt to win it as time expired. Dordt had taken a one point lead on a basket by Brandon Haan with :02.2 remaining off an assist from Bret Van Wyk. That bucket came after Martez Van Buren hit a three pointer that hung on the rim after bouncing around with :06 remaining.

The Defenders were led by Luke Ruter's 24 points, 20 of them came in the first half. Birar Cliff had five players in double figures in the win.

Dordt's Current Record: 14-14 (6-12)
Opponent's Current Record: 8-21 (3-15)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 35 41 76
Briar Cliff 40 38 78
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Luke Ruter 9
Bret Van Wyk 4
Dan Hospers 4
Brandon Haan 4
Team Total: 31
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Bryce Meyers 17
Michael Turner 12
Team Total: 40
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Luke Ruter 24
Brandon Haan 17
Kyle Van Arendonk 13
Team Total: 76
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Josh Alexander 18
Michael Turner 18
Koty Cowgill 14
Bryce Meyers 12
Team Total: 78
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 32/64 50%
3-Point Field Goals: 9/18 50%
Free Throws: 3/7 43%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 32/63 51%
3-Point Field Goals: 8/21 38%
Free Throws: 6/16 38%

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