Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Graceland-Sioux Falls Classic

November 13, 2004

(Sioux Falls, South Dakota) The Dordt College Defender men came from four points down with less than a minute left to force overtime and eventually win a non-conference decision at the Sioux Falls Classic against Graceland.

Brandon Haan hit a pair of putbacks in the final minute, the last with :04 remaining to force the tie. The Defenders held Graceland scoreless on their first four possessions of the extra session to set the tone and earn the victory.

Luke Ruter led Dordt with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Bret Van Wyk had 19 points and five assists while Haan had 17 points and 11 rebounds in just 19 minutes of play. Chad Huenink came off the bench ofr 13 points and Derek Keizer had six assists to pace Dordt College.

Dordt's Current Record: 2-0 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 1-3 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half OT 1 Final
Dordt College 37 45 10 92
Graceland-Sioux Falls Classic 41 41 6 88
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Luke Ruter 11
Brandon Haan 11
Dan Hospers 5
Team Total: 43
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Jason Holt 8
Tyson Meierotto 7
Team Total: 40
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Luke Ruter 23
Bret Van Wyk 19
Brandon Haan 17
Chad Huenink 13
Team Total: 92
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Jason Holt 27
Matt Lynch 26
Team Total: 88
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 33/63 52%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/8 25%
Free Throws: 24/35 69%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 33/75 44%
3-Point Field Goals: 7/22 32%
Free Throws: 15/19 79%

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