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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Dakota State-Dordt Classic

December 30, 2004

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender basketball team scored 11 unanswered points to break a 2-2 tie early and took a twenty point lead at halftime on the way to a 88-68 win over Dakota State at the Dordt College Classic.

The Defenders got 15 points from Derek Keizer along with seven assists while Luke Ruter and Dan Hospers each had 14. Chad Huenink came off the bench for 12 and Brandon Haan had 10 despite foul trouble. Hospers also grabbed eight rebounds.

Dakota State was topped by Ryan Burgraff's 19 points, 15 of which came in the first half.

Ruter was named the all-tournament team's captain with Hospers also gaining a spot. Burgraff represents Dakota State while Martez Van Buren (Briar Cliff) and Matt Zachery (North Central)round out the honor squad.

Dordt's Current Record: 10-2 (4-1)
Opponent's Current Record: 5-10 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 53 35 88
Dakota State-Dordt Classic 33 33 66
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Dan Hospers 8
Bret Van Wyk 7
Chad Huenink 6
Luke Ruter 5
Team Total: 43
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Sal Raphael 9
Team Total: 32
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Derek Keizer 15
Luke Ruter 14
Dan Hospers 14
Chad Huenink 12
Team Total: 88
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Ryan Burgraff 19
Ian McKeithen 16
Blake Hyde 11
Team Total: 66
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 35/65 54%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/12 42%
Free Throws: 13/16 81%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 26/66 39%
3-Point Field Goals: 3/19 16%
Free Throws: 11/18 61%

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