Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Tabor--Defender Gold Club Classic

November 26, 2005

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defenders outscored Tabor 16-0 late in the first half to blow open a 26-23 contest. The Defenders went into halftime up 44-26 and breezed to a 82-49 decision over the Blue Jays.

Dordt was led by Brandon Haan and Luke Ruter both with 12 points while Brian Eekhoff came off the bench to score 10 points and grab six rebounds. Eric Van Maanen contributed nine points and Derek Keizer had eight points, seven assists, one block and seven steals.

Tabor was paced by Jared Reese wtih 15 points.

Reese, Haan, Curt Schilling (Northwestern) and Lawrence Weller (Trinity) were named to the all-classic team with Ruter taking captain honors.

Dordt's Current Record: 5-1 (2-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 3-4 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 44 38 82
Tabor--Defender Gold Club Classic 26 23 49
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Brandon Haan 7
Scott Van Zanten 6
Brian Eekhoff 6
Matt Berkenpas 6
Team Total: 45
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Jared Reese 5
Team Total: 30
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Luke Ruter 12
Brandon Haan 12
Brian Eekhoff 10
Eric Van Maanen 9
Team Total: 82
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Andrew Brubacher 15
Team Total: 49
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 27/59 46%
3-Point Field Goals: 3/9 33%
Free Throws: 25/30 83%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 15/55 27%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/19 32%
Free Throws: 13/13 100%

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