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

December 29, 2005

(Orange City, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender men avenged an early one-point loss with an 82-45 win over Dakota State at the Northwestern Red Raider Classic in Orange City on Thursday night.

The Defenders scored the first six points of the game, extended the lead to double digits at 16-6, pushed the advantage to 28-8 and were never challenged the rest of the night on the way to the 37 point win.

Dordt was topped by Luke Ruters 24 point and five rebounds on 9-11 shooting from the floor including 5-6 three-point baskets. Derek Keizer had 13 points, five assists and five steals while Brian Eekhoff came off the bench for 12 points and seven rebounds. The Defenders enjoyed a 47-31 rebounding advantage.

Dakota State was topped by Matt Nulle with 10 points.

Dordt's Current Record: 11-2 (5-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 4-10 (1-4)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 43 39 82
Dakota State-Northwestern Classic 21 24 45
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Brian Eekhoff 7
Luke Ruter 5
Brandon Haan 5
Chad Huenink 5
Team Total: 47
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Donald Williams 6
Matt Nulle 6
Team Total: 31
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Luke Ruter 24
Derek Keizer 13
Brian Eekhoff 12
Brandon Haan 9
Team Total: 82
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Matt Nulle 10
Team Total: 45
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 33/64 52%
3-Point Field Goals: 8/17 47%
Free Throws: 8/11 73%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 18/65 28%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/16 12%
Free Throws: 7/10 70%

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