Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Hastings

January 7, 2006

Game Media

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender men beat Hastings 66-58 in a hard-fought Great Plains Athletic Conference game at the De Witt Gym in Sioux Center.

Hastings took a 19-8 lead early in the first half but the Defenders fought back to within 32-29 at halftime. The Defenders took the lead at 37-36 but Hastings kept coming back, leading 54-52 on a three point shots by Krae Dutoit. The Defenders then re-took the lead and never gave it up, winning by an eventual 66-58 count.

Dordt was led by Luke Ruter's 16 points and eight rebounds while Brandon Haan had 13 points and 10 rebounds along with four assists. Scott Van Zanten also hit for 13 points.

Krae Dutoit led all scorers with 22 points.

Dordt's Current Record: 13-3 (6-1)
Opponent's Current Record: 11-8 (2-5)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 29 37 66
Hastings 32 26 58
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Brandon Haan 10
Luke Ruter 8
Chad Huenink 8
Team Total: 40
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Mike Snyder 9
Bobby Kempf 5
Team Total: 30
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Luke Ruter 16
Scott Van Zanten 13
Brandon Haan 13
Team Total: 66
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Krae Dutoit 22
Bobby Kempf 14
Team Total: 58
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 24/57 42%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/15 27%
Free Throws: 14/17 82%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 24/54 44%
3-Point Field Goals: 7/19 37%
Free Throws: 3/7 43%

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