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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Concordia-GPAC Quarterfinals

February 23, 2006

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(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender men posted a 74-65 win over the Concordia Bulldogs in the quarterfinal round of the Great Plains Athletic Conference this evening at the De Witt Gym in Sioux Center.

The Defenders, in their 21st win of the season, outscored Concordia midway through the first half 10-4 to go up 20-14 and would never trail again. The Defenders led 34-23 at halftime.

Dordt College pushed the leadot 16 with 12:04 left in the game on a three-pointer by Josh Boyer and had a 16 point lead as late as 7:31 left when Luke Ruter made a free throw. Concordia had one charge in them, riding Jon Ziegler's hot shooting to slice the lead to three with 1:09 left in regulation. Ziegler had a game high 26 points, but couldn't carry the whole load as Dordt made enough free throws down the stretch and came away with defensive stops to seal the win 74-65.

Luke Ruter led Dordt with 18 points while BJ Haan had 17 points and ten rebounds. Haan's ten rebounds gives him 500 for his career. Ruter also grabbed nine rebounds and dished out two assists. Scott Van Zanten, Jim Brinks and Eric Van Maanen had seven points each and Mark Rowenhorst and Derek Keizer had six and five. Keizer also had three assists and moves into second place all-time with 355 carry dishes.

Concordia's Ziegler had 26 points on 9-17 shooting and Reggie Corbin added 11 points and eight rebounds. Scott Beck, Concordia's second leading scorer was hampered by foul trouble and was limited to just four points.

Sioux Falls beat Dana in the opposite quarterfinal game 80-59 while Morningside turned away Mount Marty 82-79 and Northwestern nipped Briar Cliff 84-81.

Dordt's Current Record: 21-8 (12-6)
Opponent's Current Record: 13-19 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 34 40 74
Concordia-GPAC Quarterfinals 23 42 65
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Brandon Haan 10
Luke Ruter 9
Chad Huenink 4
Jim Brinks 4
Team Total: 35
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Reggie Corbin 8
Scott Hannon 4
Team Total: 25
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Luke Ruter 18
Brandon Haan 17
Eric Van Maanen 7
Scott Van Zanten 7
Team Total: 74
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Jon Ziegler 26
Reggie Corbin 11
Team Total: 65
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 26/48 54%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/10 50%
Free Throws: 17/25 68%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 24/53 45%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/22 27%
Free Throws: 11/17 65%

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