Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Robert Morris-Chicago: Robert Morris Tournament

December 17, 2005

(Chicago, Illinois) The Dordt College Defenders were turned away by the Robert Morris (Chicago) Eagles 96-84 on the home floor of the Eagles tonight. The Defenders led by as many as four points in the first half and were down by one at the half. Robert Morris pushed the lead to eight early in the second half but the Defenders came back to tie it 61-61. Much of the second half was played at a 5-8 point difference with the Eagles pulling away for the 12 point lead.

Dordt was topped by Luke Ruter, who moved into fourth all-time in scoring at Dordt College with 24 points, pushed his career total to 1409 passing Evan Beimers in the process. Eric Van Maanen came off the bench for 12 and Scott Van Zanten had 11 points. Derek Keizer had six points, five assists and four steals. Robert Morris (#6 in NAIA Division I basketball) was led by Iowa State transfer, Reggie George with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Dordt's Current Record: 10-2 (5-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 12-1 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 38 46 84
Robert Morris-Chicago: Robert Morris Tournament 39 57 96
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Luke Ruter 6
Scott Van Zanten 5
Team Total: 30
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Reggie George 10
Team Total: 39
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Luke Ruter 24
Eric Van Maanen 12
Scott Van Zanten 11
Team Total: 84
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Reggie George 20
Melvin Council 17
Aaron Wellington 16
Team Total: 96
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 32/64 50%
3-Point Field Goals: 8/15 53%
Free Throws: 12/16 75%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 35/68 51%
3-Point Field Goals: 9/26 35%
Free Throws: 17/22 77%

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