Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. GrandView

January 9, 2006

Game Media

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender men earned their 14th win of the season with a 68-52 win over Grand View Monday night in non-conference men's basketball play. The Defenders trailed early 8-0 but took the lead for good at 21-20. The Defenders led by 30-26 at halftime and scored the first four points of the second half and never saw their lead shrink below six points as the Defenders used an eight point run to go from up 47-38 to up 55-38 on the way to the eventual 68-52 win.

Dordt's balanced attack was led by Luke Ruter and Brandon Haan with 10 points each. Scott Van Zanten had nine points and eight rebounds while Derek Keizer had eight points and ten assists.

Grand View was topped by Marcus Thie and Todd Lorensen with 11 points each.

Dordt's Current Record: 14-3 (6-1)
Opponent's Current Record: 10-6 (2-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 30 38 68
GrandView 26 26 52
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Scott Van Zanten 8
Chad Huenink 8
Luke Ruter 5
Team Total: 40
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Marcus Thie 5
Team Total: 21
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Luke Ruter 10
Brandon Haan 10
Scott Van Zanten 9
Derek Keizer 8
Team Total: 68
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Todd Lorensen 11
Marcus Thie 11
Team Total: 52
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 26/49 53%
3-Point Field Goals: 3/10 30%
Free Throws: 13/17 76%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 22/53 42%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/17 24%
Free Throws: 4/11 36%

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