Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Jamestown (ND)

November 3, 2006

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defenders lost their season opener Friday night against the Jamestown (North Dakota)Jimmies 73-55 in non-conference basketball.

The game began well enough for the Defenders with a 10-6 advantage with 13:34 left in the half on a Eric Van Maanen jumpshot. Jamestown proceeded to tie the score at ten on back to back baskets and took the lead for good at 13-12 with 10:28 left in the half. For the remainder of the half the Defenders were outscored 26-12 and went into intermission down 36-19.

In the second half the Defenders got to within 40-27 with Logan Kingma making a basket with 16:10 remaining. Jamestown fired right back with a pair of free throws and evetually built a 25 point lead at 61-36, outscoring Dordt College 21-9 over an eight minute stretch to put the game away.

Dordt was led by Eric Van Maanen's 15 points while Derek Keizer put in seven. Russ Griese converted six points and Jon Ferrie grabbed seven rebounds. Dordt College suffered shooting woes at the free throw line, making just 13-26. Derek Keizer and Chad Huenink each had three assists.

Jamestown was topped by Kyle Iverson. The lanky post player socred 23 and had nine rebounds. He came into the game averaging 18.5 points per game in a pair of contests against the University of Manitoba and the University of Winipeg.

Dordt College was 19-59 from the floor while Jamestown was 27-56 for 48 percent and made 17-20 free throws, all in the second half.

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

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 19 36 55
Jamestown (ND) 36 37 73
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Jonathon Ferrie 7
Chad Huenink 4
Eric Miedema 4
Team Total: 31
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Kyle Iverson 9
Jerald Richardson 9
Team Total: 47
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Eric Van Maanen 15
Derek Keizer 7
Russ Griese 6
Logan Kingma 5
Team Total: 55
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Kyle Iverson 23
Lawrence Brooks 15
Jerald Richardson 10
Team Total: 73
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 19/59 32%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/15 27%
Free Throws: 13/26 50%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 17/56 30%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/8 25%
Free Throws: 17/20 85%

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