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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Black Hills State-Sioux Falls Classic

November 11, 2006

(Sioux Falls, South Dakota) The Dordt College Defender men's basketball team earned a convincing 81-60 win over the Black Hills State Yellow Jackets on Saturday afternoon at a Classic hosted by the University of Sioux Falls.

The Defenders pulled away from a 25-25 tie late in the first half to lead 33-27 before a Sam Kim three-pointer off the glass made it 33-30 at halftime in favor of the Defenders.

The Yellow Jackets tied it up at 37-37 but the Defenders never relinquished the lead in the second half getting up 47-42 with 12:54 left in the game and used a smothering defense on Kim to outscore Black Hills State 34-18 in the final 12 minutes for the Defenders' fourth win in a row after a season opening loss to Jamestown last Friday.

Eric Van Maanen led Dordt for the second night in a row with 19 poins on 7-9 shooting and Brian Eekhoof had 17 points and eight rebounds with two assists. Logan Kingma had 12 points and five boards and Scott Van Zanten added 11 and snared nine rebounds against a team that lost on a buzzer beater the night before against Sioux Falls. Russ Griese came off the bench to score eight and grab five rebounds with two assists and Derek Keizer led the team with eight assists against just three turnovers. Dordt made 28-60 shots from the floor and outrebounded the Yellow Jackets 45-38.

Black Hills State was led by Kim's 18 points and nine rebounds and Randy Herman had 13.

Dordt is now 4-1 while Black Hills State, an old foe out of the now defunct South Dakota Iowa Conference, drops to 0-5. State has played four GPAC schools (Mount Marty, Dakota Wesleyan, Sioux Falls and Dordt) and had led at halftime of every game they played up until today.

Dordt's Current Record: 4-1 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 0-5 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 33 48 81
Black Hills State-Sioux Falls Classic 30 31 60
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Scott Van Zanten 9
Brian Eekhoff 8
Russ Griese 5
Logan Kingma 5
Team Total: 45
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
AJ Fodness 9
Sam Kim 9
Brandon Sweet 5
Team Total: 38
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Eric Van Maanen 19
Brian Eekhoff 17
Logan Kingma 12
Scott Van Zanten 11
Team Total: 81
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Sam Kim 18
Randy Herman 13
AJ Fodness 12
Team Total: 60
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 28/60 47%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/15 33%
Free Throws: 20/35 57%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 19/57 33%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/22 27%
Free Throws: 16/22 73%

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