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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan

January 20, 2007

(Lincoln, Nebraska) The Dordt College Defender men's basketball team earned their seventh win of the conference season with an 83-71 victory over the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolvers on Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Defenders raced to a 16-2 lead with six different players scoring in the first 7:02. The Defenders continued to increase the lead, getting it above 20 and took a 42-23 lead at halftime.

Wesleyan was unable to seriously slice into the lead in the second half. Each time the hosts cut the lead the Defenders had an answer, holding a 79-57 lead on a Mark Rowenhorst basket with 3:46 left in the contest. Wesleyan was able to force some late turnovers but the difference was too much.

Brian Eekhoff had 14 points, making 5-7 field goals. Logan Kingma converted for 14 points and was 5-9 from the floor. Mark Rowenhorst scored 11 off the bench making 3-3 field goals--one of them a three-pointer and 4-4 on free throws. Scott Van Zanten had nine points and a team high nine rebounds while Chad Huenink came off the bench for eight points on 3-5 field goals. Eric Van Maanen added seven points on 3-5 shooting and went over 500 points for his career. Dordt held a 32-21 rebounding edge and Derek Keizer handed out a pair of assists and has 464 for his career and is five short of the career record.

Wesleyan was paced by Dylan Aylward with 21 points.

Dordt is now 14-8 overall and 7-4 in the league while Nebraska Wesleyan falls to 5-13 and 2-9.

Other GPAC scores from the weekend:
Dakota Wesleyan def. Concordia 89-65
Briar Cliff def. Hastings 92-84
Sioux Falls def. Doane 83-81 OT
Morningside def. Dana 87-57
Midland Lutheran def. Mount Marty 77-42

GPAC Standings through games played January 20
Sioux Falls 10-1
Northwestern 8-3
Dakota Wesleyan 7-3
Morningside 8-4
Dordt 7-4
Midland Lutheran 6-4
Doane 6-5
Hastings 6-5
Dana 4-7
Mount Marty 3-8
Briar Cliff 3-8
Nebraska Wesleyan 2-9
Concordia 1-10

Dordt's Current Record: 14-8 (7-4)
Opponent's Current Record: 5-13 (2-9)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 42 41 83
Nebraska Wesleyan 23 48 71
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Scott Van Zanten 9
Logan Kingma 6
Brian Eekhoff 4
Team Total: 32
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Nick Madsen 4
Kyle Eller 4
Team Total: 21
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Brian Eekhoff 14
Logan Kingma 14
Mark Rowenhorst 11
Scott Van Zanten 9
Team Total: 83
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Dillon Aylward 21
Kyle Eller 11
Marcus Minzel 9
Team Total: 71
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 27/46 59%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/8 50%
Free Throws: 25/34 74%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 27/53 51%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/16 38%
Free Throws: 11/17 65%

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