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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Dakota Wesleyan

February 14, 2007

(Mitchell, South Dakota) Dordt College was in action Wednesday night at Dakota Weslyan in Mitchell, SD. The score ended with Dakota Wesleyan on top 89-73.

Dordt pulled out to a lead in the early stages of the first half leading by as much as eight at 12-4 and still had a seven point lead at 28-21 after a Chad Huenink free throw with 9:47 left in the half. Dordt College slowly let Dakota Wesleyan work their way back into the game and lost the lead with 3:25 left in the half at 34-32. Dakota Wesleyan ended the half extending their lead to 6 leading 41-35.

Dordt fell behind by 9 early in the second half and were never able to get their feet back under them. The Defenders got down by 17 before cutting the lead down ot 72-62 on a Brian Eekhoff basket with 5:39 left in the game. Wesleyan cut the run off and pulled away to the eventual 16 point difference.

Dordt was led by Eric Van Maanen who scored 20 points on 8-14 shooting from the floor and 3-5 three-point shooting. He was followed by Brian Eekoff who had 11 points and 5 boards. Logan Kingma had a quick start and ended with 10 while Russ Griese knocked down 10 on a pair of three-pointers and two two-pointers. Mark Rowenhorst contributed nine off the bench. Dordt shot 30-64 from the field and only attempted 11 free-throws, making six.

Dakota Weslyan was led by Brock Seim, scoring 21 points while pulling down 7 rebounds. Preston Broughton also made a big impact scoring 18 with 6 boards. Jered Hokensen, Wesleyan's backup point guard added 16 while making 5-10 shots and 4-8 three pointers and Kevin Talley added 10. Dakota Wesleyan shot over 50 percent from the field going 30-54.

Dordt falls to 10-7 in conference play, tied for fourth place in the conference with Morningside. Dakota Weslyan improves to 12-5 where they sit in lone possesion of third behind Sioux Falls and Northwestern who both have 13-3 records in the conference.

Dordt will play their final game of the season at home this Saturday, Feb. 17 against Dana starting at 3:00 PM.

Other midweek GPAC scores:
Sioux Falls def. Briar Cliff 82-71
Doane def. Dana 83-74
Northwestern def. Morningside 87-86
Concordia def. Midland Lutheran 73-62

GPAC standings going into Saturday:
Sioux Falls 14-3
Northwestern 14-3
Dakota Wesleyan 12-5
Dordt 10-7
Hastings 10-7
Morningside 10-8
Doane 9-8
Midland Lutheran 8-9
Briar Cliff 7-10
Dana 6-11
Mount Marty 4-13
Concordia 4-13
Nebraska Wesleyan 3-13

Upcoming GPAC games for Saturday:
Dana @ Dordt
Midland Lutheran @ Dakota Wesleyan
Mount Marty @ Doane
Northwestern @ Hastings
Sioux Falls @ Concordia
Briar Cliff @ Nebraska Wesleyan

Dordt's Current Record: 18-11 (10-7)
Opponent's Current Record: 23-6 (12-5)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 35 38 73
Dakota Wesleyan 41 48 89
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Brian Eekhoff 5
Chad Huenink 4
Logan Kingma 3
Team Total: 32
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Brock Seim 7
Preston Broughton 6
Keaton Cummings 5
Team Total: 33
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Eric Van Maanen 20
Brian Eekhoff 11
Russ Griese 10
Logan Kingma 10
Team Total: 73
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Brock Seim 21
Preston Broughton 18
Jered Hokenson 16
Kevin Talley 10
Team Total: 89
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 30/64 47%
3-Point Field Goals: 7/16 44%
Free Throws: 6/11 55%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 30/56 54%
3-Point Field Goals: 10/26 38%
Free Throws: 19/24 79%

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