Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. South Dakota Tech

December 29, 2007

(Spearfish, South Dakota) The Dordt College Defender men's basketball team bounced back from a Friday night loss to Black Hills State to score a 93-73 win over South Dakota Tech on Saturday, December 29 in day two action at the Perkins Classic hosted in Spearfish, South Dakota.

Dordt led 49-29 at halftime, using a 14 point run to go from up 24-21 to up 39-21 with Eric Van Maanen doing the bulk of the damage with 15 first half points--all from the midpoint of the half to halftime.

Dordt scored the first six points of the second half to threaten a blowout but the Hardrockers re-grouped, cutting the lead in half to 67-54 but seve straight points by Scott Van Zanten and a three-pointer by Mark Rowenhorst pushed the lead up past 20 and the Defenders coasted in for the win with a 93-73 final.

Dordt shot 35-61 from the floor and were 11-20 from the three-point line while outrebounding Tech 36-27. Dordt also forced 28 turnovers--20 by steal in using a pressure defense to get Tech out of sorts.

Van Maanen led Dordt with 24 points on 10-13 shooting and handed out two assists with seven steals. Scot Van Zanten casted in 14 points with four assists and Brian Eekhoff had 11 points and five rebounds despite playing just 13 minutes with foul trouble. Chad Huenink came off the bench for 10 points and seven rebounds and Michael Eekhoff added ten points ans six assists with six steals. Logan Kingma had a game high seven assists to go with nine points and seven rebounds. Mark Rowenhorst had eight points and five rebounds while coming off the bench.

Tech's Donny De Gooyer had 13 points and Michael Ross and Robbie Fedor both had 10.

Dordt is now 9-6 and Tech slips to 4-10. Dordt has a full week off before hosting Mount Marty on Saturday, January 5 at 4:00. Dordt's remaining 13 games are all Great Plains Athletic Conference contests.

Dordt's Current Record: 9-6 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 4-10 (1-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 49 44 93
South Dakota Tech 29 44 73
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Chad Huenink 7
Logan Kingma 7
Brian Eekhoff 5
Team Total: 36
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Tom Schmitz 4
Team Total: 28
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Eric Van Maanen 24
Scott Van Zanten 14
Brian Eekhoff 11
Chad Huenink 10
Team Total: 93
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Brandon Smith 13
Michael Ross 10
Robbie Fedor 10
Team Total: 73
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 35/61 57%
3-Point Field Goals: 11/20 55%
Free Throws: 12/15 80%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 25/55 45%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/16 38%
Free Throws: 17/23 74%

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