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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Bellevue

November 4, 2008

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(Bellevue, Nebraska) The Dordt College Defender men's basketball team opened the 2008 season with a loss to the Bellevue Bruins in a game played in Bellevue, Nebraska on Tuesday, November 4. The Bruins pulled away early in the game and held Dordt off for a 76-51 win at the Gordon Lozier Arena where Bellevue is unbeaten in 43 straight games.

The Defenders were down 38-22 at halftime and were unable to overcome a poor shooting night where they made 19-58 field goal attempts and 3-18 three-pointers.

Dordt was led by Michael Eekhoff's 13 points and Logan Kingma added 11. Chris Van Roekel came off the bench for nine points. Brett Heidema had nine rebounds and were outrebounded by the Bruins 43-30.

Kyle Prochaska spearheaded the Bellevue win with 18 points and 16 rebounds.

Dordt is 0-1 this season while Bellevue improves to 2-0. Dordt will host Valley City State on Friday night at 8:00 and Jamestown on Saturday at 4:00.

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

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 22 28 50
Bellevue 38 38 76
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Brett Heidema 9
Team Total: 30
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Kyle Prochaska 16
Matt Imig 5
Team Total: 43
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Michael Eekhoff 13
Logan Kingma 11
Chris Van Roekel 9
Team Total: 50
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Kyle Prochaska 18
Jerrod Tucker 17
Ron King 10
Team Total: 76
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 19/58 33%
3-Point Field Goals: 3/18 17%
Free Throws: 10/15 67%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 35/61 57%
3-Point Field Goals: 3/11 27%
Free Throws: 3/13 23%

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