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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Buena Vista

November 22, 2008

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(Storm Lake, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender men's basketball team couldn't keep up with the Buena Vista Beavers in non-conference basketball Saturday night, November 22 in Storm Lake, Iowa. The Beavers pulled away late in the first half and went on to an 86-66 win.

Dordt led much of the first ten minutes of the game, building a 25-21 lead on a Brandon Oldenkamp three-pointer with 8:59 left in the half. Dordt's last lead came at the 6:17 mark when Michael Eekhoff made a jump shot for a 27-26 advantage. Buena Vista then went on a 7-0 run over the next two minutes and built a 45-32 halftime lead.

Dordt made a run to start the second half, cutting the lead to 50-42 with 17:11 left on a pair of Logan Kingma free throws but the Beavers had an answer and pushed the lead back to double digits with seven points in row, holding Dordt without a basket for the next six minutes, effectively putting the game out of reach.

Dordt was led by Logan Kingma's 24 points on 7-18 shooting while Michael Eekhoff and Mark Rowenhorst had 13 and 11 respectively. Rowenhorst dished out four assists and Brandon Oldenkamp and Carlie Landegent each had six rebounds fo led Dordt. The Defenders were 23-55 from the floor and managed a 33-29 rebounding advantage.

Buena Vista was 31-57 from the floor and 12-23 on three pointers. The hosts had four players in double figures led by Andre Wagner with 22 and Travis Person added 14. Dordt was forced into 25 turnovers while Buena Vista committed 17.

Dordt is 3-2 overall and will open Great Plains Athletic Conference play in Orange City, Iowa against Northwestern on Tuesday, November 25.

Dordt's Current Record: 3-2 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 3-0 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 32 34 66
Buena Vista 45 41 86
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Carlie Landegent 6
Brandon Oldenkamp 6
Team Total: 33
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Brian Fogleman 9
Matt Cleveland 4
Team Total: 29
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Logan Kingma 24
Michael Eekhoff 13
Mark Rowenhorst 11
Brandon Oldenkamp 8
Team Total: 66
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Andre Wagner 22
Travis Person 14
Brian Fogleman 13
Matt Cleveland 13
Team Total: 86
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 23/55 42%
3-Point Field Goals: 9/23 39%
Free Throws: 11/14 79%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 31/57 54%
3-Point Field Goals: 12/23 52%
Free Throws: 12/18 67%

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