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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Valley City State

November 6, 2009

(Valley City, North Dakota) The Dordt College Defender men's basketball team shot their way past the Valley City State Vikings on the road Friday night in Valley City, North Dakota by a final score of 94-87 in non-conference basketball play.

The Defenders started fast with a 23-4 lead just seven minutes into the game but the Vikings fought back and made it a 43-38 halftime score on a three-point shot by Dareon Spencer at the buzzer.

The lead stayed between five and nine points much of the first ten minutes of the second half with Valley City State finally tying it at 64-64 on back to back three-pointers with ten minutes remaining. Dordt responded with a four point run and built the lead to 82-71 and made enough free throws down the stretch to forge the win.

Dordt was led by Shawn Keizer's 28 points on 8-14 shooting which included a perfect 5-5 on three-pointers. Logan Kingma scored 19 and Brandon Oldenkamp 17. Trevor Wolterstorff scored 13 despite fouling out after 21 minutes of playing time.

Kingma grabbed seven rebounds and had four assists while Keizer led Dordt with eight rebounds and he also dished three assists. Michael Eekhoff scored nine while dealing with almost constant pressure by the Viking defense.

Valley City State was led by Orlando Anderson with 17 points and Calvin Kraft and Tyler Macomber each had 15. Dordt converted 29-38 free throws in the win while holding a slight 33-31 rebounding edge.

A full boxscore of the game is currently unavailable.

Dordt plays Jamestown on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 in Jamestown.

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

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 43 51 94
Valley City State 38 49 87
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Shawn Keizer 8
Logan Kingma 7
Team Total: 33
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Tyler Macomber 6
Team Total: 31
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Shawn Keizer 28
Logan Kingma 19
Brandon Oldenkamp 17
Trevor Wolterstorff 13
Team Total: 94
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Orlando Anderson 17
Calvin Kraft 15
Team Total: 87
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 27/57 47%
3-Point Field Goals: 11/21 52%
Free Throws: 29/38 76%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 33/72 46%
3-Point Field Goals: 8/24 33%
Free Throws: 13/21 62%

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