Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Grand View

November 11, 2009

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt Defender men's basketball team knocked off the 7th ranked Grand View University Vikings 77-61 in their home opener this evening to improve to 3-0 overall.

The Defenders trailed a good portion of the first half and were down by as many 7 at two different times. Down 18-11 with 12 minutes to go in the half Dordt begin to whittle away at the Viking lead and tied the game at 21-21 on a Trevor Wolterstorff layup with 7:50 remaining in first session. Dordt took their first lead at 23-22 on a Michael Eekhoff layup with 7:20 to go, the teams then exchanged one point lead until Matt Banzhaf knocked in a 3 pointer to push the Viking lead to two. Brandon Oldenkamp answered back with a Dordt three pointer at 5:32 to give the Defenders a 28-27 lead. The game was then knotted at 28 apiece and again at 30 before a Banzhaf basket put the Viking lead at 4. A Wolterstoff free throw with 18 seconds to go and another at the end of the half narrowed the margin to 34-32 in favor of Grand View.

Trailing by a basket to start the second half, Dordt gave up the first two buckets of the second and trailed 38-32 at the 18:42 mark. Down 3 points with 16 minutes to go an Eekhoff jumper, followed by a Katje 3 pointer gave Dordt a 2 point lead at 42-40 at 14:08, a lead that they would not relinquish. The Defenders spread the lead to 54-46 with 10 minutes to go but a Greg Schulz 3 by the Vikings at 7:18 cut the Dordt lead back to just one. Brandon Oldenkamp dropped in a 3 pointer at 5:46 to give Dordt the lead at 61-57 and an Eekhoff layup made it a 6 point game. The Vikings cut the lead to 4 with a Banzhaf layup but a tip-in basket by Kingma followed by another Oldenkamp three pointers made it a 9 point game at 68-59 with 3:43 to go. Eekhoff added a layup and went 4 for 4 from the charity stripe to give Dordt a 15 point margin with exactly 2 minutes to go and the Defenders ran away with a big 77-61 victory.

Dordt was lead by Michael Eekhoff's 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Trevor Wolterstorff finished with 19 points and 5 rebounds and Brandon Oldenkamp had 18 points, including 4-7 from 3 point range to go along with 8 rebounds.

Dordt shot 59% from the floor in the second half and finished the game with 43 rebounds to Grand View's 34. Kevin Smith led the way for the Vikings with 14 points and 4 rebounds.

"It was a great team effort for us tonight", said Head Coach Ross Douma. "Kingma had a solid defensive night for us and also pulled down 10 rebounds. We really did a good job of playing more up tempo in the second half and really attacked them. Michael can hurt you in a lot of different ways and tonight scoring was one of them. Trevor (Wolterstorff) played well defensively and Oldenkamp made some big threes to really push the lead."

The Dordt men will next travel to Marshall, Minnesota to take on Southwest State on Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30 pm.

Dordt's Current Record: 3-0 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 4-2 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 32 45 77
Grand View 34 27 61
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Logan Kingma 10
Brandon Oldenkamp 8
Michael Eekhoff 8
Shawn Keizer 6
Team Total: 43
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Banzhaf, Matt 8
Burns, Grant 8
Smith, Kevin 4
Viet, Corey 3
Team Total: 34
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Michael Eekhoff 25
Trevor Wolterstorff 19
Brandon Oldenkamp 18
Dustin Katje 9
Team Total: 77
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Smith, Kevin 14
Schulz, Greg 11
Terpstra, Joey 11
Viet, Corey 10
Team Total: 61
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 29/61 48%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/17 35%
Free Throws: 13/18 72%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 26/64 41%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/15 27%
Free Throws: 5/11 45%

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