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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Morningside

December 5, 2009

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Morningside Mustangs used a 55 point second half and held on for an 88-87 win over the Dordt College Defenders on Saturday afternoon in Great Plains Athletic Conference play.

The Mustangs overcame a nine point halftime deficit and trailed at one point by 13 late in the first half before staging the comeback. The Defenders got the lead with by pushing the tempo on in the first half and got up 42-29 on a pair of Shawn Keizer free throws with 1:01 left in teh half. Dordt was on a 15-4 run at that point but the Mustangs neutralized some of the momentum with a pair of free throws and a face away jumper by Eddie Marrs at the top of the key just before the buzzer for a 42-33 halftime score.

Dordt started slowly in the second half with Morningside tying the game at 57-57 and took the lead at 59-57. A Brandon Oldenkamp three gave Dordt a brief 60-59 advantage at the 9:55 mark. The two teams were tied again at 61 and again at 74 with the final tie coming at the 4:55 mark on a Shawn Keizer three-point shot. Marrs answered back with a jump shot at the 4:21 mark and the two teams missed four straight shots before Adam Palmer made two free throws at the 2:25 mark of the game for a 78-74 lead. Dordt trailed by as many as seven with 00:49 left but Kingma hit a pair of three's to cut the difference down to 84-88 with :09 left. A Brandon Oldenkamp three with under three seconds left made it 88-87 and it looked like Dordt would have another chance as a Morninside pass went over the top and looked destined to go out of bounds but Morningside was able to touch the ball in bounds, starting the clock and Dordt could manage just a heave by Oldenkamp as time expired.

Dordt was 29-62 from the floor and 12-27 on three pointers while converting 17-19 free throws. Morningside was 34-67 from the floor and 5-16 on three's while converting 15-19 free throws. Morningside held a 38-32 rebounding advantage.

Dordt got 22 points from Logan Kingma and 14 each from Trevor Wolterstorff and Oldenkamp. Wolterstorff had a team high eight rebounds and Michael Eekhoff had six rebounds and five assists.

Morningside got 20 from Marrs, 19 from Mitch Carstens and 18 from Adam Palmer.

Dordt drops to 7-3 overall and 1-2 in the league while Morningside is 6-4 and 2-2.

GPAC Scores
Briar Cliff University 85, Doane College 67
Northwestern College 94, Dana College 76
University of Sioux Falls 83, Midland Lutheran College 60
Mount Marty College 59, Nebraska Wesleyan University 40
Dakota Wesleyan University 78, Concordia University 64
Morningside College 88, Dordt College 87

GPAC Standings
Northwestern 4-0/8-3
Sioux Falls 3-0/9-2
Dakota Wesleyan 3-1/8-2
Concordia 3-1/7-4
Briar Cliff 2-1/8-1
Hastings 2-1/8-3
Morningside 2-2/6-4
Dordt 1-2/7-3
Nebraska Wesleyan 1-2/2-5
Doane 1-3/2-8
Mount Marty 1-3/2-10
Midland Lutheran 0-3/2-9
Dana 0-4/2-8

Dordt's Current Record: 7-3 (1-2)
Opponent's Current Record: 6-4 (2-2)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 42 45 87
Morningside 33 55 88
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Trevor Wolterstorff 8
Michael Eekhoff 6
Team Total: 32
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Garth Hamilton 7
Eddie Marrs 6
Team Total: 38
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Logan Kingma 22
Trevor Wolterstorff 14
Brandon Oldenkamp 14
Shawn Keizer 11
Team Total: 87
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Eddie Marrs 20
Mitch Carstens 19
Adam Palmer 18
Garth Hamilton 12
Team Total: 88
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 29/62 47%
3-Point Field Goals: 12/27 44%
Free Throws: 17/19 89%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 34/67 51%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/16 31%
Free Throws: 15/19 79%

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