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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Sioux Falls

December 12, 2009

(Sioux Falls, South Dakota) After a big win to start off their GPAC season, the Defenders have now lost four straight in GPAC play with an 83-72 loss tonight to the Sioux Falls Cougars, Dordt is now 7-5 overall and 1-4 in the GPAC.

Dordt got off to a great start shooting and led by as many as 16 at 28-12. Sioux Falls worked themselves back into the ball game and cut that 16 point lead and Dordt held a 39-31 half time advantage.

Sioux Falls continued to claw away at the Dordt lead as the second half got under way and a Cedric Seefeldt 3 pointer tied the game at 49-49, the first tie of the game since it was 3-3. Another Seefeldt 3 ball gave the Cougars their first lead of the game at 52-51. The score was tied at 55, 57 and 59 and Dordt held one point leads at 63-62 and 65-64. Yet another Seefeldt basket from behind the arc gave Sioux Falls the lead for good at 67-65 with 5:25 to go in the contest. The Cougars pushed the margin to 7 at 75-68 but Trevor Wolterstorff answered back for Dordt to make it 75-70. Dordt missed a chance to cut the lead even further with a miss with 1:33 left to go, and the resulting alternate possession went to the Cougars. Free throws down the stretch sealed the victory for Sioux Falls keeping their GPAC record unblemished at 6-0.

"We had lots of energy and shot well to start the contest but we aren't getting the key defensive stops we need to get things turned around," noted Dordt Head Coach Ross Douma. "We really need our seniors to step up and lead us when it's clutch time." Free throw shooting woes cost the Defenders dearly in the game as they went 14-26 from the charity stripe.

Dordt was outrebounded 45-30. The Defenders turned the ball over only 6 times while the Cougars gave up 12.

Trevor Wolterstorff had a double double to lead Dordt with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Matt Malloy led all scorers with 26 for the Cougars to go along with a game high 11 rebounds as well.

The Dordt men will be off until December 31 and January 2 when they face Portland Bible College and Concordia in Portland, Oregon. After returning home the Defenders will travel to Morningside on January 6.

Other GPAC scores from today:
Hastings at 77
Briar Cliff 82

Mount Marty at 54
Morningside 59

Dakota Wesleyan at 77
Midland Lutheran 65

Nebraska Wesleyan at 60
Doane 51

Northwestern at 111
Concordia 117 4ot

South Dakota School of Mines & Tech. at 72
Dana 74

GPAC Standings:

Sioux Falls 6-0/12-2
Northwestern 5-1/9-4
Briar Cliff 4-1/10-1
Dakota Wesleyan 4-2/9-3
Concordia 4-2/8-5
Hastings 3-2/9-4
Morningside 3-3/7-5
Nebraska Wesleyan 2-2/3-5
Dordt 1-4/7-5
Doane 1-4/2-9
Mount Marty 1-4/2-11
Dana 0-4/4-8
Midland Lutheran 0-5/2-11

Dordt's Current Record: 7-5 (1-4)
Opponent's Current Record: 12-2 (6-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 39 33 72
Sioux Falls 31 52 83
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Trevor Wolterstorff 10
Logan Kingma 6
Brandon Oldenkamp 4
Shawn Keizer 3
Team Total: 30
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Malloy, Matt 11
Seefeldt, Cedric 9
Hubbard, Kelly 9
Maxwell, David 6
Team Total: 45
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Logan Kingma 18
Trevor Wolterstorff 18
Shawn Keizer 15
Michael Eekhoff 10
Team Total: 72
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Malloy, Matt 26
Hubbard, Kelly 13
Seefeldt, Cedric 13
Howard, De'Shawn 10
Team Total: 83
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 26/61 43%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/15 40%
Free Throws: 14/26 54%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 32/62 52%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/15 40%
Free Throws: 13/19 68%

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