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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Concordia (Oregon)

January 2, 2010

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(Portland, Oregon) The Dordt College Defender men's basketball team won their second game in as many tries on their road trip into Portland, Oregon with a one sided 87-54 win over the Concordia Cavaliers at Cavalier Gymnasium.

The Defenders seized the lead for good on a three-point shot by Logan Kingma to push them from down 17-15 to up 18-17 at the 10:03 mark. The basket was part of an eight point run that started with a Chris Sievers put back and ended with a Shawn Keizer three-point basket. Dordt eventually took a 39-26 lead at halftime with Michael Eekhoff capping the half with a basket at the 00:47 mark.

Dordt got a bucket by Kingma to open the second half and never allowed Concordia the opportunity to make a run in pushing the lead to 20 points and won by the eventual 87-54 margin.

Dordt shot 36-60 from the floor for 60 percent including a 10-19 performance from the three-point line. Kevin Fopma led the Dordt effort from the floor by converting 5-5 shots and he made four three-pointers. Concordia, a tea that was averaging 89 points per game, was held to a season low and the normally hot shooting team made just 34.9 percent of the shots they took from the floor including a stone cold 1-21 from the three-point line.

Dordt's balanced scoring was led by Fopma's 14 while Shawn Keizer, Trevor Wolterstorff, Michael Eekhoff and Jordan Vogel all scored 10 points. Logan Kingma added nine and had five rebounds and three steals with five assists. Eekhoff had a team high seven rebounds along with Brandon Oldenkamp and Eekhoff handed out five assists. Dordt had a 47-30 rebounding advantage.

"I thought we had good defense through out the game and didn't have any let ups," said Dordt coach Ross Douma. "We got good play from a lot of different people and our bench got longer. It was a good trip. The guys enjoy being around each other."

Concordia was led by Jourdan Sweeney and Greg McFarland with ten points each and no Cavalier had more than four rebounds. Alex Tiefenthaler, who was averaging nearly 20 points per game was limited to four points.

Dordt is now 9-5 while Concordia falls to 11-4. The Defenders will face Morningside on Wednesday, January 6 in Sioux City in Great Plains Athletic Conference play.

Dordt's Current Record: 9-5 (1-4)
Opponent's Current Record: 11-4 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 39 48 87
Concordia (Oregon) 26 28 54
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Brandon Oldenkamp 7
Michael Eekhoff 7
Logan Kingma 5
Team Total: 47
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Greg McFarland 4
Dustin Heibert 4
Jourdan Sweeney 4
Gage Aker 4
Team Total: 30
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Kevin Fopma 14
Michael Eekhoff 10
Trevor Wolterstorff 10
Jordan Vogel 10
Team Total: 87
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Greg McFarland 10
Jourdan Sweeney 10
Team Total: 54
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 36/60 60%
3-Point Field Goals: 10/19 53%
Free Throws: 5/10 50%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 22/63 35%
3-Point Field Goals: 1/21 5%
Free Throws: 9/24 38%

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