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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Northwestern

January 30, 2010

(Sioux Center, Iowa) A fast starting game turned into a defensive tussle on Saturday afternoon at the De Witt Gym and the Dordt College Defender men's basketball team earned a 78-70 win over the Northwestern Red Raiders to force a split in the regular season series.

The Defenders ran out to a quick lead and got up 23-14 with 12:01 left in the first half on a basket by Logan Kingma. The two teams then traded three-pointers with Jerome Hoegh and Brandon Oldenkamp knocked down long shots for the rivals. The lead eventually got up to ten on a tip-in by Trevor Wolterstorff and Dordt seemeed in control with 9:07 left in the half.

A Northwestern timeout stopped the Dordt momentum and the Raiders proceeded to score the next 11 points in a row and got up 37-36 with 5:35 left in the half. Dordt rallied with two Logan Kingma free throws and Chris Sievers hit a free throw to extend the lead to two. Dordt's only other points would come on a pair of Michael Eekhoff free throws with Northwestern eventually cutting the difference to 42-41 and that's how the two teams went to the half.

Northwestern outscored Dordt to start the second half by a 9-2 margin in the first 3:02 of the half. Dordt got two points back on a pair of Kingma free throws and tied the game at 50 on a Kingma shot in the lane. Northwestern's Walker Seim, after being shutout in the first half, tried to Northwestern on his back and made a shot with 15:40 to get the lead to 52-51. The teams countered each other with a Van Kalsbeek dunk giving Northwestern their last lead at 54-53 with 12:13 left in the game. Brandon Oldenkamp buried a three-pointer at the 11:57 mark and hit another three point shot at the 11:24 mark after a missed Van Kalsbeek shot and Dordt had a five point lead. Dordt built the lead up to eight and the Raiders got back to withing five at the 67-62 mark with 5:48 left on a Ben Miller jump shot. Dordt scored three in row to re-establish control on a Wolterstorff lay up and a Kingma free throw and Dordt had enough at the end to hold on for the 78-70 win.

Dordt held Northwestern to 11-37 shooting in the second half and 27-73 from the floor for the game--29.7 and 37 percent respectively. Dordt made 25-63 shots for 39.7 percent and 21-32 free throws. Dordt also held a 48-41 rebounding advantage and both teams had 11 turnovers.

"We worked hard and got some stops in the second half and we got to the free throw line for the second game in a row," said Dordt coach Ross Douma. "Brandon Oldenkamp got going with some three's, we got the ball to Logan posting up and he got to the free throw line. We controlled Seim and Van Kalsbeek. Van Kalsbeek is as good a player as there is in the conference and we wanted to make it hard for him. I thought Chris Sievers did a nice job of defense on him. Chris gives us another big body."

Dordt was paced by Logan Kingma's 24 points as the senior made 6-18 field goals and 11-13 free throws. Brandon Oldenkamp made 5-6 three-pointers and had 16 points and team high eight rebounds. Kingma also grabbed seven rebounds and had three steals. Michael Eekhoff had 12 points and six rebounds with two assists and one steal. Trevor Wolterstorff ended with 11 points and six rebounds with three steals.

Dordt improves to 14-8 overall and 6-7 in the league with Northwestern falling to 11-11 overall and 6-6 in the conference.

Dordt will host Briar Cliff on Wednesday night in their next outing at 8:00, February 3.

GPAC Scores
Nebraska Wesleyan University 83, Briar Cliff University 74
Dakota Wesleyan University 99, Dana College 68
Hastings College 89, Morningside College 77
Dordt College 78, Northwestern College 70
Sioux Falls 59, Doane 54

GPAC Standings
Dakota Wesleyan 11-2/19-5
Concordia 11-2/17-7
Sioux Falls 10-3/19-6
Hastings 9-3/18-5
Briar Cliff 8-4/17-6
Northwestern 6-6/11-11
Dordt 6-7/14-8
Nebraska Wesleyan 5-7/7-12
Doane 4-9/5-16
Morningside 4-9/10-13
Dana 3-9/7-15
Mount Marty 3-9/5-17
Midland Lutheran 1-11/3-21

Dordt's Current Record: 14-8 (6-7)
Opponent's Current Record: 11-11 (6-6)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 42 36 78
Northwestern 41 29 70
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Brandon Oldenkamp 8
Logan Kingma 7
Trevor Wolterstorff 6
Michael Eekhoff 6
Team Total: 48
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Ben Miller 11
Daniel Van Kalsbeek 7
Ryan Hoogeveen 5
Ryan Stock 5
Team Total: 41
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Logan Kingma 24
Brandon Oldenkamp 16
Michael Eekhoff 12
Trevor Wolterstorff 11
Team Total: 78
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Daniel Van Kalsbeek 17
Walker Seim 14
Ryan Stock 12
Team Total: 70
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 25/63 40%
3-Point Field Goals: 7/19 37%
Free Throws: 21/32 66%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 27/73 37%
3-Point Field Goals: 8/24 33%
Free Throws: 8/14 57%

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