Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Valley City State (ND)

November 5, 2010

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender men's basketball team overcame a second half double-digit deficit to win a 74-71 decision over Valley City State on Friday night, November 6.

Dordt led briefly in the first half on a 7-0 run after trailing 7-4. Valley City State owned the rest of half and went into the half up 41-32 with a basket by Mike York in the final seconds. Things didn't turn around for Dordt early in the second half with Valley City getting up by as many as 14 at 52-38 with 14:44 to go in the game. From there Dordt made a run to get back in the game with Kyle Lindbergh scoring on a short jumper and then on a lay-in moments later. A basket by back-up point guard Bobby Sherwood knocked the lead down to six and Dordt was never down by more than nine the rest of the game.

Valley City answered to go up 59-50 with 9:04 left but the Defenders charged back to tie it at 61-61 on a Chris Sievers basket and the Dordt post player gave the Defenders their first lead of the second half at 62-61 on the free throw that followed. Valley City's last lead came at the 2:49 mark on a pair of made free throws by Tyler Macomber and Dordt took the lead for good at 69-68 on a pair of Keizer free throws. Dordt was able to seal it with a Trevor Wolterstorff free throw with three seconds left and Valley City's ensuing inbounds play at half court with a second left failed.

Dordt was led by Wolterstorff's 23 points and five rebounds and Jordan Vogel added 10. Kyle Lindbergh added eight and Austin Katje was good for eight with four rebounds.

Valley City State was topped by reserve DJ Carroll's 15 points and five rebounds and Calvin Kraft tossed in 14.

Dordt made 23-45 shots from the floor and 25-35 free throws while getting outrebounded 30-29.

Dordt is now 1-1 while Valley City State drops to 0-2. Dordt will host Jamestown (North Dakota) on Saturday, November 7 at 6:00 while Valley City State faces Northwestern.

Dordt's Current Record: 1-1 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 0-2 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 32 42 74
Valley City State (ND) 41 30 71
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Trevor Wolterstorff 5
Shawn Keizer 4
Chris Sievers 4
Austin Katje 4
Team Total: 29
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Tyler Macomber 9
Team Total: 30
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Trevor Wolterstorff 23
Jordan Vogel 10
Team Total: 74
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
DJ Carroll 15
Calvin Kraft 14
Tyler Macomber 11
Team Total: 71
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 23/45 51%
3-Point Field Goals: 3/11 27%
Free Throws: 25/35 71%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 23/50 46%
3-Point Field Goals: 3/12 25%
Free Throws: 22/32 69%

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