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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Nebraska Christian

November 16, 2010

(Sioux Center, Iowa) Dordt College won a lopsided affair with Nebraska Christian on Tuesday night in non-conference men's basketball in Sioux Center, Iowa. Dordt turned in a 119-29 win to improve to 4-3 for the season and won its third straight game of the year heading into the Great Plains Athletic Conference opener against Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon in Mitchell, South Dakota.

Dordt trailed once, 5-4 and closed the first half on a 37-4 run to open up a 63-16 halftime advantage. It was more of the same in the second half with Dordt outscoring the Parsons 56-13 to win the game by the final of 119-29.

Dordt made 72.5 percent of its shots from the floor and converted 13-25 three-pointers. Nebraska Christian was 12-44 from the floor and 2-19 on three-pointers and committed 24 turnovers to Dordt's eight. Dordt also held a 43-11 rebounding advantage.

Austin Vande Vegte scored 21 points on 9-12 shooting and was 3-5 on three-pointers. John Lenderink scored 18 and was 6-7 on field goals and 5-6 on three-pointers. Kyle Lindbergh added 12 points and four rebounds while Chris Van Roekel contributed 11 with four rebounds and he shared team honors in assists with Lenderink with five. Brett Cross also had ten points off the bench with Brad Van Staalduinen scoring eight with seven rebounds. Twelve different players each scored at least four points for the Defenders.

Nebraska Christian was led by Bryan Weaver with seven points and Trent Wallace had six.

Dordt is 4-3 and will face Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday in Mitchell, South Dakota at 4:00.

Dordt's Current Record: 4-3 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 0-4 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 63 56 119
Nebraska Christian 16 13 29
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Bradley Van Staalduinen 7
Chris Van Roekel 4
Kyle Lindbergh 4
Austin Katje 4
Team Total: 43
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Gillen, Spencer 5
Holmes, Kendall 2
Team Total: 11
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Austin Vande Vegte 21
John Lenderink 18
Kyle Lindbergh 12
Chris Van Roekel 11
Team Total: 119
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Weaver, Bryan 7
Wallace, Trent 6
Gillen, Spencer 5
Laughlin, Josh 4
Team Total: 29
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 50/69 72%
3-Point Field Goals: 13/25 52%
Free Throws: 6/8 75%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 12/44 27%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/19 11%
Free Throws: 3/6 50%

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