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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Dakota Wesleyan

November 20, 2010

(Mitchell, South Dakota) Dordt College dropped their GPAC opener 84-80 against Dakota Wesleyan in the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD to fall to 4-4 overall and 0-1 in the GPAC conference.

The Defenders held a 9 point advantage on 3 separate occasions in the first half including a 35-26 lead with 2:36 to go in the first half. A made basketball and 4 free throws by Brady Wiebe cut the lead down to 3 at 35-32 at half-time. Freshman forward, Kyle Lindbergh led the Defenders with 17 points and also had a team high 7 rebounds. Austin Katje finished the night with 13 points while Brad VanStaalduinen's 11 points and Chris Sievers' 10 rounded out the double digit scorers. Dordt was shorthanded in the second half with Trevor Wolterstorff leaving early with an injury.

Chase Walder led all scorers with 23 points for Dakota Wesleyan, knocking down 4-6 from the 3 point line and was a perfect 5 for 5 from the charity stripe. Brady Wiebe had 18 for the Tigers and Kris Wilson added 16 and Larry Swann had 10. Brady Wiebe had a game high 10 rebounds for Dakota Wesleyan. With the win the Tigers improve to 6-1 on the season and 1-0 in the GPAC.

Dordt shot 50.8% from the floor while Dakota Wesleyan finished at 49.1%. One of the key differences in the stat line was free throws as the Tigers shot 27 shots from the charity stripe, knocking down 23 while Dordt made only 17 trips scoring on 12. The Defenders ended the night with 15 turnovers and Dakota Wesleyan gave up the ball 9 times.

Dordt College will play host to William Penn on Tuesday, November 23 at 7:00 pm.

Dordt's Current Record: 4-4 (0-1)
Opponent's Current Record: 6-1 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 35 45 80
Dakota Wesleyan 32 52 84
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Kyle Lindbergh 7
Chris Sievers 4
Austin Katje 4
Bradley Van Staalduinen 3
Team Total: 35
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Wiebe, Brady 10
Wilson, Kris 3
Walder, Chase 2
LaCroix, Bo 2
Team Total: 27
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Kyle Lindbergh 17
Austin Katje 13
Bradley Van Staalduinen 11
Chris Sievers 10
Team Total: 80
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Walder, Chase 23
Wiebe, Brady 18
Wilson, Kris 16
Swann, Larry 10
Team Total: 84
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 30/59 51%
3-Point Field Goals: 8/18 44%
Free Throws: 12/17 71%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 27/55 49%
3-Point Field Goals: 7/18 39%
Free Throws: 23/27 85%

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