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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Mayville State

December 30, 2010

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defenders took their second win of the Defender Gold Club Christmas Classic on Thursday, December 30 with a 74-59 win over the Mayville State Comets in Sioux Center, Iowa. The win was a reversal of an overtime decision won by the Comets on October 29 by 99-98 margin.

The Defenders took the lead for good at the 11:14 mark on a basket by Jordan Vogel. The Defenders used that basket as part of a 12-2 run that turned an early deficit into a 26-16 lead. Dordt actually built the lead to 13 on a pair of free throws by Trevor Wolterstorff at the 1:26 mark only to have Mayville State score the next five points. The Defenders got the lead back to ten when Vogel tipped in a missed shot just in front of the buzzer to make the halftime score 37-27.

The Defenders looked like they might blow the game open with a 59-43 lead at the midpoint of the second half but the Comets put the pressure on with a charge that got them to within 62-57 on a Shovontae Samuels basket at the 5:48 mark. The visitors would get no closer as the Defenders got a bucket by Vogel followed by a pair of Kyle Lindbergh free throws at the 3:46 mark and raced away with another eight points in a row for a 74-57 lead and the eventual 74-59 final.

Dordt struggled through a sub-par shooting night where they made 25-63 shots for 39.7 percent but they did convert 9-23 three-point shots and 15-22 free throws. Mayville State countered with a 24-66 night and 7-28 three-point shooting to go with 4-7 free throws. Dordt outrebounded the Comets 48-38 and turned the ball over 12 times to 10 turnovers for the Dakota Athletic Conference member.

Jordan Vogel converted 20 points on 9-11 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds with three blocked shots and two assists. Bradley Van Staalduinen had 16 points on 6-8 shooting and had four rebounds. Cliff Warner completed the double digit scoring for Dordt with 12 points and three rebounds to go with two assists. Trevor Wolterstorff had a game high 13 rebounds to go with eight points and Kyle Lindbergh had eight points, seven rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal.

Mayville State was topped by Ross Aman with 14 points and 11 rebounds and Samuels had 11 points.

Dordt is now 7-7 heading back into conference play on Wednesday, January 5 against Morningside while Mayville State drops to 5-8 with two losses to Northwestern and Dordt at the Classic. Earlier in the day Northwestern beat Grace (Michigan) 91-68.

Dordt's Current Record: 7-7 (0-4)
Opponent's Current Record: 5-8 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 37 37 74
Mayville State 27 32 59
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Trevor Wolterstorff 13
Jordan Vogel 7
Kyle Lindbergh 7
Team Total: 38
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Ross Aman 11
Christian Harris 10
Team Total: 48
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Jordan Vogel 20
Bradley Van Staalduinen 16
Cliff Warner 12
Team Total: 74
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Ross Aman 14
Shovontae Samuels 11
Team Total: 59
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 25/63 40%
3-Point Field Goals: 9/23 39%
Free Throws: 15/22 68%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 24/66 36%
3-Point Field Goals: 7/28 25%
Free Throws: 4/7 57%

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