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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Dakota Wesleyan

January 12, 2011

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Defenders extended their win streak to 5 tonight with a 66-56 win over Dakota Wesleyan, to avenge a loss to the Tigers earlier this season. Dordt improves to 10-7 overall and 3-4 in the GPAC while Dakota Wesleyan moves to 14-6 overall and 4-5 in conference play.

Dordt built a 13-8 lead on a layup by Bobby Sherwood but Dakota Wesleyan answered and tied it on a Kristopher Wilson basket with 5:35 remaining in the half. Dordt would re-group and scored the final four points of the half on a pair of free throws by Chris Sievers and a basket on a putback by Austin Vande Vegte just in front of the buzzer.

Dordt maintained their lead at 35-30 on a Bobby Sherwood basket with 10:59 left but the Tigers responded with a ten point run over the next two minutes for a 40-35 margin that forced Dordt to use a timeout. Austin Katje and Mark Mingo traded buckets for their respective teams for a 42-37 difference. Dordt scored the next ten points and pushed the lead all the way to 57-44 on a free throw by Kyle Lindbergh with 1:53 left in the game. Wesleyan mounted one charge but got no closer than six with 1:07 left and Dordt put the finishing touches on a 66-56 win with Jordan Vogel dunk.

"Our defense was very good tonight," remarked Dordt Head Coach Ross Douma, "we did a very nice job inside on Wiebe and made him work for everything in the paint while Wolterstorff did a great job defending their best shooter (Walder). Offensively we weren't real sharp all night but went we got down five we really refocused and went on a good run. Siever, Vande Vegte and VanRoekel all played well coming off the bench. We have a very hungry and competitive group of guys that want to get better day in and day out."

Wesleyan was 5-28 from the floor in the first half and 18-62 for the game while converting 6-23 three pointers. Dordt was 23-54 from the floor including 13-24 in the second half and made 4-12 three-pointers. Dordt was outrebounded 47-35 but turned the ball over 15 times to 21 for the Tigers.

Trevor Wolterstorff scored 21 on 8-10 shooting and was 3-5 on three-pointers. Cliff Warner had nine points, five assists and six steals with Kyle Lindbergh tossing in eight. Jordan Vogel scored seven and had eight rebounds.

Dakota Wesleyan was led by Brady Wiebe's 16 points and 15 rebounds and Justin Nelson added 10 points.

Other GPAC games tonight:
Mount Marty at 65
Briar Cliff 76

Concordia at 68
Nebraska Wesleyan 55

Midland at 84
Doane 88 in (OT)

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

Dordt College will host Midland University in a GPAC match up on Saturday, January 15 at 4:00 pm in Sioux Center.

Dordt's Current Record: 10-7 (3-4)
Opponent's Current Record: 14-6 (4-5)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 26 40 66
Dakota Wesleyan 19 37 56
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Jordan Vogel 8
Kyle Lindbergh 5
Trevor Wolterstorff 4
Austin Katje 3
Team Total: 35
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Wiebe, Brady 15
Long, Jordan 9
Walder, Chase 5
Mingo, Mark 4
Team Total: 47
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Trevor Wolterstorff 21
Cliff Warner 9
Kyle Lindbergh 8
Jordan Vogel 7
Team Total: 66
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Wiebe, Brady 16
Nelson, Justin 10
Walder, Chase 9
Mingo, Mark 7
Team Total: 56
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 23/54 43%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/12 33%
Free Throws: 16/25 64%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 18/62 29%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/23 26%
Free Throws: 14/20 70%

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