Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Northwestern

January 29, 2011

(Orange City, Iowa) A three-point basket by Northwestern’s Jon Kramer ended the Dordt College men’s basketball eight game winning streak on Saturday afternoon. The banked in desperation shot gave Northwestern an 85-82 win at home and swept the regular season series for Northwestern.

Dordt started quickly, limiting Northwestern to free throw attempts early for offense, leading 8-1 at one point on an Austin Katje lay-up. Dordt led the entire first half, getting up by as many as 25-12 when Bradley Van Staalduinen connected on a short shot with 9:28 left.

Northwestern kept within striking distance, getting as close as six on several occasions, the last time at the 1:58 mark on a Kramer three. Dordt answered with a Kyle Lindbergh three-point shot, a pair of Cliff Warner free throws and a Trevor Wolterstorff basket before intermission while Northwestern got a bucket by Ryan Hoogeveen over the final two minutes for a ten point Dordt lead of 45-35.

Dordt started the second half well, building a 15 point advantage when Austin Katje hit a pair of free throws with 17:14 left in the game. Northwestern scored the next eight points with Daniel Van Kalsbeek hitting a field goal and Walker Seim banged in back to back three-pointers.

The Defenders were able to withstand the run, pushing the lead back to ten points near the midpoint of the half with Cliff Warner and Austin Katje hitting a jumper and two free throws respectively for a 61-51 lead with 11:40 left in the game.

Northwestern responded with another run, taking their first lead of the game at the 6:39 mark on a Van Kalsbeek basket to make it 65-64. Northwestern would push the lead all the way to four, 72-68, but Dordt had an answer, knotting the score at 72 with four straight Warner free throws.

Northwestern took a four point lead back 76-72 on a Ben Miller basket and two free throws. The two teams traded two points and Northwestern was up 78-74 with 1:54 left.

Wolterstorff got a basket for Dordt at the 1:48 mark and Ben Miller answered with yet another bucket at the 1:16 mark to make it 80-76. Austin Katje answered with a three point basket for Dordt at the 1:02 mark. After a missed Northwestern shot Dordt had a possession, but missed on their end, forcing Dordt to foul. Kramer made two free throws with :17 left to give Northwestern an 82-79 lead but Warner drained a three-point basket from the right side to tie it 82-82. Northwestern inbounded and called timeout near midcourt with :04.6 left and after a pair of timeouts, got the ball to Jon Kramer who raced to the right wing and banked in a three-point attempt from well behind the arc to make the final 85-82.

Dordt was topped by Warner’s 21 points as the sophomore converted 6-13 shots and 3-6 three-pointers. He also had two steals and two assists. Austin Katje knocked down 16 points and was 5-9 from the floor. Jordan Vogel had ten points and seven rebounds before fouling out. Trevor Wolterstorff and Kyle Lindbergh each scored nine with Lindbergh grabbing eight rebounds and dishing three assists. Dordt was outrebounded 52-30 and made 27-62 shots for 43.5 percent success and they converted 20-27 free throws.

Northwestern was paced by Miller and Seim with 16 each while Van Kalsbeek added 13 and Kramer 12. Hoogeveen scored 10 and Brent Dunkelberger came off the bench for nine points. Miller had 11 rebounds to pace Northwestern in that category and Van Kalsbeek and Stuart Goslinga each had ten rebounds.

Dordt slides to 6-5 in the league and 13-8 overall while Northwestern is 18-5 overall and 11-2 in the conference.

Other GPAC scores from today:
Briar Cliff at 60
Nebraska Wesleyan 45

Dakota Wesleyan at 86
Midland 63

Doane at 6:00pm
Sioux Falls CT

Standings: Team/GPAC/Overall:
Northwestern 11-2/18-5
Sioux Falls 8-3/16-6
Briar Cliff 9-4/20-5
Dakota Wesleyan 9-5/19-6
Concordia 7-5/13-9
Dordt 6-5/13-8
Morningside 6-6/10-14
Doane 5-6/11-9
Hastings 5-7/9-13
Mount Marty 5-7/7-14
Nebraska Wesleyan 1-11/5-14
Midland 1-12/5-20

Dordt College will play host to the Briar Cliff Chargers on Wednesday, February 2nd at 8:00 pm in Sioux Center, Iowa.

Dordt's Current Record: 13-8 (6-5)
Opponent's Current Record: 18-5 (11-2)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 45 37 82
Northwestern 35 50 85
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Kyle Lindbergh 8
Jordan Vogel 7
Chris Sievers 5
Team Total: 30
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Miller, Ben 11
Goslinga, Stuart 10
Van Kalsbeek, Daniel 10
Dunkelberger, Brent 6
Team Total: 52
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Cliff Warner 21
Austin Katje 16
Jordan Vogel 10
Kyle Lindbergh 9
Team Total: 82
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Seim, Walker 16
Miller, Ben 16
Kramer, Jon 13
Van Kalsbeek, Daniel 12
Team Total: 85
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 27/62 44%
3-Point Field Goals: 8/20 40%
Free Throws: 20/27 74%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 29/66 44%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/16 38%
Free Throws: 21/33 64%

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