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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Hastings

February 12, 2011

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender men’s basketball team overcame a 22-point, second-half deficit on Saturday afternoon in GPAC play against the Hastings College Broncos to take a 79-76 overtime decision. It was Dordt’s third overtime contest in a row, winning the last two. A three-point basket by Cliff Warner from the right wing was the game winner as Dordt improved to 15-10 overall and 8-7 in conference play.

For the first 25 minutes a Dordt College win didn’t look possible as the Defenders fell off the pace 48-32 at halftime. Hastings made the most of 74.1 percent shooting to forge the lead and looked well on their way when Jake Marvin knocked down a pair of free throws with 15:01 left in the game to make it 58-36.

A Warner three-point basket started the comeback on the ensuing possession and a Shawn Keizer three at the 14:30 mark kept the run going. Another Warner three with 13:54 left in the game cut the difference down to 58-45 and Dordt was back in the game.

A Jordan Vogel lay up with 13:31 left cut the gap to 11 and Vogel had another basket to make it 58-49, trimming the lead to single digits for the first time since the 4:05 mark of the first half. A Hastings free throw slowed the momentum for the time being but Keizer drained another triple at the 10:36 mark to cut it to 59-52. After the two teams traded buckets, Warner turned a steal into a lay-up to make it 61-56. Hastings kept busy trying to put out the fire, getting the lead to seven at 63-56, but Trevor Wolterstroff started another rDordt run with a free throw at the 5:05 mark. Two more free throws by Vogel with 4:24 remaining got the score to 63-59.

After a Vogel blocked shot on the other end, Warner knocked down yet another long-range shot to make it 65-64 with 4:04 left. Dordt took the lead on a Vogel lay-in with 3:26 left. After a Hastings bucket Austin Katje hit his first bucket of the game, a long three to put the Defenders up 67-65. Neither team would score again until the 00:30 mark when Brady Lollman tied the game with two free throws. Dordt had a chance to win it in regulation but an Austin Katje bucket was off the mark and Trevor Wolterstorff’s follow shot, under heavy duress, was off the mark sending the game to overtime.

Dordt never trailed in the extra session, getting Katje to bank in a shot from straight on after he rebounded his own miss on the first possession of the extra period. After a missed three-point attempt by Hastings Dordt got free throws by Kyle Lindbergh for a four point advantage. A pair of Hastings free throws cut the gap in half and Wolterstorff answered with two free throws of his own at the 2:10 mark for a four point lead. Four unanswered points by Hastings knotted the score at 73-73 with 00:54 left. Dordt ran the clock down and Austin Katje nailed a three point shot with 00:20 for a brief lead with Derek Fletcher answering for Hastings with 00:13 left.

The Fletcher three set up Warner’s heroics, with the sophomore from Altoona, Iowa swishing his sixth three of the game for a 79-76 lead and Hastings didn’t get a shot off to end the game.

Dordt limited Hastings to 19 points in the second half to force overtime. Dordt’s largest lead in the game was its four point advantage in overtime.

Dordt converted 24-60 field goals for 40 percent while Hastings was good for 28-55 for 50.9 percent. Dordt made 10-22 three-point shots and 21-26 free throws. Hastings was 15-20 from the free throw line. Dordt held a slight 35-34 rebounding edge and turned the ball over 20 times to 21 for Hastings. Dordt turned the ball over four times in the final 16 minutes and overtime.

Warner had 22 points and three assists with four steals and four rebounds. Jordan Vogel had 16 points and six rebounds with three blocked shots and one steal. Trevor Wolterstorff converted 14 points and had five rebounds with two assists and two steals. Austin Katje knocked down eight with four rebounds and Shawn Keizer and Kyle Lindbergh both had six points.

Hastings was paced by Tobin Reinwald with 24 points and ten rebounds and Brady Lollman and Derek Fletcher each had 18.

Dordt is 15-10 overall and 8-7 in the league. Hastings is 9-18 overall and 5-12 in the GPAC. Dordt will host Sioux Falls on Monday while Hastings plays Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday.

GPAC Scores

Concordia University 81, Morningside College 78
University of Sioux Falls 68, Nebraska Wesleyan University 55
Dordt College 79, Hastings College 76 (OT)
Mount Marty College 82, Doane College 67

GPAC Standings
2010-11 Men's Basketball Standings School GPAC/ Overall
Northwestern 14-2/ 21-5
Briar Cliff 11-5/ 22-6
Sioux Falls 11-5/ 19-8
Dakota Wesleyan 10-6/ 20-7
Concordia 10-6/ 16-10
Dordt 8-7/ 15-10
Morningside 8-8/ 12-16
Doane 7-9/ 13-12
Mount Marty 6-10/ 8-18
Hastings 5-12/ 9-18
Nebraska Wesleyan 4-12/ 8-15
Midland 2-14/ 6-22

Dordt's Current Record: 15-10 (8-7)
Opponent's Current Record: 9-18 (5-12)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half OT 1 Final
Dordt College 32 35 12 79
Hastings 48 19 9 76
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Jordan Vogel 6
Trevor Wolterstorff 5
Austin Katje 4
Cliff Warner 4
Team Total: 35
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Tobin Reinwald 10
Brady Lollman 5
Aaron Cain 4
Team Total: 34
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Cliff Warner 22
Jordan Vogel 16
Trevor Wolterstorff 14
Team Total: 79
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Tobin Reinwald 24
Derek Fletcher 18
Brady Lollman 18
Team Total: 76
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 24/60 40%
3-Point Field Goals: 10/22 45%
Free Throws: 21/26 81%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 28/55 51%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/14 36%
Free Throws: 15/20 75%

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