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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Doane

February 19, 2011

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Defenders shot almost 70% from the floor in the second half to post an impressive 101-71 win over the Doane Tigers this afternoon in the final regular season game of the year. Dordt College improves to 17-11 overall and 10-8 in the GPAC with the win while the Tigers drop to 13-14 on the year and 7-11 in conference play.

A layup by Chris Sievers at 17:52 broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Defenders a lead that they would not surrender for the duration of the GPAC tilt. A Kyle Lindbergh laypu at 6:16 gave the Defenders their first double digit lead. Up 10 again (36-26) with 2:39 to go a layup by Doane's Bryan Meyer cut the advantage to 8. Dordt answered with a Dustin Katje 3 pointer and a Kyle Lindbergh dunk to go up 13 (41-28) with 1:10 to go. Taylor Oltjenbruns cut the Dordt lead down to 10 with a 3 of his own and the Defenders took a 10 point lead (41-31)into the break.

The Defender lead fluctuated between 8 and 13 during the first 5 minutes of second half action and back to back Austin Katje 3 pointers turned an 8 point Dordt adavantage into a 14 point cushion (54-40) with 14:42 to play. The Defenders found themselves holding on to that 14 point lead (66-52) with 10:53 to play but blew the game open when they went on a 13 point run, capped by a Wolterstorff old-fashioned 3-point play,to give the Defenders at 27 point advantage (79-52) with 8:35 to go.

Dordt pushed the lead to 34 (96-62)at 3:37 when Shawn Keizer buried his second straight basket from behind the arc and led by 30 the rest of the way.

The Defenders were led by Trevor Wolterstorff's 25 points while Cliff Warner handed out a dozen assists. Kyle Lindbergh added 17 points, Jordan Vogel 14 and Shawn Keizer had 11. Lindbergh also ripped down a game high nine rebounds and had a reverse dunk midway through the second half that helped spark the 13-0 run.

Nick Reed led the Tigers with 17 points while Joshua Riser added 14. Reed had a team high 4 rebounds for Doane as Dordt College dominated the boards, pulling down 40 while Doane grabbed 22.

"We did a really nice job defensively in the first half," remarked Dordt Coach Ross Douma, "limiting them to only 8 made field goals. (Doane was 8-23 (34.8% in the first half). "We moved the ball really well and got quality looks. We felt like we would have a size advantage and really wanted to pound the ball inside. Our guys were very patient looking for the mismatches and were willing to make the extra pass. Our entry passes were much better this evening as indicated by 12 assists from Cliff (Warner)."

Other GPAC scores from today:
Midland at 60
Briar Cliff 70

Nebraska Wesleyan at 64
Morningside 78

Concordia at 51
Mount Marty 52

Dakota Wesleyan at 89
Hastings 76

Sioux Falls at 8:30pm
Northwestern CT

GPAC Standings:
Northwestern 14-3/21-6
Sioux Falls 12-5/20-8
Briar Cliff 12-6/23-7
Dakota Wesleyan 12-6/22-7
Dordt 10-8/17-11
Concordia 10-8/16-12
Morningside 10-8/14-16
Doane 7-11/13-14
Mount Marty 7-11/9-19
Hastings 5-13/9-19
Nebraska Wesleyan 5-13/9-16
Midland 3-15/7-23

The regular season has ended and official pairings for the GPAC tournament will be released late Saturday evening (February 19, 2011).

Dordt's Current Record: 17-11 (10-8)
Opponent's Current Record: 13-14 (7-11)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 41 60 101
Doane 31 40 71
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Kyle Lindbergh 9
Jordan Vogel 6
Trevor Wolterstorff 4
Cliff Warner 4
Team Total: 40
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Reed, Nick 4
Meyer, Bryan 3
Thalken, Joshua 3
Riser, Joshua 2
Team Total: 22
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Trevor Wolterstorff 25
Kyle Lindbergh 17
Jordan Vogel 14
Shawn Keizer 11
Team Total: 101
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Reed, Nick 17
Riser, Joshua 14
Morris, Andy 9
Weatherholt, Tyler 6
Team Total: 71
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 43/69 62%
3-Point Field Goals: 9/23 39%
Free Throws: 6/9 67%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 22/55 40%
3-Point Field Goals: 7/20 35%
Free Throws: 20/27 74%

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