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Dordt College JV Men's Basketball vs. Briar Cliff

December 9, 2010

(Sioux Center, Iowa) By Sam Ekstrom, Dordt Class of 2014

The Dordt Defender JV men had played well on the road all year. On Thursday, they finally picked up their first home win against Briar Cliff.

The Defenders turned a 7-point first half deficit into a 7-point halftime lead and never looked back. After trailing 21-14, Dordt went on a 16-2 run, highlighted by the hot hand of Ben Sytsma, who poured in 4 threes and 14 points in the opening half.

Dordt weathered the storm in the 2nd half, seeing their lead cut to a single possession at one juncture. Clay Pagels, a Briar Cliff forward, was tough to handle down low, scoring 10 after halftime. Fortunately for the Defenders, the Chargers lacked consistent perimeter shooting, and could not get over the hump.

Dordt pushed the lead to a dozen late in the game on the strength of great free-throw shooting. Guard Matt Vande Kamp went 9-12 from the line in the 2nd half, and the team went 22-32 for the game.

Sytsma led the team in scoring with 19 points, followed closely by Vande Kamp with 15 and James Rylaarsdam with 14.

The Chargersí top scorer was Pagels with 16. Aaron La Pointe also chipped in 10.

Dordt moves to 5-6 on the season. They play their next game Dec. 29th at home versus Grace.

Dordt Scoring:

Taylor Thompson-6
Jake Van Den Berg-4
Austin Vande Kamp-15
Alex Davelaar-4
Lee Veldkamp-4
Ben Sytsma-19
James Rylaarsdam-14
Nick Wilson-4

Dordt's Current Record: 5-6 (4-3)
Opponent's Current Record: 0-0 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half OT 1 OT 2 OT 3 OT 4 Final
Dordt College 0 0 0 0 0 0 70
Briar Cliff 0 0 0 0 0 0 62
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
None
Team Total: 0
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
None
Team Total: 0
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
None
Team Total: 70
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
None
Team Total: 62
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 0/0
3-Point Field Goals: 0/0
Free Throws: 0/0
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 0/0
3-Point Field Goals: 0/0
Free Throws: 0/0

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