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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Hastings

January 22, 2011

(Hastings, Nebraska) Dordt College extended their win streak to eight with an 81-71 win against the Hasting's Broncos this afternoon. With the road victory Dordt improves to 6-4 in the GPAC and 13-7 overall while the Broncos drop to 4-6 in conference and 8-12 overall.

The Defenders pulled away late in the half for a 16 point advantage at the break and then fought off a Hastings run to win by double figures.

Dordt pulled out to a 14-6 lead early but the Broncos rebounded to score seven points in a row to trail 14-13 and they were down again 21-19 on a Dane Bacon field goal with 7:01 left in the half. From there the Defenders got red hot with Shawn Keizer leading the way. A pair of Austin Vande Vegte free throws started the run with Jordan Vogel making a field goal. The next four Dordt possessions resulted in three-point baskets, three in a row by Keizer and a fourth by Cliff Warner. Keizer would close the half with a three point sequence, getting fouled on a three-point attempt with two seconds left to give the Defenders the 16 point halftime lead.

Hastings responded with a run to cut the lead all the way down to 54-51. An Austin Katje pushed the lead back to six and back to back field goals for Vogel made it a ten point game. Hastings couldn't put together another run, never getting closer than eight in dropping the game on their home floor.

"We finished the half really well to get that 16 point lead with Keizer hitting some key three pointers for us in the first half," said Dordt Head Coach Ross Douma. "We've built nice leads and then not kept it in the second half and that happened again tonight with Hastings scoring on their first four possessions of the half. Our big guys did well for us inside and our post game is really creating a lot of different opportunities for us. Sometimes our big guys score, other times they get fouled and sometimes it creates some good perimeter action for us. We are enjoying a lot of depth and balance right now and are guys are really working hard at practice and everyone on this team has an important role."

The Defenders owned a 39-29 rebounding advantage and made 26-57 shots from the floor for 45.6 percent. The Broncos were 27-58 from the floor but got to the free throw line for 11-15 success. Dordt converted 20-29 free throws for just under 70 percent. Turnovers were nearly a wash with Dordt committing 14 and Hastings 13.

Keizer led all scorers with 19, making all four of his field goal attempts and all seven free throws. Vogel had 15 points and seven rebounds while Wolterstorff had 12 points, nine rebounds and two steals. Cliff Warner completed the double figure scoring with ten points and four rebounds to go with two steals. Austin Katje converted nine points and four rebounds.

Hastings was led by Tobin Reinwald with 17 and Donovan Schultz had 13.

Other GPAC scores today:
Concordia at 66
Briar Cliff 79

Northwestern at 73
Midland 71

Morningside at 78
Doane 61

Sioux Falls at 66
Mount Marty 78

GPAC Standing: Team/GPAC/Overall:
Northwestern/10-2/17-5
Briar Cliff/8-3/19-4
Sioux Falls/7-3/15-6
Dordt/6-4/13-7
Dakota Wesleyan/6-5/16-6
Concordia/6-5/12-7
Doane/5-5/11-8
Morningside/5-6/9-14
Mount Marty/5-6/7-13
Hastings/4-7/8-13
Nebraska Wesleyan/1-8/5-11
Midland/1-10/5-18

The Defenders will have a week off before traveling to Orange City to take on Northwestern in GPAC play on Saturday, January 29 at 4 pm.

Dordt's Current Record: 13-7 (6-4)
Opponent's Current Record: 8-13 (4-7)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 40 41 81
Hastings 24 47 71
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Trevor Wolterstorff 9
Jordan Vogel 7
Chris Sievers 5
Cliff Warner 4
Team Total: 39
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Donovan Schultz 6
Derek Fletcher 5
Team Total: 29
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Shawn Keizer 19
Jordan Vogel 15
Trevor Wolterstorff 12
Cliff Warner 10
Team Total: 81
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Tobin Reinwald 17
Donovan Schultz 13
Brady Lollman 12
Devon Manning 10
Team Total: 71
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 26/57 46%
3-Point Field Goals: 9/22 41%
Free Throws: 20/29 69%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 27/58 47%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/19 32%
Free Throws: 11/15 73%

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