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Dordt College JV Men's Basketball vs. Quakerdale Prep

January 23, 2012

(Sioux Center, Iowa) It was a JV classic from De Witt Gymnasium on Monday night. Unfortunately, Dordt wound up on the wrong end. The Quakerdale Prep Eagles stunned the Defenders in double overtime to hand them their 2nd loss of the year, coming back from deficits of 9 and 11 in the process.

The 77-74 thriller was by far the tightest game Dordt had played this year, and they had it in their grasp at the end of regulation. A 60-53 lead with 2:51 remaining seemed like it would be enough for the Defenders to hang on, but Eagles point guard Freddie Young engineered a 9-2 run to end regulation, scoring two baskets and assisting on two more in the closing minutes.

Both overtimes ended in Dordt heaves at the buzzer. Matt Vande Kamp let fly an off-balance shot from 35 feet to end the first session, leaving the game in a 70-70 deadlock. Dustin Douma missed a potential game-tying three at the end of the second overtime, one in which Dordt only scored four points.

It seemed like the Defenders controlled both halves until the final minutes, only to let things slip away. They possessed a 29-18 in the 1st half before Quakerdale ended the frame on an 11-0 run. The Defenders, as mentioned, led by 7 in the final 3 minutes of regulation, but also led 54-45 a few minutes prior. Poor free-throw shooting doomed Dordt in crunch time; they shot just 56% from the stripe in the second half.

Freddie Young was phenomenal for Quakerdale, especially in the 2nd half and overtime. Twenty-one of his 27 points came after halftime as he got to the rim at will against the usually stingy Dordt defense. Young needed to pick up the slack for the Eagles who were missing their leading scorer, Zach Lofton. The point guard also slowed the game down to keep Dordt from their typical run-n-gun style that got them 85 points per game on average.

Leading the way for Dordt was James Rylaarsdam who notched 16 points, 10 in the 2nd half. Shooting 14 FTs in the game, Rylaarsdam was the biggest reason Quakerdale found themselves in foul trouble in the latter stages. Two Eagles---Lamont Adair and Cullen Russo---fouled out.

Russo was the only other Eagle besides Young in double figures with 12. David Den Herder (12) and Matt Vande Kamp (10) joined the double-digit ranks for Dordt.

The Defenders (11-2, 8-0) will battle Morningside on Thursday in their final home game of a 3-game home-stand.

Dordt scoring

Rees Beaver-9
Dustin Douma-6
Nana Yaw Sapon Amoah-4
Aaron Van Vugt-2
Travis Vander Woude-1
Matt Vande Kamp-12
Ben Sytsma-4
Steven Broersma-4
James Rylaarsdasm-16
Nick Wilson-4
David Den Herder-12

Dordt's Current Record: 11-2 (8-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 0-0 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half OT 1 OT 2 Final
Dordt College 29 33 8 4 74
Quakerdale Prep 29 33 8 7 77
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
None
Team Total: 0
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
None
Team Total: 0
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
None
Team Total: 74
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
None
Team Total: 77
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.