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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Midland

December 1, 2012

(Fremont, Nebraska) A run by the Midland Warriors in the middle of the first half and another run near the five minute mark of the game allowed the hosts to defeat Dordt at Fremont, Nebraska on Saturday afternoon 97-89. The loss dropped Dordt to 2-2 in the GPAC and 8-2 overall while Midland is 2-2 as well and 4-4 in the league.

Dordt held a 21-20 lead with 11:07 left in the half on a Cliff Warner three-point basket but the Warriors proceeded to go on a 12 point run with Galen Gullie scoring six in a row at one point for Midland. Dordt ended the run with a Trevor Wolterstorff basket at the 8:04 mark.

Midland wasn't through though, scoring eight of the next ten points to lead 42-28.

Dordt managed to cut into the lead when Aaron Van Vugt scored on a three-point basket and Nathan Rindels banged down a basket to stop the momentum. Dordt narrowed the gap to 48-43 by halftime when Wolterstorff and Austin Katje had a two point basket and a three-point shot respectively to close the half.

Dordt rode the momentum to a 53-50 lead early in the second half with Kyle Lindbergh getting the basket at the 17:43 mark. With 7:05 left in the game Dordt was up 73-72 on a Jordan Vogel but the Warriors scored 12 of the next 14 to lead 84-74 with 4:35 left and Dordt never got closer than seven before losing 97-89.

Dordt allowed 34-55 field goal shooting for 61.8 percent field goal shooting by the Warriors. Midland was 12-23 on three-point baskets. Dordt won the rebounding battle 34-28 but made 35-65 field goals for 53.8 percent and 10-24 three-points shots.

Jordan Vogel, Chris Sievers and Cliff Warner all had 15 points. Austin Katje and Trevor Wolterstorff each had 13. Nathan Rindels scored seven Wolterstorff had nine rebounds. Warner had five assists as did Wolterstorff and Warner had two steals.

Midland was led by Galen Gullie with 21 and James Parrott scored 19. Dylan Travis and Jalen Hueser each had 14 points off the bench with Hueser making 4-4 three-pointers and Travis was 3-3 from the floor with 8-11 free throws.

Dordt will host Northwestern on Wednesday night in GPAC play.

GPAC Scores:
Midland 97 Dordt 89
Dakota Wesleyan 91 Hastings 79
Northwestern 79 Nebraska Wesleyan 68
Doane 66 Mount Marty 61
Morningside 87 Concordia 70

GPAC Standings
Northwestern 4-1
Doane 3-1
Morningside 2-1
Dordt 2-2
Hastings 2-2
Concordia 2-2
Briar Cliff 2-2
Midland 2-2
Dakota Wesleyan 1-2
Mount Marty 1-3
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-3

Dordt's Current Record: 8-2 (2-2)
Opponent's Current Record: 4-4 (2-2)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 43 46 89
Midland 48 49 97
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Trevor Wolterstorff 9
Austin Katje 4
Kyle Lindbergh 4
Team Total: 34
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Dylan Travis 5
Trace Murray 5
Team Total: 28
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Chris Sievers 15
Cliff Warner 15
Jordan Vogel 15
Team Total: 89
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Galen Gullie 21
James Parrott 19
Dylan Travis 14
Jalen Hueser 14
Team Total: 97
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 35/65 54%
3-Point Field Goals: 10/24 42%
Free Throws: 9/14 64%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 34/55 62%
3-Point Field Goals: 12/23 52%
Free Throws: 17/23 74%

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