Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Midland

November 16, 2013

(Fremont, Nebraska) The Dordt College menís basketball team used a strong second half performance to hand the Midland Warriors their first loss of the season 72-66 in Fremont, Nebraska. The Defenders used 54 percent shooting in the second half to control the contest and win their sixth game of the season in seven starts.

A Ben Imig three-point basket gave Midland its biggest lead of the half at 15-10 with 11:22 left. A bucket by Nathan Rindels and a three-point shot by Tyler Wolterstorff evened the score at 15-15 and the teams were tied at 18-18 with 8:51 left in the half. Dordt took the lead on a three-point basket by Dalton Franken with 7:25 left . Midland battled back and held a 35-32 lead late in the half before an Austin Katje basket made it a 35-34 halftime score.

Five straight points by the Defenders gave Dordt a lead they never relinquished with Kyle Lindbergh capping the run with a basket that made it a 7-0 run spanning the end of the first half and the start of the second half.

Dordt ballooned the lead to 57-46 near the midpoint of the second half with Lindbergh again punctuating the run with a basket. Dordt maintained the lead at 69-60 with 2:59 left but a 5-1 run cut the gap to 70-65 after another Imig field goal. Dordt preserved the win as Midland missed a pair of three-point shots and Tyler Wolterstorff blocked a shot before Midland was forced to foul Alex Terpstra. Terpstra made it a three-possession game with a pair of free throws with five seconds left to seal the win. Imig made a free throw with three seconds left to make the final 72-66.

Kyle Lindbergh led the team with 29 points on 11-19 field goal shooting and he snagged 14 rebounds. Dalton Franken added 11 points and Tyler Wolterstorff and Austin Katje each had ten points. Lindbergh and Rindels each had four assists and Wolterstorff three.

Midland was topped by Imig and Marcus Franklin with 18 and 15 points each while Galen Gullie had 10. Jalen Hueser had a team high five rebounds.

Dordt was 27-61 shooting and 5-14 on three-pointers with 13-23 free throw shooting. Midland was 22-62 from the field and 8-23 on three-pointers and the Warriors were 14-17 on free throws. Dordt had a 47-34 rebounding advantage while Midland turned the ball over just five times to 12 for the Defenders.

Dordt is 6-1 overall and 1-0 in the GPAC while Midland is 3-1 and 0-1. Dordt will face Doane on Saturday, November 23 in its next play.

Dordt's Current Record: 6-1 (1-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 3-1 (0-1)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 34 38 72
Midland 35 31 66
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Kyle Lindbergh 14
Tyler Wolterstorff 7
Nathan Rindels 6
Team Total: 47
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Marcus Franklin 5
Jalen Hueser 5
Team Total: 34
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Kyle Lindbergh 29
Dalton Franken 11
Austin Katje 10
Tyler Wolterstorff 10
Team Total: 72
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Ben Imig 18
Marcus Franklin 15
Galen Gullie 10
Team Total: 66
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 27/61 44%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/14 36%
Free Throws: 13/23 57%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 22/62 35%
3-Point Field Goals: 8/23 35%
Free Throws: 14/17 82%

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