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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Hastings

December 14, 2013

(Sioux Center, Iowa) A match-up of undefeated teams in the GPAC produced a 94-84 win by Dordt College on Saturday, December 14 over the Hastings College Broncos.

Dordt took a 15-7 lead at the 15:15 mark of the game and maintained the lead until the 4:32 mark when Hastings took the lead at 28-27 as part of a 10-0 run that found the visitors in front 35-32 with 1:15 left in the half. A pair of free throws by Dalton Franken with just under a minute left cut the gap to 35-34 and a steal and dunk by Kyle Lindbergh made it 36-35 with :34 left and that lead stood to halftime.

Back to back baskets by Tyler Wolterstorff put the Defenders up 40-35 with 18:54 left. Hastings would never lead as the Defenders took their first double digit lead of the game at 52-42 with 15:26 left on a David Den Herder basket and the lead ballooned to 66-50 with 9:45 left in the game on a pair of Lindbergh free throws.

A Wolterstorff free throw with 6:19 left had the Defenders still up 75-61 but the Broncos would fight their way back in the game. A pair of Brett Wells free throws at the 3:46 mark got the visitors within 83-75 and a three point basket by Akeem Morissant at the 2:57 mark made it 85-80. Dordt answered with a Kyle Lindbergh putback of a missed shot as time ran down on the shot clock and an Austin Katje three-pointer after a Hastings turnover put the game out of reach at 90-80 with 1:45 left in the game. Dordtís Nathan Rindels capped a 10-10 free throw night by making 4-4 charity tosses and Dordt won its 14th game in 15 tries 94-84.

The Defenders got 24 points by Dalton Franken as he made 5-9 field goals and 13-17 free throws . Rindls was 5-9 from the floor and had 21 points with five assists in 38 minutes of action. Kyle Lindbergh added 19 points and nine rebounds with two assists, three blocks and two steals and Austin Katje had 13 points. Wolterstorff hampered by foul trouble, had nine points and David Den Herder came off the bench for six.

Hastings got 16 by Jake Hamburger and Brady Lollman while Brett Wells had 14. Ibou Fall knocked down 12 and Tobin Reinwald had 15 points with five rebounds in a reserve role.

Dordt was 26-45 from the field and 39-48 on free throws and had a 32-21 rebounding edge. Hastings was 29-56 shooting and 21-27 for free throws but made just 5-21 three-point shots.

Dordt is now 14-1 overall and 7-0 in the GPAC while Hastings, the no. 6 team in the most recent NAIA Division II poll, is 10-2 overall and 5-1 in the league.

Dordt will face Martin Luther in New Ulm, Minnesota on Thursday, December 19.

GPAC Menís Scores
Dordt College 94, Hastings College 84
Concordia University 81, Mount Marty College 67
Midland University 80, Northwestern College 66
Morningside College 81, Nebraska Wesleyan University 71
Dakota Wesleyan University 85, Doane College 78

GPAC Standings
Dordt 7-0
Midland 6-1
Hastings 5-1
Briar Cliff 4-2
Morningside 4-2
Nebraska Wesleyan 2-3
Northwestern 2-4
Dakota Wesleyan 1-4
Doane 1-6
Mount Marty 0-6

Dordt's Current Record: 14-1 (7-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 10-2 (5-1)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 36 58 94
Hastings 35 49 84
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Kyle Lindbergh 9
Dalton Franken 7
Team Total: 32
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Carson Blum 5
Tobin Reinwald 5
Team Total: 21
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Dalton Franken 24
Nathan Rindels 21
Kyle Lindbergh 19
Austin Katje 13
Team Total: 94
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Brady Lollman 16
Jake Hamburger 16
Tobin Reinwald 15
Team Total: 84
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 26/45 58%
3-Point Field Goals: 3/11 27%
Free Throws: 39/48 81%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 29/56 52%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/21 24%
Free Throws: 21/27 78%

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