Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Doane

January 18, 2014

(Crete, Nebraska) The Dordt College Defender menís basketball team held on to beat Doane College 92-81 in Great Plains Athletic Conference basketball at Crete, Nebraska on Saturday, January 18. Dordt controlled almost from the start and established a 46-30 halftime lead and then withstood a Doane charge in the second half to win 92-81.

Dordt took the lead for good at the 14:49 mark of the first half when Kyle Lindbergh converted a three-point play for an 8-7 advantage they never relinquished. The play was the start of a seven point run that included baskets by Bryan Sumner and Nathan Rindels.

Dordtís first ten point lead came at 25-15 with 6:14 left in the half. A Sumner three-point basket pushed the lead to 42-24 with 3:32 left and the half closed with Dordt leading 46-30.

The second half started with a seven point run by the Defenders on a three-point basket by Tyler Wolterstorff and back to back buckets by Austin Katje and Rindels. A Doane timeout steadied things for the Tigers and they proceeded to go on a ten point run, all of the points were scored by Deonte Holt over a 1:24 span.

Doane gradually worked the lead to single digits with a basket by Nick Reed getting difference down to eight at 61-53 with 12:23 left. Down got as close as seven, the last time at 74-67 but six unanswered by the Defenders, including a three-point shot by Austin Katje put the Defenders up 13 and the Tigers never got closer than 10 the rest of the game.

Dordt was 32-56 for the game for 57 percent success from the field while Doane was 29-55 for 52.7 percent and 18-28 in the second half. Dordt converted 5-11 three-point shots and Doane 10-22 including 8-10 in the second half. Dordt had a decided advantage at the free throw line where they were 23-29 and Doane was 13-15. Dordt held a 33-24 rebounding advantage and turned the ball over eight times to nine for the Tigers.

Kyle Lindbergh scored 22 points, nine rebounds, six assists, a block and two steals. Nathan Rindels scored 20 and had five rebounds with three assists and Tyler Wolterstorff scored 18 while going 4-5 from the field and 3-3 on three-point shots. Austin Katje added nine and Dalton Franken eight. David Den Herder and Bryan Sumner had eight and seven respectively in reserve roles.

Doane was paced by Nick Reed with 25 and Holt added 20ó18 of them in the second half.

Dordt College sits on top of the conference with an 11-1 record and are 19-2 overall while the Tigers drop to 2-9 in the GPAC and 9-11 on the season.

GPAC Scores from Today:
(RV) Morningside at 71
(19) Hastings 80

(5) Dordt at 92
Doane 81

(RV) Briar Cliff at 91
Concordia 85

Dakota Wesleyan at 77
Nebraska Wesleyan 70

Mount Marty at 41
(9) Midland 65

GPAC Standings:
(5) Dordt 11-1/19-2
(19) Hastings 9-2/15-5
(9) Midland 8-3/17-3
(RV) Morningside 7-3/13-7
(RV) Briar Cliff 7-4/14-7
Dakota Wesleyan 5-5/12-8
Northwestern 4-6/11-9
Nebraska Wesleyan 4-7/9-7
Doane 2-9/9-11
Concordia 2-10/5-14
Mount Marty 1-10/3-16

The Defenders will host Mount Marty on Wednesday, January 22 at 8:00 pm in a GPAC contest in Sioux Center, Iowa.

Dordt's Current Record: 19-2 (11-1)
Opponent's Current Record: 2-9 (9-11)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 46 46 92
Doane 30 51 81
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Kyle Lindbergh 9
Nathan Rindels 5
Dalton Franken 4
Tyler Wolterstorff 4
Team Total: 33
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Nick Reed 5
Team Total: 24
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Kyle Lindbergh 22
Nathan Rindels 20
Tyler Wolterstorff 18
Team Total: 92
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Nick Reed 25
Deonte Holt 20
Team Total: 81
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 32/56 57%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/11 45%
Free Throws: 23/29 79%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 29/55 53%
3-Point Field Goals: 10/22 45%
Free Throws: 13/15 87%

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