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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Hastings

February 1, 2014

(Hastings, Nebraska) The Dordt College Defender menís basketball team won its second road game of the week in GPAC play by taking a 78-74 win over Hastings on Saturday afternoon, February 1. The win didnít come without its tense moments as the Broncos fought back from a halftime deficit but never led in the second half before falling for the third time in conference play.

Back to back Austin Katje three-pointers tied the game early at 6-6 and the teams were deadlocked at 8-8 after Nathan Rindels converted two free throws. A third Austin Katje three-pointer gave the Defenders a lead they never relinquished. Dordt eventually built a 10 point lead with Rindels again converting a pair of free throws with 3:32 left in the half for a 31-21 advantage. Alex Terpstra hit two free throws at the 2:56 mark for a 12 point lead and Dordt eventually led 35-25 as both teams went the final 1:09 without scoring.

The Broncos wasted no time in cutting into the lead as they got the advantage down to 37-34 with 16:52 remaining in the game. A David Den Herder bucket stopped the run and he added a free throw. An Austin Katje basket brought the lead to eight (42-34) with 15:44 left.

Hastings was able to string together a run to tie it at 49-49 on a Brandon Krause three-point play. Austin Katje converted two free throws but a bucket by Krause tied it again at 51-51 with 10:16 left. Katje followed with a three-point basket on the ensuing possession and that started a ten point run for the Defenders.

Hastings was able to right themselves and proceeded to get to within 72-69 with 1:21 left as Krause made one of two free throws. Tyler Wolterstorff added a free throw for a four point cushion and a pair of Alex Terpstra free throws brought the difference to 75-69 with 38 seconds left.

After a missed three-pointer by Hastings Rindels went to the free throw line and made one of two for a seven point lead that proved to be enough. Dordt made it interesting by missing some free throws but a critical offensive rebound by Tyler Wolterstorff with five seconds left on a missed free throws sealed the win as Austin Katje hit a free throw on the resulting possession for a 78-74 win.

Dordt was 19-49 from the floor and 7-19 on three-point shots. The Defenders were 33-46 from the free throw line. Hastings was 28-62 from the field and 7-17 from the three point arc with 11-16 free throws. Dordt was outrebounded 39-36 and turned the ball over 12 times to 16 for the Broncos. Katje led the Dordt scoring with a career high 33 points and made 6-10 three-point baskets and 9-15 field goals while converting 9-10 field goals. Nathan Rindels had 11 points and four rebounds with three assists. Rindels made 9-10 free throws. Kyle Lindbergh had11 points and 15 rebounds. Tyler Wolterstorff had eight points and four reboundsóthree of them offensive. David Den Herder added eight points and six rebounds and Alex Terpstra scored seven.

Brady Lollman scored 26 with five rebounds and Brandon Krause scored 14. Brett Wells had ten points and ten rebounds and Tobin Reinwald had 12 points and seven rebounds.

Dordt is now 23-2 overall and 14-1 in the GPAC. Hastings is 17-5 overall and 11-3 in the conference.

GPAC Scoring

Dordt College 78, Hastings College 74
Mount Marty College 56, Concordia University 55
Midland University 80, Northwestern College 67
Doane College 86, Dakota Wesleyan University 76
Nebraska Wesleyan University 86, Morningside College 76

GPAC Standings
Dordt 14-1/ 23-2
Midland 12-3/ 21-3
Hastings 11-3/ 17-6
Morningside 9-4/ 15-8
Briar Cliff 7-7/ 14-10
Dakota Wesleyan 6-8/ 13-11
Northwestern 6-8/ 13-11
Nebraska Wesleyan 5-9/ 10-9
Doane 5-10/ 12-12
Concordia 2-13/ 7-17
Mount Marty 2-13/ 4-19

Dordt's Current Record: 23-2 (14-1)
Opponent's Current Record: 17-6 (11-3)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 35 43 78
Hastings 25 49 74
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Kyle Lindbergh 15
David Den Herder 6
Nathan Rindels 4
Tyler Wolterstorff 4
Team Total: 36
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Brett Wells 10
Zach Lenagh 9
Tobin Reinwald 7
Team Total: 39
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Austin Katje 33
Kyle Lindbergh 11
Nathan Rindels 11
Team Total: 78
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Brady Lollman 26
Brandon Krause 14
Tobin Reinwald 12
Brett Wells 10
Team Total: 74
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 19/49 39%
3-Point Field Goals: 7/19 37%
Free Throws: 33/46 72%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 28/62 45%
3-Point Field Goals: 7/17 41%
Free Throws: 11/16 69%

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