Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan

February 15, 2014

(Lincoln, Nebraska) Dordt College bounced back from their second loss of the GPAC season to take an 82-71 win over Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Defenders snapped a four game winning streak by the Prairie Wolves and marked the first time the Defenders beat the Prairie Wolves in Lincoln since 2007. The game was tied 5-5 when the Defenders went on a 14 point run, holding Wesleyan scoreless for six minutes to take control of the game. A Kyle Lindbergh bucket started the run and he finished the run with a bucket at the 12:05 mark.

Wesleyan recovered to cut the lead down to 27-19 at the 6:26 mark. Neither team was able to score over the next three minutes with Dordt finally breaking through with a Tyler Wolterstorff bucket at the 3:23 mark. Wolterstorff proceeded to score another two two-point baskets and a three-point basket over the next two minutes. A Bryan Sumner basket added to the run and Wolterstorff hit a buzzer beater to close the half and put Dordt up 40-21.

Dordt extended the lead to 54-30 at the 14:54 of the game and looked poised to run away with the game. The hosts steadily cut into the lead until the made it 70-57 with 5:01 left. Austin Katje answered the run with a three-point basket and at the 4:41 mark to give the Defenders some breathing room.

Wesleyan got to within 78-71 but ran out of time as Dordt converted 9-10 free throws over the final 1:10 to seal the win 82-71.

Austin Katje scored a game high 23 points and hit 4-5 three-point baskets. Kyle Lindbergh scored 19 and had 17 rebounds with five assists and a steal. Nathan Rindels added 18 points and had ten rebounds with five assists. Tyler Wolterstorff scored 11 and had four rebounds.

Wesleyan got 17 points from Trevor Johnson and ten rebounds. Trey Bardsley scored 16 and had five rebounds and three assists. Eric Jackson scored 14.

Dordt was 25-52 from the field and converted 6-13 three-point baskets. Dordt also made 26-37 free throws. Wesleyan was 27-69 from the field and 6-22 for their three-pointers and 11-17 on free throws. Dordt had a 46-36 rebounding advantage.

Dordt is 25-3 overall and 16-2 in the GPAC while Nebraska Wesleyan is 13-10 overall and 8-10 in the GPAC.

Dordt will travel to Northwestern on Wednesday before concluding the season against Midland on Saturday.

GPAC scores:
Dakota Wesleyan University 86, Hastings College 72
Dordt College 82, Nebraska Wesleyan University 71
Concordia University 95, Northwestern College 75
Midland University 84, Briar Cliff University 79
Morningside College 95, Doane College 82

GPAC Standings
Show standings for School GPAC/ Overall
Dordt 16-2/ 25-3
Midland 14-4/ 24-4
Morningside 14-4/ 20-8
Hastings 13-5/ 19-8
Dakota Wesleyan 9-10/ 16-13
Nebraska Wesleyan 8-10/ 13-10
Briar Cliff 8-10/ 15-13
Northwestern 7-11/ 14-14
Doane 6-12/ 13-14
Concordia 3-16/ 8-20
Mount Marty 2-16/ 4-22

Dordt's Current Record: 25-3 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 25-3 (16-2)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 40 42 82
Nebraska Wesleyan 21 50 71
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Kyle Lindbergh 17
Nathan Rindels 10
Team Total: 46
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Trevor Johnson 10
Team Total: 36
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Austin Katje 23
Kyle Lindbergh 19
Nathan Rindels 18
Tyler Wolterstorff 11
Team Total: 82
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Trevor Johnson 17
Trey Bardsley 16
Eric Jackson 14
Team Total: 71
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 25/52 48%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/13 46%
Free Throws: 26/37 70%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 27/69 39%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/22 27%
Free Throws: 11/17 65%

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