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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Dakota Wesleyan

February 10, 2000

(Mitchell, SD) It's just not easy to WIN at the world's only Mitchell Corn Palace. However, the Dordt men used tough defense, a balanced attack, and late free throws in Mitchell tonight to win their 16th game of the year 63-57. Tonight's win is only the fourth all-time for the Dordt men's basketball program at the world's only. Eric Maas hit on nine of ten free throws in the second half and scored a team high 13 points in the victory. Neal Brenneman added 12 points, and Randy Oostra pulled in seven rebounds. Dordt's last win in Mitchell was in the SDIC playoffs in 1997. The Defenders handed the Tigers their only home loss that season. Dordt and Sioux Falls are still locked at 7-3 and second place in the SDIC. The Defenders improve to 16-7on the season, and won their fourth game in a row. Dakota Wesleyan drops to 12-12, and 5-5 in the league. Huron's men, at 8-1, hold the loop's top spot.

Dordt's Current Record: 16-7 (7-3)
Opponent's Current Record: 12-12 (5-5)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 33 30 63
Dakota Wesleyan 31 26 57
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Randy Oostra 7
Michael Ribbens 5
Team Total: 0
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Brendan Sheppard 6
Team Total: 0
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Eric Maas 13
Neal Brenneman 12
Adam Van Meeteren 9
Randy Oostra 9
Team Total: 63
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Austin Ledeboer 12
Brendan Sheppard 10
Cody Hoefert 9
Team Total: 57
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 21/44 48%
3-Point Field Goals: 7/14 50%
Free Throws: 14/18 78%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 23/53 43%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/20 30%
Free Throws: 5/8 62%

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