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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Briar Cliff

February 16, 2001

(Sioux City, IA) Dordt's men lost their final regular season game tonight, 85-81, in Sioux City, Iowa, at Briar Cliff College. The Chargers used an 18-2 run to open the second half, and erase a 42-34 halftime deficit. Damon Hunter netted 23 to lead all scorers, including 15 points in the second half. Hunter was 10-12 from the floor. He also led Briar Cliff in rebounding with seven. Dordt was paced by Evan Beimers and Michael Ribbens 16 points a piece, while Ryan Dooyema took in seven rebounds. Dordt ended the regular season on a three-game losing streak, and Briar Cliff ends with a 10-1 home record at the Newman Flanagan Center. Briar Cliff has one regular season game left at Park College in Kansas City, Missouri, next weekend. The Chargers are ranked 12th in the NAIA, and are the highest ranked independent team in the country, which gives them a good chance at making the NAIA Division II National Tournament for a fourth straight year.

Dordt's Current Record: 13-12 (7-9)
Opponent's Current Record: 18-7 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 42 39 81
Briar Cliff 34 51 85
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Ryan Dooyema 7
Team Total: 28
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Damon Hunter 7
Team Total: 31
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Evan Beimers 16
Michael Ribbens 16
Dylan Haak 14
Ryan Dooyema 12
Team Total: 81
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Damon Hunter 23
Mark Martin 18
Chad Wells 14
Team Total: 85
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 27/47 57%
3-Point Field Goals: 10/18 56%
Free Throws: 17/23 74%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 34/65 52%
3-Point Field Goals: 7/21 33%
Free Throws: 10/15 67%

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