Men's Varsity Basketball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan

W 72-48

4:00 PM - Saturday, December 10, 2011
Sioux Center, Iowa
Non-conference Match


A 72-48 win over Nebraska Wesleyan pushes the 4th ranked Dordt College men's basketball teams' win streak to 13 as the Defenders are 13-0 overall and 5-0 in GPAC play.<p>
A single free throw was the only point given up by Dordt College in the first 6 and a half minutes of play and the Defenders took an 8-1 lead on a Trevor Wolterstorff jumper with 13:30 to play. "Our guys really did a very good job defensively to start the game," said Dordt Head Coach Ross Douma, "even though we weren't able to score a lot to hold them to a single point was very good."<p>
Leading 8-1, Dordt outscored the 'Wolves 11-4 to take a 14 point lead (19-5) with 10:31 to play and the Defenders enjoyed a double digit lead for the duration of the contest, taking a 14 point advantage (35-21) into halftime.<p>
"We got off to a good start in the second half," commented Douma on his team's 9-2 run to start the half, giving the Defenders a commanding 21 point lead (44-23) on a Cliff Warner jumper with 17:13 to play. The 'Wolves were able to grind away at the Dordt lead, as they outscored the Defender men 13-4 over the next 5 minutes off action to cut the gap down to 12 (48-36) with 12:21 remaining. Dordt rallied with a 13-0 run, capped by a pair of Shawn Keizer 3 pointers, to push the Defender lead to 25 points (61-36)at 8:36 and Nebraska Wesleyan was never able to cut in to the 20 point cushion and the Defenders cruised to their thirteenth win of the year.<p>
"There was great energy here again tonight," stated Douma, "our student body has been fantastic. We did what we had to do tonight against a team that likes to grind it out in the half court. Our turnovers numbers were relatively low, we utilized our post play effectively and did a nice job passing in the interior. We wanted to own the free throw line and we did."<p>
Dordt shot 23 of 28 (82%)from the charity stripe while Nebraska Wesleyan made 11 of 19 for 57.9%. The Defenders dominated the boards pulling down 42 to the 'Wolves 28 and both teams finished with 14 turnovers.<p>
Dordt's balanced offense was led by Trevor Wolterstorff who led all scorers with 17 points on 6 of 9 from the floor and a perfect 5 of 5 from the free throw line. Austin Katje and Chris Sievers each added 10 points with Kyle Lindbergh contributing 9 and Vogel and Keizer 7 and 6 respectively.<p>
Jordan Vogel led all players with 10 rebounds and Austin Katje grabbed 9. Cliff Warner and Kyle Lindbergh each dished out 5 assists and Vogel posted a game high 4 blocked shots.<p>
Trevor Johnson paced Nebraska Wesleyan with 15 points and the 'Wolves had no other players in double figures. Trent Scheitel had a team high 6 rebounds and Byron Johnson had 3 assists.<p>
The Defender men shot 42.6% on 23 of 54 from the floor, including 3 of 9 (33%) from beyond the arc while Nebraska Wesleyan made 18 of 53 from the floor (34%) and were held to only 1 made 3 pointer on 14 tries (7%).<p>
GPAC Scores from today:<br>
Hastings at 73<br>
(RV) Briar Cliff 66<p>
(RV) Midland at 47<br>
Mount Marty 58<p>
Doane at 75<br>
(19) Morningside 84<p>
(8) Northwestern at 7:30pm<br>
Buena Vista University CT<p>
Concordia at 8:00pm<br>
Dakota Wesleyan <p>
Standings (Team/GPAC/Overall:<br>
(4)Dordt 5-0/13-0<br>
(19)Morningside 4-1/7-4<br>
(8)Northwestern 4-2/9-2<br>
Mount Marty 3-2/6-3<br>
(RV)Midland 3-2/7-4 <br>
(RV)Briar Cliff 3-3/9-4<br>
Doane 2-4/7-7<br>
Hastings 2-4/7-7<br>
Dakota Wesleyan 1-3/7-4<br>
Nebraska Wesleyan 1-4/5-4<br>
Concordia 1-4/4-5<p>

The Defender men will return to action when they play Midland University at home on Monday, December 12 at 8:00 pm in a GPAC contest rescheduled from Saturday, December 3.

Next Up

The Defender men will return to action when they play Midland University at home on Monday, December 12 at 8:00 pm in a GPAC contest rescheduled from Saturday, December 3.