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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Martin Luther

January 3, 2003

(Orange City, Iowa)

The Dordt Defenders were unable to hold on to a 13 point second half lead as Martin Luther stormed back behind six three pointers in the final ten minutes to win 75-74. Tom Engelbrecht hit the game winning two point shot with 2.7 seconds left to give Martin Luther their third win of the season. Engelbrecht scored the first twenty points of the game for Martin Luther on his way to a game high 36 points. Dordt led 66-53 but were unable to put the Knights away. Shawn De Stigter led the Defenders in the losing effort with 16 points three rebounds, five assists and four steals. The win was just the second for Martin Luther in 24 meetings with Dordt College.

Dordt's Current Record: 7-5 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 3-5 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 38 36 74
Martin Luther 37 38 75
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Eric Maas 7
Luke Ruter 6
Kyle Van Arendonk 5
Team Total: 35
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Jay Wendland 5
Team Total: 31
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Shawn De Stigter 16
Dan Hospers 15
Luke Ruter 9
Team Total: 74
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Tom Engelbrecht 36
Justin Ohm 13
Micah Walz 10
Team Total: 75
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 28/59 47%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/18 28%
Free Throws: 13/20 65%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 27/59 46%
3-Point Field Goals: 13/26 50%
Free Throws: 8/8 100%

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