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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Northwestern

January 28, 2006

Game Media

(Orange City, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender men's basketball team saw their Great Plains Athletic Conference record got to 9-4 with a 96-89 loss to Northwestern in Orange City at the Bultman Center Saturday night.

The Defenders went on a ten point run midway through the first half to take a 29-19 lead but the Red Raiders, after a timeout, responded with a ten point run to knot it at 29.

The Defenders held a slight edge until Northwestern tied it at 40-40. From there the Raiders outscored Dordt 10-4 to close the half.

In the second half the Defenders fought back to take the lead at 57-56 and eventually led by four at 60-56. Northwestern came back to tie it at 60, 62 and 66. The Defenders got the lead back to 70-66 but the Red Raiders outscored Dordt 13-2 to take control and built the lead to as many as nine at 84-75. Dordt made one serious run, getting within five at 84-79 but a Mark De Younge three-pointer squashed the threat.

The Defenders weren't able to make up a twenty free-throw disparity in the game. Northwestern converted 31-39 free throws while Dordt made 15-19.

Mark Rowenhorst had a career high 22 points for the Defenders, converting 6-7 three point shots. Luke Ruter added 17 while Eric Van Maanen came off the bench to score 11. Brandon Haan had 10 points and six rebounds. Josh Boyer added nine and Brian Eekhoff eight. Ruter led Dordt with five assists.

Northwestern was led by Chad Schuiteman with 23 points and 11 rebounds while Curt Schilling added 22.

Dordt is now 9-4 in conference play and 17-6 overall while Northwestern is 19-3 and 10-2 in GPAC play and are in second place. Dordt is currently in fourth place while six other GPAC teams have seven losses, occupying 5th through 10th place.

Dordt's Current Record: 4-2 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 19-3 (10-2)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 44 45 89
Northwestern 50 46 96
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Brandon Haan 6
Scott Van Zanten 4
Luke Ruter 4
Josh Boyer 4
Team Total: 32
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Chad Schuiteman 11
Mark De Younge 8
Tajuan Jackson 8
Team Total: 35
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Mark Rowenhorst 22
Luke Ruter 17
Eric Van Maanen 11
Brandon Haan 10
Team Total: 89
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Chad Schuiteman 23
Curt Schilling 22
Josh Van Es 17
Tyler Bush 10
Team Total: 96
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 32/65 49%
3-Point Field Goals: 10/23 43%
Free Throws: 15/19 79%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 30/57 53%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/13 38%
Free Throws: 31/39 79%

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