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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Morningside

December 6, 2003

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt Defenders picked up a physical win tonight over the Morningside Mustangs. Dordt led 38-25 at halftime, but Morningside refused to go away, chipping away numerous times at the Defender lead. Dordt staved off every Mustang attempt to hold on for the win.

Luke Ruter picked up a double-double tonight with 23 points and 15 boards. Kyle Van Arendonk and Brandon Haan had 16 and 11 points, respectively.

Two Defender starters, Dan Hospers and Bret Van Wyk, fouled out in the second half of tonight's foul-ridden game, along with Morningside's Seth Thomas. The two teams combined to commit 40 personal fouls.

Dordt's Current Record: 5-5 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 4-5 (2-2)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 38 36 74
Morningside 25 39 64
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Luke Ruter 11
Brandon Haan 6
Team Total: 38
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Mark Roush 7
Brad Schmit 6
Team Total: 35
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Luke Ruter 23
Kyle Van Arendonk 14
Brandon Haan 11
Team Total: 74
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Brad Schmit 16
Eddie Ceaser 14
Seth Thomas 12
Team Total: 64
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 27/54 50%
3-Point Field Goals: 3/13 23%
Free Throws: 17/29 59%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 25/65 38%
3-Point Field Goals: 5/25 20%
Free Throws: 9/12 75%

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