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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Dana

December 18, 2004

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt Defenders fought off Dana this afternoon in a non-conference men's basketball game. The Defenders trai:led early at 17-10 before taking the lead for the first time 21-19. Slowly, the Defenders were able to build a seven point halftime cushion.

In the second half Dana came back to tie it at 48-48 with 15:00 remaining and took their first lead of the second half at 61-58 with 9:15 left. The Defenders retook the lead and the game was tied at 67 and 69 before Dordt pulled away on a Bret Van Wyk three pointer and free throws at the end.

Luke Ruter led all scorers with 24 while also taking in five rebounds. Jason Isaacson led Dana with 19 points.

Dordt's Current Record: 1-1 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 6-8 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 42 37 79
Dana 35 38 73
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Luke Ruter 5
Dan Hospers 5
Bret Van Wyk 4
Sean Coon 4
Team Total: 33
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Chris Johnson 5
Rob Cox 5
Chris Carder 5
Team Total: 28
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Luke Ruter 24
Bret Van Wyk 18
Brandon Haan 10
Team Total: 79
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Jason Isaacson 19
Chris Carder 16
Team Total: 73
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 29/56 52%
3-Point Field Goals: 8/16 50%
Free Throws: 13/14 93%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 27/59 46%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/21 29%
Free Throws: 13/19 68%

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