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Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Morningside

January 4, 2003

(Orange City, Iowa)

The Dordt Defenders fought off a stubborn Morningside team 86-79 in the second day of the Taco John's Classic hosted by Northwestern in Orange City. Morningside grabbed one lead in the second half 57-56 but Dordt answered back and increased the lead to 12, 79-67, with about five minutes left in the game. Morningside cut the lead down to three at one point 82-79 but were unable to draw any closer as Dordt made their free throws at the end. Dordt had five players in double digits in Eric Maas (17), Ryan Dooyema (14), Kyle Van Arendonk, Shawn De STigter (12 each) and Luke Ruter (11). Evan Beimers had eight points, five rebounds, seven assists and five steals.

Dordt's Current Record: 8-5 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 5-12 (0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 40 46 86
Morningside 39 40 79
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Ryan Dooyema 7
Evan Beimers 5
Kyle Van Arendonk 5
Team Total: 34
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Tom Regan 6
Seth Thomas 5
Team Total: 37
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Eric Maas 17
Ryan Dooyema 14
Kyle Van Arendonk 12
Shawn De Stigter 12
Team Total: 86
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Jeff Carlson 15
Eddie Caeser 12
Tyson Conley 10
Team Total: 79
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 27/60 45%
3-Point Field Goals: 4/14 29%
Free Throws: 28/36 78%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 26/57 46%
3-Point Field Goals: 7/20 35%
Free Throws: 20/25 80%

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