Men's Basketball Loses to Dordt
NEW ULM, Minn. - The Martin Luther College men's basketball team lost 80-56 to Dordt Thursday night.
The Knights knew they had their hands full with the Defenders, the number 11 team in the nation in NAIA, from the tip, and Dordt jumped out to a 42-15 halftime lead thanks to 56.7 percent shooting overall and 7-13 shooting from beyond the three-point arc.
MLC played better in the second half, shooting 47.2 percent and outscoring the Defenders 41-38 in the second half, but it was too late to get back into the game.
Dordt finished the game 10-25 from beyond the arc, outscoring the Knights 30-9 from distance for the game.
Galen Holzhueter finished with 20 points to lead all scorers, and also led the Knights with six rebounds.
MLC dropped to 0-10 on the season with the loss, while Dordt improved to 15-1 with the win.
The Knights will return to action on Thursday, January 9, when they host Maranatha Baptist Bible College.