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  • Kuyper Men vs. Northland International University

    February 23, 2013

    The Cougars lost a tough, well fought game, 90-79, to Northland International University I the championship of the NCCAA II Mid West Region Tournament. This back and forth game featured several lead changes, with Northland ultimately taking control in the final minutes. Kuyper put six players in double digit scoring, led by senior Omar Haynes with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Junior Sal Hermiz scored 14 points on 6-8 shooting and senior Alex Rogers scored 13 along with 4 assists. Junior Mike Kragt played well with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Senior Andy DeKam also hit double figures with 10 points and freshman CJ Bussey stepped up with his first career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds (team-high). The Cougars finished second in the Mid West Region and now hope to receive an at-large bid to the NCCAA II National Championship in Springfield, Missouri.

    Kuyper Men vs. Grace Bible College

     
    February 22, 2013

    The third time around proved to be the charm as the Cougars defeated rival Grace Bible College, 87-80, in the NCCAA II Mid West Region Semifinals. After leading by 4 points (39-35) at the half, Kuyper started the second half on a 11-0 run, coming to lead 50-35 with 16 minutes remaining. Grace Bible then responded with a run of their own, taking a 57-56 lead with 9 minutes to go in the game. After several back and forth minutes, the Cougars took a 65-63 lead with 5:43 to play and never trailed again. Kuyper once again received a balanced offensive attack with 5 players in double figures led by senior Andy DeKam with 29 points on 8-14 shooting. Senior Alex Rogers scored 18 with 5 assists and junior Mike Kragt scored 11points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Senior Omar Haynes and junior Sal Hermiz also chipped in with 11 points apiece. The Cougars advance to the NCCAA II Mid West Region Championship and take on the 1 seed Northland International University tomorrow at 3:00 PM.

    Kuyper Men vs. Moody Bible Institute
     

    February 21, 2013

    The Cougars survived at tough first round match against Moody Bible Institute, defeating them 82-75. Key rebounding and free throws down the stretch by senior Omar Haynes (19 points and 9 rebounds) and sophomore Audel Bewley (9 points and 11 rebounds) clinched the game for the Cougars. Kuyper was led in scoring by senior Alex Rogers with 20 points and 6 assists. Junior Mike Kragt also hit double figures with 10 points, and freshman CJ Bussey stepped up with 12 points off the bench. The Cougars advance to the NCCAA II Mid West Region semifinals against 2 seeded Grace Bible College. Tip-off is at 8:00 P.M. tomorrow and is at Grace Bible College.

  • Kuyper Men vs. Silver Lake College 

    February 9, 2013

    On February 9, the Cougars dropped their first game of the year at home as a charged up Silver Lake College team downed the Cougars 84-63. Poor shooting and lack of rebounding hurt the Cougars as they fell behind early and were not able to recover. Silver Lake hit on 50% of their shots 35/70 while Kuyper shot just 33% 25/75. Leading the way for Kuyper was Omar Haynes with 17 points and Sal Hermiz with 10. Super guard Anthony Parker paced the Lakers with 29 points. The Lakers also out-rebounded the Cougars 51-34. The Cougars will finish their home season on Tuesday, February 12 (Senior Night) against arch rival Grace Bible College with tip off at 7 pm
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    Kuyper Men vs. Lincoln Christian University


    February 2, 2013

    On February 2, the Kuyper College Cougars won their third straight game this past week, defeating the Red Lions of Lincoln Christian University 71-63. The teams were locked up in a tight game throughout as the lead changed hands several times until Kuyper went on a 12-2 run late in the game to take a 10 point lead at 67-57 – strong plays were led by Omar Haynes and Audel Bewley in the paint. The Cougars achieved great balance as five players reached double figures: Bewley and Sal Hermiz with 15, CJ Bussey with 13, and Haynes and Alex Rogers with 12 points each. Haynes and Bewley both reached double digits in rebounds – 14 and 12 respectively – while Hermiz dished out 7 assists.

    Kuyper Men vs. Valley Forge Christian College


    January 31, 2013


    The Kuyper College Cougars came back from an 18 point deficit to defeat the #2 ranked Valley Forge Christian College Patriots. After trailing by 4 points at the half, Kuyper started the second half by falling into an 18 point hole with the Patriots leadings 54-36. The Cougars were able to regain composure and finished the game on a 41-18 run over the final 10 minutes, sparked by freshman CJ Bussey’s 11 points off the bench. Kuyper received strong play in the post by sophomore Audel Bewley, scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds, and senior Omar Haynes with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Junior Sal Hermiz led all scorers with 25 points and 7 assists. Senior Alex Rogers also chipped in with 10 points and 3 assists. With this win, the Cougars remain undefeated at home (8-0) and move to a record of 12-11 on the season. Kuyper has a short rest before playing Midwest Region opponent Lincoln Christian University this Saturday, February 2, in Lincoln, Illinois.
     

  • Kuyper Men vs. Great Lakes Christian College


    January 29, 2013

    On Tuesday the Kuyper Cougars traveled to Lansing to face the Great Lakes Christian College Crusaders and returned with a hard fought 86-78 victory. Tied at 38 at halftime, the Cougars managed to forge into a 10 point lead with some hot shooting. Kuyper put four players into double figures: Mike Kragt hitting 19 points, followed by Omar Haynes and Sal Hermiz with 18, and Alex Rogers with 11. Sophomore Audel Bewley provided some inside game with 9 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 blocks. The Cougars shot 49% from the field, 30/61 and 40% from beyond the arc. On January 31, the Cougars will compete against Valley Forge College from Pennsylvania.
  • Kuyper Men vs. Indiana University Northwest


    January 24, 2013

    The Kuyper College Men’s Basketball team recovered well from Tuesday’s loss on January 24, defeating NAIA II Indiana University Northwest 88-56 and remaining undefeated on their home court. After leading by 11 points at halftime, the Cougars turned up the pressure in the second half and extended their lead to as much as 35 points. The game demonstrated outstanding team, totaling 26 assists to only 7 turnovers. Leading in assists was senior Alex Rogers with 8 and scoring 9 points of his own.

    Kuyper also showed great balance on the offensive end, putting four players in double figure scoring. Sophomore Audel Bewley led the way with a career high of 18 points on 8/10 FGs, while senior Omar Haynes added 16 points and 8 rebounds. Juniors Mike Kragt, 15 points (5/7 on 3 point FGs), and Sal Hermiz, 13 points (5/8 FGs), also contributed with superb shooting of their own. Off the bend freshman TJ Hurtman scored 8 points and a team high of 11 rebounds.

    The Cougars have now won 5 out of 6 games in 2013, and look to continue their great play this Saturday, January 26, against NAIA I Robert Morris-University in Chicago at the Attack Athletics Complex at 3 pm central.
  • Kuyper Women vs. Emmaus Bible College


    January 19, 2013

    The Kuyper College Women’s Basketball team won against Emmaus Bible College on January 19, 54-43. The Lady Cougars demonstrated great team work throughout the game. Senior Tori Pope scored 18 points, sophomore Kaitlynn Rosier scored 17, newcomer Emily Scoles scored 16, and freshman Marissa Foster scored 2.  


    Kuyper Men vs. Lincoln Christian University


    January 18, 2013

    After leading 43-22 by halftime, the Kuyper College Men’s Basketball team cruised to an 83-67 win over Midwest Region opponent Lincoln Christian University on January 18. The Cougars were led by senior Omar Haynes with 20 points and 7 rebounds, and junior Sal Hermiz with 24 points, 6 assists, and 4 steals. Junior Mike Kragt also chipped in with 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 blocked shots. The Cougars look to continue their 4 game winning streak next Tuesday, January 22, at rival Grace Bible College at 7:00 pm.
  • Kuyper Men vs. Andrews University

    January 15, 2013

    The Kuyper College Cougars pulled another close game on January 15, winning 52-51 over the Andrews University Cardinals. Kuyper received a complete team effort, each player contributing in a different way. Leading the scoring were seniors Omar Haynes and Alex Rogers with 14 and 13 points respectively. Sophomore Audel Bewley contributed with 7 rebounds and 4 blocked shots. The Cougars continue their three-game home stand this Friday, January 18, against Midwest Region opponent Lincoln Christian University at 7 pm.

  • Kuyper Men vs. Great Lakes Christian College


    January 12, 2013

    The Kuyper College Cougars defeated the Great Lakes Christian College Crusaders 78-73 on January 12, remaining undefeated at home in a game that included 13 lead changes and 8 ties. In the first half, Kuyper fell behind by 11 points but was able to battle back in the second half, taking the lead and pulling out victorious. Leading the way for the Cougars was senior Omar Haynes with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Three other Cougars reached double figures: Sal Hermiz with 18, Alex Rogers with 11, and Mike Kragt with 10. Hermiz also dished out 8 assists. The Cougars were cold in the first half, hitting only 27% from the floor and trailing at the half 42-34. They picked up the pace in the second half, outscoring the Crusaders 44-31.


    Kuyper Women vs. Great Lakes Christian College


    January 12, 2013

    On January 12, the Kuyper College Women’s Basketball team won their game against Great Lakes Christian College, 57-46. Senior Tori Pope added 21 points and sophomore Kaitlynn Rosier added 22. The Cougars will be playing three home games this coming week: be sure to come check them out!

  • Kuyper Men vs. Silver Lake College


    Jan. 4, 2013 

    On January 4, the Kuyper College Men’s Basketball team traveled to Silver Lake College in Wisconsin and cruised to a 102-74 victory with six Cougars reaching double figures. Leading the way was Sal Hermiz with 19 points, Alex Rogers with 18, Omar Haynes with 16, T.J. Hurtman with 14, Audel Bewley with 11, and C.J. Bussey with 10. Bewley made his figures a double-double as he also hauled down 10 rebounds. Hermiz did the same, dishing out 10 assists. The Cougars started out the game hot, never letting up as they shot 56% from the floor and 10/18 from beyond the arc. Kuyper will return home on January 12 to face Great Lakes Christian College in a 3 pm tilt.
     

  • Kuyper Men vs. Moody


    December 1, 2012

    The Cougars defeated the Archers of Moody Bible Institute 75-61 in the opening game of the NCCAA MidWest Region Tip-Off. Three players made double scoring: Alex Rogers with 18 points (7-11 FGs), Mike Kragt with 19 points (7-14 FGs) and 6 rebounds, and Andy DeKam with 19 points (4-5 3pt. FGs) and 6 assists. Kuyper next plays Northland International University on December 1 at Great Lakes Christian College.
  • Kuyper Women vs. Moody


    December 1, 2012 

    On December 1, the Kuyper College Women’s Basketball team played a great game against Moody Bible Institute. Latoria Pope started things off, hitting two 3 point shots. From there, the team’s shots fell. Even so, Marissa Foster achieved team high of 8 for rebounds and three players reached double figures: Caitlyn Ouwinga with 18, Kaitlynn Rosier with 15, and Latoria Pope with 16. The ladies didn’t finish the game with a win, but it demonstrated improvement.

     

    Kuyper Women vs. Northland


    November 30, 2012

    In the game against Northland International University on November 30, the Kuyper College Women’s Basketball team started out on fire. Kaitlynn Rosier scored 10 points out of 15 total points from the free throw line. By half time, they were only down by 9. However, the Cougars were not able to score any baskets going into the second half. Although the game was lost, Latoria Pope fought hard on defense, grabbing 10 rebounds and 5 steals, both team high.

  • Kuyper Men Win Over Maranatha College of Wisconsin

    November 17, 2012

    The Kuyper College Men’s Basketball team open their Great Lakes conference schedule with a hard fought 79-72 win over Maranatha College of Wisconsin. Despite Maranatha’s size advantage, the Cougars were able to overcome it as they hit on 10/20 3 point shots. Also, the team did well from the free throw line, hitting 21/1. Kuyper concluded the game with four players in double figures. Kevin Singh led the way with 24 points, including five out of six from the 3 point range. Andy DeKam and Alex Rogers followed with 13 points each and guard Sal Hermiz added 12 points. 
  • Kuyper Women's Season Opener! 

    November 10, 2012

    Saturday, November 10 opened the 2012-2013 season for the Kuyper College Women’s Basketball team. The Cougars started off with senior Caitlyn Ouwinga hitting a 3 point shot after trading baskets with opponent Marygrove College while Kaitlyn Rosier made a lay-up, giving the team their first lead in the game. Marygrove finished the first half going on a 10-0 run.

    In the second half, the Cougars were not able to gain momentum in their offense, scoring only 18 points. However, two players finished in double digits – Kaitlyn Rosier with 12 and Latoria Pope with 11 – and Caitlyn Ouwinga finished with 8 points and 13 rebounds, 2 points shy of a double-double. The Women’s Basketball team will next go against Great Lakes Christian College for the home-opener on Tuesday, November 13.
     

  • Kuyper College vs. Crossroads Bible College


    November 10, 2012

    Leading by 16 at halftime, the Kuyper College Men’s Basketball team pulled a victory and defeated Crossroads Bible College 95-80. The Cougars played well on defense, forcing Crossroads into 29 turnovers with 15 steals. On offense, Kuyper was well balanced, putting six players in double-digits, including all five starters. In the post, Omar Haynes scored 16 points and grabbed 8 rebounds while Audel Bewley added 10 points and 8 rebounds. On the perimeter, Alex Rogers scored 12 points with 5 assists, Mike Kragt scored 16 points, and off-the-bench Kevin Singh provided a spark scoring 11 points, shooting 3-3 on three pointers. Sal Hermiz scored 20 points and 7 assists for the game and was voted to the All-Tournament Team, averaging 21.5 points, 7.4 assists, and 4.5 steals.

    Kuyper moves to a 2-4 record on the season and returns home to play their next game on Saturday, November 17, against NCCAA MidWest Region opponent Maranatha Baptist Bible College.
  • Kuyper College vs. Ohio Christian University

    November 9, 2012

    In the first half of the game against NCCAA District 2 opponent Ohio Christian University, the Kuyper College Men’s Basketball team jumped to a double-digit lead.

    However, the Cougars fell behind and lost the game.

    Overall, Kuyper shot the ball well, 46% of the points from 3 point field goals, and received balanced scoring with four players in double digits. Kevin Singh had 14 points, shooting 3-3 from beyond the arc, while Mike Kragt scored a season high of 20 points and Omar Haynes scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. Sal Hermiz led the Cougars’ scoring with 23 points, 8 assists, and 7 steals.

    Kuyper plays again in the Grace Tournament Consolation game on November 10.
     
  • Weekend Tournament Results! 

    November 1 - November 2, 2012 

    In a tournament at Goshen College on November 1 and 2, the Kuyper College Men’s Basketball lost to NAIA ranked Goshen College and Calumet College. On Thursday, Goshen’s talented ranked team took the win over Kuyper 101-68. Though Kuyper fought hard, Goshen’s balance, size, and speed were too much for Kuyper to overcome. Bright spots for the Cougars include Andy DeKam’s 20 points and Omar Haynes’ added 18 points.

    On Friday, the Cougars hung in against a taller Calumet team, getting within 4 points of a win in the second half, but fell in the end 83-64. Even so, Kuyper was able to put two players into double figures: Andy DeKam with 19 and Mike Kragt with 10. Omar Haynes led the Cougars on defense with 8 boards. 

  • 2012 - 2013 Season Opener!

    October 30, 2012

    The Kuyper College Men’s Basketball team opened their 2012-2013 season with an impressive 65-50 win over NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) foe Lawrence Tech University from Detroit. The Cougars put four players into double figures: senior Omar Haynes led the way with a double double (15 points, 11 rebounds) followed by guards Andy DeKam and Alex Rogers, each with 14 points, and CJ Bussey with 10 points.

    By halftime, the Cougars had a slight 5 point lead. The game’s intensity increased in the second half as the Cougars upped the lead to 15. 13 of those 15 points were scored by Omar Haynes, including a spectacular alley-oop dunk. Audel Bewley contributed 11 rebounds to aid the Cougar defensive effort. To cement the win, Kuyper shot 55% from the 3 point range. 

  • Kuyper Basketball Team Ranked #1 in the Nation!

    February 25, 2012

    After back-to-back victories over previously NCCAA undefeated National Champions Grace Bible College, the Kuyper Cougars men’s basketball team has been ranked #1 nationally in the NCCAA Division II Coaches poll.

  • Kuyper’s Men’s Basketball Team Does It Again!

    January 24, 2012

    On January 24th The NCCAA Kuyper Cougars men’s basketball team beat defending national champion and number 1 ranked team in the nation, Grace Bible College, 78-67. On Tuesday, February 6, they did it again, this time on Grace’s home court in front of a standing room only crowd.

    For a Grand Rapids Press Feature Photographs click here. 

  • After a semester of study in Israel, junior returns to help Kuyper College basketball team

    January 15, 2012 

    Kuyper College junior forward Brock Orlowski hadn’t planned on being part of the men’s basketball team after leaving in late August to study in Israel for a semester. He still hadn’t touched a basketball until he returned home from the Middle East earlier this month.

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  • Kuyper Wins Battle of Nationally Ranked Teams

    January 25, 2012

    The NCCAA number 4 nationally ranked Kuyper Cougars men’s basketball team beat defending national champion and number 1 ranked team in the nation, Grace Bible College, 78-67. This ended Grace’s 69 game consecutive win streak against NCCAA teams. Grace had not lost a game since 2008. With this victory in their home court, the Cougars win the Cross-Town Cup Trophy and secure the number 1 seed for the playoffs in the NCCAA Midwest region.

    The Cougars trailed by 6 points at the half—31-25, but exploded in the 2nd half , outscoring Grace 53-36 behind the shooting of guard Andy DeKam and forward Omar Haynes who each hit for 22 points, with Haynes adding 10 rebounds. Kuyper shot a blistering 58% (18/31) in the 2nd half to take the lead and win going away. The Kuyper defense held Grace Bible to just 36% shooting from the floor.

    For a Grand Rapids Press Feature Story With Photographs click here!

  • Kuyper Basketball Team Ranked in Top 5!


    January 31, 2012

    The NCCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Coaches Top 5 poll was released on Tuesday, January 31. The Kuyper Cougars men’s basketball team is ranked 3rd in the nation!
     

  • After epic road trip, Kuyper College men's basketball team returns home in winning style


    By Brian VanOchten | The Grand Rapids Press

    GRAND RAPIDS – Kuyper College men's basketball coach Stan Jesky paused for long moment upon entering the Boonstra Fitness Center prior to a home game Tuesday night against Great Lakes Christian College. He admitted he couldn't help but look around to make sure he was in the right building.

    It's understandable if the team's home court didn't seem that familiar.
    The Cougars, part of the National Christian College Athletic Association, had been playing on the road ever since tipping off the 2011-12 schedule with an Oct. 31 matchup at home against Lourdes College.

    It amounted to a 17-game road trip spanning five states.

    “I walked in tonight and said, 'Are we in the right locker room?' I had to make sure,” Jesky said with a laugh after his team routed GLCC, 76-54, in front of a few hundred fans jammed into the coziest of confines.

    “We sure wore out those travel uniforms. We always feel like we're in somebody else's gym this season,” he added. “The kids are just happy to be back home again, because we haven't played here in a while.”

    The Cougars held up quite well under the circumstances.

    Kuyper improved its record to 10-9 overall and 6-0 in NCAA-II regional action with a dominating performance against GLCC. Andy DeKam, a junior point guard from Holland Christian, and Montay Lee, a senior forward from Ottawa Hills, led the team with 18 points apiece. Lee also had a team-high nine rebounds.

    “It's always nice to come and play here,” said DeKam, who had a personal 10-0 scoring run, including a pair of 3-point field goals, in the second half. “I had 15 family and friends here to watch me play tonight.

    “It's small and compact in here, so it gets loud. It doesn't take much to fill up the stands. You've got a lot of family and friends here. It becomes an electric atmosphere when you get a block or hit a big shot.”

    The school is small: Enrollment is 340 students.

    The home court for the Cougars is smaller. There is just enough room for a scoring table on one side of the floor and room for approximately 500 spectators in the bleachers located on the other side of it.

    At the top of the far left end of the bleachers is a sound booth, where students pump up the volume on hip-hop beats during pregame, halftime, timeouts and immediately after the final buzzer has sounded.

    It seems as loud as the Breslin Center in the midst of a Big Ten shootout in overtime with Michigan State clinging to a one-point lead and about as snug as a one-bedroom efficiency apartment.

    “I felt right back at home,” junior guard Alex Rogers said. “I was excited to be back here.”

    Brandon Klomp (Calvin Christian) and Omar Haynes (Muskegon Heights) scored eight points each for the Cougars. Rogers, a former Comstock Park High School standout, had seven points, eight rebounds and two assists.

    It also ended up being a homecoming for junior Brock Orlowski.

    The 6-foot-9 center from Byron Center returned this past weekend following a semester of studying abroad in Israel. He still hadn't touched a basketball in five months before joining practice Monday.

    He ended up playing four minutes and grabbing four rebounds against GLCC. “I talked to coach when I got back and asked him if I could still be part of the team this season. He said he had a spot for me,” Orlowski said. “Today was my first day of classes back at school here. I got a lot of hugs. It's like coming back to my family. You can't get that small-school atmosphere in a lot of other places.

    “I am blessed to be back.”

    So are the Cougars, who're at home four times in a current five-game stretch and finish with seven of their final 12 games, including a Jan. 24 showdown against local rival Grace Bible College, at Boonstra Fitness Center.
  • Kuyper College @ Indiana University NW - Nov. 15, 2011


    The Kuyper Cougars raced out to a 14 pt. halftime lead and never looked back as they defeated the Red Hawks of Indiana University Northwest 85-74 in Gary, Ia. on Tuesday night. The Cougars upped the lead to 22 pts. in the second half and let reserves finish it out. Four players hit for double figures for the Cougars with Alex Rogers leading the way with 22 pts including 8/10 from the field. Montay Lee added 16 pts, Andy DeKam 14, and Omar Haynes had 11. Gregory Brewer came off the bench with 9 pts and 9 rebounds. The Cougars had their shooting touch as they hit 54% from the field and 56% from 3 pt. land. The Cougars also won the battle of the boards by a 46 to 32 margin. Montay Lee hit a milestone as he became the first Kuyper Men's player to score a 1000 pts in his career. The Cougars travel to Cornerstone University Sat. to take on the Golden Eagles at 3 pm.
  • Kuyper College @ Davenport Tourney Nov. 4 & 5


    Kuyper College 59 IUSB 72 - The Cougars played a hard fought game with the NAIA Titans of Indiana South Bend on Fri. but came up short 72-59. Kuyper led 34-33 at the half but could not overcome the hot 3 pt. shooting of Titan sharpshooting guard Kyle Heatherly (30 pts) in the second half. Montay Lee Led the Cougars with 20 pts and Andy DeKam added 16. The Cougars went cold shooting just 28% in the 2nd half after hitting 52% of their shots in the 1st half.

    Kuyper College 60 Northland International Univ. 54 - The Cougars claimed the consolation game by beating NCCAA ranked Northland 60-54 on Sat. afternoon. After being down 9 pts. at the half (32-23) the Cougars stormed by the Pioneers in the 2nd half outscoring them 37-22 with a tough man to man defense and some clutch shooting from Alex Rogers (13 pts), Andy DeKam (12 pts.) and Terrence Williams (10 pts),including a clutch 3 pt. shot to give the Cougars a 4 pt. lead with 40 seconds to play. Forward Gregory Brewer came up big with 9 pts and 9 Rebounds along with Omar Haynes who also snared 9 boards. Andy DeKam was named to the 5 man All-tournament team.

  • Kuyper College vs. Lourdes College of Toledo - Monday Oct. 31, 2011 

    The Kuyper Cougars opened their 2011-12 season with a thrilling 60-58 win over the Gray Wolves of Lourdes College from Toledo, Oh. The Cougars were in a nip and tuck game throughout and went for a last second shot with the score tied at 58 when Alex Rogers drove the lane and was fouled with 3 seconds to play and calmly sank 2 free throws for the win. Andy DeKam led the Cougars with 18 pts including 4/5 from 3 pt. range, while Alex Rogers added 10 pts. Greg Brewer and Montay Lee led the defensive charge with 9 Rebounds each. The Kuyper Cougars were very good from the free throw line as they sank 17/21 for 81%. Kuyper survived 6 lead changes and 10 ties in the contest.
     

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