Written by by Jim Paulus Tuesday, 22 February 2000 18:00The Tabor women ended a 14-game losing streak and almost earned their way into post-season play with The Tabor women ended a 14-game losing streak and almost earned their way into post-season play with a season-ending 82-77 win over McPherson College Monday night. Tabor needed to win to have a chance at the eighth and last opening in conference tournament. But even though the tied McPherson for eighth place, the Bluejays lost the spot in a coin flip after the game. Down the stretch the Bluejays fought back from a five-point deficit with four minutes to go. Holly Ross, Susan Carter, and Mandi Whitehead carried Tabor to the victory. Ross and Whitehead, both freshman, hit 10 of 11 free throws to seal the win. With 24 points, six rebounds, four assists and no turnovers, Ross played her best game of the year. “Holly was huge for us,” said coach Matt Krebs. “She hit crucial shots for us tonight and has steadily improved throughout the season.” Carter contributed 18 points and 11 rebounds. With 82 points and 59 percent shooting, the Bluejays saved their best offensive game for their last. “This was a great way to finish the year,” Krebs said. “We had some people step up for us.” Southwestern—Tabor’s women’s team was outmatched by the balanced attack of Southwestern College Saturday night, 95-56. Niki Nicholas led all scored with 22 points to go along with eight rebounds. Jennifer Jensen added 18. “They have a good balance on offense,” said coach Matt Krebs. “They have the ability to beat you from the inside and outside. It was hard for us to match-up against them.” Holly Ross led Tabor with 13 points. Jenae Rademacher added nine points and six rebounds. “This was Jenae’s best all-around game of the year,” Krebs said. Turnovers were once again a problem for Tabor. The Bluejays turned the ball over 27 times, which led to 34 points by the Moundbuilders.