Saint Mary dealt each Tabor College basketball team a significant loss
Saturday night in Leavenworth, defeating the men's team 81-71 on the strength of a
43-point first half outburst after using a 42-point second half to drop
the women's team. The Bluejays jumped out to a 41-27 halftime lead in
the women's game, but the fast start failed to paralyze the Spires, who
used a 14-for-27 field goal shooting performance to rally for a 69-67
victory. Tabor (5-9) fell into a 3-way tie for ninth in the conference
despite landing four players in double-digits points: Gina Hullet (14),
Kirsten Watson (12), Andrea Robinson (11) and Stephanie Silvas (11).
With post players Zack Vanselow and Damon Dechant playing limited minutes, the Tabor men struggled to slow down the Spires triumvirate of Winston
Frazier (17 points), Mike Sylvara (18) and Carvelle Taylor (21), who
combined to score five 3-pointers and 23 free throws in Saint Mary's
win. The Bluejays (8-6) slid back into fifth place in the KCAC
standings, a game ahead of McPherson (7-7). Tabor put four players in
double-figures: Kyle de Blonk (14), Kyle Kroeker (13), Jared Hett (10)
and Orson Thomas (10).