Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 06 February 2008 17:04The Tabor College women’s basketball team enters the seventh week of conference games tied for fourth in the KCAC after a split week against Saint Mary and McPherson.
Tabor overcame a slow start to beat the Spires 65-59 on the road Saturday. The Bulldogs stole a 54-50 victory in Hillsboro.
Saint Mary—On a rebound and putback, Dana Champlin scored first for Tabor. But the Spires scored more often in the early going, putting together a long run to take an 18-8 lead.
After a 3-pointer by Kirsten Watson, Tabor closed the gap to 20-15 on a 2-pointer by Stacie Herman set up by another Champlin offensive rebound.
After several minutes of choppy play saw the teams combine to go 2-for-6 on double-bonus foul shots, Brittany Roth caught...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 06 February 2008 17:00Hesston’s Brea Short puts the kabosh a layup attempt by Hillsboro’s Tiffany Rooker during the first half of Friday’s game. Rooker scored three points in the Trojan loss, all at the free-throw line.
Hillsboro used defense to open the door for a rally against Hesston on Friday, but the Trojans couldn’t find the offense to walk through it as the Swathers held on for a 47-38 win at Brown Gymnasium.
The victory kept Hesston, 10-3 overall, tied for the league lead at 5-0. Hillsboro, suffering its fifth straight loss, dropped to 5-9 and 2-3.
The Swathers had used a 9-0 run midway through the second quarter to push a tentative 12-11 lead to a 10-point spread. By halftime the lead was 29-16.
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 06 February 2008 16:42The Tabor College men’s basketball team split contests with Saint Mary and McPherson this week, falling to the Bulldogs 71-63 at home and bouncing back with a 70-64 road win over the Spires.
Saint Mary—After blowing the Spires off the floor for the first 20 minutes and taking a 44-24 lead on the first shot of the second half, the Bluejays nearly blew it by allowing a 23-6 run early in the second half.
After teetering on the brink of being unceremonially buried before the break, Saint Mary made it 50-45 with 12:02 left in the game.
Zach Vanselow picked up his third foul at 11:18, and Kamrick Lamont made it a one-shot game on Saint Mary’s possession.
Kyle de Blonk scooped in a 2-pointer that made it 52-47 on Tabor’s trip, and...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 06 February 2008 16:39After a slow start, the Marion High School girls’ basketball team carried the day at Lyons, 56-45.
The very young and very aggressive Lyons Lions made the Warriors pay for early sluggishness with consecutive makes out of the gate that put Marion in a 5-0 hole. A sustained run multiplied the Lions’ lead to 14-3 during the first 4:51.
The Warriors outscored Lyons 6-3 in the rest of the frame, but tumbled to a 28-19 deficit with 2:41 to play in the half.
“We didn’t panic,” coach Randy Savage said. “We’ve become a lot better at not panicking, but we could have more fun if we played our best game from the start.”
After a pair of dribble-drives by Kayley Heerey netted three free throws, the Warriors stood their ground at...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 06 February 2008 16:37The Marion High School wrestlers won the Onaga Dual tournament with a 5-0 record, placing eight individuals either first or second.
The Warriors crushed Rock Creek 48-11 in team scoring, with 6-3 record on the mat and three more by default.
Marion handled Horton 54-25 and scoring in a similar fashion, posting a 6-3 record in its decisions and adding three defaults.
Marion posted a 42-31 win over Burlington. The Warriors went 8-4 on the mat to overcome default losses in the 103- and 285-pound weight classes.
The Warriors posted an identical score, 42-31, against Onaga. Marion went 3-5 on the mat and defeated the hosts by virtue of team depth, with four default wins. Marion trounced Pleasant Ridge with an 8-4 record in decisions...
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