Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 08 January 2013 15:45The Tabor College women prevailed as the KCAC’s sole undefeated team after a down-to-the-wire 77-75 win at home Saturday against previously unbeaten Southwestern.
In a game played with high offensive intensity, getting to the charity stripe proved huge for the Bluejays, who cashed in on 30 of 37 free throws.
The Bluejays were slow coming out of the gate, settling for perimeter shooting instead of driving inside. Katlyn Mary opened scoring for Tabor with a three-point basket, but Southwestern took the lead at 18:29, 4-3, and then built an 18-8 lead by the 12:32 mark. The surge culminated in a 12-point margin, 28-16, with 7:38 left before half.
Momentum began to turn Tabor’s way late in the half.
“We just kind of made a...
Written by Katie Morford Monday, 24 December 2012 15:06Late foul trouble and a breakdown on defense let Hastings College back in the game and ultimately resulted in a 62-54 defeat for the Tabor women Monday night.
The loss dropped the team to 8-6 overall.
“I thought we played well defensively, except we gambled a couple of times and it hurt us,” coach Shawn Reed said. “Offensively, we really struggled with their pressure and I thought we got tired at the end of the game.
“They did a really good job of defending our on-ball screens and we had a difficult time consistently taking what the defense was giving us.”
The Bluejays held a slim advantage as the second half began, but Hastings eventually tied the game, 44-44, with back-to-back three-pointers at 10:01.
Two free throws...
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 18 December 2012 14:29The Tabor women’s basketball team split the difference in this week’s road non-conference match-ups, downing the AIB College of Business Tuesday, but falling to Oklahoma Christian University Saturday by three points after leading most of the game.
“We played well at AIB College of Business,” said coach Shawn Reed. “We shot 82 percent in the second half as a team, which is very good.
“I am not sure if I have ever coached a team that has accomplished that feat.”
Oklahoma Christian—Tabor shot a sizzling 70 percent from three-point range in the first half of Saturday’s contest, taking an early lead.
A seven-point Eagles run as the clock wound down narrowed the Bluejay lead to 41-36 at the half.
Tabor continued its...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 11 December 2012 14:39The Tabor men’s basketball team (3-1 in the KCAC, 4-9 overall) was off and running this week, defeating previously undefeated Bethany College at home Thursday before taking down rival Bethel College on the road Saturday, 96-71.
The Bluejays are now one of four 3-1 teams vying for the No. 2 spot in the KCAC standings.
“I’m very proud of this team and their ability to get better every day,” coach Micah Ratzlaff said after the game at Bethel.
Bethel—Tabor jumped to a 7-0 start and never trailed in its 25-point victory Saturday.
“I thought it was a good team effort on both ends of the floor,” coach Micah Ratzlaff said. “We battled really hard on the defensive end and executed on offense.”
The Bluejays soared past...
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 11 December 2012 14:36The Tabor College women took care of business and defeated two conference opponents this week to improve to 4-0 and remain tied for the top spot in the KCAC standings with Southwestern.
Tabor downed Bethany College at home Thursday, 60-45, before traveling claiming a 71-42 victory on the road at rival Bethel College.
The?Bluejays now boast a 7-5 record for the season.
“You can’t beat that,” coach Shawn Reed said. “It’s been awhile since we’ve been able to say that here, and we just need to keep playing hard.”
Bethel—Tabor came strong out of the gate and never let up, building a 39-20 lead at halftime. The Bluejays went on to outscore Bethel by 10 points in the second half for the 71-42 win.
“It’s a rivalry...
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