Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 05 December 2007 13:01Click to buy photo Tabor’s Zack Vansekow goes up against McPherson’s Mitch Arnett for two of the five points he scored in the Bluejays’ 64-57 loss Saturday. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press
Despite deficits of 10-15 and 60-67, the Bluejay men made short work of the Swedes, winning 92-82. Bethany was picked fourth by the conference coaches. The conference coaches picked the Bluejays ninth in preseason polls.
The men were defeated by McPherson, 64-57 Saturday night in McPherson. McPherson was picked seventh in both pre-season polls.
McPherson—Jordan Funk scored 13 points Friday and was the only Bluejay in double-digits.
Tabor started slow and fell behind by a 7-1 margin when Mitch Arnett took a steal the...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 05 December 2007 12:53The Tabor College women’s basketball team emerged from its first week of conference play with an 81-80 win at McPherson to its credit, offsetting a 67-62 loss to Bethany.
Saturday’s win over McPherson gave first-year coach Shawn Winter his first conference win. Click to buy photo Joanna Pyle drives the lane against Taylor Plowman of McPherson during Saturday’s 81-80 Bluejay victory. Tabor overcame a 36-29 halftime deficit to claim their first KCAC win. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press
Regulation ended in a 71-71 tie, and the Bluejays edged the Bulldogs by the slimmest of margins in overtime to claim a victory on the road.
Tabor trailed 36-39 at halftime and was down by a point when...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 28 November 2007 10:32The Tabor College men’s basketball team went 1-1 in its final non-conference tune-up games at the Central Missouri State tournament held in Warrensberg, Mo. over the weekend.
The Bluejays lost 92-46 in a difficult matchup against the hosts Friday, and won a more manageable game against Central Bible by a score of 68-64 on Saturday.
Central Missouri—Tabor got off to a strong start on defense, forcing misses on each of Central Missouri’s first four possessions.
Aaron Whitelaw gave the Jays a 2-0 lead 109 seconds into the game, but Central Missouri gained the lead for good 1:08 later, when Carvelle Taylor put in a 3-pointer off a pass from Josiah Miller.
Miller assisted on two more quick baskets, giving the hosts an 8-2 lead...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 21 November 2007 07:07Click to buy photo Orson Thomas skies over two Texas Wesleyan defenders to score in Tabor’s 74-68 loss during Saturday’s second game of the Sterling Classic. Thomas totaled 13 points and nine rebounds in the game. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press
The Tabor College men’s basketball team defeated Bacone 78-76 at home Nov. 13. The Bluejays then went winless at the Sterling Classic, losing to Columbia College 69-52 Friday and Texas Wesleyan 74-68 Saturday.
Texas Wesleyan—When Jared Hett rebounded and put back a Kyle de Blonk miss with seven seconds left, Tabor took a 37-36 lead at the end of a furious first half that saw five ties and five lead changes.
Zach Vanselow drained two field goals out of the gate in...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 21 November 2007 07:03Click to buy photo Stacie Herman scores over an Ozarks defender Saturday. She finished with 25 points. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press
The Tabor College women’s basketball team started last week with a 105-50 exhibition loss at Emporia State Nov. 12 and went 0-2 at the Sterling Classic.
College of the Ozarks defeated the Bluejays 86-65 at Sterling on Saturday, and Saint Gregory’s edged Tabor 69-65 on Friday.
“I think we’re a ways away from playing our best basketball, and I think that’s a good thing considering our circumstances,” coach Shawn Winter said. “We really have a new team this year and we knew it would take a while to come together. But we’re starting to see more and more...
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