Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 27 November 2012 14:51The Tabor women’s basketball team defeated Haskell Indian Nations University, 76-66, Tuesday.
The Bluejays improve to 3-5 overall in non-conference play heading into Tabor’s home conference opener with Sterling College Thursday.
Tabor hung onto a narrow lead at the half, 35-32, then outscored Haskell, 41-34, in the second half to clinch the double-digit win.
Janelle Rust led the Bluejay scoring attack with 177 points and also led on the boards with five rebounds. Jazmyne Smith also made double-digits with 10 points, helped by Becky Bryan with nine and Tynan Honn and Hannah Paust with eight a piece.
Coming—The Tabor women are scheduled begin their conference schedule with a home contest versus Sterling College Nov. 29. Tip-off...
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 27 November 2012 14:50Once more a close home game slipped away from the Tabor men Saturday night as they lost to Benedictine College in the final seconds, 57-55.
The loss comes after absorbing an 80-60 defeat at the hands of William Jewell College Tuesday in an exhibition game.
“We’ve got to pick it up, offensively,” coach Micah Ratzlaff said. “We’ve got to start hitting some shots if we want to contend once we get into conference.
“I think we have a shot. I think these guys are good enough, there’s no doubt. But we have to start scoring some points, while we’re playing defense.”
Tabor now is 1-8 for the season.
Benedictine—Tabor's comeback fell just short of a win in the final second of Saturday’s 57-55 home loss to Benedictine...
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 27 November 2012 14:48A love for basketball has brought one small-town girl to the Cowboy State to play NCAA Division I hoops for an undefeated (4-0) University of Wyoming team this winter.
“Lots of people I know are really surprised that I come from a small town,” said freshman Whitney Gordon, a Marion High School alum. “It is possible to come out of a small town and make it to Division I.”
Gordon, a 6 foot, 2 inch forward, brought the Warriors strength at the post position and earned multiple all-league honors before being recruited to the Cowboys for this season.
“I was surprised how smooth the transition was to come here,” Gordon said, adding that she’s still learning a lot and picking up things every day.
It isn’t her first...
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 20 November 2012 16:04Tabor’s Joel Allen and Brielle Lund represented the Bluejays’ cross-country program at nationals Saturday in Fort Vancouver, Wash.
They each placed in the top 100 out of over 300 runners.
“I think both of them ran a good race,” coach Dan Swaney said.
“They both felt the size of the races (320 finishers for the women and 309 for the men), especially since the talent level was a lot deeper than any other race we go to, made it difficult to navigate the course in the early stages because it was so congested.”
Allen placed 95th in the men’s race with a time of 26 minutes, 5 seconds. The finish was 12 seconds slower than his time last year, due in part to rainy, muddy conditions. But Allen placed 24 spots higher.
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 20 November 2012 16:02The Tabor women’s basketball team earned their second win over the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Friday with a 72-66 victory at the Sterling Classic. The next day, the Bluejays lost to Taylor University to fall to 2-5 for the season.
Tabor lost an exhibition game to Northwest Missouri State Tuesday; however, that game does not count toward the Bluejays’ record.
Sterling—Tabor led at halftime and then held off a second-half rally by the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma to preserve the 72-66 win Friday in the first round of the Sterling Classic.
The Bluejays led 34-25 at the break. USAO outscored Tabor in the second half, 41-38, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Bluejays’ first-half margin.
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