ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY JIM PAULUS
Tabor College women dropped two road games this week.
On Saturday, Tabor fell to Kansas Wesleyan University, 78-68, in a game that saw 69 fouls called and 89 free throws attempted.
Kansas Wesleyan jumped to an early lead in the first half that was fueled by a full-court press that confounded Tabor.
The Bluejays committed 23 turnovers in the first half and fell behind by 12 at the break.
The second half saw improved play from Tabor. The Bluejays did a better job against the pressure and were able to limit their turnovers to 10.
The Bluejays were able to keep it close throughout the second half, but could never take the lead.
?We did a real poor job in the first half making decisions,? said coach Matt Krebs. ?We were able to play more aggressively in the second half.?
Holly Ross led the scoring with 16 points, while Susan Carter had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Jenae Rademacher contributed 10 boards as well.
Ottawa?On Thursday, the Bluejays lost to a much-improved Ottawa team, 91-80.
?Ottawa is definitely top three or four in the conference,? Krebs said. ?They have had people playing together now for three years and have gotten better.?
The Bluejays struggled shooting the ball. They connected only 29 percent of the time from the field and 16 percent from behind the arc.
Krebs felt the team showed improvement in their aggressiveness on defense.
?We really made an effort to stress playing hard on both ends, especially on defense,? he said. ?We are not an offensive team, so our strength has to be aggressiveness on defense.?
The Bluejays will be home this week as they play host to Bethel College tomorrow. Game time is set at 6 p.m. No games are scheduled for Saturday.