Jays clip Bethel, fall to SW

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY JIM PAULUS
The Tabor College men?s basketball team dropped a tough game to Southwestern Monday night in Winfield, 82-64.

Tabor stayed in the contest throughout the first half against the Moundbuilders, trailing by just a pair at halftime 30-28.

But Southwestern had too much firepower down the stretch, led by the hot shooting of Devin Nightingale, who finished the game with 26 points and 13 rebounds.

Tabor was led by Dustin Frost with 12 points and Scott Brubacher with 11 points. Both hit three 3-pointers in the game.

Tabor put up 40 3-point attempts in the game, but connected on only a fourth of them.

Bethel?The Tabor men ended a two-game losing streak by defeating Bethel College at home Thursday, 72-66.

The Bluejays shot an impressive 60 percent from the field, including eight of 13 from 3-point range.

Defensively, Tabor held Bethel to 36 percent shooting and only 24 points in the first half.

?It was one of our best defensive efforts of the year,? said coach Don Brubacher.

After leading for most the game by less than 10 points, the Bluejays took control by going on a 9-0 run capped off by back-to-back steals and layups by Casey Barton.

Bethel was able to cut the lead to six, but never got closer as Tabor was able to hit its free throws down the stretch.

Kevin Koehn led the way for Tabor with 16 points and five rebounds. Chris Popp and Scott Brubacher added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Dustin Frost contributed an all-around game of nine points, six rebounds and three assists.

?We played on a higher level for a higher percentage of the time against Bethel than we have for sometime,? Brubacher said.

The win improves Tabor?s conference record to 2-4 on the year.

The men will travel to McPherson on Thursday and host Friends on Saturday.

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