TC women fall hard three more times

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY JIM PAULUS
Tabor?s women team could not overcome 38 turnovers as they lost to Ottawa University 77-46 Monday night in Hillsboro.

In the first half alone, Tabor accumulated 22 turnovers?three more than their shot attempts.

?It was a definite step back for us tonight,? said coach Matt Krebs. We went back in every phase of the game.?

The KCAC?s leading shooter Eboni Fondren led Ottawa with 16 points, while Katie Tooley added 15 points and nine rebounds.

Susan Carter led Tabor with 12 points and nine rebounds.

Krebs was most disappointed in that the poorly played game happened at home.

?We were hoping with four out of the last five games coming at home, that we could play better and show improvement.?

Sterling?The young Bluejays continued to struggle on offense as they fell to Sterling College, 70-45, on Saturday.

The Warriors came out strong, going on a 25-5 run to begin the game. Leading the way for Sterling was Stacy Kruse, who had eight points during this stretch.

?We got in a hole early, by getting behind by 20 in the first 10 minutes of the game,? said Tabor coach Matt Krebs.

The Bluejays were able to cut the lead to 10 during the first half. Freshman Holly Ross led the way, scoring 12 of Tabor?s 22 points.

In the second half, Tabor was led once again by a freshman, as Katherine Klepper scored all of her 12 points after the break.

The duo of Ross and Klepper scored 31 of Tabor?s 45 points.

?I am encouraged by the improvement that Holly and Katherine have both showed,? Krebs said. ?Holly had her best all-around game of the year.?

Ross finished with 19 points, eight rebounds, and four assists.

Bethany?The Bluejays simply could not generate consistent offense as they fell to conference-leading Bethany, 81-39.

?We played some good defense in the first half,? coach Matt Krebs said. ?But we never got into the flow of the game offensively.?

The game started slowly, as the score stood at 10-10 after the first 10 minutes of the game. The Swedes responded by outscoring Tabor 23-5 the rest of the half.

The defensive pressure of Bethany never allowed Tabor to get into the game or score on a consistent basis.

?We have a ways to go before we can handle the physical play of Bethany,? Krebs said.

Susan Carter was the lone Tabor player in double digits, scoring 12 points and grabbing seven rebounds.

Bethany was led by conference MVP candidate Lindsay Morgan, who put up 23 points and 11 rebounds.

The Bluejays (1-23) host Kansas Wesleyan on Thursday before traveling to North Newton on Saturday to face Bethel.

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