Bethany ends Tabor?s hoops season, 98-60

The Tabor College men?s basketball season came to a crashing halt on Thursday night in a 98-60 loss to Bethany in the first round of the KCAC tournament.

The Bluejays entered the tournament seeded seventh and had lost the two previous meeting with the Swedes. Bethany came out strong, building a 25-11 lead early in the game. Jeff Edwards led the way, scoring most of his 17 points during this stretch.

The Bluejays pulled to within 11 with four minutes to play, but gave up an 11-0 run to end the half at 45-23.

Any hope of a Tabor comeback quickly vanished as Bethany extended its lead past 30. The Bluejays never appeared comfortable as the Swedes applied relentless pressure throughout the game.

After shooting the ball well in the previous games, the Bluejays could only manage 34 percent from the field, including six for 28 from behind the arc.

?We just did not play with the level of intensity and energy that we had shown the previous two games,? coach Don Brubacher said. ?We are dependent on playing harder than our opponents.We also did a very, very poor job of seeing both ends of the court.?

Kevin Koehn followed his selection to the All-KCAC team with 20 points. Dustin Frost added 13.

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