Tabor men 1-1 at Sterling; TC women beat Mid-America

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN DON RATZLAFF
The Tabor College men’s and women’s basketball teams both claimed victories Saturday night at different locations.



The men came back from a disappointing loss to Newman University on Friday night to clobber Central Christian College of McPherson, 98-65, in the second round of the Sterling Classic at Sterling.



Micah Ratzlaff scored inside and outside for the Bluejays, tallying 30 points before being taking out with more than 12 minutes left in the game. Scott Brubacher added 12 points and Dustin Frost 11 for Tabor, which shot 60 percent from the field and almost 48 percent from behind the arc.



This game was much sweeter than the heart-breaking loss to Newman the previous evening. The Jays were up by nine with 4:19 to play and had led most of the game when Newman turned on a blitzing press which rattled the Bluejays into turnovers and missed shots. Newman went ahead 70-68 with 20 seconds to play and ended up winning 71-68. Ratzlaff led the team with 15 points, followed by Kevin Koehn with 11 and Dustin Frost with 10.



Meanwhile, the Tabor women equaled last year’s win total for the entire season by winning their second straight game in four starts, beating Mid-America Nazarene 78-64 at Tabor.



The Jays trailed by one at halftime, but came out with some effective full-court pressure to take command of the game. They led by as much as 18 late into the second half, 72-54.



Tabor had four players in double figures, led by Susan Carter with 14. She was followed closely by Janae Rademacher with 12, Meaghan Coe with 11 and Holly Ross with 10.

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