Tabor men and women win KCAC openers

Micah Ratzlaff took a nice feed from his younger brother Tyson and laid in what turned out to be the winning basket with about 8 seconds left in the game to give Tabor College a 78-77 win over McPherson in the KCAC opener for both teams Thursday night in Hillsboro.

The game was a seesaw affair with Tabor streaking to an 11-0 lead, but then McPherson came roaring back to take a 13-11 lead. Tabor led at the half by three points. McPherson led by as many as eight points in the second half before Tabor made the final run.

Micah Ratzlaff scored 30 points to lead the Bluejays, whose record moves to 5-3 on the season.

The Tabor women’s team, meanwhile, had a much easier go of it, beating the Bulldogs 72-55. The women led throughout most of the game, and by 10 at halftime, 39-29.

The Bluejay scoring was about as balanced as it could be. Tesha Ratzlaff led the way with 10 points, but she was followed by Holly Ross and Susan Carter with 9, Meaghan Coes with 8, and Angela Kroeker and Tami Jons with 7. In all 11 of the 12 Jays scored.

The win moves the women’s record to 4-3.

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