WEB FLASH: Tabor men upset Bethany; women fall

The Tabor men’s basketball team took an early step toward a possible KCAC title with a come-from-behind win over preseason favorite Bethany on the Swedes’ home court, 79-67.

The Jays trailed at halftime, 33-30, but came out strong after intermission. Scott Brubacher, taking over the point position after starter Dustin Frost aggravated an injury, scored 14 points in the second half to fuel Tabor. Brubacher had 19 for the game, including 10 of 13 free-throw attempts.

Micah Ratzlaff hit three big 3-pointers after intermission to finish with 17 points. Lance Redetzke and Jimmy Janzen each added 11 points.

Tabor’s success on offense was matched by some solid defensive play, enabling the Bluejays to move to 3-0 in KCAC play and 7-3 overall.

Meanwhile, the Tabor women had a tougher go of it, losing to Bethany 75-53. The Jays hung tough through most of the first half and trailed by nine at intermission. But Bethany, helped by frequent trips to the charity stripe, put together runs of 15-2 midway through the second half to take control of the game, and then 12-2 at the end to pad the score.

Angela Kroeker led Tabor with nine points, Meaghan Coe and Holly Ross each added eight and Susan Carter seven.

With the loss, Tabor falls to 1-2 in the conference and 5-5 overall.

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