WEB FLASH: Tabor men win, women lose on Saturday

The Tabor men’s and women’s basketball teams traded outcomes on the second night of the Tabor College Classic on Saturday, Jan. 6. This time the men were victorious in a route while the women found themselves on the short end of a close game.

For the men, Ernest Nortey came off the bench to score 20 points, including 13 in the second half, as Tabor handled Oklahoma Panhandle State, 82-60. The Jays, playing without the services of their leading scorer, Micah Ratzlaff, who injured his ankle Friday night, executed well offensively against the Aggies on Saturday night, turning the ball over only eight times and shooting almost 53 percent from the field. Tabor led 41-21 at intermission and led by as many as 26 points in the second half.(BR>

Also scoring in souble figures for Tabor were Kevin Koehn with 14 and Scott Brubacher with 10. With the win, Tabor’s record stands at 8-5.

Meanwhile, the Tabor women came back from a nine-point deficit in the first half to take a lead as big as 10 points midway through the second half before losing to nationally ranked Peru State, 69-65.

Tabor’s offense improved dramatically from the previous night. Angela Kroeker, who was shut out Friday night against Northwestern Oklahoma State, scored 18 to lead the Bluejays. Also scoring in double figures were Janea Rademacher, who came off the bench and sparked Tabor offensively in the first half and scored 17 for the game, and Carmen Hein, who scored 14 points.

With the win, Tabor stands at 6-6.

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