WEB FLASH: Tabor men beat Bethany Saturday night

The Tabor College men hit 18 of 21 free throws over the last eight minutes of the game to hold off Bethany in a key KCAC matchup, 76-64, Saturday night in Hillsboro.

The Jays led by 10 at halftime and the two teams battled around that same margin the entire second half. Tabor led by as many as 15 and Bethany pulled as close as eight points.

Micah Ratzlaff scored 26 points for the Jays, hitting 7-of-9 from the field, including 3-of-4 3-pointers, and 9-of-11 from the free throw line. Also scoring in double figures was Ernest Nortey, with 10 points.

As a team, Tabor shot 53.8 percent while holding the Swedes to 39.3 percent.

With the win, Tabor moves to 10-2 in KCAC play and 15-7 overall.

The women’s team, meanwhile, was simply overmatched against a very good Bethany squad, losing 72-46.

Bethany led by 19 at intermission, 39-18. Tabor pulled to within 15 midway through the second half, but did not have the offensive resources to overcome the Swedes.As a team, Tabor shot 26 percent from the field.

Carmen Hein and Holly Ross each scored 14 for Tabor, which falls to 5-7 in KCAC play and 10-11 overall.

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