WEB FLASH: Tabor sweeps KWU on Saturday, Feb. 10

The Tabor College men dominated Kansas Wesleyan Saturday night, Feb. 10, 76-55. After playing even the first five minutes of the game, the Jays slowly but surely began expanding their lead until Coach Don Brubacher cleared the bench with about two minutes to go. Tabor led by 12 at intermission, 34-22, and built their biggest lead of 30 points, 74-44, with 2:33 to play. KWU never made a a significant run at Tabor the entire game.

Tabor had four players in double figures, led by Micah Ratzlaff with 15, Dustin Frost 13, Ernest Nortey 12 and Kevin Koehn 11. As a team, the Jays shot 51 percent from the field, including 7-of-15 from behind the arc.

This win avenges an earlier overtime loss to KWU in Salina and moves Tabor’s KCAC record to 12-3 and their overall record to 17-8. The Jays are still one game behind in the loss column to Saint Mary, pending the outcome of the Spires’ Saturday night game.

Meanwhile, the Tabor women “got well” on hapless Kansas Wesleyan, looking sharp on the fast break and controlling the boards on the way to an easy 76-50 win. Tabor led by 19 at intermission, 35-16, and enjoyed a 34-point lead, 74-40, with 3:13 to play in the game.

Melanie Kurtz came off the bench to score 18 points for Tabor, many of which came on the end of a Bluejay fastbreak.The Jays shot almost 51 percent from the floor for the game and 73 percent in the second half for one of their best performances of the year.

Also scoring in double figures were Angela Kroeker with 13 and Tesha Werth with 11. The Jays’ defense tallied 13 steals and forced 26 turnovers in all.

With the win, Tabor’s record moves to 11-13 overall and 6-9 in the KCAC.

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