Bluejays split with Bethany

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN TOM STOPPEL
The Tabor College womens basketball team came out focused and aggressive against the Bethany Swedes Saturday night in Linsdborg.



Tabor led Bethany 34-26 at the intermission, and built their lead to 44-29 with just over 17 minutes to play in the game, but it was all Swedes from then on.



Bethany scored 33 of the games next 44 points and sent the Bluejays home on the losing end of a 62-55 score.



Rachelle Wertenberger led Tabor with 12 points while Erica Hemmert added 10.



With the loss, the Bluejays record falls to 6-4 overall while their KCAC record evens out at 1-1.



The Tabor men also came out strong, but unlike the women, finished the game the same as they started.



Tabor shot 59 percent from the field in the first half and built a 48-26 halftime advantage.



The second half was more of the same, as the Bluejays never allowed Bethany to be a part of the game.



Tabor actually increased their field goal percentage in the second half to 63 percent, and cruised to a 40 point win, 97-57.



Cobly Bettles and Josh Reeves scored 14 points each to pace Tabor, but four other Bluejays also reached double figure scoring.

Jared Reese and Anthony Monson scored 11 each while Matt Nelson and Brad Gattis each tossed in 10 points.



With the win, Tabor moves their overall record to 2-7, but keeps their conference record unblemished at 2-0.



The Bluejays travel to North Newton next Thursday to battle conference rival Bethel.

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