Tabor splits pair with Sterling

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN TOM STOPPEL
The Tabor College women saw their season record even out at 6-6 and fall to 1-3 in conference play with a 63-56 loss to the Sterling Warriors.



Erica Hemmert led the way offensively for Tabor with 17 points, while Jill Hein and Jessica Vineyard each scored 11.



The Bluejays shot just 19 percent from the field in the first half and trailed by eight at the intermission.



Tabor trailed by as many as 14 points in the second half, but could never cut the gap to less than five.



The women are idle until January 2 when they host the University of Sioux Falls.



The Tabor men won another homecourt thriller, erasing a seven point deficit with just 2:33 to play in the game and defeated Sterling 65-63.



The Bluejays led by four at halftime and stretched their lead to seven before a six minute drought by Tabor turned their lead into a six point deficit.



But following the pattern of their come-from-behind victory earlier over Kansas Wesleyan, the Bluejays continued to battle and took the lead on a Brad Gattis jumper with nine seconds to play in the game.



Tyson Ratzlaff paced the Bluejays with 17 points while Gattis added 14.



Tabor has now won four straight after losing their first seven.

The Bluejays own a perfect 4-0 conference mark and are 4-7 overall.



Next action for the Tabor men will be a road trip to Missouri next Friday night to battle Columbia College.

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