Bluejays sweep Friends Falcons

The Tabor College women defeated Friends University Thursday night by a score of 66-42.

Tabor led 31-19 at half-time and went on for the 24 point win by connecting on 49 percent of their field goal tries in the game and hitting 19 of 22 free throw attempts.

Jill Hein scored a career high 22 points by hitting nine of 17 shots from the field and three of four free throws. Freshman Nicole Ellis added 12 points for the Bluejays by hitting all four of her field goal attempts and going a perfect four of four from the charity stripe.

Tabor won the battle of the boards 35-22 with point guard Trixsi Odom leading the way with eight rebounds.

With the win the Bluejays move to 10-9 overall and 4-5 in conference play.

The Tabor men grabbed a share of first place by defeating conference leading Friends 67-59.

The Bluejays built an 11 point first half lead but had it whittled to just six at the intermission.

Friends came out and cut that lead to just two at 49-47 with 12:03 to play, but Tabor withstood the rally with a great zone defense, tough rebounding, and timely free throw shooting and won the game 67-59.

Anthony Monson led the Bluejays offensively with 13 points, but Jeremiah Randall scored 12 points and grabbed a team high eight rebounds while Colby Bettles contributed 10 points.

The Bluejays won the battle of the boards, out-rebounding Friends 32-30.

With the victory, Tabor moves to 7-12 overall and ties Friends atop the KCAC standings at 7-2.

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