Bluejays sweep pair from Coyotes

The Tabor College women played a much improved Kansas Wesleyan team Saturday night and came away with a 66-49 win.

Tabor led by just four, 31-27 at the half, but a 17-0 run amidst a 25-4 start to the second half propelled Tabor to the 66-49 victory.

Erica Hemmert led a balanced offensive attack with 14 points while Jill Hein added 13, Jessica Vineyard scored 12, and Rachelle Wertenberger chipped in 10.

Final statistics show the Bluejays hit 56.5 percent of their shots from the field for the game while holding the Coyotes to just 31 percent.

With the win the Bluejays improve to 11-9 overall and 5-5 in KCAC play.

The Tabor men used a strong first half and held on in the second half for a three point 78-75 win over Kansas Wesleyan.

Tabor connected on 17 of 29 first half field goal attempts (58.6%) and took a 47-37 lead into the halftime locker room.

The Bluejays began the second half by scoring the first four points to push their lead to 14, but Wesleyan began a methodical climb back into the game. A missed Jim Vanek 3-point attempt at the buzzer was all that seperated the teams from going to overtime, but Tabor held on for the 78-75 win.

Brad Gattis led the Bluejays with 12 points, but Anthony Monson and Matt Nelson both had 11 while Tyson Ratzlaff added 10 for Tabor. Josh Reeves and Colby Bettles both scored nine points.

The Bluejays finished the game hitting 56 percent of their shots and had a 35-29 advantage on the boards.

With the win, the Bluejays improve to 8-12 overall, but more importantly maintain at least a share of the KCAC lead with an 8-2 record.

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