Tabor men win KCAC championship

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN TOM STOPPEL
The Tabor women couldn’t maintain their recent momentum as they dropped their final regular season home game to Friends University 70-60.



The Bluejays led the game 29-26 at haltime but hit just 41 percent of their second half shots while Friends heated up to 55 percent in the second half and outscored Tabor 44-31 in the final frame.



Rachelle Wertenberger scored 23 points to lead Tabor and Erica Hemmert added 13.



With the loss the Bluejays fall to 17-11 overall and 11-7 in conference play.



The Tabor men captured the KCAC championship with a hard fought 78-69 win over the Falcons.



But it wasn’t easy.



Tabor trailed 33-23 with 2:43 to play in the first half but cut the lead to three points at 33-30 by the half.



The second half saw Tabor play one of their best halves of the year as the Bluejays scorched the nets, hitting 60 percent of their field goal attempts including five of nine from 3-point land and finished the night hitting 51 percent for the game.



Tabor connected on 22 of 30 free throws (73.3%) in the contest to secure the win down the stretch.



Tabor had seven players score at least nine points in the game led by Jeremiah Randall with 16, Tyson Ratzlaff 13, and both Andy Brubacher and Brad Gattis scored 10.



With the win the Bluejays secure home court advantage throughout the upcoming KCAC post-season tournament and earn an automatic bid to the national championships at Pt. Lookout Missouri.



The win evens Tabor’s record for the first time this season at 14-14 while their conference best record concludes at 14-4.

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