Tabor falls to Emporia State 82-65

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN TOM STOPPEL
The Tabor College Bluejays traveled to Emporia State Saturday night to battle the NCAA Div. II’s No. 13 team and came home with an 82-65 loss.



Tabor came out firing, hitting on 9-of-21 3-point shot attempts in the first half and took a 41-39 lead into the halftime locker room.



Emporia stayed close in the half hitting on 16-of-20 free throw attempts compared to just 4-of-8 for Tabor.



Tabor remained in the game and trailed by just three at 60-57 with just under eight minutes to play, but the Hornets hit several key shots down the stretch and another 10-of-11 free throws in the second half to pull away near the end for the 17 point win.



Tabor was whistled for 27 fouls to just 16 for the hometown Hornets as Emporia registered its 23rd straight home win, the second longest active win streak in the nation.



Tabor was led by Grant Brubacher and Anthony Monson who scored 13 each and Andy Brubacher who added 11.



Emporia State’s aggressive defense and lack of fouls called by the officials resulted in 21 Tabor turnovers compared to just nine by the Hornets.



With the loss, Tabor falls to 6-6 for the season while Emporia State improves to 8-0.



Tabor’s next action comes on Dec. 31 at home in the Tabor College Post Holiday Classic as the Bluejays battle Hastings College.

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