Bluejays sweep pair from Threshers

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN TOM STOPPEL
The Tabor College Bluejays were back in action Thursday night in HIllsboro against Bethel College in games originally scheduled to be played in North Newton but were changed due to the recent ice storm.



The Bluejay women struggled in the opening half and trailed 19-18 at the intermission but turned up the defensive pressure to speed up the pace of the game and came away with a 58-46 win.



Erica Hemmert exploded for 24 second half points on the way to a career high 29 to lead the 23rd ranked Bluejays to their fourth conference win against just one defeat.



Tabor hit on 63.6 percent of its field goal attempts in the final 20 minutes to pull away down the stretch.



Jill Hein added 10 points for Tabor who improved to 10-4 overall.



The Tabor men didn’t score any points in the first four minutes of the game but still took a 33-28 lead into the halftime locker room.



Much like their female counterparts, the men then hit the Threshers with a 53 point half by shooting at a 61.3 percent second half clip, including 8-of-13 (61.5%) from beyond the 3-point arc in the 18 point win.



Grant Brubacher led the Bluejays with 18 points while Brad Gattis shot in 12 points and Andy Brubacher, Scott Shaffer and Anthony Monson all added nine for the winning team.



With the victory, Tabor improves to 3-2 in KCAC play and 9-6 overall.

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