Tabor College women advance to KCAC post season championship

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN TOM STOPPEL
The fourth-rated Tabor College women advanced to the KCAC post season championship game on Monday night with a 67-58 win over the Sterling Warriors in Hillsboro.



Tabor trailed 26-13 at the midway point of the first half but rallied to cut the deficit to three points, 33-30, by halftime.



The second half belonged to Tabor as the Bluejays built their lead to as many as 12 points before settling for the nine point win.



Tabor was led offensively by Donya Anderson with 20, Stacie Herman had 18 and Jill Hein added 11 as the Bluejays hit 24 of 48 from the field (50 percent) and 17 of 28 from the free throw line (61 percent).



Sterling was paced by K.C. Bassett with 17 points, 14 of those coming in the opening 20 minutes.



Sterling hit 20 of 51 (39 percent) of its shots and three of 10 (30 percent) from the 3-point line. They also managed to convert 15 of 20 free throws (75 percent) but it wasn’t enough.



Tabor won the rebounding battle 34-27 led by Katie Tedder, torn ACL and all, with nine.



Tabor committed 19 turnovers (13 in the first half) while Sterling was guilty of 17 mistakes.



With its 24th straight win, Tabor improves to 27-3 for the season while Sterling finishes its season at 19-10.



Tabor will play Ottawa at 7:00 in Hillsboro Monday night for the post season crown. A Tabor win sends the Bethany Swedes to Sioux Falls while an Ottawa victory pushed the Braves to Iowa.

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