Tabor men dumped by Kansas Wesleyan, 66-50

Coming off an impressive win over Southwestern that featured Andy Brubacher shooting out the lights on Thursday night, the Bluejay men had a bit of a blackout against the top team in the KCAC.

Tabor took an early 12-6 lead on four quick three-point bursts: at 17:30, Tyler Weinbrenner connected on a shot from beyond the arc; at 16:58, Greg Munroe scored a free throw and followed with a layup at 16:06; at 15:12, Weinbrenner attacked the rim, scored, and drew a foul for a three-point-play the old-fashioned way; finally, at 14:11, a Brubacher 3-pointer struck nothing but net.

Coyote coach Doug Hall called for time, and from that point on the first half belonged to Kansas Wesleyan.

Marcus Faubion scored five straight points and started a 15-3 run that gave the visitors a 21-15 lead.

Weinbrenner made his second 3-pointer of the game at the 5:27 mark, but Faubion answered with a pair of free throws that sparked another 15-3 run.

The second big run gave K-W the a 36-19 lead with 0:38, but Brubacher drilled his second three of the game with one second left to make the half time margin 36-22.

In the second half, it was more of the same.

Munroe scored four points in a 6-0 Tabor run in the early going, but Faubion scored five straight to keep the Coyote lead in double-digits.

Weinbrenner made a 3-pointer at 13:07, and his fourth three of the night found the net at 10:45 to make it 49-45.

K-W put together a 17-5 run to end the game.

Faubion led all scorers with 21 points. Weinbrenner had 18 for the Bluejays and Brubacher had 16.

Tabor, now 3-3 in KCAC games, shot just 35 percent from the field and was outrebounded 42-23. The Coyotes currently have the top spot in the conference with a 5-1 record.

Coming-the Bluejays visit Friends University (3-2) on Thursday. Tip off is at 8 p.m. The team is back in Hillsboro on Saturday for a 7 p.m. matchup with Sterling (3-3).

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