Big shot late not enough for Tabor as they fall to Friends 61-59.

Andrea Robinson caught an inbounds pass and had a clear path to an open jump shot. Appearing to be surprised the defense was not between her and the basket, Robinson pulled up from the elbow line, extended and buried a long jump shot with 7.4 second left to play.

The shot was not from long enough according to the official, turning a potential tie into a one-point deficit for Tabor. After Friend?s Alyson Snell hit one of two free throws, Robinson put up another desperation attempt from 35 feet with the game clock rapidly approaching zero. The shot was off the mark, ending the game 61-59 Friends.

A game that was back and forth almost from start to finish, neither team allowed the other to get too much of a lead.

Tabor grabbed a 57-56 lead with 1:!5 remaining but Friends scored on two free throws to take a three-point lead at 60-57 with 13.3 seconds.

Tynon Honn led Tabor ?scorers with 17 points, seven points. Tiffany Bulk and MacKenzie finished with 11. Other scorers were Robinson (7), Sara Wyckoff (6), Stephanie Silvas (6), Olvera Vivian (2), and Nicole Gentry (1).

Friends was led by Ta’Vion Polley-Davis with 17 points. Alyson Snell contributed 16.

Friends improved to 9-10 and 5-4 in KCAC play. The Falcons are tied with Bethel for fourth in the league.

Tabor fell to 4-15 and 3-6 and is tied?for?fifth in the KCAC standings?with Bethany. Tabor faces Sterling in Hillsboro on Sunday. The Bluejays lost to Sterling 75-57 on Dec. 3, 2009.

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