Southwestern sweeps Tabor

A 27-point night by Jenna Wilson proved too much for the Tabor women to handle in Saturday's 72-66 road loss to the Moundbuilders.

A well-rounded effort by the Southwestern men put Tabor on the low end of a 46-29 score following a very physical first half.
Late in the first half, Andrew Schroeter came off the bench and provided a boost with 12 minutes of solid play, helping Tabor cut a 42-22 deficit with 2:51 left in the first period to 50-39 early in the second.
But Southwestern's multitude of sharpshooters continued to score at a torrid pace, and Tabor came no closer down the stretch.

The women's game was decidedly closer. Down 33-29 at halftime, the Bluejays pulled within a possession when Chelsea Malone drained a 3-pointer from the left wing side 2:32 into the second period, but could not pull any closer.
Every time Tabor made a big shot, Wilson seemingly came out of nowhere to restore the lead, as in the case of a pair of jump shots by Joanna Pyle. Pyle hit a short jumper in the paint to cut the Moundbuilder lead to 54-51, and the Tabor press trapped Wilson in the backcourt. But Wilson's 40-foot lob to a teammate improbably resulted in a layup rather than a turnover.
Then, when Pyle buried a 3-pointer at the top of the arc to make it 58-54, Wilson answered again.

Despite Wilson's huge game, the Bluejays were in it to the very last. When Southwestern took a 64-57 lead, Stacie Herman answered with a pair of foul shots followed by a 3-pointer. Wilson hit a triple at the other end, forcing Tabor to foul in the endgame.
Brittany Roth scored 10 points and Herman scored 11. Six other Bluejays scored five or more points: Katie Fast (9), Kirsten Watson (8), Malone (8), Pyle (7), Jenny Gaskell (6) and Tasia Johnson (5).

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