The Tabor College basketball teams swept York Tuesday to remain unbeaten in KCAC play with 3-0 records.
Women—Tabor rolled to an 87-46 victory Tuesday.
The Bluejays shot nearly 52 percent from the field (35-for-68), presenting a balanced scoring attack in which only one Bluejay scored in double figures. Meanwhile, Tabor limited York to 30 percent shooting (18-for-60). Coach Shawn Reed said his only complaint, defensively, was giving up 24 points to the game’s high-scorer, Greer Kleber, who accounted for more than half of the Panthers’ points.
Tabor established the lead early and never gave it up, enjoying its first double-digit advantage, 15-4, when Morgan Ediger drained a three-pointer at the 5:20 mark. Kyli Webber scored five points in succession to increase Tabor’s lead to 22-6, and Tabor led, 24-8 at the first break.
The Bluejays increased their lead, 30-8, with baskets by Jurnee Reid, Deanna Manning and Tristen Leiszler, and Tabor led by as many as 26 late in the period. The Bluejays led, 47-23 at halftime.
Six Bluejays scored in the third period. Reid, Nicole Decker and Webber each scored four in the quarter to help contribute to a 67-38 Tabor advantage by the end of it.
Tabor outscored York, 20-8, in the fourth quarter, and Reed cleared his bench en route to the 41-point win.
Webber led the Bluejays with 13 points. Deniston scored 9, and Reid, Decker and Madison Schmelzer each scored 8.
Men—In a battle of nationally-ranked teams, 10th-ranked Tabor earned a 99-82 victory over No. 17 York Tuesday.
The Bluejays found success offensively, shooting 53 percent from the field (34-for-64), including a blistering 58 percent in the second half (19-for-33).
Lance Carter and Julian Winton combined to score more than half of Tabor’s points. Carter scored 28 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out seven assists. Winton chipped in 26 points, scoring eight of Tabor’s first 12 points and tallying 15 by halftime.
York used a 9-0 run to take the lead, 22-19, but Tabor scored the next seven to jump back in front, 26-22. Tabor led by as many as seven, and held a 45-42 lead at intermission.
The Bluejays built a 56-47 advantage, only to let York back in to tie the game at 60 with 13:32 to play. Winton drained a three to break the tie, but the Panthers later jumped in front, 67-65. The game was tied three times after that, the final time at 71. Carter scored a two- and three-point basket after that to contribute to a 7-0 run. Although York drew within three a couple times, each time, the Bluejays had an answer.
The Panthers closed the gap to 85-82 with 3:19 to play, but those were York’s final points, as Alan Urrutia drained a trey, and Davaghndre Jones followed with a three-point play to ignite a 14-0 Bluejay burst to the finish.
Coming—The men will travel to the Hastings Classic this weekend for a Friday game with Doane at 3 p.m. and a Saturday game against Hastings at 6 p.m. The women will resume play by hosting Friends Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.
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