Tabor blown out at McPherson

Shooting 60 percent from the field and 63 percent from three, McPherson improved to 10-2 in KCAC play and 17-4 overall with a 91-65 drubbing of Tabor in McPherson on Saturday.

McPherson opened the game scoring six straight points. After scoring its first basket of the evening, Tabor was able to set up a full court press. For the next few minutes, Tabor forced turnovers and poor McPherson shots to close the gap to 10-8.

After an 8-2 McPherson run, frustration set in on the Bluejay bench. Coach Micah Ratzlaff was whistled for a technical foul, down 18-10 with 10:22 left in the half.

Scoring eight more points in the next two minutes, McPherson continued to build its lead to 26-10 with 8:45 left in the first stanza. McPherson ended the half leading 40-25.

More frustration set in for the Bluejays in the second half, as McPherson continued to grow its lead. The frustration caused another whistle for technical foul. This time it was Damon Dechant who drew the ?T,? down 54-39 with 12:12 remaining in the game.

The Bulldogs closed out the game, outscoring Tabor 37-26.

McPherson had four players finish in double-figure scoring, paced by Casey Miller with 17 points. Marlon Dominique scored 14, Antowine Lamb had 13 and Aaron Frazier finished with 10.

Cody Arnold finished with over 20 points in the third of the last four ball games, scoring 23 points on 9-for-18 shooting. Daniel Hann had 12 points and seven rebounds and Dechant scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Other scorers for the Bluejays were Ryan Chippeaux (7), Michael Janzen (6), Lawson Kingsley (5) and Jason Hett (2).

Tabor falls to 4-8 in the KCAC and 7-14 overall.

The Tabor girls scored the first basket of the ball game against McPherson but never led again, falling to the Bulldogs 65-46.

The Bulldogs opened the game with 20-5 run. Tabor pulled the score back to 10 at 25-15 with 3:30 left to play in the first half. In the next two minutes, McPherson scored six unanswered. With 38.6 seconds left to play in the half, Tabor coach Shawn Winter was whistled for a technical foul. The ensuing free throws stretched the McPherson lead 31-15.

Each team managed three points in the last 38 seconds, ending the half 34-18.

In the second half, McPherson opened up a twenty-point lead, leading by as much as 21 at one point.

Tynan Honn led all scorers with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Honn was the only Bluejay who finished?in double figures.

McPherson had three players finish in double-digit scoring. Carley Sharp scored 14 points, Brooke Weisenberger had 11 and Kristen Ozbun booked 10.

Other scorers for Tabor were MacKenzie Dick (9), Sarah Wyckoff (7), Andrea Robinson (6), Nicole Gentry (2) and Molly Dick and Lindsey Radic (1).

McPherson improved to 2-10 and 5-15 and?sits at last place in the KCAC.

Tabor fell to 3-9 in KCAC and 4-18 overall.

Tabor plays two games at home next week, hosting Ottawa on Thursday and Kansas Wesleyan on Saturday.

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