The Tabor College basketball teams swept York on the road Saturday.
Women—Tabor used a balanced attack to earn a 65-52 victory over York Saturday.
No Bluejay scored in double figures in the contest. Morgan Ediger led the charge with nine points for the game, all scored from beyond the arc. She drained her first trey 1:39 into the game to help contribute to a 7-0 Bluejay burst, and Tabor led from start to finish. The Bluejays extended their lead to nine, 16-7, when Madison Schmelzer made a three, and Tabor led by that same margin at the end of the first quarter, 20-11.
The Spires outscored Tabor, 14-6 to start the second quarter to close the gap to one, 26-25, with 3:42 left in the half. Nicole Decker scored after that to ignite a 13-5 Bluejay effort that put Tabor back in front by nine, 39-30, at halftime. Tristen Leiszler scored Tabor’s final five points of the half.
The Bluejays enjoyed a 10-2 run to start the third quarter, fueled by two three-pointers by Ediger, and Tabor took a 15-point lead into the final period, 53-38.
The Bluejays led by as many as 19 in their 13-point win.
Following Ediger as high scorers for Tabor were Tena Loewen and Sydney Webb, who each scored eight points.
Men—Tabor rolled to a 99-90 victory over York on the road Saturday, led by a 30-point effort from Julian Winton, who scored 12 of his points at the charity stripe to lead all scorers for the game.
York led only by two, 2-0, to start the game, but a 6-0 Bluejay run gave Tabor the lead for good. By the 12:16 mark, Tabor had used an 8-0 run to build a double-digit, 24-11 lead, but over the next 6:33, York rallied to draw within 35-32 with 5:43 left in the half.
Cody May scored off a turnover to start an 8-2 run that kept Tabor in front, and the Bluejays held a seven-point lead at halftime, 49-42.
The Bluejays turned a 56-50 lead into a 66-52 lead with a 10-2 run fueled by four points from Davaghndre Jones and three each from Tullio Parry and Lance Carter. Tabor enjoyed its largest lead of the night, 84-69, when Carter made a free throw with 6:35 to play, but over the next 5:27, York chipped away at Tabor’s lead, outscoring the Bluejays 17-8 to close the gap to 92-86 with 1:08 to play.
Winton scored Tabor’s next five points at the charity stripe and a steal and ensuing basket by Parry extended Tabor’s lead to 99-88. York scored at the buzzer to bring the final margin to nine.
All five Bluejay starters scored in double figures, led by Winton with 30 points, Carter 20, Jones 12, Parry 11 and Alan Urrutia 10.
Coming—Tabor will travel to Friends Wednesday, where the women will play at 6 p.m. and the men will play at 8 p.m.
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