Tabor men drop another to Bethany


The Tabor men had been soaring high this season in pursuit of a KCAC title, but after a three-loss slump the Bluejays took a fourth straight defeat on the road tonight versus Bethany College, 78-71.

Although the loss does not knock Tabor (11-7, 17-10) out of their second-place spot below Sterling College (14-4, 18-10) in the standings, it does tie the Bluejays with McPherson (11-7, 17-12) and Bethany (11-7, 13-15) for their conference record and rob the Bluejays of a much-needed win to snap them out of their losing streak.

The Bluejays trailed the Swedes by five points at halftime, 36-31. Bethany outscored Tabor in the second half as well, scoring 42 points to the Bluejays? 40 points to give the Swedes their seven-point victory.

The percentages tell the tale, showing that the Swedes shot field goals 12 percent better than the Bluejays. Bethany also averaged 53.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent at the free throw line, whereas Tabor made seven of 28 three-point attempts for 25 percent, and posted 54.4 percent at the line.

Lawson Kingsley once again had a strong game for the Bluejays, leading in scoring with 14 points. Teammates Michael Janzen, Damon Dechant, and Ryan Chippeaux also had 13, 12, and 10 points respectively. Nine of the Bluejays? ten players put points on the board.

The Swedes had five players in the double digits; Jack Sadowy tied with Haydon Parks for 15 points, Trey Beachum and Chris Dean both had 14 points, and Quenton Jennings posted 11 points.



The Tabor women came back from two consecutive losses to win on the road tonight against Bethany College, 56-45.

The Bluejays were outscored by the Swedes in the first half, posting 25 points to Bethany?s 27 points to trail by two going into the locker room. They came alive in the second half, however, outscoring the Swedes by 13 points, 31-18, to earn their solid victory.

The Bluejays shot 36.6 percent for field goals, compared to just 20.6 percent for the Swedes. They also made 10 of 24 attempted three-point shots for 41.7 percent and posted 83.3 percent shooting at the line. The Swedes shot 19 percent beyond the arc and 62.5 percent at the line.

Individual player statistics were not available for Tabor, but Tamara Garner was the only Swedes? player in double digits with 11 points.



Tonight?s game was the last of the regular season, before entering tournament play. The Bluejays are scheduled to play Thursday, Saturday, and the following Monday in the KCAC tournament.

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