Tabor men succumb to Hastings, 77-69

The Tabor College men’s basketball team concluded the Hastings Classic with a 77-69 loss to the host team Saturday.

The Bluejays held a 38-31 lead at halftime and were tied with the Broncos at 69 apiece with 1:00 left in the game. But with Tabor plagued by turnovers, Hastings scored eight unanswered points to end the game.

Hastings went 1-for-9 from the field to start the contest; meanwhile, Tabor built an 11-2 lead. Although the Broncos drew within one a few times, the Bluejays maintained the lead the duration of the half. Tullio Parry drained a three-pointer with 40 seconds to play, and Julian Winton scored off a turnover with 6 seconds left, giving Tabor a 38-31 margin at intermission.

The Bluejays built a 49-40 advantage when Davaghndre Jones scored at the 14:58 mark, but Hastings worked to tie the game at 51. The Broncos took their first lead, 53-52 halfway through the period. The Bluejays battled through foul trouble—Jonathan Gibson fouled out with 4:25 to play.

A Tabor turnover led to a Bronco trey, and Hastings built a 64-61 advantage with 3:16 to go. Parry drained two three-pointers in less than a minute’s time, sandwiching a Bronco three, to tie the game at 67. The teams were tied at 69 with 1:00 to play, but a four-point Bronco swing after that put Hastings in front. Tabor turned the ball over three times in the final 30 seconds, and the Broncos went on to win by eight.

Tabor committed 20 turnovers in the game.

The Bluejays shot 40 percent from the field (25-for-58), compared with 38 percent for Hastings (28-for-65).

Winton led the Bluejays with 18 points. Lance Carter scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

Coming—Tabor (3-0, 4-5) will host Friends Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.

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