Tabor shoots past Bethany 96-91

Shooting 70 percent from three in the second half, Tabor had six players finish in double figure scoring to lead them to a 96-91 victory at Bethany Thursday night.

Tabor overcame a second half opening 10-2 run by the Swedes courtesy of timely three point shooting. Bethany opened up a six-point lead with 18 minutes?left. Tabor quickly tied up the game at 49 with two consecutive threes.

Bethany followed the Tabor comeback on 7-2 run taking a 56-51 lead at the 15:19 point in the second half. It took the Bluejays 59 seconds to tie the game 56-56 with a layup by Daniel Hann.

Neither team was able to take control of the game until Tabor opened up a four-point lead with a three by Cody Arnold. Tabor built on the 72-68 advantage taking a 95-85 lead with 35 seconds left to play.

The Swedes cut the Tabor lead to 96-91 with 16.2 seconds left with a Jason Schneider three. Schnieder?s late bucket was not enough as Arnold drilled two free throws, ending scoring in the game.

Lawson Kingsley scored 22 points and grabbed five rebounds. Arnold had 19 points, three assists. Damon Dechant finished with 19 points, seven rebounds. Daniel Chippeaux, Michael Janzen and Hann finished with 10 points. Other scorers for Tabor were Clay Shewey with six?and Rob Moore with two.

Bethany had five players finish in double figures. Rodd Williams led the Swedes with 25 followed by CJ Littlejohn (24), Clayton Goggins and Clinton Ferguson (12) and Schneider (11).

Tabor improves to 6-9 in KCAC play and 9-15 overall. The Bluejays host Southwestern on Saturday.

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