Tabor hung with NAIA Division 2 ranked No. 22 Kansas Wesleyan through the first 15 minutes of the first half but watched the Coyotes pull away to a 68-47 victory on Tabor?s parent?s night, Saturday in Hillsboro.
Kansas Wesleyan jumped out to 7-2 advantage in the early part of the ball game, but saw its lead diminish. Tabor rallied, taking the lead at 15-13 after a Tynan Honn layup and free throw. That was the last time Tabor would lead.
Kansas Wesleyan opened up a 10-point lead with 6:15 left in the first half, which ended 31-24 Coyotes.
Tabor opened the second half with a bucket by Honn and battled, not letting the Coyote score surpass eleven until the Coyotes took a 48-34 lead with 10:10 in the game.
Kansa Wesleyan increased its lead to as much as 23 in the second half.
Stephanie Frost led all scorers with 16 points. Shelby Babcock had 14, Montric Santee scored 12.
MacKenzie Dick led Tabor with 14 points, five rebounds. Tynan Honn had 13 points seven rebounds. Other scorers for Tabor were Andrea Robinson (9), Vivian Olivera (3), Stephanie Silvas, Molly Dick, Sara Wyckoff and Nichole Gentry (2).
Kansas Wesleyan improved to 12-2, 18-5 and is second in the KCAC.
Tabor fell to 4-10, 5-19 and in a tie for Ottawa for the KCAC sixth slot. The Bluejays travel to 5-9, 8-16 Bethany on Thursday and host 10-4, 17-7 Southwestern on Saturday.
Tabor lost to Bethany 62-53 in Hillsboro on Jan. 9. Tabor lost to Southwestern 62-54 on Jan. 14.