Tabor women defeat Sterling; men’s game postponed because of fire

The Tabor basketball teams traveled to Sterling Thursday night. After the women secured a 74-53 victory over the Warriors, things took an unexpected turn.

According to an article on the Sterling College website, smoke was spotted between the women?s and men?s games, and flames were allegedly seen against the west wall. The gym was evacuated, and the Sterling Fire Department successfully extinguished the fire. Additional reports indicated that no one was hurt. According to the article, the official cause of the fire is unknown.

The men’s game will be played at a later date.

WOMEN?Tabor defeated Sterling 74-53 Thursday night.

The Bluejays led by as many as 16 points in the first half of the game, 26-10, but Sterling cut the lead to eight at halftime, 40-32.

Tabor increased its advantage to 45-32 after Nikki Lewis drained a three-pointer.

After the Warriors reduced the deficit to 45-36, Katelin Horstick scored back-to-back baskets to push the lead back to 13. Sterling outscored Tabor 8-2 after that to close the gap to 51-44 with 12:02 left in the game.

Mallory Zuercher answered with a three-pointer, but a Warrior three later brought Sterling within 58-49. Another Zuercher three ignited a 14-0 run that put the Bluejays firmly in control at 72-49 after Kaleigh Troxell scored with 3:38 to go. From there, Tabor cruised to the 21-point victory.

Lewis led Tabor with 14 points. Janelle Rust added 12, Zuercher 11 and Horstick 10. Tena Loewen grabbed 12 rebounds.

COMING?Tabor will play at McPherson Saturday. The women will play at 5 p.m. with the men following at 7 p.m.

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