Tabor women roll past USAO, 94-78

The Tabor College women’s basketball team evened its season record at 1-1 with a 94-78 win over University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Wednesday.

The Bluejays forced the Drovers into turnovers early and found success on offense as well, building a 24-11 lead by the end of the first quarter.

However, the Bluejays gave up 28 points to USAO in the second period while resorting to shooting from outside the arc–Tabor attempted 11 three-pointers in the quarter and made three of them. By halftime, Tabor’s lead had dwindled to 44-39.

The Bluejays enjoyed their most productive quarter after intermission, scoring 32 points to USAO’s 23 in the third period. By the final break, Tabor’s lead was back in double figures, 76-62.

With increased defensive intensity lighting the fire, Tabor rolled to the 16-point win.

Tabor shot 56 percent from the field in the second half (19-34) and 47 percent for the game (33-71). The Bluejays forced 23 USAO turnovers.

Morgan Ediger and Amber Bonham shared top scoring honors with 18 points apiece. Taylor Deniston and Kaleigh Troxell each scored 11. Deanna Manning added 10.

The Bluejay men’s game with USAO did not happen because of a scheduling miscommunication.

Coming–Tabor will return to action Friday at College of the Ozarks. The women will play at 5:30 p.m. The men will play at 7:30 p.m.

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