Bluejay men lose first two games

The Tabor College men’s basketball team lost its first two games of the season last week.

Following a season-opening loss to William Woods, Tabor’s game with the Uni­versity of Science and Arts of Oklahoma was canceled because of a scheduling miscommunication. Tabor concluded the week with a loss on the road Friday.

College of the Ozarks—Tabor suffered a 95-83 loss Friday. The teams played evenly through the first half to enter intermission tied at 45 after the Bluejays ended the half on a 10-3 run. Lance Carter scored 22 points in the half to lead all scorers.

Carter drained a three-pointer 49 seconds into the second half, but that proved to be the Bluejays’ largest lead of the contest. From there, College of the Ozarks used an 8-0 run to take the lead for good.

Tabor shot 50 percent from the field (34-68), including 26 percent from three (5-19). The Bluejays made just 48 percent of their free-throws (10-21).

Carter led Tabor with 29 points. Julian Winton scored 19, and Davaghndre Jones and Tullio Parry each scored 10.

William Woods—Tabor surrendered a first-half lead in its season-opening loss Mon­day, 81-68.

The Bluejays built a 33-22 advantage by halftime, limiting NAIA Division I William Woods to just 28 percent shooting from the field (8-for-29).

But the Bluejay defense gave up 59 second-half points to the Owls, who made half of their shots from the field (20-for-40).

Tabor led 40-38 early in the second half, but the Owls went on a 14-2 run to secure a double-digit lead. The closest Tabor got after that was within three.

Tabor shot 38 percent from the field in the game (28-for-74), but made just four of 11 free throws (36 percent).

Julian Winton was Tabor’s high scorer with 20 points. Cody May scored 15, and Tullio Parry 14.

Coming— Tabor (0-2) will participate in the Sterling Classic this weekend. The Bluejays will play Morning­side Friday at 4 p.m. and Johnson & Wales Saturday at 3 p.m.