The Tabor College women ended their season Thursday with an 81-48 loss to No. 1 seeded Kansas Wesleyan in the KCAC quarter-finals.
?Our players were ready to compete Thursday night, but were simply not able to sustain a high level of energy and intensity the entire game,? coach Shawn Winter said.
The Bluejays led by seven early in the contest, but hit foul trouble. The Coyotes led at halftime, 38-23. They were outscored in the second half, 43-25.
Hannah Paust led the Bluejays with 17 points, and pulled down six rebounds. Stephanie Frost led KWU with 17 points and Montric Santee added 10.
?With all the injuries this season we had several freshmen and sophomores get valuable playing time,? Winter said. ?That should only mean positive things for the future.?
Tabor, who tied Ottawa (8-10, 11-18) for sixth place in the conference after regular-season play, finished with an 8-10 conference record and an 11-18 season record. With each of their top scorers for this season being underclassmen, the Bluejays? future could be bright.
Sophomore Katlyn Mary led Tabor in scoring this season, racking up 284 points that included 40 three-point shots out of 123 attempts.
Classmate Whitney Polosky, who sat out the last two games, was second in scoring with 252 points. She made 24 out of 90 from behind the three-point arc.
Sophomore Tynan Honn came in third with 226 points, none of which came from beyond the arc.
Freshman Amy Jo Maphet had 208 points, making 36 of 95 three-point attempts.