Tabor men finish 1-1 at Sterling College Classic

The Tabor College men?s basketball team split games Friday and Saturday at the Sterling College Classic at Sterling.

Tabor opened Friday with a 82-64 win against Union College.

Taking an early lead, Tabor shot 46 percent in the first half to 43-27 at intermission.

The Bluejays cooled in the second half, shooting 37.5 percent, but outscored the surging Union College 39-37 in final half.

Tabor won the turnover battle, 18-12, and outrebounded the Bulldogs, 43-38. Union College shot 12 percent from behind the arc.

Damon Dechant led Tabor with 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting and pulled down seven rebounds.

Max Frise went 5-for-9 from the field and 2-for-2 from behind the arc to finish with 15 points.

Cody Arnold scored 12 points on 4-for-10 shooting.

The next day, Tabor did not fair as well against Bellevue University, falling 64-53.

The Bruins jumped to an early lead and led 36-25 at halftime.

Both teams struggled from the field with the Bluejays shooting 34.4 percent and Bellevue converting 40.6 percent of its field-goal attempts.

Tabor hung with the Bruins in the second half, matching their 28 second-half points.

Both teams continued to struggle from the floor, shooting under 40 percent in the second half.

Bellevue finished the game at 39 percent shooting. The Bluejays shot 35.5 percent.

The Bruins outrebounded Tabor 45-38.

The Bruins were led by Eugene Bain with 19 points and 17 rebounds. Ben Imig added 12 on 5-for-9 shooting.

Dechant was a bright spot for Tabor with 15 points and eight rebounds on 7-of-13 shooting.

Tabor (3-2) played Central Christian College Tuesday in McPherson and travels to Lawrence Nov. 29 to face Haskell Indian Nations.

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