The Tabor College women?s basketball team came up short against Peru State, 77- 60, in its final non-conference tuneup contest.
?We just really struggled,? coach Shawn Winter said. ?I think it?s always tough to play right after Thanksgiving, make a four-hour trip and we didn?t come ready to play.?
Stephanie Silvas played 34 minutes and turned in the best individual performance. With 16 points, 10 rebounds and three steals against one turnover, Winter said Silvas played the best game of her career at Tabor so far.
But for the Bluejays as a team, there were few positives.
?We probably had our worst outing of the season as a basketball team, and we have nowhere to go but up from here,? Winter said.
The Bluejays have their work cut out for them with the dawn of conference play already visible on the horizon.
?We need to have a completely different mindset in practice?that?s where it has to start?and they realize that,? Winter said. ?They?ve got to change some habits and change the way that they play if they want to be successful in our conference.?
Tabor visits McPherson at 6 p.m. Dec. 4.
?We?ve got a lot of things to fix and a short time to fix them in,? Winter said.