Tabor women get big win over Bethel

NEWTON- The Tabor College women have been on quite the winning streak. Saturday night was no exception.

The Bluejays played against the Bethel College Threshers at Bethel and they won 55-45.

Bethel was able to get the lead early, but they soon lost it for the rest of the game when Tabor scored a three point basket with just over two minutes left in the first quarter. Tabor continued to outscore Bethel and the first half ended with Tabor in the lead at 22-13.

In the second half, Bethel managed to rally back a bit after Tabor committed too many turnovers. Around three minutes into the quarter, Bethel was able to cut Tabor’s lead to two points. The Bluejays fought back, playing a strong defense in the final quarter.

“Our game with Bethel was a hard fought defensive battle. We didn’t shoot the ball particularly well but I thought we played solid defense and rebounded well. We allowed Bethel to get to the free-throw line too much in the second half of the game but we scored some timely baskets to pick up a tough win against a rival on the road,” said Coach Shawn Reed.

Kristyn Wedel was the leading scorer with 12 points and Tristen Leiszler came in with 10 points. Tabor out rebounded Bethel 40-32.

“Our bench played very well again and was a key to our victory. We outscored their bench 21-2 which I feel was significant,” said Reed.

Coming – Tabor played Ottawa University at home on Monday, Jan. 21 and won 77-44. They will play Friends University at home at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24.