The Tabor women?s basketball team picked up its second KCAC win in eight days by defeating Bethany 73-68 in Lindsborg on Thursday night.
Trailing at halftime 68-62, Tabor started the second half with two consecutive threes to tie the score at 68 with 18:01 left. The second half was a back-and-forth battle between the young Bluejays and the Swedes.
Late in the game, Tabor opened a six-point margin during a mini run in which Molly Dick scored four straight points. Dick?s first basket came on a turnaround jumper from the block.
Her next basket was created with defense. She poked away the ball, gathered the loose merchandise and scored on the other end with a breakaway layup to extend the Bluejay lead to 63-57 with 3:45 left to play.
Bethany moved within two points with 34 seconds remaining when Rhys Pihl knocked down her only 3-pointer of the night, closing the Bluejay gap to 68-66.
To stop the clock, Bethany fouled MacKenzie Dick to stop the clock and she buried two free throws, making it a two-possession game at 70-66. Bethany followed with an air ball 3-point attempt and a foul.
Sarah Wyckoff made one of her two charity attempts, establishing a five-point Bluejay lead. Bethany scored one more basket with under 10 seconds to play on a layup by Pihl.
Three players finished in double figures for Tabor, led by Vivian Olvera with 20 points. MacKenzie Dick scored 14 and Tynan Honn had 12.
Southwestern?Tabor fell behind early to Southwestern, losing 58-41 in Hillsboro Saturday night.
Tabor turned the ball over 24 times, resulting in 22 South?western points. The Bluejays were outrebounded, 37-28.
Three Moundbuilders finished with double-figure scoring, led by Tylar Hartfield with 16 points, seven rebounds. Jordyn Cossman finshed with 14 and Jasmine Manuel had 12.
Tabor was led by Tynan Honn with 11 points, seven rebounds. Vivian Olvera finished with eight points, six rebounds, and MacKenzie Dick scored eight points.
Tabor fell to 4-11 in KCAC play and 6-20 overall. Tabor still has a shot to avoid a KCAC tournament play-in game with a fifth-place conference finish.
Coming?If the Bluejays can defeat St. Mary (3-13, 6-20) in Hillsboro Thursday and Friends (8-8, 12-14) in Wichita n Saturday, and Bethany and Ottawa lose their games in the final week of KCAC regular season action, Tabor will finish in the KCAC fifth spot.