Jared Hett hit a 3-pointer from the deep corner with 33 seconds left in the half?and boosted the Bluejay lead to 44-32.
Kyle Kroeker raised the bulge to 20 points?58-38?with a layup 5:23 out of intermission.
Seth Hardiman upped it to three, 76-46, with a foul shot with 6:04 to go, and the Bluejay backups?led by Conner Hampton?extended the lead to 36 with 2:23 to go. Mike Rousell scored nine points and Whitelaw had eight.
Kroeker had eight steals and five assists, along with four points?without either a turnover or a personal foul.
Assistant coach Anthony Monson was at the helm, as head coach Micah Ratzlaff missed the game while recovering from a back injury.
Haskell?The men carried a 51-47 lead into halftime?in no small part because they limited their turnover total to three in the first half?and started the second half strong.
But 14 seconds after Jared Hett buried a 3-pointer off an Aaron Whitelaw assist, things turned ugly for Tabor at both ends of the floor. Back-to-back turnovers led to back-to-back breakaway layups, and a series of point-blank scores by Solomon Horse-Chief turned Tabor’s lead to 64-61 deficit.
The game see-sawed until Mike Rousell knocked down two tough jumpers with a field goal by Damon Dechant in between.
The first of Rousell’s set gave Tabor the lead for good, and his second?a step-back 3-pointer?ramped it to 76-70 with 9:15 to go.
The Bluejays did not let up coming out of a time out, and ramped their lead to nine on a triple by Kyle Kroeker with 3:51 left.
A three by Horse-Chief cut Tabor’s lead to 93-89 with 1:20 to go, but Haskell came no closer.
Vanselow led all scorers with 25 points. Whitelaw had 16, Hett had 12 and Orson Thomas had 10.
Coming?The Bluejays visited Doane at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tabor plays at the Sterling College Classic Nov. 21-22. Tabor faces Lindenwood Univ. at 4 p.m. Friday and pairs off with College of the Ozarks at 4 p.m. Saturday.
The Bluejays play at Haskell at 7 p.m. Monday, and begin conference play Dec. 4 at McPherson.