The Tabor women endured another tough week, losing on the road against the University of Saint Mary Jan. 18 before falling at home to Southwestern on Saturday.
The Bluejays now have a 3-17 record overall and are 1-9 in conference play.
Southwestern?The Bluejays could not keep pace with the Builders in Saturday?s conference matchup, falling, 73-35.
Tabor held Southwestern for the first five minutes of play, with Katlyn Mary tying the game from beyond the arc at 8-8.
But the Builders broke free for 15 unanswered points in the next six minutes to lead 28-10. Southwestern led by 20 points, 37-17, at the break.
They continued to pull away in the second half, outscoring the Bluejays, 36-18, while building the eventual 38-point margin of victory.
The Builders shot 67 percent from the line, 36 percent from beyond the arc and 40 percent from the field, in contrast to Tabor?s 28 percent from the field and 28 percent from three-point range, rounding out at 57 percent at the line.
No Bluejay made it into double digits, but Mary led Tabor with eight points.
Saint Mary?The two teams battled back-and-forth in the first half, but Tabor could not keep pace in the second half on the way to 61-48 loss to the Spires Jan. 18.
A strong offensive effort keep the Bluejays in the game for the first 20 minutes, even allowing them to take the lead.
But the Spires were back on top, 32-30, going into the break.
Saint Mary outscored Tabor, 29-18, in the second half.
Katlyn Mary led the Bluejays with 14 points and Tynan Honn added 11.
The Spires had a slight edge at the glass, 31-30, and forced 20 Bluejay turnovers while shooting at 52 percent from the field in the second half.
Coming ?Tabor is scheduled to play at McPherson College Thursday before traveling to Kansas Wesleyan Saturday. Tip-off is at 6 p.m. and 5 p.m. See hillsborofreepress.com for same-night coverage.