The Tabor women’s basketball team earned their second win over the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Friday with a 72-66 victory at the Sterling Classic. The next day, the Bluejays lost to Taylor University to fall to 2-5 for the season.
Tabor lost an exhibition game to Northwest Missouri State Tuesday; however, that game does not count toward the Bluejays’ record.
Sterling—Tabor led at halftime and then held off a second-half rally by the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma to preserve the 72-66 win Friday in the first round of the Sterling Classic.
The Bluejays led 34-25 at the break. USAO outscored Tabor in the second half, 41-38, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Bluejays’ first-half margin.
Janelle Rust scored 19 points to lead Tabor. Nikki Lewis added 15 points and senior Tynan Honn had 10. Rust nearly registered a double-double with nine rebounds.
Tabor wasn’t as fortunate facing off with Taylor University Saturday, falling 75-72 despite outscoring Taylor in the second half. Taylor led at halftime, 40-34.
Rust and Lewis both had impressive performances for Tabor, scoring 20 points a piece. Hannah Paust added eight.
Northwest Missouri State—Tabor couldn’t keep pace with a high-powered Northwest Missouri State offense Tuesday, losing an exhibition game, 93-50. Stats were not available for this game.
Coming—The Tabor women were scheduled to travel Tuesday to Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence a non-conference game, starting at 5:30 p.m. The Bluejays begin conference play Nov. 29 with a home contest versus Sterling College. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m.