The Tabor women?s basketball team dropped to 0-5 for the young season, after losing three games last week.
But they were competitive as they fell to Mid-America Christian at home Nov. 7 before losing both games at the University of St. Mary Classic Friday and Saturday.
Johnson & Wales?The Bluejays were edged in double overtime in their final game at the St. Mary Classic Saturday, 73-70.
Tabor College led J&W at halftime, 33-20, but were outscored 34-21 in the second half to send the game into overtime.
Both teams scored seven points in the first overtime, but J&W outscored Tabor 12-9 in the second one to claim the win.
Katlyn Mary led Tabor with 15 points, including three baskets from beyond the arc. Tynan Honn contributed 14 points. Newcomer My-Chal Duncan added 11 points, including a three-pointer, and Tamara Lio hit two threes to toward a 10-point total.
The Bluejays shot 48 percent from the field and 50 percent beyond the arc, but struggled at the free-throw line at a 47 percent.
Duncan and Honn owned the boards with 11 and 10 rebounds, respectively, and Mary pulled down eight to give Tabor a 52-38 edge for the game.
College of St. Mary?The Bluejays lost to the College of St. Mary Friday night, 66-57.
Katlyn Mary led the Bluejays with 16 points, including two three-point shots. Becky Bryan added 12 points, including six from beyond the arc.
The Bluejays shot 30 percent from the field in the first half, but improved to 48 percent in the second half to finish with 38 percent for the game.
They also went 5-for-6 in the second half from beyond the arc to finish with 55 percent for the game.
Tabor made four out of eight in the first half, then 10 of 13 in the second half for 67 percent accuracy.
Mary led the team on the glass, snatching seven of Tabor?s 36 rebounds for the game. College of St. Mary pulled down 38 rebounds and shot 38 percent from 2-point range and 28 percent from beyond the arc.
Mid-America?The Bluejays didn?t pull out the win, but it was a step forward for a young squad as the Bluejays lost to Mid-America Christian Nov. 7, 61-53.
Coach Shawn Reed said it was good to be in the ball game.
?That was a huge step for us, I hope,? Reed said. ?We took a step forward tonight, so I?m really pleased and proud.?
Tabor hung with Mid-America throughout the first half.
Tynan Honn put the first points on the board and Brittany Shaklee added the team?s first three-pointer with just under five minutes left.
Even so, Mid-America drew away in the last couple minutes to lead, 29-21, at the break.
Honn and Katlyn Mary started chipping away at Mid-America?s lead in the second half, but Mid-America always came back to a comfortable 10-point lead for most of the half.
Honn and Mary fueled a late surge, combining for 15 points in the last eight minutes. Passes from Mary also helped Shaklee and My-Chal Duncan score in the last three minutes.
With 52 seconds left a basket by Mary drew Tabor within five points, but the clock prompted the Bluejays to foul and allowing Mid-America to extend the lead to the final eight-point margin.
Honn and Mary led the team with 16 and 12 points, respectively.
The Bluejays managed only 30 percent shooting from the field and 16 percent from three-point range.
?We got in foul trouble,? Reed said. ?We had a lot of people who didn?t play in the first half because they got two fouls. Tynan got into foul trouble and she?s been playing really well for us.?
The Bluejays were out-rebounded, 40-34, but the biggest game-changer was their 19 turnovers?compared to the mid-30s in their previous two games.
?We took care of the ball tonight, we ran our stuff and we worked really hard,? Reed said.
?So I?m proud of them for that.?
Coming?The Bluejays were scheduled to play Washburn University Nov. 14, before traveling to Fort Hays State Wednes?day. They will play Southwestern Christian and York College in the Sterling Classic Friday and Saturday.