Two good halves not enough as TC women lose two at Sterling

The Tabor College women?s basketball team dropped both games at the Sterling College Classic Friday and Saturday.

The Bluejays opened the tournament with a 63-52 loss to the University of Science and Arts Friday at Sterling.

It was a tale of two halves as Tabor ended the first half with a 37-32 lead. But the Bluejays stalled out in the second half, scoring only 15 points. The Drovers scored 31 to claim the win.

Tabor won the turnover battle, 13-12, but was outrebounded, 43-28.

SAO?s Korie Hargus led the Drovers wih 16 points. Aita Gueye scored 12.

Katlyn Mary led Tabor with 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field. Lacie Ward scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

On Saturday, Tabor fell short in a late comeback against Southwestern Assemblies of God, 66-61.

In the final minutes coach Shawn Winter employed a smothering full-court press that caused several SAGU?turnovers to move the Bluejays within striking distance.

The late rally proved to be too little too late as SAGU?held off the Jays with free throws in the final seconds.

After losing the first half 35-24, the Bluejays outscored SAGU 37-31 in the second half.

SAGU won the turnover and rebounding battles. Tabor was outrebounded, 35-28, and committed 23 turnovers to SAGU?s 20.

SAGU saw four players score in double figures. Chelsea Jones led the team, with 16 points. Heather Jeffer?son had 15. Stephanie Hawkins contributed 12 points and Jirah Rodriguez had 10.

Whitney Polosky scored 19 points and pulled down 18 rebounds for Tabor. Katlyn Mary scored 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting and dished out six assists.

Tabor (1-4) traveled to Baldwin City to play Baker Tuesday night. After Thanks?giving, the Bluejays host Missouri Valley College Friday and Doane College Saturday.

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