Tabor on three-game KCAC win streak

The Tabor men?s basketball extended its Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference winning streak to three, knocking off Kansas Wesleyan in Salina Thursday night, 60-57, and Ottawa, 76-63, Saturday in Hills?boro.

The Bluejays started the week Monday with an 85-77 overtime loss to NCAA Division II Newman University in Wichita.

Kansas Wesleyan?Tabor and the Coyotes struggled shooting in the first half, but Kansas Wesleyan was able to build a 30-26 halftime lead.

Tabor warmed up in the second half, shooting 11-of-22 from the field and outscoring KWU 34-27.

Tabor was led by Damon Dechant and Lawson Kingsley with 15 points each. Dechant added nine rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals. Kingsley was 3-for-7 from three-point range.

Matthew Dickman led all scorers with 18 points, for KWU. Byrson Fiax added 12 points and Tony Milani 10 points. Jerome Cheadle pulled down 10 rebounds.

Ottawa?Ending pre-Christmas KCAC play at home Saturday, the Bluejays heated up from the field in the second half, shooting 5-of-8 from three-point range to outscore the Braves, 39-26.

Ottawa?s three-point shooting was ice cold at 2-for-17.

Lawson Kingsley scored 19 points, including 4-of-7 three-point shooting. Ryan Chippeaux finished 5-for-8 from the field en route to a 16-point, six-rebound four-steal night. Dylan Clarke-Kaneable finished with 10 points and seven rebounds.

Corey Smith led Ottawa with 23 points and eight rebounds.

Newman?It took an overtime for NCAA Division II Newman to put away Tabor Monday.

Tabor gave up a late 74-70 lead to the Jets. With under a minute to play, Tabor fouled Newman?s Keaton Schultz on a three-point attempt, and his free throws tied the game at the end of regulation.

Tabor was outscored on overtime, 10-2.

Schultz finished with 23 points on 6-for-15 shooting. Justin Berry finished with 14 points and Eric Saunders added 10.

Cody Arnold led the Bluejays with 16 points, while Damon Dechant added a 14-point, 11-rebound effort.

Coming?Tabor traveled to play the University of South Dakota Tuesday in Vermillion.

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