Bluejay men defeat Friends

Staff writer

The Tabor College men’s basketball team took a step forward and two steps back in the KCAC title chase last week.

The Bluejays first won 78-74 Jan. 22 in Wichita against Friends University, the 21st ranked team in NAIA Division 2.

Andrew Thomas led Tabor with 21 points and 8 rebounds on 9-for-11 shooting.

After defeating Friends, a team tied for first place in the conference, the Bluejays lost 92-72 to Kansas Wesleyan University, a 4-16 team one spot away from last in the conference.

Halfway through the conference schedule, the Bluejays are in fifth place in the KCAC with a 6-4 conference record. They play next against Bethany College at 8 p.m. tonight in Hillsboro, then again at home at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Lady Jays also split games

After losing to KCAC leader Southwestern College the previous week, the Tabor women took on second-placed Friends, losing 54-61.

The loss kept Tabor in third place, but the team is now tied with Ottawa, who defeated Friends Saturday.

The Bluejays won 57-46 Saturday against Kansas Wesleyan though, improving its conference record to 7-3.

The Lady Jays play Bethany next at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Hillsboro, followed by a home matchup with Bethel at 5 p.m. Saturday.

 

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