The Tabor men’s basketball team began its season this year winning in overtime on the road at Benedictine.
The Bluejays trailed by as many as 10 points, but came back to tie the game at 75 before the end of regulation, winning 87-85 in overtime.
The Bluejays play their home-opening game at 7:30 p.m. Saturday against Avila University.
Basketball women drop 2 games late
Unlike the men’s team, the Lady Jays could not finish close games last week, losing in the final minute twice at the Baker Classic.
Leading Baker University Friday by three points with 11 seconds left, Baker tied the game at 83 at the buzzer. The Wildcats then outscored Tabor 13-7 to win 96-90.
Saturday against MidAmerica Christian University, the Bluejays did not trail until there were 24 seconds left in the game. The Lady Jays fell behind 83-82 on a pair of free throws and could not regain the lead, losing 87-86.
The Bluejays travel to Omaha, Neb., to play the College of St. Mary at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Volleyball team wins fifth, sixth games in a row
Trailing Kansas Wesleyan by one game for first place, the Tabor volleyball team defeated the University of St. Mary and Friends University last week.
Both home games, the Bluejays won in four games against St. Mary and in five against Friends.
The Bluejays travel to Sterling to play the Warriors at 7 p.m. tonight. They play again at 7 Monday in Wichita against Friends. The first round of the KCAC tournament begins Nov. 12, but the schedule will not be determined until the regular season concludes.
Soccer teams ready for conference tournament
The Tabor men’s soccer team tied Ottawa University 1-1 in overtime Saturday. The score for Tuesday’s game against Bethel was unavailable at press time.
The women’s team lost 2-0 to Ottawa on Saturday. They defeated Bethel Tuesday night, 3-2.
The KCAC quarterfinals begin Friday.