The Benedictine Ravens men’s basketball team was ranked 13th in NAIA Division I heading into its second matchup with Tabor during the Tabor College Holiday Classic on Friday.
The Bluejays handed the Ravens their first defeat in overtime Nov. 1 in Atchison, and their second Friday, 72-65 in Hillsboro.
Tabor was led by Dewayne Biggs with 21 points and four assists, and Lance Carter, who scored 20.
The Bluejays then won 85-71 Saturday against Central Baptist College and 96-73 Monday against Haskell Indian Nations University. Tabor is now 8-6.
The Bluejays play next at 8 p.m. Thursday against McPherson College, then at 5 p.m. Saturday at Ottawa University.
Lady Jays 2-0 during Tabor Classic
The Tabor women’s team also played won a rematch with a Heart of America Athletic Conference team Saturday, defeating Baker University 76-73.
The Bluejays lost their first matchup with the Wildcats 96-90 at Baker’s home tournament Nov. 1, but managed to hold on the second time around.
Nikki Lewis and Janelle Rust led the team with 17 and 16 points, while Hillsboro native Tena Loewen led the team in rebounding with nine.
Friday, the Lady Jays came back from a 49-41 deficit in the second half to defeat Missouri Valley College, 66-64.
The Bluejays play McPherson at 6 p.m. Thursday in Hillsboro, then at 3 p.m. Saturday in Ottawa.
Tabor sports tied for second in Commissioner’s Cup
The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference announced Thursday its results for the Commissioner’s Cup after the fall sports season.
Tabor teams scored 44 points for their success in each fall sport, tying for second place with Ottawa University behind Kansas Wesleyan, who scored 47 points.
Bluejay teams tied for first place in volleyball, second place in football, and sixth place in women’s soccer. The men’s soccer team finished third and both cross-country teams placed fifth.