Hillsboro, Kan. – The Tabor College women's basketball team rode a big second half lead to its second victory of the season as the Lady Jays defeated Haskell Indian Nations University by the score of 64-59 Tuesday night in Hillsboro, Kan.
Junior Katlyn Mary paced the Lady Jays' offensive attack with 14 points on 5-10 shooting from the field to go along with three rebounds and a team-high seven assists. Fellow junior Tynan Honn also reached double figures on the night with 10 points, while junior My-Chal Duncan, and sophomores Brittany Shaklee and Hannah Paust each chipped in with nine points. Duncan also led the effort on the glass with eight rebounds as Tabor won the rebounding battle by one at 31-30.
After trailing early on Tabor would regroup and retake the lead at 15-13 on a basket by Paust with 6:25 left to play in the half. From there the Lady Jays would extend their lead to as many as nine before heading into the break holding a seven point advantage at 31-24
In the second half Tabor's offense would find its rhythm as it opened up a 19-point lead on a pair of free throws by Paust with 5:48 left to play. Despite being down, Haskell would rally late and pull within four at 61-57 with 40 seconds left to play. The four-point deficit would be as close as the Indians would get as Tabor made free throws down the stretch to come away with the victory.
The Lady Jays finished the game shooting 50 percent from the field and 44 percent from behind the arc, while dishing out 14 assists on the night.
Tabor (2-6 Overall) will travel to Vermillion, SD to take on NCAA division I foe South Dakota University in an exhibition game Monday Nov. 28, with tipoff set for 5 p.m.