Hillsboro, Kan. – The Tabor College women's basketball team could not recover from a sluggish first half as the Lady jays fell to the Bulldogs of McPherson College by the score of 62-52 Saturday night in Hillsboro, Kan.
Sophomore Hannah Paust led all scorers in the game with 17 points on 6-15 shooting from the field to go along with six rebounds and two steals on the night. Tabor also got offensive help from junior Katlyn Mary with eight points while fellow junior Tynan Honn chipped in with seven points.
Honn along with Paust led the Lady Jays on the glass with eight rebounds as Tabor lost the battle on the glass by six at 40-34.
The Bulldogs would start fast and use a 13-3 run to start the game and open up a 10-point lead on the Lady Jays with just under four minutes gone by in the game. The Bulldogs' lead would grow to as many as 17 points in the first half before Tabor cut it down to 12 at 36-24 heading into the halftime break.
In the second half Tabor would cut the deficit down to six at 44-38 with 12:37 left to play but that's as close as the Lady Jays would get all night. McPherson would do just enough to keep Tabor at bay before earning the 10-point victory.
Tabor finished the game shooting 29 percent from the field and just 19 percent from behind the arc while dishing out nine assists and committing 14 turnovers for the game. Mary led the Bluejays with three assists on the night.
Tabor (0-2 KCAC, 2-8 Overall) will host Kansas Wesleyan University Thursday Dec. 8, in Hillsboro, Kan. The junior varsity game is scheduled for 2 p.m. with the varsity game to follow later on that night at 6 p.m.