North Newton, Kan. - It was the a tale of two halves for the Bethel College women's basketball team as they couldn't hold onto a 16 point half-time lead and lost to rival Tabor College 52-57.
In the first half the Threshers took advantage of Tabor College's poor shooting, hitting just 4 of 28 for 14%, and quickly jumped out to a 22-9 lead. Chelsea Harris was a big reason for the Threshers success as she finished the half with 15 points. No other Thresher scored more than 4 points. Bethel College shot 43% in the half and went into the locker room feeling good.
From the very beginning of the second half the Tabor College shooting woes were a thing of the past as the Bluejays didn't miss a shot in the first 5 minutes of the second half. That shooting, combined with the Threshers unable to make a basket, led to Bethel College giving up their lead with just under 5 minutes to go in the game. From that point on the game was back and forth until Bethel was forced to foul and Tabor built their 5 point lead to end the game.
Chelsea Harris led all scorer's with 25 points, which included hitting on 11 of 12 free throws. No other Thresher was able to get double figures. Taylor Durant came of the bench to lead the Threshers in rebounding with 6.
For Tabor College (5-20, 3-12) Katlyn Mary led with 23 points and Hannah Paust and Tynan Honn chipped in with 11 and 10 points respectively.
Bethel College (9-13, 5-10) is currently sitting in 7th place in the KCAC and will travel to 3rd place Sterling College on Saturday, February 11. The Threshers beat Sterling 71-64 earlier in the season.