The Tabor College Bluejay men got 31 points and 11 rebounds from Damon Dechant, but Sterling put four players in double figures to claim a 74-60 win Saturday in the semifinals of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference playoffs in Sterling.


The Tabor College Bluejay men got 31 points and 11 rebounds from Damon Dechant, but Sterling put four players in double figures to claim a 74-60 win Saturday in the semifinals of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference playoffs in Sterling.

Sterling outscored Tabor 30-12 from 3-point range. Sterling hit 22 of 53 from the field while Tabor was 19 of 55.

Sterling led 41-26 at the half.

Trenton Stutzman led Sterling with 18 points, hitting six of 12 3-pointers. Zach Goodrich scored 14 points. Cody Brazelton scored 12 points. Kenny McGrath scored 11.

Lawson Kingsley scored 11 points.

Tabor ends the season 18-11. Sterling, 20-10, plays McPherson at 6 p.m. today in the championship game at Hartman Arena. Sterling and McPherson both clinched berths in the NAIA Division II tournament.

TABOR (18-11) Clark-Kaneable 1-2 2-5 4, Dechant 8-14 15-20 31, Jimenez 2-8 0-0 5, Kingsley 4-10 0-0 11, Wallace 1-8 1-2 3, Chippeaux 2-4 0-0 4, Dick 0-0 0-0 0, Frise 0-4 0-0 0, Hiett 0-0 0-0 0, Janzen 1-5 0-0 2, Magee 0-0 0-0 0, Serene 0-0 0-0 0, TOTALS 19-55 18-27 60.

STERLING (20-10) Brazelton 4-6 4-7 12, Goodrich 2-8 8-8 14, McGrath 5-6 1-1 11, Poole 1-6 2-2 5, Stutzman 6-14 0-0 18, Alexander 1-4 3-4 6, Brown 1-2 0-3 2, Ferro 1-2 0-0 2, Odomes 1-5 2-2 4, TOTALS 22-53 20-27 74.

Tabor 26 34 60

Sterling 41 33 74

Total fouls TC 20, SC 19. Technical fouls na. 3-point shooting TC 4-19 (Jimenez 1-5, Kingsley 3-6, Wallace 0-7, Janzen 0-1), SC 10-26 (Goodrich 2-7, Poole 1-4, Stutzman 6-12, Alexander 1-2, Odomes 0-1). Rebounds TC 35 (Dechant 11), SC 37 (Goodrich 8). Assists TC 11 (Wallace 7), SC 15 (Goodrich 6). Turnovers TC 14 (Kingsley 3), SC 14 (three with 3). Blocked shots TC 4 (Dechant 3), SC 3 (McGrath 2). Steals TC 8 (Kingsley 2, Mcgee 2), SC 7 (Goodrich 3, Stutzman 3).