LINDSBORG — Tabor College’s men captured the KCAC championship on Saturday by shredding Bethany College’s defense for 60 second-half points en route to a 98-80 victory.
Tabor is now 17-3 in the KCAC and leads York by two games with two left to play, but the Bluejays swept the season series and that is the first tiebreaker.
The yo-yo season continued for the wildly erratic Swedes, who are now 10-10 in the KCAC and 13-15 overall. They are tied with Ottawa for the No. 6 spot for the playoffs.
Probable KCAC Player of the Year Lance Carter scored 22 points to lead five Bluejays in double figures. Cody Harris, who is catching fire for Bethany at the end of the year, topped the Swedes with 22 points and Khalid Washington furnished 20.
Bethany trailed only 38-34 at the half, but Bluejays’ offensive execution in the second half overwhelmed the Swedes.
The Swedes have a tough week coming up, hosting Friends on Thursday and ending the regular season Saturday at Saint Mary.
• TABOR WOMEN 76, BETHANY 42 — The Swedes were never in it as Tabor led 37-16 at the half.
Tehya Peters scored 14 points to lead BC, while Kimi Lindshield had 12 and Ashton Burdick added 10. Sydney Webb led balanced Tabor with 15 points.
Bethany is out of the KCAC playoff picture at 5-15 and is 7-19 overall. The Swedes host conference champion Friends on Thursday, with third-place Saint Mary the final game on Saturday in Leavenworth.