Mar 02, 2024

KWU WBB to face top seeded Tabor in KCAC Semifinals on KINA

Posted Mar 02, 2024 3:07 PM

No. 4-seeded Kansas Wesleyan plays top-seeded Tabor in the semifinals of the Kansas Conference Tournament.

: Tabor Bluejays
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Hillsboro


  1. The video stream of the game will be available online through the Coyote Sports Network at
  2. Live Stats will be available at
  3. Radio coverage can be heard locally on KINA 910 AM/107.5 FM, and online at Salina Post. The online stream is also available at Tyler Henry will have the call with pregame starting at 6:30


  1. Tickets for the KCAC tournament are on sale now at --> GET TICKETS HERE
  2. This is a no pass event, per KCAC policy
  3. All tickets must be purchased online, there will be no on-site ticket sales, KWU ticket staff will be available to help with ticket sales at the door, but there will be no cash sales


  1. Kansas Wesleyan 17-12
  2. Tabor 25-4


  1. Tabor has won the last two games and five of the last six. The Bluejays defeated the Coyotes 77-61 January 6 in Salina in the first game this season and 86-38 February 21 in Hillsboro in the second. KWU's last victory was February 15, 2023, in Mabee Arena (62-61). Tabor has a 23-18 lead in the series since February 2006.


  1. The Coyotes defeated fifth-seeded Evangel 81-72 in the quarterfinals Wednesday night inside Mabee Arena. It was their seventh victory in their last nine games. Freshman point guard Odessa Ozuna led the way with 16 points off the bench - 12 in the final 5½ minutes of the game that included nine consecutive points in a 1:36 minute span. KWU outscored the Valor 11-4 the final 2:48.
  2. Daijane AdamsJill Stephens and LaMyah Ricks each scored 11 as the Coyotes shot 43.6 percent and were 11 of 23 from 3-point range. They have made 28 3-pointers in their last two games after going 17 of 42 in the regular-season finale against York that included 10 in the fourth quarter.
  3. The Coyotes had a tough night shooting the ball in their last game against Tabor going 12 of 54 from the field (22.2 percent) overall, 3 of 19 from 3-point range. Angel Lee scored 11 points and Stephens nine.
  4. Ricks leads the team in scoring (11.3) followed by Stephens (11.1). Stephens is the top rebounder (5.1) and is shooting 39 percent from beyond the 3-point line (72 of 185). Lee averages 9.7 points but has been on a tear of late - 14.5 over her last six games.
  5. The Coyotes average 68.6 points and allow 68.9. They're shooting 38 percent overall, 32 percent from the 3-point line. They're outrebounding their opponents by 1.3 per game and average 16.7 turnovers.
  6. Ricks was named All-KCAC Second Team earlier this week. Stephens was Honorable Mention and Ozuna was on the All-Freshman Team.


  1. The Bluejays routed Bethel 67-39 the quarterfinals Wednesday night in Hillsboro. Bethel shot 27.5 percent overall (14 of 51) and was 2 of 11 from deep. It was Tabor's 13th consecutive victory.
  2. Defense is Tabor's hallmark. The Bluejays allow 54.4 points per game which ranks seventh in the NAIA. Their last five opponents scored 48 points or less; the most points they have given up this season was 78 against College of the Ozarks in their season opener. Opposing teams are shooting 37.7 percent which includes 26.5 percent from long distance.
  3. Tabor averages 68 points and is shooting 45 percent overall, 37.3 percent beyond long range. The Bluejays average 13.4 turnovers.
  4. Senior forward Alyvia Owens leads a balanced offensive attack (11.0 points per game). Junior guard Kassidy Beam is next (8.3) then freshman guard Lillie Veer (8.0).
  5. Alicia Baker led Tabor with 13 points off the bench in the game against KWU last week. The Bluejays shot 62.5 percent (35 of 56) including 8 of 14 beyond the arc.