HILLSBORO — Following three straight losses, the schedule doesn’t get any easier. The Ottawa University women’s basketball team hosts No. 11 Sterling College (20-2, 15-2 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) 6 p.m. today.

Ottawa (7-14, 7-10 KCAC) is clinging to eighth place in the conference standings with seven games left in the regular season. Sterling, meanwhile, is in the driver’s seat for a conference championship. The Lady Warriors have slumped a bit in January, going 2-2 in their last four games. They edged McPherson College 60-59 Monday.

OU’s Monday game featured offensive regression by the road team at Tabor College in Hillsboro. The Lady Braves shot just 27.7 percent (13-47) from the field and committed 19 turnovers in a 77-44 loss to Tabor.

A nightmarish first half spotted Tabor a 23-point lead (26-13) just before halftime. OU hit just six field goals and committed 12 of its 19 turnovers in the first half.

Tabor’s Morgan Ediger led all players with 14 points off 6-10 shooting. Kelsey Hendricks scored eight points and snagged four rebounds to lead Ottawa.

Tabor (77) - Ediger 14, Wiebe 11, Burns 8, Leiszler 8, Deniston 7, Hoyt 7, Swink 5, Turner 4, Mires 4, Jo Peterson 3, Wedel 2, Garcia 2, Wilkin 2.

Ottawa (44) - Hendricks 8, Grizzle 7, McAvoy 7, Rose 6, Anthony 5, Hughes 4, Nachbar 2, Vaughn 2, Shaffer 2, Riffle 1.