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Sports from the week of February 14, 2001 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Turnovers, free throws sink girls' 212 title hopes

Bluejays win 36-33 showdown

The Panther girls basketball team had their 212 Conference title hopes eliminated in an exciting 36-33 loss to the Central Minnesota Christian Bluejays at Tracy Monday.

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton is now 10-3 in the 212 Conference (with two of the losses coming at the hands of CMCS) with just one game to play. The Bluejays are 11-0 in the conference and 17-1 overall. CMCS's only loss came at the hands of New London-Spicer, rated the top team in Class AA.

“There is a pressure defense but what you saw tonight by the Panthers was much more,” said CMCS's Coach Bob Stoel. “They played great defense! We didn't utilize our size very well until the second half but the Panthers just didn't let us do what we wanted to. There are some good teams in the 212 Conference this year with several changing to pressure defenses such as TMB employs but none of them do it with such intensity as these girls do.”

Wrestlers face Benson in team wrestling opener

• Pavilion is site of Saturday championships

The Panther wrestling team, seeded seventh in the Section 4A team wrestling tournament, tangles with Benson at Canby Thursday night. The match begins at 6 p.m.

If the Panthers beat Benson, they would wrestler Canby, with the winning team advancing to the team finals on Saturday.

The top four teams wrestle at the Tracy Prairie Pavilion, Saturday starting at 1 p.m., with the championship meet held at 4:30 p.m.

Minneota was the No. 1 seed, followed by Canby 2, Adrian 3, Renville County West 4, Wabasso 5, KMS 6, TMB 7, Dawson-Boyd 8, MACCRAY 9 and Benson number 10.

Cold shooting sinks boys against BOLD

The Panther boys basketball team lost to BOLD Saturday, 65-33. The team's season record is now 0-18 and they are 0-11 in the 212 Conference.

The Panthers fell behind early when they were out-scored 19-6 in the first quarter. T/M/B was held to only 2 points in the third quarter to fall to a 45-18 score.

Derek Rignell, the leading scorer in the 212 Conference, with a 17-point average, was held to only 9 points. He was followed by Bryce Peterson with 6 while Jake Peterreins and Greg Carlson added 5 each.