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Sports from the week of December 25, 2002

Lead slips away against Jays

The Panther boys' basketball team is still looking for their first win of the season after losing to Central Minnesota Christian School, 46-35 at Tracy Thursday night.

The Panthers started well and put the first six points of the game on the scoreboard and led 8-4 midway in the first period. They still held a 10-9 lead until the Blue Jays scored two field goals just before the quarter ended to take the lead 13-10.

The second period was the downfall of the Panthers as they were only able to score 3 points and fell behind 23-13 at the end of the first half. The two teams played evenly in the third quarter to finish 33-23.

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton started a comeback in the fourth quarter and scored the first six points. The points came on a pair of free throws each by Jake Peterreins and Sean Kirk plus a field goal by Ross Ladehoff. However the Panthers couldn't hold the Blue Jays who out-scored them 13-6 in the closing minutes. Seven of their 13 points came on free throws.

Overtime sinks TMB girls

The Panther girls' basketball team lost in overtime to Renville County West at Renville Friday, 55-47. The loss dropped Tracy/Milroy/Balaton to 2-4, on the season, and 2-3 in the 212 Conference.

The Panthers led 44-42 when the Jaguars tied the score with 8 seconds remaining in regulation. The Jaguars TMB 11-3 in the overtime.

The Panthers fell behind 11-7 in the first quarter but tied the game at half-time with a 16-point second quarter.

Laura Zwach led the Panthers with 21 points and four assists. She was followed by Tessa Nelson with 15 points and 11 rebounds. TMB outrebounded RCW 30-26. The Panthers had seven steals (three each by Nelson and Melissa Luckhardt).

Forfeits put Canby match out-of-reach

The Panther wrestling team lost to Canby 54-16 Friday night at Tracy. Tracy/Milroy/Balaton is now 1-8 in dual meets while Canby is 9-2.

The Panthers were again led by Cole Cooreman who recorded his 12th straight win with a pin. TMB was forced to forfeit four matches.

The Panthers won four out of the ten matches they engaged Canby in to belie the 54-16 score.