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Sports from the week of February 6, 2002

No. 1 Adrian puts on show for Panthers

The Adrian Dragons, the No. 1 ranked Class A team in the state,overwhelmed Panther wrestlers at the Prairie Pavilion Tuesday night 52-15.

Two weeks ago, Adrian beat the top Class AA team (Medford) and the top Class AAA team (Owatonna).

"We got off to a great start by winning the first three matches against Adrian," said Panther Coach Travis Christensen. "But they are a tough team."

After Tracy/Milroy/Balaton's Chad Cooreman and Adam Snyder got pins and Cody Arnold won the next ten matches. Ross Ryan, Cole Cooreman, James Prairie, Lance Iverson and Dan Dieter won exhibition matches.

JCC edges Panther girls in 33-31 defensive battle

Jackson County Central prevailed in a 33-31 win over Tracy/Milroy/Balaton Monday at Tracy.

The loss dropped the Panthers to 11-7 and 9-2 record.

The game was an important one for both teams trying to improve their seedings in the upcoming sub-section girls basketball tournament that begins Feb. 23 at Southwest State University in Marshall.

"We shot very poorly tonight," said assistant coach Katie Gervais. "We made only 1 of 14 shots in that first period and were only 11 of 47 for the game for 23%."

"We played very good defense tonight," said Husky coach Tub Voss. "However we did not shoot very well. The defensive efforts by both teams kept the shooting averages down."

Laura Zwach and Bitker shared scoring honors for TMB with 9 points each while Jenny Otto netted 8. Both teams took good care of the ball with TMB having 4 steals and only 6 turnovers and JCC having 2 steals and 8 turnovers. TMB had 4 blocked shots and JCC 2.

TMB will be at Prinsburg Thursday to face Central Minnesota Christian and will travel to Renville on Thursday, February 14 to face the tough Jaguars in a game that will have a great deal to say about the 212 Conference race. They will be at home against KMS to close the regular season Feb. 19.

Cagers crush BOLD

The Panther girls basketball team returned from Olivia Thursday night with a 58-35 win over BOLD. The win left TMB in a three-way tie with YME and ACGC for the conference lead at 9-2.

The win was particularly satisfying to the Panther coaching staff as TMB had lost to BOLD at Olivia in each of the last two years.

"We played very well," said Panther assistant coach Katie Gervais.

BOLD drops boys

BOLD beat the Panther boys, 68-51 Tuesday on the Tracy hardwood. The game dropped the Panthers to 2-17 on the season and 1-9 in the 212 Conference.

The Panthers led 7-6 with 3 minutes left in the first period but fell behind and never regained the lead.

The Panthers had good looks at the basket in their first two possessions and failed to score while the Warriors hit their first shot. TMB controlled the boards in the first few minutes of the game but then the Warriors took over control of the backboards.

Jake Peterreins led the Panther scoring with 13 points, followed by Scott LaVoy with 12 and Greg Carlson with 10.

The Panther B-squad lost to the Warriors 51-34. Kyle Stibbe led the young Panthers with 10 points and was followed by Ross Ladehoff and Bill Fedde with 5 each.

The B-squad lost a close game to Jackson County Central 50-48. Billy Fedde led the scoring with 16 points followed by Stibbe with 12.