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Sports from the week of January 15, 2003

YME is tall order for Panthers

The Panther girls basketball team lost to Yellow Medicine East 54-29 at Tracy Tuesday night. The loss dropped their season record to 3-9 and they are now 3-4 in the 212 Conference.

The Panthers stayed with the strong YME team in the first half of the first quarter when they led 7-5. However the Sting came back and scored the last nine points in the period to lead 14-7 after eight minutes of play. Even at the half Tracy/Milroy/Balaton was still in the game with the score 22-13 but the third period proved to be their undoing. YME outscored TMB 17-8 to take a 39-21 lead at the three quarter mark.

"We just can't seem to handle adversity," said a disconsolate Panther coach Paul Soupir.

Girls limit KMS to 29

The Tracy/Milroy/Balaton girls' basketball team beat KMS at Tracy Friday night 47-29.

The win improved the Panthers to 3-8 overall and 3-3 in the 212 Conference. Senior Guard Laura Zwach led the Panthers in scoring with 16 points, including two, three-pointers. She also contributed three steals. Lindsay Erickson followed with 9 points and had 6 rebounds. Steph Kaup had 6 assists and 3 steals.

Matmen battle Cards tp 24-24 deadlock

The Panther wrestling team participated in a triangular meet in Redwood Falls Tuesday night and came away with a loss and a tie. They lost to Windom/Mountain Lake-Butterfield-Odin 61-13 and tied Redwood Falls 39-39.

"The boys are starting to come around now, they give 100% and are improving as we approach the sections," said Panther Assistant Coach Jeremy Trulock. "This is the second time we have lost to Windom in the last few days. They have an exceptionally good team and are ranked number two in the state in their class.

TMB competitive against JCC

The Panther boys' basketball team traveled to Jackson Monday night and lost a non-conference game to the Huskies 66-51. The loss dropped Tracy/Milroy/Balaton's season record to 2-9. The Panthers are 2-3 in the 212 Conference.

"They have an excellent team," said Panther coach Nat Boyer. "We played with them in the first half but then their transition game proved to be more than we could handle. We got into foul trouble and almost every foul resulted in a basket and a free throw."

Jake Peterreins led the Panthers with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals. The Panthers had 32 rebounds to 34 for the Huskies. TMB had 6 steals to 8 for JCC and they turned the ball over 14 times to only 8 for the winners.

TMB hit 20 of 48 field goal attempts for 42% and the Huskies hit 21 of 44 for 48%. JCC hit 4 of 9 three point shots for 45% while TMB made none of 3 attempts.

The Panthers have two tough 212 Conference games this week. Thursday. TMB travels to Granite Falls to take on Yellow Medicine East. The Panthers host MACCRAY on Tuesday.

"We are in the middle of the pack in the conference and we would like to improve on that," Boyer said.

TMB boys win two in row

The Panther boys got their second win of the season with a 58-53 win over KMS at Tracy Last Thursday night.

"We shot very well in this game," said Panther Coach Nat Boyer. "The kids played hard but we almost let them back in it with their three point shots."