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Sports from the week of February 5, 2003

Shooters sizzle in 46-point victory

The Panther girls' basketball team used their best offensive effort of the season to out-score the Central Minnesota Christian School in every period to win 67-21 at Tracy Thursday night. The win improved TMB's season record to 6-11 and they are 6-5 in the 212 Conference.

"The girls played very well tonight," said Panther Coach Paul Soupir. "When the team shoots well like we did tonight, it makes the coaches look good."

Whereas Laura Zwach, with 31 points, led the Panthers in the big upset win over BOLD last Thursday, against the Central Minnesota Christian School it was Junior Kasey Loeslie who had the hot hand. Loeslie led the Panthers in scoring with 17 points. She was followed by Tessa Nelson with 13 points to go with her 12 rebounds and 4 blocks.

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton pulled down 37 rebounds, had 22 assists, 16 steals and 5 blocks while the Blue Jays had 21 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and no blocks. The panthers turned the ball over 8 times while CMCS turned it over 26 times.

Wrestlers gain experience

The Panther wrestling team lost both ends of a triangular meet Friday at Tracy. TMB lost to LPGE 55-15 and to River Valley 47-9. TMB is now 3-12 in dual meets for the season.

"This isn't really a rebuilding year," said Panther Coach Travis Christenson. "However this is a young and inexperienced team. They are not comfortable with their moves, it is just going to take some time."

Wrestling is a sport which nothing is as important as experience. A case in point is Austin Skoblik who is strong and a good athlete but this is his first year wrestling. Skoblik has not registered a win yet this season. He came close against River Valley's Dusty Dauer but lost 8-6 in overtime. Sloblik got ahead 2-0 but then fell behind 5-2 until he tied the match to sent it to overtime. Dauer got a reversal in the overtime to win 8-6.

Conference leaders win big over boys

The BOLD Warriors beat the Tracy/Milroy/Balaton boys' basketball team Friday at Olivia, 69-37.

The loss dropped the Panthers' season record to 4-12 and 3-6 in the 212 Conference. The Warriors lead the conference with a 9-0 record.

"The key to the game was the turnovers," said Panther Coach Nat Boyer. "Every time we turned the ball over they converted it to a score-and we had 28 of them."

TMB can't overcome early Prinsburg lead

The Panther boys' basketball team lost to Central Minesota Christian School at Prinsburg Tuesday night by a score of 52-39. the loss dropped TMB's season record to 4-13 and they are 3-7 in the 212 Conference.