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Sports from the week of December 26, 2001 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Girls win over CMC despite turnovers

The Panther girls' basketball team won a conference match-up against Central Minnesota Christian at Tracy Friday night by a score of 52-43. The win evened TMB's season record at 3-3 and they are now 3-1 in the 212 Conference.

"We did not play well tonight," said Panther Coach Paul Soupir. "I would rather play well and lose than win playing the way we did tonight. We were not ready to play. You can't be very successful with 29 turnovers, especially since we were not being pressured."

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton got off to a very slow start and only scored two points in the first quarter. They put up 15 in the second period to take the lead 17-14 at the intermission.

Both teams regained their shooting form in the second half with the Panthers out-scoring the Blue Jays 35-29 to reach the final score.

Young Panther wrestlers do well against strong Canby team

The Panther wrestling team lost to Canby, at Canby, on Thursday night by a score of 41-24.

The young Panthers did well against the always strong Canby Lancers by winning five of 13 matches. Pins were recorded by Chad Cooreman (103), Adam Snyder (119) and Derick Goettig (171). Ross Ryan (112) and Erik Kathman (152) won by decision.

"We never gave up," said Panther Coach Travis Christenson. "We were in every match and were always going for the win."

The next action for the Panther wrestling team is the Dam Site Tournament at Granite Falls on Jan. 5. TMB will host Dawson-Boyd at the high school on Thursday, Jan. 10 with B squad action beginning 6:30 p.m. The Panther B squad will host a tournament at the high school on Tuesday, Jan. 8, with action beginning at 5 p.m.

Boys' record falls to 0-7

The Panther boys' basketball team lost a conference game to BOLD at Olivia Thursday night by a score of 66-45. The Panthers' season record fell to 0-7 and they are now 0-3 in the 212 conference. The Warriors improved to 4-2 overall and they are now 2-1 in the conference.

"We dug too deep a hole for ourselves in the first half to recover from," said Panther Coach Jon Ruoff.

The Panthers were out-rebounded 47-21 and they were 14 of 63 for 22 percent in field goal shooting and were held to only 15 points in the first half. The Warriors hit 22 of 48 field goal attempts for 45 percent.

Ross Ladehoff led the Panther scoring with nine points and was followed by Scott LaVoy with 8.