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Sports from the week of January 16, 2002 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Girls win twice in OT

The Panther girls basketball team won successive overtime basketball games last week to improve their season record to 6-5.

“Those games were draining both physically and mentally,“ said Panther coach Paul Soupir.

Panthers 58, Arrows 55 (OT)
Thursday the girls traveled to Pipestone where they defeated the state ranked Arrows 58-55 in overtime.

The Panthers fell behind 18-14 in the first quarter, but gained a 39-32 lead at intermission. Regulation time ended in a 53-53 tie.

In overtime Jenna Tholen hit a field goal and Jenny Otto added a field goal and a free throw. The Arrows were held to two free throws and Tracy/Milroy/Balaton won 58-55.

Laura Zwach and Otto led the Panther scoring with 16 points each while Steph Kaup and Tholen added 10 each.

The Panthers were 3 of 6 on three- point field goals for 50% and 21 of 40 on 2-point attempts for 52%. The Arrows were 4 of 9 on three pointers for 21% and 15 of 40 on 2 point field goals for 38%. The Panthers pulled down 28 rebounds to only 19 for the Arrows and committed 16 turnovers to only 8 for the Arrows. The teams had 10 steals each.

“We played hard,” said Soupir. “Jenna (Tholen) played well and Steph (Kaup) stepped up. Jenny (Otto) and Rhonda (Bitker) did a good job inside on defense.”

The Panther B squad lost to the Arrows by a score of 45-30. Jenna Schaar and Steph Hebig led the Panthers in scoring with 8 points each. They were followed by Tessa Nelson with 5, Lynn Brockway and Steph Kaup with 4 each and Kasey Loeslie with 1.

JCC tops TMB, 56-38

The Panther boys basketball team lost to Jackson County Central Tuesday night in Tracy 56-38. The loss dropped their season record to 1-12 and they are 0-5 in the 212 Conference.

The Panthers dug a deep hole for themselves in the first quarter and were never able to crawl out of it. They scored only 4 points in the first quarter and allowed 16 at the other end. Bryce Peterson scored the only two field goals for Tracy/Milroy/Balaton in the the first period, one to open the game and the other with only a few minutes left in the period.

The Panthers were a little more productive in the second half with 12 points in the third quarter but the Huskies put up 16 points to make the score 42-25 at the end of three periods of play.

Scott LaVoy led the Panthers with 12 points. TMB pulled down 34 rebounds, had 8 steals and 9 assists while the stats revealed they only turned the ball over 7 times. They hit 14 of 47 field goal attempts for 30% and dropped 7 of 13 free throw.attempts.

The B-squad lost 44-43. Ross Ladehoff led the B -quad in scoring with 14 points and Kyle Stibbe added 9. Jerad Wendorff scored 6, Jake Gervais and Anders Davidson added 4 each while Bill Fedde, Pat Spielman and Sean Kirk scored 2 each.

The Panther C-squad kept the night from being a clean sweep for the Huskies, winning 42-33 at the Prairie Pavilion.

Matmen upend Dawson

The Panther wrestling team won a close dual meet with Dawson-Boyd Thursday night at the High school 33-28.

Adam Snyder (119) registered the only pin for TMB and decisions were won by Chad Cooreman (103), Cody Arnold (112) and Kevin Bierbaum (140). Dawson-Boyd forfeited at 152, 160 and 171. The Panthers forfeited at 135 and 189.

In B squad matches Chia Thao of the Panthers won a 4-0 decision over Moen at 95 lbs, Derrick Vosberg won by fall, 1:02 over Peterson, Drew Hebig lost by a fall, 1:02 to Ireland, Dan Deiter won a 5-4 decision over Brown at 140 lbs and Paul Johnson lost by fall, 5:45 to Bothun.

103-Chad Cooreman, won, dec., 6-2, Bothun;
112-Cody Arnold, won, dec., 7-5, Estling;
119-Adam Snyder, won, fall, 5:39, Bothun;
125-Donald Strand, lost, dec., 10-9, Schuller;
130-Andy Nelson, lost, fall, 3:27, Sather;
140-Kevin Bierbaum, won, dec., 5-2, Brown;
145-Paul Carlson, lost, dec., 12-3, Schendorf;
152- Erik Kathman, won, forfeit;
160-Scott Torkelson, won, forfeit;
171- Derick Goettig, won, forfeit;
Hwt-Mike Schreier, lost, dec., 10-6, Club.