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Sports from the week of December 18, 2002

Cards score 104 in rout over TMB

Redwood Valley drilled the Tracy/Milroy/Balaton boys 104-40 by the Cardinals.

The loss dropped Tracy/Milroy/Balaton's season record to 0-3.

"They really took it to us," said Panther Coach Nat Boyer. "They were still pressing us in the fourth quarter."

The Cardinals, playing brilliantly and hitting the basket from all angles, sprinted to a 32-6 lead after the first eight minutes of play. By the intermission they had built up a 69-16 margin and had the game salted away.

The Panthers played a little better in the second half and were out-scored only 19-15 in the fourth quarter. TMB hit 14 of 28 field goal attempts in the game for 50% shooting but were 0 of 7 on three point attempts and turned the ball over 27 times in the first half and 12 more in the second. The Cardinals also had 16 steals to only 6 for TMB and RV had only 14 turnovers for the game. The rebounds ended up at 21 for each team.

Jake Peterreins led the team in scoring with 14 points and was followed by Greg Carlson with 10. Ellingson led the Cardinals with 22 points.

"It was a long night," said Panther B-squad coach Bob Ladehoff as the B squad also lost to the Cardinals, 72-29.

BOLD tops TMB girls

The Tracy/Milroy/Balaton girls basketball team lost to the BOLD Warriors Friday night at Olivia 65-50.

The loss dropped the Panthers' season record to 1-3, 1-2 in the 212 Conference.

"We just couldn't stop Fessenmaier," said Panther coach Paul Soupir.

The Panthers played without Kasey Loeslie.

Jessica Fessenmaier of BOLD made 14 field goals and was 4/7 from the free throw line to lead all scorers with 32 points.

The guards led the Panther offense as Senior Guard Laura Zwach hit for 20 points and Steph Kaup followed with 18. Kaup hit 2 three pointers and Zwach 1 for TMB.

"Our guards played really well," said Soupir. Laura (Zwach) had 5 or 6 assists to go with her 20 points and Steph (Kaup) had 8 rebounds to go with her 18 points. The fact that we had only 11 turnovers reflects the play of the guards."

The Warriors got off the mark fast and led 17-11 after one period of play. They scored 17 in the second quarter as well and went to the locker room with a 34-24 lead. BOLD hit the nets for 18 third period points to increase the lead to 52-35 at the end of the third quarter. The Panthers out-scored the Warriors 15-13 in the last period to close to 65-50.

The Warriors out-rebounded the Panthers 34-24 and hit 43% of their field goal attempts while TMB shot 32% from the floor. The Panthers had only 11 turnovers to 20 for their opponents.

The Panther C-squad won 40-6 and the B-squad won 58-24.

Wrestlers compete at Lamberton

The Panther wrestling team participated in a triangular meet at Lamberton last Thursday. Tracy/Milroy/Balaton lost to Pipestone 42-30 and to Red Rock Central/Walnut Grove-Westbrook 49-27. Cole Cooreman, Chad Cooreman and Paul Carlson were undefeated in the two dual meets for the Panthers.

Cole Cooreman extends season record to 10-0

The Panther wrestling team placed fourth out of eight teams in the Maple River Invitational Saturday. The team scores were: 1) Sibley East, 217.5; 2) United South Central, 186.5; 3) Maple River, 150.0; 4) Tracy/Milroy/Balaton, 141.0; 5) Minnehaha Academy, 129.0; 6) Fairmont, 88.0; 7) Aldon-Conger, 44.0; 8) Buffalo Lake-Hector, 43.0.

The Panthers had three champions–Cole Cooreman who is now 10-0 for the season with nine pins, Chad Cooreman and Adam Snyder. Tim Byrne and Mike Schreier placed third, Andy Nelson, Paul Carlson and Matt Schreier placed fourth, Justin Dardis was fifth and James Prairie, Dan Deiter and Scott Torkelson finished in sixth place.