Four scorers in double figures helped Timber Lake defeat the Dupree varsity boys 75-56 Feb. 2 at Timber Lake. The game was a Little Moreau Conference matchup and a final tuneup for both teams prior to the LMC tournament which began Feb. 4. Jacob Alley had 19 points, Brayden Pay Pay 17, and Nicholas Bad Warrior and Nathan Hollenbeck scored 12 points each for the Panthers.
The Timber Lake Panthers placed fourth in the Little Moreau Conference Tournament, played Feb. 4-6. The Panthers defeated Lemmon in the first round at Lemmon to place themselves in the semifinals, where they lost to Harding County at Faith. Bison nipped TLHS 64-62 in the third place game.
The Timber Lake girls basketball team reached its highest point total of the season Jan. 26 at home versus the Bison Cardinals, winning 76-27. Three Panthers shared the scoring lead with 12 points each, as Josie White, Sydney Maher and Sydnee Mettler each scored a dozen.
A fourth quarter charge by Timber Lake couldn’t outweigh a tough start at Ft. Yates Jan. 25 as Standing Rock took a 70-61 victory. Although the Panther boys outscored the Warriors 20-12 in the fourth quarter, Standing Rock’s 18-6 start helped them hold on to the lead. Kole Irons Shield had 21 points to lead Standing Rock. Jacob Alley led with 20 points. In the JV game, Brayden Pay Pay scored 16 points for Timber Lake.
By Robert Slocum
The Dupree Tigers boys basketball team went 1-2 in the past week, picking up their second victory of the season in the process. All three recent games were against LMC opponents. The Tigers dropped an 82-40 contest at Lemmon on Jan. 15, defeated Tiospaye Topa 69-58 at LaPlant on Jan. 19, and on Jan. 25 the Bison Cardinals won a 75-54 struggle at Bison. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition
The Little Moreau Conference girls basketball tournament will kick off this Thursday, Jan. 21. First round match ups will be hosted by the higher seeded team, with semifinals on Friday and the final game Saturday being played at Lemmon.
Two of the hottest teams in the Little Moreau Conference and District 15B squared off in Timber Lake Tuesday, Jan. 12, as the Timber Lake Panthers handed the McIntosh Tigers their first loss of the season. Timber Lake (5-3) used a balanced scoring effort and controlled the rebounds to bump off a shorthanded McIntosh (8-1) team 56-38. The Panthers had seven players score and grabbed 33 rebounds (13 offensive) while leading at each quarter break.
The Timber Lake boys duplicated their largest margin of victory this season in a 78-47 victory over Takini on boys varsity action Jan. 15 at Timber Lake. Eight days after defeating Edmunds Central by 31 points in Roscoe, the Panthers put on a show in their first varsity boys home game this month. Five Panthers scored in double digits and eight players notched the scoring column against Takini. Nicholas Bad Warrior had 17 points to lead TLHS and Brayden Pay Pay added 16.
The Dupree Tigers defeated the McIntosh Tigers 50-44 in a boys varsity basketball contest that was played early on Jan. 7 because of icy road conditions. The junior varsity contest was cancelled and the varsity contest was played at Dupree at 5 p.m. The win was the first of the season for Dupree, which began 0-3.