Three members of each of the final two teams in the District 15B tournament headline the all-tournament team. From 15B champion Timber Lake, seniors Jacob Alley, Nathan Hollenbeck and Nick Bad Warrior were selected.
Timber Lake had the edge through three quarters in their Region 8B title game against Harding County, but in the end the Ranchers wore the Panthers down with the scoring of Clayton Koch. The 6’2” senior poured in a game high 32 points for Harding County, including 12 in the fourth quarter, as the Ranchers erased a 5-point deficit and won 68-62. With the win March 8 at Faith, Harding County earned a berth in the Class B State Tournament March 17-19 at Aberdeen. Timber Lake led 17-8 after the first quarter, 28-26 at halftime and 49-44 heading into the fourth.
The Faith Longhorns clung to a slim lead throughout much of the fourth quarter on Thursday, March 3 to defeat Timber Lake 37-35 in the Region 8B girls basketball championship. Faith (20-2) advanced to the State B tournament March 10-12 at Huron with the win. Timber Lake ended their season at 16-7.
The District 15B boys basketball tournament began this week with first round games on Monday, Feb. 29 and semifinal action on Tuesday, March 1. The final round contest will be played on Friday, March 4 at Wakpala.
The Lemmon Cowgirls advanced to the finals of the district tournament in their first year in 15B, as they defeated the Dupree Tigers 58-26 in Wakpala Feb. 23. Morgan Ham scored 26 points to lead Lemmon. Dupree got 6 points from Bailie Birkeland. The Dupree girls ended the season with an 11-11 record.
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By Robert Slocum The Timber Lake Panthers captured the District 15B girls basketball championship Thursday, Feb. 25 at Wakpala, defeating a dangerous Lemmon Cowgirls team 53-40. At least some of the credit can be given to a well executed defensive effort, as the Panthers held Lemmon to singledigit point totals in each of the first three quarters. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Timber%20Lake%20TopicID443/
The Dupree girls finished their basketball regular season with a 68-24 victory over District 15B fellow Wakpala at Wakpala on Friday. Dupree was led by Camryn Ganje’s 15 points. The Lady Tigers finish the regular season with 10 wins and 10 losses. Previously Dupree had defeated Rapid City Christian 43-19.
The Timber Lake varsity basketball girls closed out their regular season schedule on Thursday, Feb. 18 at home, hosting the formidable Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Lady Braves in a 69-52 loss for the Panthers. C-EB compiled a 16-4 record this season and has the top seed in Region 6A. The Panthers finish the regular season 14-6 and with the #2 seed in the District 15B tournament this week.
Perhaps it’s a good thing Isabel isn’t a wrestling town. Warren Sporer was told that by a school board member in 1975. The man known as “Tiny” then turned his passion into the foundation for what the T.F. Riggs wrestling program has become.