The lead changed hands several times in Timber Lake's meeting with Standing Rock on Monday, but when the final buzzer sounded, the Warriors had managed to eke out a 59-56 victory over the Panthers. Timber Lake, which drops to 2-8 on the season, will travel to Dupree on Tuesday, Feb. 3, before playing in the Little Moreau Conference Tournament, which gets underway Thursday, Feb. 5 in McIntosh. Jacob Alley got the Panthers off to a strong start against Standing Rock with three field goals, including two 3-pointers, to put Timber Lake up 20-17 at the end of the first quarter. Tristan Four Swords hit six points to lead the Warriors on a 15-10 run in the second frame that gave Standing Rock a 32-30 edge at the halftime break.
In a case of deja vu, the Timber Lake Lady Panthers squared off against the Lemmon Cowgirls on Saturday in the championship game of the Little Moreau Conference Girls Basketball Tournament. The same two teams battled for the tournament title last January, and both times Lemmon came out on top. Lemmon had four players in double figures and shot nearly 100 percent from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter to claim a 65-52 victory over Timber Lake.
Harding County used a balanced scoring attack and took advantage of two Timber Lake starters fouling out to sneak past the Lady Panthers 43-39 on Saturday, January 17 at Timber Lake. The loss dropped Timber Lake to 6-4 overall while the Lady Ranchers improved to 3-7.
The seventh and eighth grade boys basketball season is underway. Team members are FRONT (L-R): Taylor Goldade, Jamie Keller, Trey Bollinger, Beau DuBray, Garrett Hunter; MIDDLE: TyRay Cadotte, Skyler Pateneaude, Kuper Heck, Bergen Marshall, Riley Lindskov, Isaac Kraft; BACK: Samual Four Bear, Tucker Kraft, Brayden Pay Pay, G.J. Castaneda, Lane Handboy, Jackson Harrison, Brady Hall, Coach Megan Nash.
Nicholas Bad Warrior pitched in 14 points in the Panthers’ game against Standing Rock at the Mobridge Rotary Classic.
The Timber Lake boys basketball team struggled in its last two outings and remained winless after dropping a lopsided contest to Little Moreau Conference foe Faith on December 19 and losing to Standing Rock in the Mobridge Rotary Classic on Saturday, December 27.
Morgan Ducheneaux scored 14 points for the Lady Panthers in their game against Strasburg-Zeeland at the Mobridge Rotary Classic.
The Timber Lake girls basketball team is riding a three-game win streak after a pair of exciting overtime victories in the past week, lifting them to 3-2 on the season. The Lady Panthers bumped Little Moreau Conference rival Faith 34-33 on December 22, and rallied to beat Strasburg-Zeeland, ND 48-45 on Saturday, December 27 in the Mobridge Rotary Classic.
Tucker Dale of Timber Lake (header) and Dustin Searcy of Mooreland, OK won the team roping in the PRCA Permit Holder of the Year Challenge in Las Vegas, NV on December 4. Tucker had won the North Dakota Rodeo Association heading championship saddle held in Bismarck, ND and was invited to compete in the PRCA Permit Holder of the Year Challenge being held during the Benny Binton’s World Famous Bucking Horse and Bull Sale in Las Vegas.