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.
The Timber Lake boys basketball team won their third straight varsity contest on Thursday, Jan. 7 as they defeated Edmunds Central 64-33 at Roscoe. Timber Lake ran out to a 16-2 lead to begin the game and never looked back. The win puts the Panther boys at 5-3 on the season so far. Nine Panther players made the scoring column, led by Jacob Alley’s 20 points. Alley had seven field goals (two three-pointers) and was 4-6 at the free throw line.
Patriots turn points in the paint into holiday win over TL boys
Timber Lake outscored Eureka-Bowdle in the first and final quarters of their Rotary Classic contest Dec. 28 at Mobridge-Pollock School, but the Patriots executed their game plan in the second and third quarters effectively enough to emerge with a 50-42 victory. The Panthers got off to a hot start shooting and used a full court press to keep E-B from getting comfortable on the other end. This led to a 17-13 Timber Lake lead after the first quarter.
The Faith Longhorns used a strong second half effort to erase a halftime deficit and defeat the Timber Lake Panthers 56-41 at Faith on December 18. Timber Lake led 21-19 at halftime, but Faith outscored them 37-20 in the third and fourth quarters combined.
Sophomore Loryn Schoelerman was a basket-making machine for Timber Lake as she pumped in 14 field goals on her way to 29 points to lead the Panthers to a 67-42 victory. over Mobridge-Pollock on December 17. The home team Tigers owned the first quarter, jumping out to a 14-6 lead in the opening eight minutes. In the second quarter the Panthers countered with a 20-9 run of their own to take a 26-23 lead at the half.
The Timber Lake varsity boys have started their basketball season with a second straight victory, as they cruised past Wakpala 76-19 Monday night at Timber Lake. The Panthers opened with a 19-6 first quarter advantage and never looked back, leading 39-13 at the half and 59-15 after three quarters.