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.
The Sully Buttes Chargers, ranked No. 2 in the state, opened the 2015-16 girls basketball season by traveling to face the Timber Lake Panthers on Tuesday, Dec. 8. After taking an early lead, the Chargers were able to cruise to a 70-34 victory. Sully Buttes led 13-4 after the first quarter and 28-13 at the half. The third quarter truly broke the game open, as the Chargers went on a 28-5 run to put the score at 56-18 heading into the fourth period.
The Timber Lake Panther varsity boys basketball team opened the season with a 69-58 victory over the Lemmon Cowboys Friday, Dec. 11 at Lemmon. The Cowboys led by a thin margin at halftime, but Timber Lake’s Jacob Alley poured in 16 of his 28 points in the second half to bring the Panthers from behind. The home team jumped out to a 20-11 lead in the first quarter as Cole Schockley and Jace Kocer combined for 18 points in the opening minutes. An 18-12 run by Timber Lake in the second quarter got the Panthers within three points with a 32-29 score at halftime.
Returning letter winners for the Timber Lake Panthers boys basketball team are FRONT (L-R): Jacob Alley, Brayden Pay Pay, Jackson Harrison, Ethan Aberle; BACK: Tucker Kraft, Nathan Hollenbeck, Tanner Lawrence, Keith Jewett, and Cody Ward. The Panthers open their season on Friday when they travel to Lemmon for a double header with the girls. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition
Timber Lake School will host the 2015 Little Moreau Conference Junior High Girls Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 5, with teams from Timber Lake, Harding County, Dupree, McIntosh, Faith, Newell, Bison and Lemmon participating. The tournament will get underway at 10 a.m.