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20
Feb
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Panther boys on a roll

Panther boys on a roll

Photo by Robert Slocum

Timber Lake’s Isaac Kraft glides to the hoop for two points, past the defense of Newell’s David Morell.

Panther boys on a roll

With the end of the regular season just a week away, the Timber Lake Panthers are in a position to win out their remaining games and head into the playoffs with a 15-5 season mark.

The Panthers have won three straight, eliminating Newell, Potter County and North Central (Eureka/ Bowdle) to get to 12-5 overall. They were at McIntosh for a conference tilt on Tuesday as this issue of the Topic went to press. Timber Lake faces Little Wound in Kyle on Friday and hosts Tiospaye Topa on Friday, Feb. 28, in the regular season finale. Neither of the final two opponents will bring winning records to the matchups.

As of Tuesday, the Panthers were third in the Region 8 standings behind Faith and Harding County.

Timber Lake 71

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Thu
13
Feb
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Dupree claims 7th place in 2nd win of season

Dupree claims 7th place in 2nd win of season

Photo by Robert Slocum

Dupree’s Jacob Anderson was selected to the all-tournament team.

Dupree claims 7th place in 2nd win of season

Photo by Robert Slocum

Bennett Brooks and the Dupree boys earned their second victory on Saturday.

Dupree claims 7th place in 2nd win of season

Photo by Patty Peacock

McIntosh’s Tell Mollman rises for a shot over two Tiospaye Topa defenders during LMC tourney action.

The Dupree Tigers earned their second win of the season Saturday, getting past winless Bison 61-37 in the final round of the Little Moreau Conference Tournament to finish seventh in the eight-team field.

The Tigers, 2-14 overall, play on the road in Murdo Thursday, Feb. 13 before taking on St. Francis at 11 a.m. in the Sacred Hoops Classic at Crow Creek High School on Saturday. The Tigers are then off until Thursday, Feb. 20, when they host Newell.

Faith 80, Dupree 37

Faith built a 50-24 first half lead and outscored the Tigers 30-13 in the second half to claim a first-round victory.

Blake Bear Stop and Jake Anderson led Dupree with 13 and 12 points, respectively. Floyd Traversie and Bennett Brooks pitched in four points each, Elijah Brewer scored three and Max Peacock finished with one point.

Tyson Selby sparked Faith with 20 points while Harland Groves contributed 15.

 

 

 

Thu
13
Feb
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Panthers finish in 4th place

Panthers finish in 4th place

Chazz Gabe gathers in a rebound for the Panthers during LMC tournament action.

Panthers finish in 4th place

Photos by Robert Slocum

Hunter Schrempp makes a drive-and-dish during Timber Lake’s LMC win over Bison.

LMC boys basketball tournament

After cruising past Bison in the opening round, Timber Lake had its hopes of winning a third straight Little Moreau Conference (LMC) boys basketball tournament title dashed in the quarterfinals Friday with a loss to eventual champion Lemmon. The Panthers were unable to bounce back in the consolation final on Saturday, dropping a decision to Harding County to finish in fourth place.

Timber Lake, 9-5 overall, hosts Newell on Friday and travels to Gettysburg to challenge Potter County on Saturday. The Panthers follow that with a home court matchup against North Central (Eureka-Bowdle) on Monday and head to McIntosh on Tuesday.

Timber Lake 72, Bison 17

Timber Lake was without starter Isaac Kraft, who was sidelined by illness, but his contributions weren’t needed as the Panthers claimed a lopsided first-round victory over the winless Cardinals.

 

 

 

Thu
06
Feb
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Balanced scoring attack propels Panther boys past RC Christian

Balanced scoring attack propels Panther boys past RC Christian

Timber Lake senior Taylor Goldade tries to reach the ball while Rapid City Christian’s Payton Causey (3) and Mitch Heidecker (23) try to keep him from it.

Photo by Jon Flatland

Balanced scoring attack propels Panther boys past RC Christian

A balanced scoring attack and feisty second half defense lifted the Timber Lake Panthers past Class A Rapid City Christian 63-55 in boys basketball action Saturday.

The Panthers, who improved to 7-3 on the season, hosted Dupree on Tuesday as a warm-up for the Little Moreau Conference Tournament, which gets underway today (Thursday). Timber Lake will host Bison in the first round of the tournament with quarterfinals and finals being played in Faith on Friday and Saturday. With the loss to the Panthers, Rapid City Christian dropped to 7-5 overall.

Down 19-13 in the first quarter, Timber Lake chipped away at the deficit to get within one, 30-29, just before the halftime break. The Panthers outscored the Comets 34-25 in the second half, pulling ahead 44-42 on a buzzer- beating tip-in by Taylor Goldade to end the third stanza, and sealed the victory with a 19-13 run in the final frame.

 

 

 

Thu
06
Feb
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TLHS girls 3-8 with busy stretch of ball ahead

TLHS girls 3-8 with busy stretch of ball ahead

Timber Lake’s Macey Bollinger (15) fires a jump shot while Stormi Hulm

(23) boxes out during their home game against RC Christian.

Photo by Jon Flatland

After suffering a trio of losses, the Timber Lake girls basketball team will carry a 3-8 overall record into a busy two week stretch that finds them playing seven games over the next 12 days.

The Lady Panthers will travel to New Underwood on Saturday for a 12 noon tip-off in a game that was re-scheduled from Jan. 17 due to a snowstorm. They then head into a three game homestand that finds them hosting Standing Rock on Monday, Mobridge-Pollock on Tuesday and Newell next Friday, Feb. 14. Timber Lake travels to Gettysburg on Saturday, Feb. 15, and will host Eureka-Bowdle on Monday, Feb. 17, and McIntosh on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Wall 59 Timber Lake 53

Three Timber Lake players hit double figures, but it wasn’t enough to get past the Lady Eagles, who had four players of their own score in double figures and were able to hold off a late Lady Panther rally.

 

 

 

Thu
30
Jan
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LMC All-Tournament Team

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FRONT (L-R): Lindsey Wilken, Faith; Sydnie Schauer, Faith; Kaycee Groves, Faith;

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Thu
30
Jan
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Free throws sink Panthers in OT loss to Sully Buttes

Free throws sink Panthers in OT loss to Sully Buttes

* Panthers led 17-13 at half

Free throws sink Panthers in OT loss to Sully Buttes

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Chazz Gabe drives to the bucket versus Sully Buttes in basketball action in Timber Lake Jan. 21.

Sully Buttes 51, Timber Lake 47

A seven-for-eight free throw shooting performance in overtime, including six by senior guard Nick Wittler, helped the Sully Buttes Chargers slip past the Timber Lake Panthers 51-47 in boys basketball action last Tuesday, Jan. 21. The loss dropped the Panthers to 6-3 on the season while Sully Buttes improved to 7-1. Timber Lake won’t see action again until Feb. 4 when it hosts Dupree.

Sully Buttes led 10-9 after one quarter but the Panthers got six points from Isaac Kraft during an 8-3 run in the second frame to pull ahead 17-13 just before the half. Timber Lake was in front 28-25 heading into the fourth quarter and both teams missed opportunities for game-winning baskets at the end of regulation, sending them into overtime knotted at 42. Wittler’s precision free throw shooting gave the Chargers a 9-5 edge during the extra quarter to secure the victory.

Thu
30
Jan
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Panther girls finish 4th in LMC tournament

Panther girls finish 4th in LMC tournament

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Panther girls finish 4th in LMC tournament

Molly Kraft

Timber Lake cruised past Bison in the first round of the annual Little Moreau Conference (LMC) Girls Basketball Tournament on Thursday but that was the only victory the Lady Panthers would collect in the event. They dropped a quarterfinal matchup to eventual champion Faith on Friday before losing to Lemmon in Saturday’s consolation final to finish fourth in the eight-team field.

The tournament showing puts Timber Lake at 3-5 overall heading into a road trip to Wall on Friday. The Lady Panthers then travel to Buffalo to take on Harding County on Monday and will host Dupree on Tuesday.

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Thu
23
Jan
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McLaughlin boys get 66-61 win at Mobridge-Pollock

McLaughlin boys get 66-61 win at Mobridge-Pollock

Elias Sims

Elias Sims poured in a gamehigh 23 points and teammate Lex Farrell added 19 as the McLaughlin Mustangs slipped past Mobridge-Pollock 66-61 in boys basketball action last Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Mobridge-Pollock ran out to a 27-16 first quarter advantage and led 40-29 at the intermission. The Mustangs chipped away at the deficit in the third quarter, trimming it to just seven points, 49-42, and completed the comeback in the final frame by outscoring the Tigers 24-12 to earn the victory.

 

 

 

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Thu
23
Jan
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LMC tourney pairings set, finals are Saturday

LMC tourney pairings set, finals are Saturday

Timber Lake’s Halle Kraft and the Panthers will play Bison in the first round.

LMC tourney pairings set, finals are Saturday

Dupree’s Kennedy McLellan and the Tigers will play Harding Co. in the first round.

Little Moreau Conference Girls Basketball Tournament

The 2020 Little Moreau Conference girls basketball tournament will get underway today (Thursday) with first-round contests in Faith, Lemmon, Dupree and Timber Lake. All the games will tip-off at 6 p.m. In the opening round, No. 4 seed Timber Lake will take on No. 5 seed Bison in Timber Lake. The Lady Panthers enter the tournament with a 3-2 record while Bison sits at 6-2. Top-seeded defending champion Faith Lady Longhorns, the heavy favorite coming into the tournament with a 9-1 mark, will meet No. 8 seed Tiospaye Topa in Faith. 

 

 

 

 

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