PREP BOYS' BASKETBALL: T-M-B falls in overtimeTRACY — The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton boys’ basketball team did something it hadn’t done all season on Thursday night.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
TRACY — The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton boys’ basketball team did something it hadn’t done all season on Thursday night.
The Panthers forced a game into overtime.
In their first overtime game of the year, the Panthers came out just short, losing to Minneota 49-46.
The game was close the entire way through, with T-M-B entering halftime with a slight 24-22 advantage.
The teams played neck-and-neck in the second half, finishing regulation with the score tied at 42-all.
But it was Minneota who came out victorious, out-scoring T-M-B 7-4 in the extra frame to secure the win.
The Vikings (6-18) were led by Grant Hennen’s 18 points. Austin Buysse added 10 points and Lee Bot also had 10 points for Minneota.
The Panthers (11-12) were led but Parker Lanoue’s 17 points. Mason Van Essen added nine points for T-M-B.
With the win, Minneota snapped a seven-game losing streak. Prior to Thursday, the Vikings’ last win was on Jan. 26.
Each team is entering its final regular season game next week.
Minneota hosts Dawson-Boyd on Monday, while T-M-B closes out its regular season with a home game against Redwood Valley.
Minneota 22 20 7 — 49
T-M-B 24 18 4 — 46