William Berger drives the ball past an Amery defender January 30. The Panthers fell 53-39 at home.Charlie Seffinga shoots a free-throw January 30 in Durand against Amery.Logan Polzer puts up a 3-pointer.Ben Weber tosses up a lay-up January 30.

Panthers fall in two match-ups

The Durand Panthers boys basketball team took two losses last week, beginning with a 70-60 fall at Regis January 27.
The Panthers played hard in the first quarter, overtaking Regis 15-14.
Regis held the Panthers to only 3 points in the second, and put up 16, to take a 30-18 lead at the half.
The Panthers fought back in the third, putting up 20 points and holding Regis to 16, to cut Regis’ lead to 46-38.
Durand didn’t have quite enough steam to come back, and despite putting up 22 points in the fourth quarter, Regis added 24 to take the 70-60 victory.
Ben Weber led the Panthers with 18 points, followed by Bret Schlosser and Isaac Annis, each with 11.
William Berger pulled down 5 rebounds, while Schlosser, Annis, and Jake Dunbar each tallied 4.
Weber and Berger each recorded 5 assists. Reid Hansen added 4, Dunbar 3. Weber and Dunbar also each tallied a steal, and Logan Polzer recorded a block.
The Panthers totaled 23 rebounds, 18 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block.
The Panthers shot 15 of 25 in the field, and sank 9 of 27 attempted 3-pointers. They went 3-for-6 from the line.
Caleb Grochowski, Polzer, and Annis each shot 1-for-2.
The Panthers hosted Amery on Friday, January 30, and fell 53-39.
The first quarter was slow for both teams, as Amery outscored Durand 9-2.
Amery put up 12 in the second over Durand’s 10 to take a 21-12 lead at the half.
The trend continued into the third quarter with Durand scoring 11 to Amery’s 17, but Durand claimed the fourth quarter 16-15.
The Warriors took home the 53-39 Middle Border Conference win.
Polzer led the Panthers with 11 points, followed by Annis and Grochowski with 8 each.
Berger pulled down 9 rebounds, Polzer 7, Grochowski and Annis 5.
Hansen dished out 3 assists, and Dunbar and Berger each tallied 2.
Hansen recorded 4 steals. Polzer and Annis each tallied a block.
The Panthers totaled 37 rebounds, 9 assists, 9 steals, and 2 blocks.
Durand shot 9 of 26 field goals, and 5 of 34 attempted 3-pointers. They went 6-for-11 from the line.
Grochowski and Polzer each shot 3-for-4 from the line.
The Panthers visited Barron on Tuesday, but results were unavailable at press time.
Durand will host New Richmond on Friday. See next week’s Courier-Wedge for results.
The Panthers are 3-12 overall, and 3-6 in the MBC.

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