The Knoxville Girls Basketball Squad will tip off the season this Friday against P-C-M. The Panthers got a couple of quarters in Monday night at a Jamboree in Grinnell. They defeated B-G-M 40-27 in that half of basketball. One thing that was encouraging to Coach Jim Utiermarkt was the amount of points his team put up in one half of play. Utiermarkt says taking care of the ball will be one point of emphasis this season as Knoxville averaged over 21 turnovers per game last season. He also tells KNIA/KRLS Sports that while still young…with a possibility of three sophomores in the lineup…they will be experienced. Knoxville was 8-14 last season.