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Paynesville Press - January 14, 2003

Dogs improve to 8-1 with two wins

By Michael Jacobson

The Bulldogs girls' basketball team improved to 3-0 in conference and 8-1 for the season by beating Sauk Centre 55-36 on Thursday.

High Five Sauk Centre took an early lead, leading 14-12 after the first quarter, but the Bulldogs held the Streeters to 22 points for the rest of the game, winning by 19 points. Sauk Centre did not score in double digits in any quarter after the first frame.

Senior Amanda Glenz (right) high fives junior Kendra Johnson after the Dogs' 56-55 victory over Holdingford last week. Glenz made the winning free throw with eight seconds to play and scored 27 points.

Juniors Brittany Lieser, Rachael Wendlandt, and Sam Moser carried the Bulldogs' offense in the first half, combining for 19 of the team's 27 points. Wendlandt had eight points in the first half, and Lieser added seven.

Senior Amanda Glenz scored 13 of her 16 points in the second half. She also had 11 rebounds, three steals, and two blocked shots.

Final shot The Bulldogs had balanced scoring with Lieser and Wendlandt having nine points each (and having six rebounds each). Junior Kendra Johnson added eight points, and junior Kim Hess had seven points and ten assists.

The Bulldogs susccessfully defended this last-second shot against Holdingford on Tuesday, Jan. 6. Defending in the lane were, from left in black uniforms, Rachael Wendlandt, Amanda Glenz (partially hidden), Kim Hess, and Kayla Mackedanz.

The Bulldogs face two difficult games this week. They will host St. Cloud Cathedral in a conference game on Friday in Paynesville, and they will travel to New London-Spicer on Tuesday, Jan. 20, against the Wildcats, ranked #1 in Class AA.

Paynesville--12 15 12 16 - 55
Sauk Centre--14 7 9 6 - 36

Paynesville 55 - Amanda Glenz 6-4/7-16; Brittany Lieser 4-0/0-9; Rachael Wendlandt 4-1/2-9; Kendra Johnson 2-4/6-8; Kim Hess 3-0/0-7; Sam Moser 2-0/1-4; Kayla Mackedanz 0-1/2-1; Lynn Lieser 0-1/2-1; Bridgette Johnson 0-0/2-0; TOTALS: FG 21/58, FT 11/20, 3's 2.

Sauk Centre 36 - Anna Schumacher 4-0/0-10; Krystal Ross 4-0/0-8; Jenny Middendorf 2-0/0-6; Amanda Gruber 0-4/4-4; Chantell Kuhlmann 2-0/0-4; Brooke Engen 2-0/1-4; TOTALS: FG 14, FT 4/5, 3's 4.

STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 2 Hess 1; Lieser 1; Rebounds - 41 Glenz 11; Lieser 6; Wendlandt 6; Assists - 12 Hess 10; Steals - 12 Glenz 3; Wendlandt 3; Blocks - 2 Glenz 2.

Dogs 56, Holdingford 55
Amanda Glenz made a free throw with eight seconds left to lift the Bulldogs to a 56-55 victory over Holdingford on Tuesday, Jan. 6. The Dogs rallied to beat the Huskers by outscoring them 18-14 in the fourth quarter, including scoring the last four points of the game.

Shooting the ball Junior Kayla Mackedanz hit a three-pointer with 90 seconds to go to tie the score at 55. After a miss by Holdingford, the Bulldogs held the ball for a minute for the last shot before Glenz was fouled. She missed her first free throw but made the second, and Holdingford missed a last-second shot.

Junior Kayla Mackedanz made this three-pointer with 90 seconds to play to tie the game at 55 against Holdingford last week. The Dogs won 56-55 and are now 8-1 for the season

The Bulldogs' rally started at the end of the third quarter. With the Huskers leading 41-33, the Dogs scored the last five points of the quarter. The Huskers still led by six points with six minutes to play, but the Bulldogs outscored them 17-10 the rest of the way to win their seventh game of the season.

Glenz had 27 points, 10 rebounds, three steals, and three blocked shots for the Bulldogs. Junior point guard Kim Hess added nine points, 11 assists (including three in the last four minutes of the game), and three steals.

Holdingford--14 10 17 14 - 55
Paynesville--17 10 11 18 - 56

Holdingford 55 - Jill Rademacher 9-2/4-20; Emily Voss 8-0/0-16; Kendra Zapzalka 6-0/0-13; Samantha Bialka 1-0/0-2; Angela Krych 1-0/0-2; Amy Waletzka 1-0/0-2; TOTALS: FG 26, FT 2/5, 3's 1.

Paynesville 56 - Amanda Glenz 11-4/9-27; Kim Hess 2-3/7-9; Kendra Johnson 4-0/0-8; Kayla Mackedanz 1-0/0-3; Brittany Lieser 1-1/2-3; Brooke Schmitz 1-0/0-3; Bridgette Johnson 1-0/0-2; Lynn Lieser 0-1/2-1; TOTALS: FG 21/54, FT 9/20, 3's 5.

STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 5 Hess 2; Glenz 1; Mackedanz 1; Schmitz 1; Rebounds - 28 Glenz 10; Schmitz 7; Assists - 17 Hess 11; Steals - 11 Glenz 3; Hess 3; Blocks - 4 Glenz 3.

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