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|Paynesville Press - January 19, 2005|
Albany, EV-W defeat cager girls
The state-rated Albany Huskies stayed undefeated in the West Central Conference North, beating the Bulldogs girls' basketball team 67-43 in Albany on Thursday.|
Albany (11-2 overall, 5-0 in the WCC North) completed an undefeat-ed sweep through the first half of their 2004-05 conference schedule. They took a ten-point lead in the first quarter and outscored the Dogs in all four quarters, winning 67-43.
Albany, rated #9 in Class AA, shot 41 percent from the floor, while the Bulldogs shot 36 percent. But Albany launched 27 more shots than the Dogs (68 to 41). Albany made 28 of 68 shots from the floor while the Dogs made 15 of 41.
The Dogs committed 27 turnovers compared to six for the Huskies.
Senior Kim Hess led the Dogs with 14 points, while senior Brittany Lieser also reached double digits in scoring with 11.
The Dogs (1-4 in the WCC North, 2-10 overall) hosted Sauk Centre on Tuesday night. They will travel to St. Cloud Cathedral on Thursday and will travel to Howard Lake-Waverly next Tuesday.
Albany 67 - Sarah Korneck 10-6/9-26; Joanne Noreen 7-2/3-16; Stephanie DeGeest 4-1/2-9; Katie Andreasen 2-0/2-4; Heidi Kierzek 1-1/2-4; Susie Stangler 1-0/0-2; Allison Tamm 1-0/0-2; Casey Gunderson 1-0/0-2; Sam Larsen 1-0/0-2; TOTALS: FG 28/68, FT 10/18, 3's 1.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 1 Ashley Lieser 1; Rebounds - 26 Lang 7; Brittany Lieser 6; Lynn Lieser 5; Assists - 9 Hess 3; Johnson 3; Ashley Lieser 3; Steals - 5 Johnson 2; Blocks - 3.
EV-W 52, Paynesville 32
The Dogs had their best quarter in the second frame, holding the Eagles to six points while scoring nine points themselves, and trailed 23-16 at the half. The Dogs made only four field goals in the first half but scored seven points at the free-throw line. In the second half, the Dogs scored 16 points again, making seven field goals.
For the game, the Dogs made only 11 field goals, shooting less than 25 percent from the floor. The Eagles, according to Parsley, were "very aggressive on defense. We had open shots but just couldn't put them down."
Senior Kendra Johnson led the Dogs with 12 points.
EV-W, playing without starting guard Krista Opheim, made 21 field goals in 67 attempts, just over 30 percent. The Eagles also forced 20 turnovers for the Dogs while committing only eight themselves.
Last year, the Eagles beat the Dogs twice in girls' basketball, including eliminating Paynesville in the subsection semifinals.
Eden Valley-Watkins 52 - Hannah Linz 5-5/6-15; Krystal Tschumperlin 4-2/2-11; Amber Junber 5-0/0-10; Dani Babbitt 3-0/0-6; Jena Albright 1-0/0-3; Megan Stommes 1-1/2-3; Lacy Hemmesch 1-0/0-2; Jess Leyendecker 1-0/1-2; TOTALS: FG 21/67, FT 8/11, 3's 2.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 2 Hess 1; Brittany Lieser 1; Rebounds - 32 Ashley Lieser 11; Lang 6; Hess 5; Assists - 7 Ashley Lieser 5; Steals - 4 Johnson 2; Blocks - 5 Lynn Lieser 2.
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