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|Paynesville Press - January 21, 2003|
Dogs stay in WCC race with win against Albany
The Bulldogs boys' basketball team raised their conference record to 3-1 with a home victory over Albany, 64-57, on Thursday night.|
The Bulldogs built a 17-point lead in the first half, outscoring Albany 39-22 over the first 12 minutes. Senior Adam Kampsen had 18 of his 28 points in the first half.
Albany cut the Dogs' lead to 12 at the end of the third quarter, and then scored six straight points to start the fourth quarter. But senior post Jordan Haag, who scored 11 points, made a layup, and Kampsen hit a three-pointer from around 24 feet to give the Bulldogs a double-digit lead again.
Senior post Jordan Haag scored 11 points as the Bulldogs defeated Albany last Thursday, improving their record to 3-1 in the conference.
The Bulldogs scored their last ten points of the game on free throws, but they shot only 11 for 20 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter. (And 18 for 35 for the game.) Albany cut the lead to six again in the last 30 seconds, but the Dogs made three free throws in the last 22 seconds to win 64-57.
Kampsen had 28 points and Haag had 11 to lead the Bulldogs. Albany was led by Isaiah Conrad with 23 points, including five treys, and by Josh Harrison of St. Martin, who had 13 points.
The victory lifted the Bulldogs' conference record to 3-1. Overall they are 6-4 this season.
This week, the Bulldogs will play against LPGE, in Long Prairie, on Friday night with a chance to take the conference lead with a win.
Next week, they will play at Eden Valley-Watkins on Monday, Jan. 26, and will host Maple Lake on Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Paynesville 64 - Adam Kampsen 10-6/13-28; Jordan Haag 4-2/8-11; Adam Hemmesch 2-3/6-7; Doug Mages 1-4/4-6; Cory Nietfeld 2-2/2-6; Mark Andrie 2-0/0-5; Adam Ingalsbe 0-1/2-1; TOTALS: FG 21, FT 18/35, 3's 4.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 4 Kampsen 2; Andrie 1; Haag 1.
Annandale 81, Paynesville 55
Coach Phil Carlson was pleased with the way the Bulldogs played in the third period, citing their tough defense and good passing. But the undefeated Cardinals made 12 treys in beating the visiting Bulldogs.
Senior guard Doug Mages led the Bulldogs with 26 points, including two three-pointers.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 2 Mages 2.
Annandale 81 - Tim Greve 5-2/2-16; Jeremy Stuhr 4-0/0-12; Nick Wurm 4-0/0-9; Gavin Glasier 3-0/0-7; Tyler Haag 3-1/2-7; David Queck 3-0/0-7; Adam Berg 3-0/0-6; Brian Assenmacher 2-1/1-5; Mitch McGuire 2-0/0-4; Ryan Larson 1-0/0-3; Grant Tilus 1-1/2-3; Russ Trusty 1-0/0-2; TOTALS: FG 32, FT 5/7, 3's 12.
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