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Paynesville Press - January 21, 2003

Cagers stay unbeaten in WCCN

By Michael Jacobson

The Bulldogs girls' basketball established themselves as a factor in the conference race on Friday, beating St. Cloud Cathedral 64-59 to remain undefeated in conference play at 3-0. The Bulldogs also ran their winning streak to nine games and improved their overall record this season to 10-1 with the win.

The Bulldogs ended a six-game losing streak to the Crusaders with the victory. The Dogs had not beaten Cathedral in girls' basketball since February 2000, being swept the last three seasons by the Crusaders, who have battled Albany for the West Central Conference North title the past three seasons.

Sam Moser goes for a layup On Friday, the Bulldogs built a ten-point lead in the third quarter, but the Crusaders rallied in the fourth quarter, making four three-pointers, and gradually cutting the Dogs' lead, getting within two points with less than a minute to play. Senior post Amanda Glenz made two free throws, and junior Kim Hess made two free throws in the last minute to seal the win.

Junior Sam Moser scores a layup against Cathedral. She tallied nine points, including a key three-point play in the fourth quarter on Friday.

The game started slowly, with the two teams scoring nine points in the first four minutes of the game. But the Bulldogs took the lead for good with a strong end to the first quarter. Hess hit her second trey of the first quarter with less than a minute to play, and then Glenz made a three-point play to end the scoring in the first quarter, giving the Dogs a 16-12 lead.

The Dogs turned that into a 30-20 lead in the second quarter, but the Crusaders scored the last four points of the half to cut their halftime deficit to six at 30-24.

At one point in the third quarter, the Bulldogs led by 13 points, at 44-31, their largest lead of the game, but Cathedral scored the last seven points of the quarter to cut the Dogs' lead to 44-38 entering the fourth quarter. Glenz scored nine points for the Dogs in the third.

Kim Hess hits a three pointer Cathedral found their shooting strokes in the fourth quarter, making four three-pointers and scoring 21 points. But the Bulldogs scored 20 points, getting six from Glenz, five from junior Sam Moser, including a three-point play, and four from junior Rachael Wendlandt, and a key three-pointer by junior Kayla Mackedanz.

Junior guard Kim Hess made three treys against Cathedral on Friday, including two in the first quarter as the Dogs took the lead for good. She scored 13 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished seven assists.

Glenz led the Bulldogs with 24 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocks. Hess added 13 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists.

This week, the Bulldogs played at New London-Spicer on Tuesday. They will host Albany, also undefeated in the conference, on Thursday. Both the Wildcats and the Huskies qualified for state a year ago. The Bulldogs will play at Morris on Friday, and they will play at LPGE on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Cathedral--12 12 14 21 - 59
Paynesville--16 14 14 20 - 64

Cathedral 59 - Danielle Ostrowski 7-4/6-18; Emily Coburn 3-4/8-11; Abby Lien 4-1/2-11; Cassie Roden 3-0/0-6; Amy Kunkel 2-0/0-5; Margaret Osgood 1-2/2-4; Sabrina Stephenson 2-0/0-4; TOTALS: FG 22/61, FT 11/18, 3's 4.

Paynesville 64 - Amanda Glenz 10-4/7-24; Kim Hess 4-2/5-13; Sam Moser 4-1/1-9; Rachael Wendlandt 3-0/0-6; Kayla Mackedanz 2-0/0-5; Brittany Lieser 2-0/0-5; Kendra Johnson 1-0/1-2; TOTALS: FG 26/61, FT 7/14, 3's 5.

STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 5 Hess 3; Lieser 1; Mackedanz 1; Rebounds - 48 Glenz 14; Lieser 9; Hess 8; Mackedanz 6; Wendlandt 5; Assists - 18 Hess 7; Johnson 5; Glenz 3; Steals - 6 Hess 2; Blocks - 5 Glenz 5.

Paynesville 52, D-C 37
The Bulldogs won their eighth consecutive game, defeating Dassel-Cokato 52-37, on Monday, Jan. 12.

Kayla dives for a loose ball The Bulldogs held the Chargers to ten points in the first half, taking an 28-10 lead at halftime. After a drawn third quarter, Dassel-Cokato outscored the Bulldogs by three points in the fourth quarter, but the Dogs rolled to a 15-point victory.

Junior Kayla Mackedanz dives for a loose ball with a Cathedral player in the fourth quarter on Friday night.

"We had great team work," said coach Jackie Parsley. "Our defense set the tone."

Senior post Amanda Glenz led the Bulldogs with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Junior point guard Kim Hess added 12 points and seven assists. Junior wing Brittany Lieser also had 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs.

This week, the Bulldogs played at NL-S on Tuesday. They will host state-rate Albany on Thursday for a conference game, will play at Morris on Friday, and will play at LPGE on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Paynesville--12 16 14 10 - 52
Dassel-Cokato--2 8 14 13 - 37

Paynesville 52 - Amanda Glenz 9-4/4-22; Kim Hess 2-6/9-12; Kendra Johnson 4-0/0-8; Rachael Wendlandt 2-0/1-4; Peggy Thompson 1-2/4-4; Brittany Lieser 1-0/0-2; Kayla Mackedanz 0-0/2-0; Sam Moser 0-0/2-0; Bridgette Johnson 0-0/2-0; TOTALS: FG 19/44, FT 12/24, 3's 2.

Dassel-Cokato 37 - Mia Hillstrom 4-0/0-8; Amanda Halonen 3-0/0-8; Anna Johnson 3-2/3-8; Lana Hillstrom 2-0/2-4; Malerie Powers 2-0/0-4; Leah Kay 1-0/0-3; Jennah Nelson 1-0/0-2; TOTALS: FG 16, FT 2/5, 3's 3.

STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 2 Hess 2; Rebounds - 41 Glenz 11; Lieser 11; Assists - 11 Hess 7; Steals - 10 Hess 4; Kendra Johnson 4; Blocks - 1.

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