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Paynesville Press - January 23, 2002

Three-point shooting lifts Dogs over Cathedral

By Andy Jones

Josh Teicher The Bulldogs got their first conference win of the year against the Crusaders of St. Cloud Cathedral on Thursday.

The Bulldogs came out on fire, hitting nine of ten three-point attempts in the first half. The Bulldogs absolutely tore apart the Crusaders' zone defense, scoring 46 points in the first half and leading 46-31 at the break.

Cathedral was forced to switch to a man defense in the second half, which helped them a bit, but not much. After an evenly played third quarter, the Crusaders outscored the Bulldogs 19-7 in the fourth quarter, but the Dogs won 72-67.

Junior Josh Teicher scored nine points and made one of the Bulldogs' ten three-pointers.

The Bulldogs shot 50 percent from the field and had 16 assists.

Andy Jones Seniors Wes Lieser and Andy Jones (pictured at left) both scored 19 points in the win. Lieser added six rebounds and four assists, and Jones added five rebounds and three assists. Junior guard Riley Flanders also had four assists.

In all, the Bulldogs made 10 three-pointers. Leading the way were Lieser and senior Danny Savage with three apiece. Junior Josh Teicher made two, and juniors Kevin Mehr and Riley Flanders added one each.

The Bulldogs hosted Sauk Centre on Tuesday night in another conference game.

The girls' and boys' basketball teams will host a doubleheader with Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Thursday. Both B-squads will play at 5 p.m. The girls' varsity game should start around 6:30 p.m., and the boys' varsity should start around 8 p.m.

The boys will also play at New London-Spicer on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the usual time of 6:15 p.m. for C- and B-squads and around 7:30 p.m. for the varsity.

Paynesville--21 25 19 7 - 72
Cathedral--16 15 20 19 - 67

Cathedral 67 - Nick Bellmont 24; Josh Hollenhorst 13; David Carlson 12; Louis Opatz 10; Nick Wendt 6; Brian Zawacki 2; TOTALS: FG 24, FT 12/17, 3's 7.
Paynesville 72 - Wes Lieser 8-0/0-19; Andy Jones 8-3/9-19; Jonnie Schefers 1-0/0-2; Kevin Mehr 2-4/4-9; Danny Savage 3-0/0-9; Riley Flanders 1-2/3-5; Josh Teicher 3-1/2-9; TOTALS: FG 26/52, FT 10/18, 3's 10.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - Savage 3; Lieser 3; Teicher 2; Mehr 1; Flanders 1; Rebounds - 18 Lieser 6; Jones 5; Assists - 16 Flanders 4; Lieser 4; Jones 3; Steals - 11 Mehr 3; Savage 2; Teicher 2; Blocks - 2.

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