Adam Kampsen looks to pass for the Bulldogs. Kampsen, a freshman, has moved up from the C squad to the varsity this year.
The Dogs played tough in a low-scoring first half. The teams combined for 13 points in the first quarter. The Dogs went to the locker room behind by only two points, 22-20.
Albany scored 18 of their 22 points in the first half on three-pointers.
Albany's Jake Noreen and Jeff Holmseth combined to score 42 of the Huskies' 50 points. It probably would have been more, except that Holmseth fouled out with about six minutes to go in the fourth quarter.
Albany scored 19 points in the third quarter, and took an eight-point lead into the fourth quarter.
The Bulldogs didn't stop. They came back in the fourth quarter and had an opportunity to tie the game four times, but failed to do so. Paynesville was forced to foul in the last 15 seconds and lost by six points.
J.T. Koehn played well for Paynesville, scoring 16 points. T.J Schultz also had a good game with nine points and six rebounds.
A special thanks goes out from the players to the Bulldogs' fans, who tore the roof off of the gym on Thursday night. The fan support was greatly appreciated by the players and coaches.
The Bulldogs have three games this week. On Tuesday they hosted St. Cloud Cathedral. On Thursday, they will travel to face the Dassel-Cokato Chargers.
And on Friday night, with the pep band playing, they will seek revenge against the Mainstreeters of Sauk Centre. It should be a great game, so come and cheer on the Bulldogs
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