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Paynesville Press - January 26, 2005

Neighbors defeat Dogs in hoops

By Michael Jacobson

Eden Valley-Watkins outscored the Bulldogs boys' basketball team 30-12 in the second and third quarters and defeated the Dogs 53-40 in a nonconference game on Saturday night in Paynesville.

The Eagles led 17-15 after the first quarter but then held the Dogs to five field goals over the middle two quarters, building a 20-point lead by outscoring the Dogs by 18 points in the second and third quarters.

aaron "We came out playing well but struggled offensively in the second and third quarters," said coach Phil Carlson. "We hung in there due to our defense and put a short-lived run on them in the fourth."

Junior Aaron Braun scored four points in both Dogs' games last week.

"It was great to see our players battling hard throughout the game in spite of being short-handed with two key players out (junior Derek Stanger and sophomore Mike Houske) due to illness," Carlson added. "We are hoping to be full strength when Albany comes to our place."

The Dogs outscored the Eagles 13-6 in the final quarter, making the final score 53-40. Junior Mark Andrie made two three-pointers and scored eight points in the fourth quarter for Paynesville. He led the team with 14 points, including three treys, and also had seven rebounds.

Sophomore Ben Moser also reached double-digit scoring for the Dogs, notching 13 points. Sophomore Cory Nietfeld scored six points, grabbed ten rebounds, dished eight assists, and blocked two shots for the Dogs.

Eden Valley-Watkins was led by senior guard Shane Henfling with 17 points, senior guard Jake Kramer with 14, including nine in the first quarter, and sophomore center Matt Theis with 11. Senior center Matt Stommes did not play for EV-W as he was on a football recruiting trip at the U of M.

The Bulldogs (2-9) played at LPGE on Monday night. They will host Albany on Thursday and will host Melrose on Tuesday, Feb. 1, in two more conference games.

EV-W--17 17 13 6 - 53
Paynesville--15 6 6 13 - 40

Eden Valley-Watkins 53 - Shane Henfling 4-8/9-17; Jake Kramer 6-0/0-14; Matt Theis 5-1/3-11; Jason Huschle 3-0/0-6; Nathan Schoenecker 0-4/7-4; Shawn Kummett 0-1/2-1; TOTALS: FG 18, FT 14/22, 3's 3.

Paynesville 40 - Mark Andrie 4-3/3-14; Ben Moser 6-0/1-13; Cory Nietfeld 3-0/2-6; Aaron Braun 1-2/4-4; Trent Hansen 1-1/2-3; TOTALS: FG 15, FT 6/12, 3's 4.

STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 4 Andrie 3; Moser 1; Rebounds - 28 Nietfeld 10; Andrie 7; Assists - 14 Nietfeld 8; Hansen 3; Steals - 0; Blocks - 5 Nietfeld 2.

NL-S 83, Paynesville 43
New London-Spicer outscored the Bulldogs 51-21 in the second half and defeated their hosts 83-43 on Monday, Jan. 17.

The Wildcats led 32-22 at the half but made 12 field goals and scored 27 points in the third quarter. Then the Cats added 24 points in the fourth quarter while holding the Dogs to nine points.

"We came into the game knowing we had to work very hard to shut NL-S down," said Carlson. "We had good chances to do some damage in the first half. We did a good job when we got them into a half-court set up, but they converted on our mistakes to gain a ten-point lead."

"In the second half, NL-S picked it up, and we didn't," continued Carlson. "I will give them 100 percent credit as they got after us."

Nietfeld led Paynesville with 17 points (all in the first half), 11 rebounds, four steals, and four blocks. Moser added 11 points (all in the second half) and had seven rebounds.

With the entire roster seeing playing time in the fourth quarter, junior Harrison Fangmeier and senior Atanas Pastarmadzhiev, a foreign exchange student from Bulgaria, both scored their first career points on varsity.

NL-S--17 15 27 24 - 83
Paynesville--11 11 12 9 - 43

New London-Spicer 83 - David Johnson 8-2/4-18; Todd Herman 8-1/2-17; Ben Kalset 6-0/0-12; Steve Halvorson 5-0/0-11; Justin Haat 3-0/0-6; Brian Pieh 2-0/0-6; Scott Rambow 1-3/4-5; Tim Dreier 1-2/2-4; Brent Nelson 2-0/0-4; TOTALS: FG 36, FT 8/12, 3's 3.

Paynesville 43 - Cory Nietfeld 6-5/8-17; Ben Moser 5-0/0-11; Aaron Braun 1-2/4-4; Atanas Pastarmadzhiev 1-0/0-3; Mark Andrie 0-2/4-2; A.J. Benson 1-0/2-2; Harrison Fangmeier 1-0/0-2; Trent Hansen 0-1/2-1; Derek Stanger 0-1/3-1; TOTALS: FG 15, FT 11/23, 3's 2.

STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 2 Moser 1; Pastarmadzhiev 1; Rebounds - 29 Nietfeld 11; Moser 7; Assists - 13 Andrie 3; Hansen 3; Stanger 3; Steals - 6 Nietfeld 4; Blocks - 7 Nietfeld 4.

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