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|Paynesville Press - January 28, 2004|
Cagers rebound to beat Morris
The Bulldogs girls' basketball team rebounded from two losses to state-rated teams to beat Morris on Friday night 62-50. The road victory improved the Bulldogs' season record to 11-3.|
Senior Bridgette Johnson fights for a rebound against Albany on Thursday night. Against Morris on Friday, she snagged five boards.
The Dogs broke open the game in the third quarter, outscoring the Tigers 20-7 over that eight-minute span. That period turned a 28-21 halftime lead to a 48-28 advantage entering the fourth quarter.
Morris outscored the Dogs 22-14 in the final frame, but the Dogs won 62-50.
The Bulldogs shot 47 percent from the floor in the game, making 27 of 57 shots. Senior post Amanda Glenz led the scoring, making 11 of 16 shots in scoring 26 points.
Junior guard Kim Hess scored 12 points, dished 11 assists, and grabbed seven rebounds for Paynesville.
This week, the Bulldogs played at LPGE on Tuesday. They will host Melrose on Friday night, and they will host Eden Valley-Watkins on Tuesday, Feb. 3.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 4 Hess 2; Lieser 1; Mackedanz 1; Rebounds - 31 Hess 7; Wendlandt 6; Bridgette Johnson 5; Assists - 21 Hess 11; Kendra Johnson 3; Lieser 3; Steals - 15 Kendra Johnson 4; Blocks - 3 Wendlandt 2.
Morris 50 - Angie Jallo 7-0/4-14; Brittany Kill 4-5/10-13; Mandi Kloos 3-1/2-7; Amber Heck 2-2/2-6; Amanda Dierks 2-1/2-5; Whitney Dierks 2-0/0-4; Tracy Kopel 0-1/2-1; TOTALS: FG 20, FT 10/22, 3's 0.
Albany 86, Paynesville 54
The loss was the first in the conference for the Bulldogs, now 4-1 in the WCCN. Albany remained undefeated in conference play.
Junior guard Kim Hess hangs in the air and avoids a block attempt from Albany's Joanne Noreen in scoring two of her 16 points last week. Noreen led all scorers with 23 points for the state-rated Huskies. Getting ready to rebound for the Bulldogs is junior Kayla Mackedanz (5).
The Huskies broke open the game with a 16-2 run in the second quarter. The Bulldogs trailed by four, 25-21, a minute into the second quarter, but did not score again until the last 30 seconds before halftime. The run propelled Albany to a 41-26 lead at halftime.
Then the Huskies outscored the Dogs 24-12 in the third quarter, including another 11-0 run.
The Huskies had five players score a dozen points or more. They also forced the Bulldogs into committing 39 turnovers.
Junior guard Kendra Johnson withstands pressure from an Albany defender last week. She scored four points and had three steals against the Huskies.
Glenz led the Bulldogs with 18 points, eight rebounds, and four blocks. Hess added 16 points and four steals.
Paynesville 54 - Amanda Glenz 6-6/7-18; Kim Hess 4-8/12-16; Brittany Lieser 2-0/0-4; Kendra Johnson 2-0/0-4; Peggy Thompson 0-4/7-4; Rachael Wendlandt 0-4/6-4; Bridgette Johnson 1-0/0-2; Kayla Mackedanz 0-1/2-1; Sam Moser 0-1/2-1; TOTALS: FG 15/45, FT 24/36, 3's 0.
STATISTICS: Rebounds - 31 Glenz 8; Lieser 6; Assists - 6; Steals - 12 Hess 4; Johnson 3; Lieser 3; Blocks - 4 Glenz 4.
NL-S 78, Paynesville 38
The Wildcats outscored the Dogs in every quarter, building a 39-16 lead in the first half and then outscoring the Dogs 39-22 in the second half. They held the Dogs to 23 rebounds, limited them to 30 percent shooting, and forced 20 turnovers. The Wildcats made nearly twice as many shots from the floor (29 to 15) and also made five three-pointers.
Glenz led the Bulldogs with 21 points and eight rebounds.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 2 Johnson 1; Lieser 1; Rebounds - 23 Glenz 8; Hess 5; Lieser 5; Assists - 11 Hess 3; Steals - 5 Johnson 2; Blocks - 1.
NL-S 78 - Allison Bratsch 7-2/2-20; Jessica Heinen 5-6/8-16; Melanie Henjum 6-2/2-14; Kayla Karnes 4-0/1-9; Katie Wendlandt 3-3/4-9; Jennifer Wendlandt 2-0/0-4; Renee Henjum 1-1/2-3; Keli Gronley 1-0/0-2; Laura Christensen 0-1/2-1; TOTALS: FG 29, FT 15/21, 3's 5.
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