The Chargers outscored the Bulldogs by four points in the first quarter and one point in the second quarter to take a five-point lead at the half.
Paynesville outscored the Chargers by a hoop in the third, but D-C reversed that score in the fourth.
The Dogs got into foul trouble again in the fourth, and the Chargers made the free throws they needed to win the game by five points, 64-59.
Stacy Lieser and Steph Krupke led the team by scoring 21 and 19 points respectively. Krupke led the team with seven steals. She also had seven assists. Sophomore Mindy Meagher was right behind her with six assists.
Crystal Humbert led the team with eight rebounds, and Heidi Jansen had six. The girls struggled with their shooting, as they made just 24 of their 77 shots.
They made seven of 15 free throws.
The Bulldogs played at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle last night. They will host Melrose on Friday and state-rated New London-Spicer on Monday.
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