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Paynesville Press - February 1, 2006

Dogs drop games to NL-S, Melrose

By Michael Jacobson

New London-Spicer held the Dogs to 10 points in the first half and 27 points for the game, as they defeated the Bulldogs girls' basketball team 54-27 on Friday night.

The Wildcats, who moved to the north half of the West Central Conference this year, completed a season sweep of the Dogs. The Cats (8-2) are in second place in the WCC North while the Dogs fell to 3-8.

New London-Spicer outscored the Dogs 27-10 in the first half, holding the Dogs to four buckets (including a three-pointer) and a free throw. The Dogs made six hoops in the second half and also got to the free throw line seven times (making three), scoring 17 points in the half.

"We got outrebounded," said coach Jackie Parsley. "They were more aggressive on both ends of the court than we were."

Posts Renae Henjum and Jenn Wendlandt combined to score 26 points for NL-S.

The Bulldogs were led by senior Ashley Lieser, sophomore Brittni Schmitz, and senior Brooke Schmitz, all with seven points each.

The Dogs (5-10) played at BBE on Monday night. They do not play again until next week, when they will travel to Long Prairie on Tuesday, Feb. 7, to play LPGE.

Paynesville--10 17 - 27
NL-S--27 27 - 54

Paynesville 27 - Ashley Lieser 3-1/1-7; Brittni Schmitz 3-0/0-7; Brooke Schmitz 2-1/3-7; JessiccaLee Klein 1-0/0-2; Lynn Lieser 0-2/4-2; Jacque Schlangen 1-0/0-2; TOTALS: FG 10/38, FT 4/8, 3's 3.

New London-Spicer 54 - Renae Henjum 6-4/4-16; Jenn Wendlandt 5-0/2-10; Ellary Asche 3-0/0-9; Cassie Ziemer 4-0/0-8; Cassiday Vogt 2-1/2-5; Michelle Hanson 1-0/0-2; Kelsey O'Fallon 0-2/2-2; Andrea Westby 1-0/0-2; TOTALS: FG 22, FT 7/10, 3's 3.

STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 3 Brooke Schmitz 2; Brittni Schmitz 1; Rebounds - 21 Ashley Lieser 6; Schlangen 5; Assists - 5; Steals - 14 Brooke Schmitz 4; Brittni Schmitz 3; Ashley Lieser 2; Blocks - 1.

Melrose 66, Paynesville 44
The Bulldogs had a five-point halftime lead at home against Melrose on Tuesday, Jan. 24, but the Dutchmen outscored the Dogs 40-13 in the second half to win 66-44.

"We played a great first half," said coach Jackie Parsley. "We let them take it to us the second half. With a tough, aggressive team like Melrose, we have to keep them on the ropes."

Sophomore guard Brittni Schmitz scored all 11 of her points in the first half, and junior center Jacque Schlangen had eight of her team-high 12 points in the first half, as the Dogs took a 31-26 lead. But Melrose made 17 field goals in the second half, as many as Paynesville made the whole game, including four treys to score 40 points.

Senior forward Brooke Schmitz - who also reached double digits in scoring with 10 points - had seven of the Dogs' 13 points in the second half. She also had seven rebouds, six steals, and two blocks.

Senior guard Ashley Lieser led the Dogs with 11 rebounds and six assists.

The Dogs also lost to Melrose in December, but by only two points, 60-58.

Melrose--26 40 - 66
Paynesville--31 13 - 44

Melrose 66 - Hanna Rieland 9-0/0-21; Rachel Winkelman 8-3/5-19; Jessica Mayers 3-0/0-6; Emily Beuning 2-1/2-5; Brittany Boelter 1-2/5-4; Andrea Klaphake 1-2/2-4; Erica Feldewerd 1-0/0-3; Amber Klaphake 1-0/0-2; April Rieland 1-0/0-2; TOTALS: FG 27/61, FT 8/14, 3's 4.

Paynesville 44 - Jacque Schlangen 5-2/4-12; Brittni Schmitz 5-1/2-11; Brooke Schmitz 3-3/4-10; Lynn Lieser 1-3/4-5; Ashley Lieser 2-0/0-4; Marissa Mackedanz 1-0/0-2; TOTALS: FG 17/46, FT 9/14, 3's 1.

STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 1 Brooke Schmitz 1; Rebounds - 32 Ashley Lieser 11; Brooke Schmitz 7; Assists - 11 Ashley Lieser 6; Steals - 13 Brooke Schmitz 6; Ashley Lieser 3; Schlangen 2; Blocks - 2 Brooke Schmitz 2.

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