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|Paynesville Press - February 2, 2005|
Cold shooting dooms Bulldogs
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder outscored the Bulldogs girls' basketball team 20-8 in the second quarter and defeated the Dogs 58-46 on Thursday in a West Central Conference North game at Long Prairie.|
Paynesville took a 10-7 lead after one period, but LPGE roared back with 20 points in the second frame, taking a 27-18 lead at halftime.
The Dogs scored 28 points in the second half, but they also allowed the Thunder to score 31, making the final score 58-46.
"We had some scoring, but our defense wasn't very strong tonight," said coach Jackie Parsley.
Senior guard Kendra Johnson and sophomore post Kristin Lang led the Dogs with 15 points each. Johnson scored all her points in the second half, including four buckets in the final quarter. Lang, on the other hand, had nine points in the first half.
The loss dropped the Dogs' record in the WCC North to 3-5 and their overall record to 4-12.
This week, the Dogs will travel to Melrose for a conference game on Thursday. Next week, the Dogs will host Dassel-Cokato on Monday, Feb. 7, in a nonconference game and will host Albany on Tuesday, Feb. 8, in a conference game, their last regular season home game this year.
LPGE 58 - Diane Blommel 4-7/9-17; Beth Delsing 7-0/0-15; Katie Morrill 6-0/0-12; Kendra Nies 3-0/1-6; Lisa Miller 2-0/1-4; Nicole Pohlmann 1-1/2-3; Chelsea Bauer 0-1/2-1; TOTALS: FG 23/59, FT 9/15, 3's 3.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 1 Hess 1; Rebounds - 38 Brittney Lieser 9; Ashley Lieser 8; Hess 5; Johnson 5; Lang 5; Assists - 9; Steals - 5 Johnson 2; Ashley Lieser 2; Blocks - 3.
HL-W 49, Paynesville 31
The Dogs trailed 19-15 at halftime, but the Lakers outscored them 30-16 in the second half - including 17-7 in the fourth quarter - winning 49-31.
The Dogs made only 12 of 58 shots from the floor, only 20.7 percent shooting, while the Lakers made 19 of 45 shots, 42 percent.
The Dogs also missed more free throws than they made and missed all 12 of their three-point attempts. "We didn't shoot well," said Parsley. "That makes it tough to win."
The two teams were even in rebounds (36 each), turnovers (15 each), and fouls (17 each), but the Lakers shot much better in the win.
Sophomore center Kristin Lang scored nine points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Dogs. Senior Kendra Johnson added eight points, and senior Brittany Lieser grabbed 11 rebounds.
Howard Lake-Waverly 49 - Sam Painschab 9-2/2-20; Katie Pelfit 2-5/6-9; Hayley Whitcomb 4-0/0-8; Chelsea Streich 2-1/2-5; Jessica Fiecke 2-0/0-4; Leah Schaal 1-0/0-2; Amber Cardinal 0-1/2-1; Jo Smith 0-0/1-0; TOTALS: FG 19/45, FT 11/15, 3's 0.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 0; Fouled Out Kim Hess; Rebounds - 36 Brittany Lieser 11; Lang 9; Johnson 5; Assists - 7 Hess 5; Steals - 8 Johnson 3; Ashley Lieser 3; Blocks - 2 Lynn Lieser 2.
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