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|Paynesville Press - February 4, 2004|
Trio of opponents best Bulldogs
The Bulldogs ended a winless week with a 69-64 conference loss at Melrose on Thursday night.|
The Bulldogs lost nonconference games to Eden Valley-Watkins and Maple Lake last week, as well as the conference game at Melrose, dropping their season record to 6-8 overall and 3-3 in the West Central Conference North.
The Bulldogs lost to Melrose despite shooting 53 percent from the floor (27/51). Senior Adam Kampsen and ninth grader Cory Nietfeld led the Dogs with 18 points each. Senior Doug Mages added 10 points.
Melrose took the lead with a strong second quarter, outscoring the Bulldogs 21-12 and building a 35-25 lead at halftime. The Dutchmen still led by ten after three quarters, but the Dogs rallied in the fourth quarter, outscoring Melrose by five points but ending up five points short.
The Dutchmen had balanced scoring with five players in double digits. The Dutchmen made five three-pointers.
This week, the Bulldogs played at St. Cloud Cathedral on Tuesday. Next week, they will host Rockford on Tuesday, Feb. 10.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 2 Haag 1; Mages 1; Rebounds - 46 Kampsen 13; Nietfeld 12; Hemmesch 7; Mages 7; Haag 5; Assists - 16 Hemmesch 4; Kampsen 4; Mages 3; Steals - 5 Kampsen 2; Nietfeld 2; Blocks - 5 Mages 3.
Melrose 69 - Jimmy Gieske 6-2/5-14; Michael Bueckers 5-2/2-12; Matt Moormann 4-2/2-11; Shawn Meyer 4-0/0-10; Seth Gieske 4-0/0-10; Nick Stangler 1-2/4-4; Isaac Barten 2-0/0-4; Peter Herkenhoff 1-0/0-2; Mike Linneman 1-0/0-2; TOTALS: FG 28, FT 8/13, 3's 5.
Maple Lake 79, Paynesville 74
The Dogs led early, taking a 20-13 lead after the first quarter, but the Irish rallied to take a 36-34 lead at the half. The Dogs closed that lead to one, at 59-58, after three quarters, but the Irish outscored the Dogs by four in the last period to win 79-74.
Kampsen scored 14 points in the first quarter, hitting two three-pointers, as the Dogs took an early lead. He also scored nine points in the fourth quarter and finished with 31 points for the game.
Nietfeld and senior Adam Hemmesch each scored nine points in the third quarter for the Dogs, as they cut into Maple Lake's lead. Nietfeld finished with 15 points, and Hemmesch added 13 points.
Maple Lake was led by senior Billy Huttner, who scored a game-high 32 points, including four treys. The Irish made one more field goal than the Bulldogs and also had four more three-pointers, making eight for the game.
Paynesville 74 - Adam Kampsen 11-7/10-31; Cory Nietfeld 7-0/2-15; Adam Hemmesch 5-3/5-13; Doug Mages 2-4/4-9; Jordan Haag 2-0/2-4; Derek Stanger 1-0/0-2; TOTALS: FG 28, FT 14/23, 3's 4 Kampsen 2; Mages 1; Nietfeld 1.
EV-W 79, Paynesville 62
The Eagles took a 43-29 lead at halftime. The Bulldogs cut that lead to 62-49 after three periods, but the Eagles outscored the Dogs 17-13 in the fourth period to win 79-62.
A trio of Eagles - Alex Neisen (26), Luke Linz (24), and Shane Henfling (17) - combined for 67 points for the Eagles.
The Bulldogs were only outscored by three points from the floor, but the Eagles scored 14 points more than Paynesville at the free throw line.
Doug Mages, with 20 points, Adam Kampsen, with 18, and senior Jordan Haag, with 10, were the leading scorers for Paynesville.
EV-W 79 - Alex Neisen 26; Luke Linz 24; Shane Henfling 17; Matt Stommes 8; Jason Huschle 2; Adam Tri 2; TOTALS: FG 27, FT 18/26, 3's 7.
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