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|Paynesville Press - February 4, 2004|
Melrose upsets Dogs in girls' hoops
The Melrose Dutchmen rallied to upset the Bulldogs girls' basketball team on Friday, handing the Dogs their second conference loss with a 45-39 victory.|
The Bulldogs led at halftime 20-18, thanks to a strong second quarter in which they outscored Melrose 11-3. But the Dutchmen outscored the Bulldogs 27-19 in the second half.
The Dutchmen outrebounded the Bulldogs 30-28 and also forced 18 turnovers, while committing only 17 themselves. Perhaps most importantly, they caused senior Amanda Glenz and junior Kim Hess, Paynesville's two leading scorers, to foul out.
Melrose outscored the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter 10-7, holding on to win 45-39, while holding the ball for much of the quarter.
Junior Kendra Johnson scored all five of her points in the fourth quarter, providing most of the offense for the Dogs.
Glenz had 21 points, seven rebounds, and three steals before fouling out. Hess had nine points, seven assists, and six rebounds.
Head coach Jackie Parsley said the Bulldogs - now 12-4 overall and 5-2 in the West Central Conference North - were not in synch on Friday. (The Bulldogs had beaten Melrose 58-57 in December at Melrose.)
This week, the Bulldogs hosted Eden Valley-Watkins on Tuesday, and they will host Sauk Centre on Thursday. Glenz entered the week needing only 26 points to reach 1,000 for her career.
Paynesville 39 - Amanda Glenz 8-5/8-21; Kim Hess 3-3/7-9; Kendra Johnson 2-1/1-5; Brittney Lieser 1-0/0-2; Rachael Wendlandt 1-0/0-2; Bridgette Johnson 0-0/1-0; TOTALS: FG 15/56, FT 9/17, 3's 0.
STATISTICS: Rebounds - 28 Glenz 7; Hess 6; Lieser 6; Assists - 8 Hess 6; Steals - 7 Glenz 3; Hess 2; Blocks - 2.
Paynesville 48, LPGE 43
Glenz made 10 of 14 shots from the floor in tallying 27 points, leading all scorers. She scored seven points in the first quarter, as the Bulldogs took an early 14-10 lead and scored ten points in the fourth quarter as the Dogs fended off the host Thunder.
The Bulldogs led 32-30 after three quarters but outscored LPGE 16-13 in the fourth quarter to win 48-43.
Kim Hess added 12 points, 12 assists, and seven steals for the Bulldogs, who completed a season sweep of the Thunder. The Dogs also beat LPGE 57-40 at home in December.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 1 Hess 1; Rebounds - 21 Glenz 6; Lieser 6; Assists - 14 Hess 12; Steals - 11 Hess 7; Blocks - 2 Rachael Wendlandt 2.
LPGE 43 - Katie Morrill 7-0/0-14; Rachel Mindeman 5-0/0-11; Lisa Miller 3-1/3-7; Tracy Poegel 2-1/1-6; Lea Dierkhising 1-2/2-4; Nicole Pohlman 0-1/1-1; Diane Blommel 0-0/1-0; TOTALS: FG 18/42, FT 5/8, 3's 2.
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