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Paynesville Press - February 5, 2003

Cagers drop games to NL-S, Melrose

By Michael Jacobson

The Bulldogs boys' basketball fourth-quarter rally fell short on Monday, Jan. 27, in a 63-59 loss to New London-Spicer.

In a nonconference game, the Bulldogs trailed 38-29 at the half and 51-42 at the end of three quarters. The Dogs outscored the Wildcats 17-12 in the fourth quarter, but could not get the victory.

The Bulldogs made more shots from three-point land than from the foul line. They made seven treys and only six free throws, only shooting eight as a team.

Senior guard Josh Teicher led the Dogs with 17 points, including three three-pointers. Junior wing Adam Kampsen added 12 points, including a pair of three-pointers. Senior wing Milan Virant also had 12 points, and senior wing Eric Miller had eight points, including the Dogs' other two three-pointers.

The Bulldogs are now 5-9 for the season.

This week, the Bulldogs will host state-rated Sauk Centre on Friday night, with the B- and C-squads starting at 6:15 p.m. They will also host Eden Valley-Watkins on Monday, Feb. 10, also starting at 6:15 p.m.

NL-S--16 22 13 12 - 63
Paynesville--10 19 13 17 - 59

Paynesville 59 - Josh Teicher 17; Adam Kampsen 12; Milan Virant 12; Eric Miller 8; Riley Flanders 4; Josh Kampsen 4; Kevin Mehr 2; TOTALS: FG 23, FT 6/8.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 7 Teicher 3; Adam Kampsen 2; Miller 2; Rebounds - Josh Kampsen 10; Mehr 10.

Melrose 69, Paynesville 31
The Melrose Dutchmen made themselves right at home against the Paynesville Bulldogs on Thursday, holding them to less than eight points per quarter and winning the conference game 69-31.

Melrose jumped to a 16-6 lead at the end of the first quarter and to a 31-17 lead at halftime. Then they outscored the Bulldogs 38-14 in the second half, including 21-4 in the fourth quarter.

Senior guard Kevin Mehr was the only player to score in double figures for Paynesville. He had 11 points.

The Dutchmen held the Bulldogs to only eight field goals and no three-pointers. The Dogs did make 15 of 17 free throws.

The Dogs are now 1-4 in the West Central Conference North.

Melrose--16 15 17 21 - 69
Paynesville--6 11 10 4 - 31

Paynesville 50 - Kevin Mehr 11; Adam Kampsen 8; Josh Teicher 5; Milan Virant 3; Josh Kampsen 3; Riley Flanders 1; TOTALS: FG 8, FT 15/17, 3's 0.

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