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|Paynesville Press - February 5, 2003|
Bulldogs break four-game losing streak
The Bulldogs girls' basketball team ended a four-game losing streak and picked up another conference win on Friday against the Dutchmen in Melrose, winning 60-49.|
Taking an early lead and never giving it up, the Dogs led 13-9 after the first quarter and 27-15 at the half. The Bulldogs played tough for the whole game, never letting the Dutchmen within eight points. Melrose outscored the Bulldogs by one point in the second half, but the Dogs won by 11 points, avenging a loss to the Dutchmen in December.
"We did a much better job tonight in slowing down and waiting for good shots. Inside the three-point line we hit over 50 percent of our shots," said coach Ric Koehn.
Tallying up another double-double for the Dogs was junior Amanda Glenz with 17 points and 11 boards, while senior Hannah Braun netted 13 points with six rebounds.
The victory raised the team's record to 7-9 for the season. Prior to this game, the team had had a five-game losing streak, a six-game winning streak, and a four-game losing streak. The Dogs are 3-4 in the West Central Conference North.
This week, the Dogs will play at Sauk Centre on Thursday with B- and C-squads starting at 6:15 p.m. They will also play at ACGC on Monday, Feb. 10, starting at 6:15 p.m.
Senior Hannah Braun had six points and six rebounds during the Dogs' 60-40 loss against LPGE last week, but she had 13 points, six rebounds, and three assists as the Dogs beat Melrose on Friday 60-49.
LPGE 60, Dogs 40
Trailing by 10 points after the first quarter, the Dogs picked up their defense in the second quarter and stayed even for the quarter by scoring 13 points while allowing the Thunder to score 13. But the Dogs were unable to match the tough inside game of the Thunder in the second half and lost 60-40.
The Dogs were capable of playing much better and were not at the top of their game, according to senior Danny Lieser.
Glenz proved to be tough against the Thunder, scoring 20 points and grabbing six boards. Senior Ann Stalboerger netted eight points, and Braun scored six points with six rebounds. And sophomore point guard Hess helped the Dogs by dishing out seven assists.
Maple Lake 63, Dogs 55
The game was pretty even in the first two quarters, with the Dogs trailing by two at the half, 29-27, but the Irish outscored the Dogs by eight in the third quarter. Maple Lake went on to win.
Senior wing Danny Lieser made two three-pointers against LPGE on Tuesday, Jan. 28, as the Dogs lost 60-40.
Glenz once again led the Dogs with 25 points, 10 rebounds, and four blocks against the Irish. Stalboerger followed her with 11 points, six boards, five assists, and two blocks.
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