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|Paynesville Press - February 13, 2002|
Fast starts not enough for Dogs
The Bulldogs played against the Dutchmen of Melrose on Friday night. In a rough battle, the Dogs came out on the losing end.|
Paynesville scored the first eight points of the game and held the Dutchmen to two points in the first quarter. But Melrose scored 21 points in the second quarter to take a four-point lead at halftime.
The Dogs were unable to make shots and wound up scoring a mere four points in the third quarter. The Dutchmen pulled away and put the Bulldogs away in the fourth quarter by scoring 23 points.
Senior Wes Lieser led a balanced Bulldogs scoring attack with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Seniors Aaron Lang and Andy Jones both added 10 points for the Dogs.
The Bulldogs will host Albany on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 6:15 p.m. They also will host BBE on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Eden Valley-Watkins 54, Paynesville 43
The Bulldogs got an early lead, with Jones scoring eight of his 14 points in the first quarter. But the Bulldogs' lead diminished by the second quarter and the score at halftime was tied at 25.
The Bulldogs failed to score in the first four minutes of the third quarter, and the Eagles took the lead.
The Dogs came roaring back in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 39, causing the Eagles to call a time out. After the time out, Eden Valley scored seven unanswered points and the Dogs had to play catch up the rest of the way.
Late in the game the Bulldogs were forced to send Eden Valley to the line, where the Eagles put the Bulldogs away.
Eden Valley was 18 for 25 from the foul line. Paynesville was 0 for 4, a huge difference in a close game.
Jones led the Bulldogs with 14 points and seven rebounds, while Lang added 12 points for the Dogs.
This game marked the return of sophomore wing Adam Kampsen, who had been sidelined by a deep thigh bruise for the past six weeks. His return to the lineup will help the Bulldogs chances with the playoffs just three weeks away.
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