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Paynesville Press - February 13, 2002

Strong third quarter leads Dogs to victory at Sauk

By Sara Lieser

The Bulldogs suffered a one-point, buzzer-beater home loss when they played the Sauk Centre Mainstreeters in early January, but last week the Bulldogs enjoyed a 46-37 win.

This time, the Dogs took control by outscoring the Mainstreeters 12-2 in the third quarter and did not allow the Streeters a chance for any heroics.

The Dogs started out strong in the first quarter. They played strong defense and ran their offense well. The Dogs led throughout the first quarter, but the Mainstreeters ended the quarter with a fast break layup to tie the score at 13-13.

The Dogs continued to pressure the Mainstreeters with their great defense, while also showing the Streeters they can run their offense. The Dogs led by two at the half.

The Dogs really picked it up in the third quarter, outscoring the Streeters by ten points and putting the Dogs in good position to win the game going into the final quarter of play.

The Streeters did outscore the Dogs 13-10 in the fourth quarter, cutting into Paynesville's 12-point lead, but it wasn't enough to take the game from the Dogs.

Paynesville won 46-37 and improved their season record to 9-9. They are 4-6 now in the WCC North.

"The girls played excellent defense, doing exactly what they had to do to win this game. It is never easy to win in Sauk Centre, so this was an important game to get in the win column," commented coach Ric Koehn.

Sophomore Amanda Glenz netted 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Dogs. Senior Stacy Lieser had 14 points, eight assists, and three steals. Senior Heidi Jansen added 12 points, as this trio accounted for 42 of the Bulldogs' 46 points.

Junior Danny Lieser added nine rebounds for the Dogs.

The Dogs' shooting percentage was up from the previous games, as the team shot 44 percent from the field.

The Bulldogs hosted ACGC on Monday in Paynesville. They will play at St. Cloud Cathedral on Friday.

Paynesville--13 11 12 10 - 46
Sauk Centre--13 9 2 13 - 37

Sauk Centre 37- Missy Oltmann 1; Bryanne Engen 19; Jackie Beste 12; Lindsey Egan 2; Angie Polipnick 2; Laura Skorhein 1.
Paynesville 46 - Stacy Lieser 6-1/4-14; Hannah Braun 2-0/1-4; Amanda Glenz 8-0/0-16; Heidi Jansen 5-2/3-12. TOTALS: FG 21/47, FT 3/8, 3's 1.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - Stacy Lieser 1; Rebounds - 26 Danny Lieser 9; Glenz 7; Assists - 17 Stacy Lieser 8; Steals - 7 Stacy Lieser 3; Blocks - 7 Glenz 3.

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