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Paynesville Press - February 15, 2006

Girl hoopsters break single-game points record in 89-67 victory over LPGE

By Michael Jacobson

The Bulldogs girls' basketball team broke the 12-year-old school record for points in a game with an 89-67 conference victory at LPGE on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

The Dogs outscored the Thunder 40-30 in the first half and 49-37 in the second half to sweep LPGE this season. They had previously beaten LPGE 52-46 at PAHS in January.

pass In scoring 89 points, the Dogs set a new school record for most points scored in a single game. Previously, the record was 86, set in February 1994 in a 86-58 win at Melrose. (In that game, senior Angie Deegan scored 22 points, senior Tina Lang 16, senior Tiffany Karsch 10, and junior Sabrina Hollander 10; that team would reach the subsection finals, losing to NL-S 45-36.)

Junior Jacque Schlangen scored 20 points for the Dogs at LPGE last week, as the Dogs set a new record for points in their 89-67 win.

Against LPGE, the Dogs shot 54 percent from the floor (led by junior post Jacque Schlangen who made 9 of 13 shots and scored a game-high 20 points), made 7 of 15 three-pointers (led by senior Ashley Lieser who made five treys and scored 18 points), and had a season-high ten players who scored.

"What an offensive explosion! The shooting was hot! It was great to be able to see all the girls contribute," said coach Jackie Parsley. "It was a win we needed, and to do it in that fashion was great to see. The girls were excited about breaking a school record."

Ten players scored for the Dogs: Schlangen 20; Ashley Lieser 18; sophomore Brittni Schmitz 14; senior Lynn Lieser 8; senior Brooke Schmitz 8; ninth grader JessiccaLee Klein 6; senior Amber Jensen 5; senior Allyson Klenke 5; junior Marissa Mackedanz 3; and junior Randi Schaefer 2.

The Dogs' previous best scoring game this season came in their first game in December, a 72-30 victory over Kimball. The Dogs had broken 60 twice this seasonŠagainst Maple Lake in December and against Sauk Centre in January (ironically, both of these games were losses).

In addition to their outstanding shooting, the Dogs set a season high with 25 assists, led by Ashley Lieser with eight. Brooke Schmitz added five, and Mackedanz added four off the bench. The Dogs' previous best in assists this season was 20 against Sauk in January.

The Dogs also outrebounded LPGE 39 to 25 and made 14 of 19 free throws (74 percent).

The Dogs (6-12 overall) hosted Eden Valley-Watkins on Monday night. They will also host Sauk Centre (in their last conference game of the season) on Thursday.

Next week, the Dogs will host ACGC on Monday, Feb. 20, in a nonconference game.

Paynesville--40 49 - 89
LPGE--30 37 - 67

Paynesville 89 - Jacque Schlangen 9-2/4-20; Ashley Lieser 5-3/4-18; Brittni Schmitz 6-2/2-14; Lynn Lieser 3-2/2-8; Brooke Schmitz 3-0/0-8; JessiccaLee Klein 2-2/2-6; Amber Jensen 2-1/1-5; Allyson Klenke 2-1/2-5; Marissa Mackedanz 1-1/2-3; Randi Schaefer 1-0/0-2; TOTALS: FG 34/63, FT 14/19, 3's 7.

LPGE 67 - Lisa Miller 5-6/6-16; Diane Blommel 5-2/2-13; Mae Blommel 5-0/0-10; Kelli Kleinschmidt 4-0/0-9; Erica Dahl 4-0/0-8; Kendra Nies 2-3/6-7; Nicole Eberle 2-0/0-4; TOTALS: FG 27/64, FT 11/14, 3's 2.

STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 7 Ashley Lieser 5; Brooke Schmitz 2; Rebounds - 39 Ashley Lieser 7; Lynn Lieser 7; Schlangen 5; Assists - 25 Ashley Lieser 8; Brooke Schmitz 5; Mackedanz 4; Brittni Schmitz 3; Steals - 12 Lynn Lieser 4; Brittni Schmitz 3; Blocks - 3 Brooke Schmitz 2.

Cathedral 56, Dogs 40
Cathedral outrebounded the Dogs by a 2-1 margin and limited them to 22 percent shooting in securing a WCC North victory 56-40 at PAHS on Friday night.

shot The Dogs, following their record-setting performance against LPGE, made only 12 shots from the floor against the Crusaders. While they did blister the net from the charity stripe, making 14 of 17 free throws, or 82 percent, they shot a measly 22 percent from the floor.

Ninth grader JessiccaLee Klein scored six points for the Bulldogs on Friday night against Cathedral in a 56-40 loss.

Cathedral also outrebounded the Dogs 45-20, getting numerous shots on some possessions, and forced the Dogs into 21 turnovers.

The Crusaders jumped to a dozen-point lead eight minutes into the game at 20-8. The Dogs rallied to get as close as five points at 23-18 with two and a half minutes to play in the first half, with sophomore Brittni Schmitz and junior Marissa Mackedanz scoring back-to-back outside jumpers. But Cathedral took a 27-20 lead into the halftime lockerroom.

In the second half, the Dogs got as close as six points at 42-36 with 15 minutes to play, when senior Brooke Schmitz found senior Ashley Lieser for a three-pointer. But Cathedral promptly answered by holding the Dogs scoreless for four minutes, using an 8-0 to rebuild their lead to double digits. The Dogs never got closer than 12 points again.

Ashley Lieser and Brittni Schmitz led the Dogs with eight points each. Brooke Schmitz added seven points, six rebounds, and five assists.

The Crusaders completed a season sweep of the Dogs with the victory, having beaten Paynesville 41-38 in January in St. Cloud.

The Dogs fell to 4-9 in the WCC North with the loss.

Cathedral--27 29 - 56
Paynesville--20 20 - 40

Cathedral 56 - Ashlan Meyer 7-0/0-14; Lynsey Rothstein 5-1/1-11; Jennifer Waletzko 2-4/6-9; Emily Schmidt 2-4/4-8; Karrli Frank 2-0/0-5; Cassi Henry 2-0/0-4; Emma Balfanz 1-1/2-3; Kathy Osgood 0-2/2-2; TOTALS: FG 21, FT 12/15, 3's 2.

Paynesville 40 - Ashley Lieser 2-2/4-8; Brittni Schmitz 2-4/4-8; Brooke Schmitz 2-3/3-7; JessiccaLee Klein 3-0/0-6; Jacque Schlangen 2-1/2-5; Allyson Klenke 0-2/4-2; Lynn Lieser 0-2/2-2; Marissa Mackedanz 1-0/0-2; TOTALS: FG 12/55, FT 14/17, 3's 2.

STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 2 Ashley Lieser 2; Rebounds - 20 Brooke Schmitz 6; Assists - 8 Brooke Schmitz 5; Steals - 10 Ashley Lieser 5; Schlangen 3; Brooke Schmitz 2; Blocks - 2.

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