Boys basketball suffers losses in close games

This article submitted by Josh Jones on 2/16/99.

For the second straight week, the Paynesville Bulldog boyís basketball team showed that nothing is certain as they overlooked a good Dassel-Cokato team.

For the second time in two weeks, Paynesville had to play games back to back and it is really a challenge to play two games in a row.

In the first quarter, Paynesville was down by six points (12-6). Everyone seemed to be a little bit slow on their feet.

The second quarter seemed to be a little better, but Paynesville had trouble scoring points.

Paynesville came out after half time with a little more spring in their step. For a while the Bulldogs even had the lead.

It didnít last long; however, as Dassel- Cokato came back to take the lead in the fourth quarter and ended up winning the game over the Bulldogs 58-50.

DC: 12 13 14 19 -58
PHS: 6 12 19 13 -50

The Paynesville boyís basketball team traveled to Albany for a big rivalry. As far as the players are concerned, Albany is the most unliked team in the conference.

This all showed as both teams were playing very physical from the very start. Paynesville held the lead at the end of the first quarter, 15-13.

The second quarter was about the same as the first, only this time the Huskies won the quarter by two points. Halftime left the Bulldogs and the Huskies dead locked at 29 points each.

Paynesville came out in the third quarter shooting the lights out as they made four three-point field goals to take a four-point lead into the fourth quarter.

The fourth quarter was the wildest game probably ever played by a Paynesville team. Both teams battled to the very end. The Bulldogs ended up losing by two points. However, with about 30 seconds left in the game, there was a scuffle and an Albany player ended up getting a personal foul, a technical foul, ended up fouling out of the game, and on top of all, he lost his shorts!

Needless to say, there were a lot of mean words and looks exchanged when the teams shook hands.

The final was 63-61 in favor of the Huskies.

Albany: 13 16 14 20 -63
PHs: 15 14 18 14 -61

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