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Paynesville Press - February 19, 2003

ACGC, Cathedral top Dogs in hoops

By Ann Stalboerger

The Bulldogs girls' basketball team lost 64-60 against ACGC on Monday, Feb. 10, in a well-fought nonconference match-up.

The Dogs showed their toughness by hanging with the Falcons, who were once rated in state, and by only trailing by two points at the half.

Things got a little rocky for the Dogs at the end of the third and the beginning of the fourth quarter, as the Falcons went on a 10-point run. Showing their unwillingness to quit, the Dogs fought back. With only a few minutes remaining to play, sophomore Kendra Johnson got fouled while shooting a three-pointer. She made the shot and sank the free throw to bring the Dogs within three points.

Sophomore Kim Hess made another three-pointer soon after, keeping the Dogs' hopes alive.

Unfortunately, the Dogs were forced to foul to stop the clock, and the Falcons secured their victory with free throws in the final seconds of the game.

The Dogs made eight three-pointers in the game: four by senior Danny Lieser, three by Hess, and one by Johnson.

Leading the Dogs offensively were juniorAmanda Glenz, Lieser, and Hess. Glenz netted 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Dogs, while Lieser scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds. Hess had 13 points, grabbed six boards, and dished out four assists.

The Dogs ended their regular season on Tuesday by hosting state-rated Albany.

They start district playoffs on Tuesday, Feb. 25, with a rematch at ACGC. The Falcons are seeded third in District 20, while the Dogs, now 8-11, are seeded sixth.

Paynesville--14 15 14 17 - 60
ACGC--20 11 16 17 - 64

Paynesville 50 - Amanda Glenz 6-5/9-17; Danny Lieser 5-1/2-15; Kim Hess 4-2/4-13; Ann Stalboerger 2-1/2-5; Kendra Johnson 1-1/1-4; Hannah Braun 1-0/0-2; Peggy Thompson 0-2/2-2; Bridgette Johnson 1-0/0-2; TOTALS: FG 20/52, FT 12/20.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 8 Lieser 4; Hess 3; Johnson 1; Rebounds - 40 Glenz 15; Lieser 6; Hess 6; Assists - 12 Hess 4; Stalboerger 3; Steals - 5 Braun 2; Blocks - 1.

Cathedral 69, Paynesville 58
This Valentine's Day wasn't very sweet for the Dogs, who lost by 11 disappointing points to conference rival St. Cloud Cathedral, 69-58.

The Dogs came out pumped up, playing in front of a large crowd on parents' night, but got outhustled by the revenge-thirsty Crusaders, according to Ric Koehn, especially in the second quarter, where the Crusaders outscored the Dogs by 16 points. That helped the Crusaders take a 37-20 lead at halftime.

Coming back in the second half, the Dogs were able to come within five points of the Crusaders in the fourth quarter, but could get no closer, losing 69-58.

The Dogs defeated Cathedral in January in St. Cloud.

Glenz dominated the offense, sinking all nine of her shots from the charity stripe, scoring 29 points, and grabbing 13 rebounds.

Senior Ann Stalboerger and sophomore Kendra Johnson added ten and nine points respectively, while Hess dished out seven assists.

Senior Hannah Braun had seven steals.

Cathedral--11 26 12 20 - 69
Paynesville--10 10 16 22 - 58

Paynesville 50 - Amanda Glenz 10-9/9-29; Ann Stalboerger 4-2/3-10; Kendra Johnson 4-1/2-9; Kim Hess 1-1/3-4; Danny Lieser 1-0/0-3; Hannah Braun 0-0/0-0; Rachael Wendlandt 0-1/2-1; Katie Herding 0-0/0-0; Bridgette Johnson 0-0/0-0; Peggy Thompson 0-0/0-0; Brittany Lieser 0-0/0-0; TOTALS: FG 21/73, FT 14/19.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 2 Hess 1; Lieser 1; Rebounds - 46 Glenz 13; Lieser 8; Braun 6; Hess 6; Stalboerger 6; Assists - 18 Hess 7; Stalboerger 5; Steals - 14 Braun 7; Hess 4; Blocks - 5 Lieser 2.

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