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Paynesville Press - February 20, 2002

Albany survives Dogs' three-point barrage

By Andy Jones

The Bulldogs took on the Albany Huskies last Thursday night in a tough conference battle in Paynesville. The Bulldogs hit 10 three-pointers in the game, but were unable to beat the Huskies, falling 66-62.

The Bulldogs got an early lead on the Huskies, who were cold from the field in the first half. The Bulldogs went into the break up by six points at 30-24.

In the third quarter, Albany outscored Paynesville by 10 points grabbing a four-point lead. The Bulldogs were unable to close the gap in the fourth quarter and lost by four.

Sophomore Adam Kampsen returned to the starting lineup for the first time since his thigh injury in December. Kampsen hit five of the Bulldogs' 10 three-point shots and led the Bulldogs with 16 points.

Senior Wes Lieser added 15, while senior Andy Jones and junior Kevin Mehr both scored 12 for Paynesville.

Senior post Jake Noreen paced Albany with 24 points.

The Bulldogs played Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Tuesday at home.

They will play their final home game of the year on Friday against St. Cloud Cathedral. It will also be Parents' Night. Come and cheer on those Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs will also play at Sauk Centre on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Albany--9 15 24 18 - 66
Paynesville--12 18 14 18 - 62

Albany 66 - Jake Noreen 24; Dan Hills 6; Adam Budde 2; Jeff Holmseth 12; Cory Schiffler 14; Aaron Kleinschmidt 8; TOTALS: FG 23 FT 14/20, 3's 6.
Paynesville 62 - Wes Lieser 15; Andy Jones 12; Aaron Lang 5; Kevin Mehr 12; Adam Kampsen 16; Danny Savage 2; TOTALS: FG 16/21, FT 10/16, 3's 10.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - Kampsen 5; Lieser 3; Mehr 2.

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