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Paynesville Press - February 27, 2002

Dogs upset BBE in double overtime, dump Cathedral

By Andy Jones

Adam Kampsen The Bulldogs won two home games last week, toppling state-rated Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa in overtime on Tuesday, Feb. 19, and drubbing St. Cloud Cathedral on Friday for Parents' Night.

Sophomore Adam Kampsen averaged 17.5 points in the Bulldogs' two victories last week. The gym was rocking against Cathedral for Parents' Night. The Bulldogs got the opening tip and the lead and never looked back. The Dogs led by 12 at halftime, and then sophomore forward Adam Kampsen hit consecutive three-pointers to start the second half for the Bulldogs.

Cathedral answered with a three-pointer from junior forward Josh Hollenhorst, but these were the only points the Crusaders scored the entire period. The Bulldogs outscored them 17-3 in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.

At the end of three quarters, the Dogs led 51-25, more than doubling Cathedral's score. Cathedral outscored the Bulldogs in the fourth but could not avoid a season sweep at the hands of the Bulldogs.

Senior post Aaron Lang led the way for the Bulldogs with 18 points and six rebounds. Kampsen had 17 points and eight rebounds.

As a team, the Bulldogs made eight three-pointers and 11 players scored points for Paynesville.

The Bulldogs will play at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City on Friday night. Their game against Sauk Centre - scheduled for Tuesday - has been rescheduled for Saturday. The B-squads will play at 1 p.m. with the varsity following. There will be no C-squad game.

The Bulldogs open the District 20 playoffs on Monday, March 4. The Bulldogs, seeded sixth, will play at third-seeded Dassel-Cokato. That game starts at 7:30 p.m.

Cathedral--13 9 3 21 - 46
Paynesville--21 13 17 17 - 68

Cathedral 46 - Aaron Plafcan 4; Nick Wendt 3; Dan Marso 2; Nick Bellmont 9; Luke Schroeder 4; David Carlson 3; Josh Hollenhorst 21; TOTALS: FG 18, FT 4/7, 3's 6.
Paynesville 68 - Wes Lieser 1-0/0-3; Andy Jones 3-2/2-8; Aaron Lang 6-6/6-18; Jonnie Schefers 0-01/2-1; Kevin Mehr 1-0/4-3; Adam Kampsen 6-2/3-17; Danny Savage 2-0/1-5; Ryan Whitcomb 1-0/0-2; Eric Miller 2-0/0-4; Tommy Flannigan 0-1/2-1; Josh Teicher 2-0/0-6; TOTALS: FG 24/56, FT 12/20, 3's 8.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - Kampsen 2; Teicher 2; Savage 1; Lieser 1; Mehr 1; Rebounds - 33 Kampsen 8; Lang 6; Jones 5; Assists - 16 Savage 4; Lieser 4; Steals - 9 Savage 4; Blocks - 0.

Paynesville 80, BBE 76
The Bulldogs won their most exciting game of the year by far on Tuesday, Feb. 19, against BBE. The Bulldogs defeated the Jaguars, who were ranked eighth in the state in Class A, but it took the Bulldogs double overtime to pull off the upset.

The Bulldogs played with the Jaguars steady in the first quarter, thanks to Kampsen's four three-pointers. Despite some second quarter turnovers, the Bulldogs went into halftime tied with the Jaguars at 33-33.

In the third quarter, Paynesville had trouble scoring, but went into the fourth quarter only down by two.

The Bulldogs threw a run at the Jaguars, and got a nice lead in the fourth, but a BBE three-pointer and an offensive rebound on a free throw cut the Dogs' lead to two points. Then the Jaguars stole the ball and scored with only 15 seconds on the clock.

The Bulldogs had time for one more shot; however, they failed to convert in regulation.

In the first overtime, back-and-forth play had nobody take a commanding lead. The Dogs had another shot to win the game at the end of the first overtime, too, but failed to convert again.

In the second overtime, the Bulldogs put down four important free throws in the last minute to win the game. Senior Andy Jones made two free throws to give the Dogs the lead with 40 seconds to play, and then Kampsen iced it with two more with three seconds on the clock.

The Bulldogs broke two school records in the victory: free throws made and free throws attempted. The Bulldogs were 38 of 56 from the foul line for the game, outscoring the Jaguars 38-12 from the charity stripe.

The previous school records for free throw attempts was 43 against Glenwood in 1985-86. The previous records for free throws made in a game was 32, set against Sauk Centre in 1998-99.

Jones made 13 of those free throws and led all scorers with 25 points, a career high for him. Jones also had 11 rebounds.

Kampsen added 18 points, 12 of which came in the first quarter. Lang added 11 points, and senior Wes Lieser had 10.

Five players fouled out in the game, including Lang, who got his fifth foul early in the fourth quarter.

BBE--22 11 17 16 5 5 - 76
Paynesville--21 12 15 18 5 9 - 80

BBE 76 - Troy Rosengren 18; Andrew Rosengren 13; Ryan Koehler 17; Martin Gjerde 3; Josh Eckstein 3; Kurt Dingmann 2; Nick Speldrich 2; Zach Dingmann 14; Jason Vanderstelt 4; TOTALS: FG 30, FT 12/26, 3's 4.
Paynesville 80 - Wes Lieser 1-7/8-10; Andy Jones 6-13/16-25; Aaron Lang 5-1/3-11; Jonnie Schefers 0-2/2-2; Kevin Mehr 0-3/8-3; Adam Kampsen 4-6/6-18; Danny Savage 0-5/7-5; Josh Teicher 2-1/6-6; TOTALS: FG 18/53, FT 38/56, 3's 6.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - Kampsen 4; Teicher 1; Lieser 1; Rebounds - 35 Jones 11; Lieser 9; Schefers 6; Lang 5; Assists - 14 Kampsen 3; Lieser 3 Steals - 11 Teicher 3; Kampsen 3; Blocks - 0.

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