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Paynesville Press - February 27, 2002

Dogs end regular season with loss

By Sara Lieser

The Bulldogs girls' basketball team ended their regular season with a loss at Albany on Thursday. The Huskies had played a road game the night before, so the Dogs were hoping to catch the Huskies with low energy. The Dogs ran the floor in the first quarter tying to get some easy, quick points. It worked for 17 points for Paynesville, but the Huskies managed to score 27 of their own.

The Dogs changed defense in the second quarter, but it still wasn't enough to change the pace of the game. The Huskies scored 20 points. The Huskies also got back on defense to hold the Dogs to 13 points.

The Dogs entered the half down by 17 points with a score of 47-30.

The Dogs decided that they needed to shut the Huskies down early in the third quarter to get back into the game. The Dogs didn't quite shut them down, but held them to 18 points, while scoring 17.

The Dogs played tough defense and pushed the ball up the floor in the fourth quarter, but the Huskies still outscored them 22-19. The Dogs played hard, never gave up, but still suffered an 87-66 loss.

Senior guard Stacy Lieser netted a team-high 16 points and also dished out a team-high seven assists.

Sophomore post Amanda Glenz had 12 points, eight rebounds, and two blocked shots, and senior forward Heidi Jansen added 10 points and eight rebounds.

The girls hosted Annandale on Tuesday in a District 20 playoff game in Paynesville. The Bulldogs were seeded fourth, and the Cardinals fifth. The winner faces top-seeded and state-ranked New London-Spicer on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Willmar.

The District 20 championship game will be held on Saturday night at 6 p.m. in Howard Lake.

Paynesville--17 13 17 19 - 66
Albany--27 20 18 22 - 87

Albany 87- Jamie Potter 2; Karessa Korneck 1; Kari Wolford 31; Joanne Noreen 15; Dani Gill 3; Darby Noreen 25; Kelly Denne 4; Shannon McNeil 6.
Paynesville 66 - Stacy Lieser 7-1/2-16; Mindy Meagher 1-2/2-4; Ann Stalboerger 1-0/0-2; Hannah Braun 1-1/2-3; Sara Lieser 2-0/0-5; Kim Hess 1-1/2-3; Rachel Sogge 1-2/2-4; Amanda Glenz 6-0/0-12; Danny Lieser 3-0/0-7 Heidi Jansen 3-4/6-10. TOTALS: FG 26/63, FT 11/16, 3's 3.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - Stacy Lieser 1; Sara Lieser 1; Danny Lieser 1; Rebounds - 35 Jansen 8; Glenz 8; Assists - 13 Stacy Lieser 7; Steals - 2 Stacy Lieser 1; Kim Hess 1; Blocks - 6 Glenz 2.

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