Girls basketball captures postseason honors

This article submitted by Cameron Mahlum on 3/31/99.

Senior Amber Michaelis and juniors Tanya Lieser and Carin Frenchick were recently honored for their basketball play this winter.

Michaelis was voted on the West Central North All-Conference Team. She finished in the top five in the conference in scoring and in assists. She tied her season high in her final conference game with 24 points against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle. Michaelis was also an honorable mention selection on the St. Cloud Times' All-Area Team.

Tanya Lieser was named a member of the all-conference team for the second consecutive year. In conference play, she was in the top eight in scoring and the top three in rebounding. Once again she led the conference in blocked shots. Lieser was also named to the second team by the West Central Tribune and as a honorable mention player on the St.Cloud Times' All-Area Team.

Carin Frenchick was an honorable mention all-conference selection. Her defense, rebounding and work ethic landed her a spot on the team. She finished in the top five in rebounding in the conference. Her conference high point came against Sauk Centre on Parent's Night. Frenchick tallied 20 points and 11 rebounds that night.

Season summary
The Bulldogs finished with a 9-14 mark overall and 5-7 in the conference.

Their season high in points came versus LQPV as they netted 68. Defensively, the 32 points surrendered against Maple Lake was the lowest for the season.

Against Kimball on Nov. 27, the Bulldogs set two season highs as a team. Paynesville posted 20 steals and 32 assists. Steph Krupke's 13 assists in that game was the high for the season.

On five occasions, the Bulldogs shot at least 70 percent from the free throw line as a team.

The season high for blocked shots was established versus Annandale. Paynesville finished with 16 blocks. Lieser contributed 12 of those blocks.

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