Varsity girls team does well at Star of the North games

This article submitted by Cameron Mahlum on 6/30/99.

The Paynesville girls' varsity basketball team finished with three wins and one loss in the Star of the North Games over the weekend in Rochester.

Friday afternoon's first game was against Rushford-Peterson. Paynesville bolted to a 11-3 lead, but found themselves in a battle as the game was tied at the conclusion of three quarters.

The Lady Bulldogs would control the game with great defense in the fourth quarter. Paynesville surrendered only one point as they were victorious 27-18. Stacy Lieser paced Paynesville with nine points. Tanya Lieser and Carrie Hemmesch each posted six points.

Friday night's game also ended in victory, 51-22. Paynesville had their offense clicking early as they led 22-9 after one quarter. Paynesville had scoring from all nine players in routing Sleepy Eye. Steph Krupke posted 10 points and three steals. Carin Frenchick tallied 12 points and seven rebounds. Tanya Lieser finished with six points, five rebounds, and six blocks. Princeton transplant, Kayla Walker, added nine points and three rebounds. Paynesville finished as the number one seed in their pool.

Saturday afternoon the Lady Bulldogs advanced to play Fillmore Central. Paynesville's five three-pointers by Stacy Lieser and Krupke proved to be the difference. The two guards ended with 12 and 11 points respectively. Paynesville coasted to a 36-16 win.

Saturday night the challenge increased as they battled the Annandale Cardinals. The favorite to win the tournament had little problem eliminating Paynesville, 51-14.

Annandale nailed five three-pointers in the first half and the Lady Bulldogs struggled offensively. Walker led the scoring for Paynesville with four points while five other girls each added a basket.

The team consisted of Carrie Hemmesch, Tanya Lieser, Cindy Lang, Tiff Rausch, Carin Frenchick, Steph Krupke, Mellody Veldkamp, Kayla Walker, and Stacy Lieser.

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