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Paynesville Press - July 7, 2004

Glenz plays in All Star games

By Kayla Welle

amandaRecent PAHS graduate Amanda Glenz became the first Paynesville Bulldog to play in the Minnesota State All Star games.

The girls played on Saturday, June 26, and on Sunday, June 27, at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Glenz scored a total of 15 points in her two games. Her team lost on Saturday and won on Sunday, ending the weekend 1-1. They took third place in the tournament as a whole.

Overall, Glenz said she really enjoyed her experience at the all star games. "I met a lot of cool people," she said. Glenz added that she enjoyed playing with girls at such a high skill level.

Glenz went to St. Paul on Friday, June 25, for practice. They practiced three times that day for an hour and a half each time.

After practice, they were "drafted" into four different teams. Glenz was drafted onto the blue team.

At the beginning of the basketball season, all head coaches nominate players that they think would be a good addition to the all star team. Then, at the state tournament in the spring, the coaches get together and pick who deserves to be on the team.

In Glenz's high school career, she became the sixth Paynesville girl to score 1,000 points. She finished her career with 1,055 points, third all-time among female players for Paynesville.

This year, she averaged 19.5 points per game and nine rebounds per game as the Dogs went 15-8. She also set a new school record for field goal attempts with 332, breaking JoAnn Kraemer's 1982 record of 311.

Next year Glenz plans to attend Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D.. She will play basketball and pursue a career in elementary education.

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