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|Paynesville Press - December 4, 2002|
Dogs drop season opener to Kimball
Despite junior Amanda Glenz's career high 31 points, the Dogs girls' basketball team fell short against Kimball 76-54 on Tuesday, Nov. 26.|
Coming out in their first game with young players and little experience, the girls played a pretty good first game, according to coach Ric Koehn.
They played great defense, especially in the third quarter, holding the Cubs to only nine points. By outscoring the Cubs 14-9 in the third quarter, the Bulldogs cut Kimball's lead to single digits to start the fourth quarter, at 46-37.
Fastbreaking and pushing the ball up the court helped the Bulldog offense, causing them to cut the lead early in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, it was not enough, as the Cubs went on to outscore the Dogs 30-17 in the quarter and win 76-54.
"I feel very good that we hung in there with an experienced team for as long as we did. Our youth and inexperience showed in the fourth quarter as we simply ran out of gas," said Koehn.
Glenz had a great game, leading the Dogs with a double-double, netting 31 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. She made 10 field goals and also shot 11 of 14 from the free throw line. She also had seven blocks.
"We played decent defense, but in order to get anywhere we need to be able to set up our offense," Glenz commented.
With one tough game under their belt, the Dogs move on to face Eden Valley-Watkins on Thursday and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Friday. They also play at Annandale on Tuesday, Dec. 10. All three games will be on the road.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - Hess 1; Stalboerger 1; Rebounds - 35 Glenz 14; Braun 8; Assists - 9 Hess 5; Stalboerger 3; Steals - 6 Glenz 2; Blocks - 13 Glenz ; Braun 4.
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