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|Paynesville Press - December 10, 2003|
Dogs win two of three in first week
The Bulldogs girls' basketball team opened their season with three home games last week, winning two out of three games, including a 57-40 victory over LPGE in their first conference game on Friday night.|
The Bulldogs used great defense in the first half, holding LPGE to four points in the first quarter and 12 points in the first half, and took a 25-12 lead at halftime. After three quarters, the Bulldogs led 40-24, and LPGE never got close.
Only four players scored for LPGE, and three players scored 38 of the team's 40 total points.
Senior post Amanda Glenz led the Bulldogs on offense, scoring 19 points. Junior guards Kim Hess and Kayla Mackedanz each had ten points, with Hess making two three-pointers including one from long range to beat the buzzer at the end of a quarter. Junior guard Kendra Johnson added eight points for Paynesville, which stymied the Thunder with full-court pressure.
This week, the Bulldogs played their first road game at BBE on Tuesday. They will play at Melrose on Thursday.
Paynesville 57 - Amanda Glenz 19; Kim Hess 10; Kayla Mackedanz 10; Kendra Johnson 8; Bridgette Johnson 2; Brittany Lieser 2; Sam Moser 2; Brooke Schmitz 2; Rachael Wendlandt 2; TOTALS: FG 20, FT 15/18.
Annandale 61, Paynesville 27
The Cardinals made five three-pointers and shot nearly 45 percent from the field, while the Dogs missed all 12 three-point shots and shot only 20 percent from the field.
Senior Peggy Thompson goes up for a shot in a crowd.
The Cardinals led 32-15 at the half and then outscored the Dogs 29-12 in the second half as well.
Glenz led the Dogs with 13 points and seven rebounds.
Paynesville 27 - Amanda Glenz 5-3/4-13; Kendra Johnson 2-1/2-5; Kim Hess 1-0/0-2; Brittany Lieser 1-0/0-2; Lynn Lieser 1-0/0-2; Peggy Thompson 1-0/0-2; Ashley Lieser 0-1/2-1; Kayla Mackedanz 0-0/1-0; TOTALS: FG 11/54, FT 5/9, 3's 0.
STATISTICS: Rebounds - 28 Glenz 7; Assists - 5; Steals - 8 Glenz 2; Johnson 2; Blocks - 1.
Paynesville 69, Kimball 54
Senior post Amanda Glenz scored 35 points in leading the Bulldogs to a 69-54 season opening win against Kimball last week.
Kimball built an early lead with three-pointers - making six in the game - but the Bulldogs rallied from an early deficit of 11-3 to take a 19-17 lead at the end of the first quarter and 40-35 at the half, as Glenz scored 11 points in the quarter and 20 points in the first half.
Kimball's best player, senior guard Melanie Marquardt, picked up her fourth foul early in the third quarter and the Bulldogs took advantage of her foul trouble, scoring 15 straight points with her on the bench in foul trouble.
Kimball cut the Bulldogs' lead to nine points twice in the fourth quarter, but junior guard Kim Hess stole the ball and converted a layup, and then Glenz scored back-to-back layups as the Bulldogs regained a double-digit lead. Kimball did not threaten seriously after that.
Glenz made 14 shots from the field, dominating the inside with her six-foot height against a Kimball team whose tallest player was 5' 9". Hess had 14 points and four assists for the Dogs, and junior forward Brittany Lieser had six points, five rebounds, and four steals.
Paynesville 69 - Amanda Glenz 14-7/10-35; Kim Hess 6-1/2-14; Brittany Lieser 2-2/2-6; Rachael Wendlandt 2-0/0-4; Brooke Schmitz 0-3/4-3; Kendra Johnson 1-0/0-2; Ashley Lieser 1-0/0-2; Kayla Mackedanz 1-0/0-2; Sam Moser 0-1/2-1; TOTALS: FG 27/64, FT 14/20, 3's 1.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 1 Hess 1; Rebounds - 45 Glenz 17; Brittany Lieser 5; Assists - 7 Hess 4; Steals - 15 Brittany Lieser 4; Glenz 3; Hess 3; Blocks - 4.
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