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Paynesville Press - December 17, 2003

Last-second shot lifts Bulldogs to victory

By Michael Jacobson

Mark Andrie Sophomore Mark Andrie came off the bench with less than a minute to play and made a jump shot with less than a second on the clock to give the Bulldogs boys' basketball team a 57-55 victory over St. Cloud Cathedral on Friday.

The Bulldogs opened their season with two victories last week, a relatively easy win against Kimball in the opener on Tuesday and a thrilling victory against Cathedral.

Sophomore Mark Andrie made a 15-foot bank shot with less than a second left to lift the Dogs to a 57-55 win against Cathedral.

The Bulldogs led by double-digit margins through much of the game, but Cathedral rallied in the fourth quarter to erase a 10-point deficit. The Dogs led 51-41 with about six minutes to play, but Cathedral scored ten unanswered points to tie the score. Senior Jordan Haag made two free throws to give the Dogs a 53-51 lead with just over a minute to play, but Cathedral scored back-to-back layups to take their first lead of the game with 40 seconds to play.

Ninth grader Cory Nietfeld banked home a runner with 30 seconds to play to tie the score at 55. Haag fouled out with 11.5 seconds to play, and Andrie came on the floor as his replacement. Cathedral missed a free throw, and senior Doug Mages secured the rebound for the Bulldogs and dribbled the ball into the front court. Mages passed to Andrie, who banked in a 15-foot jumper as the clock ran out.

Driving the ball The game started at a frantic pace, with the Bulldogs jumping to an early lead as Mages scored 12 points in the first quarter, including nine of the team's first 11 points. Cathedral tied the game at 15-15 four minutes into the first quarter, but the Dogs outscored the Crusaders 10-0 over the final four minutes of the first period.

Ninth grader Cory Nietfield races for a layup after making a steal against St. Cloud Cathedral on Friday. Nietfeld scored 12 points and added 13 rebounds, five steals, and five assists. Trailing him is senior Doug Mages, who led the Dogs with 18 points.

Cathedral outscored the Bulldogs 18-8 in the second quarter, knotting the game 33-33 at the half. But the Bulldogs used an 11-2 run at the start of the third quarter to retake the lead and outplayed Cathedral 14-4 in the third quarter, with senior Adam Kampsen scoring eight points, including two three-pointers in the quarter.

Scramble for the ball Mages led the Bulldogs with 18 points, including two three-pointers. He also had three assists and three steals. Kampsen had 13 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, and four steals. Nietfeld had 12 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, and five steals.

Seniors Jordan Haag (34), Adam Kampsen (44), and Adam Hemmesch (4) reached for a loose ball in the Bulldogs' 57-55 victory on Friday night

The Bulldogs are now 2-0 for the season, including 1-0 in the West Central Conference North.

This week, the Bulldogs hosted Sauk Centre on Tuesday. They will host BBE on Thursday. Next week, they will play their first game in the Kimball Holiday Tournament on Monday, Dec. 22, with their second game in the three-team, round-robin tournament a week later. The Dogs will play Kimball on Monday, Dec. 22, with the junior varsity starting at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity.

Cathedral--15 18 4 18 - 55
Paynesville--25 8 14 10 - 57

SCORING: (FG-FT/FTA-PTS) Individual Results
Cathedral 55 - Eric Ostendorf 11; Ryan Sufka 10; Jim Keaveny 10; Nate Berg 9; Mike Sauer 8; Glenn Carnahan 4; Steve Kittok 3; TOTALS: FG 23, FT 5/14, 3's 4.

Paynesville 57 - Doug Mages 8-0/0-18; Adam Kampsen 5-1/3-13; Cory Nietfeld 5-2/5-12; Adam Hemmesch 3-0/0-6; Jordan Haag 1-2/4-4; Mark Andrie 1-0/0-2; Derek Stanger 1-0/0-2; TOTALS: FG 24/73, FT 5/12, 3's 4.

STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 4 Mages 2; Kampsen 2; Rebounds - 45 Kampsen 13; Nietfeld 13; Haag 8; Hemmesch 7; Assists - 19 Kampsen 7; Nietfeld 5; Hemmesch 4; Mages 3; Steals - 18 Nietfeld 5; Hemmesch 4; Kampsen 4; Mages 3; Blocks - 3.

Paynesville 72, Kimball 34
The Bulldogs outscored the Kimball Cubs 26-8 in the first eight minutes of their season and won their opener 72-34 in Kimball on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

Paynesville made nine field goals, including three treys, in the first quarter, while holding Kimball to just eight points in the first quarter. Senior guard Doug Mages led the way with seven points, including a three-pointer, in the first quarter, while seniors Adam Hemmesch and Adam Kampsen each added six points. Kampsen made two treys.

The Bulldogs added to their lead by outscoring Kimball 10-6 in the second quarter, taking a 36-14 at the half. Then the Dogs outscored the Cubs 36-20 in the second half.

The Bulldogs shot well, making 53 percent of their shots from the floor (28/53), including five of ten shots behind the three-point arch.

Mages led the Dogs with 22 points, including two three-pointers. Ninth grade forward Cory Nietfeld also reached double-digits, scoring ten points. He also had seven rebounds and three assists.

Paynesville got balanced scoring, with other players scoring at least six points: Hemmesch, 9; Kampsen, 8; sophomore Derek Stanger, 8; sophomore Mark Andrie, 7; and sophomore Aaron Braun, 6.

Paynesville--26 10 16 20 - 72
Kimball--8 6 7 13 - 34

Paynesville 72 - Doug Mages 10-0/0-22; Cory Nietfeld 5-0/0-10; Adam Hemmesch 2-5/8-9; Derek Stanger 3-2/2-8; Adam Kampsen 2-2/3-8; Mark Andrie 3-0/0-7; Aaron Braun 2-2/3-6; Jordan Haag 1-0/0-2; TOTALS: FG 28/53, FT 11/16, 3's 5.

Kimball 34 - Preston Lohman 10; Joe Mosberg 8; Aaron Rossman 7; Derek Kunkel 4; Matt Landwehr 3; Randy Saukkola 1; Paul Hughes 1; TOTALS: FG 13, FT 6/15, 3's 2.

STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 5 Mages 2; Kampsen 2; Andrie 1; Rebounds - 37 Hemmesch 7; Nietfeld 6; Andrie 5; Assists - 10 Nietfeld 3; Steals - 7 Kampsen 3; Blocks - 4 Stanger 2.

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