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|Paynesville Press - December 21, 2005|
Dogs take fourth at home holiday tournament
The Bulldogs girls' basketball team dropped two games at their home holiday tournament over the weekend, taking fourth place.|
The Dogs lost 73-65 to Maple Lake on Friday night and 71-54 to Howard Lake-Waverly on Saturday night. Watertown-Mayer beat Maple Lake 53-43 for the title on Saturday.
The Dogs played Maple Lake even in the first half on Friday night, with the two teams knotted at 31-31 at the half. Sophomore Brittni Schmitz led the Dogs with 12 points in the first half against Maple Lake, while her sister, senior Brooke Schmitz, added eight.
Maple Lake, though, scored 42 points in the second half and pulled away for a 73-65 victory. The Dogs scored 34 points in the second half, led by senior Ashley Lieser, who scored all ten of her points in the second half.
Junior Jacque Schlangen added eight points in that half.
"We got outrebounded," said coach Jackie Parsley of the Maple Lake game. "We had a great offensive performance but struggled on the defensive side."
The Irish made eight three-pointers in their victory.
Brittni Schmitz led the Dogs with 16 points, followed by Schlangen with 12, Brooke Schmitz with 11, Ashley Lieser with 10, and senior Lynn Lieser with nine.
Against Howard Lake-Waverly, the Dogs scored 27 points in both halves but were outscored both times, 37-27 in the first half and 34-27 in the second half, losing 71-54.
"We did a lot better job rebounding, but again we were sluggish on defense," said Parsley.
"The girls are working hard. I'm proud of them for that. We just need to get over the next hump," Parsley added.
Brooke Schmitz, who was named to the all-tournament team, led the Dogs with 24 points, including three treys. She scored 14 points in the first half and 10 in the second half.
Schlangen added 11 points for the Dogs, including nine in the second half.
The all-tournament team consisted of six players, two each from the top two teams and one each from the third- and fourth-place teams. Brooke Schmitz, who averaged 17.5 points per game, was chosen for Paynesville.
The Dogs (1-4) hosted New London-Spicer on Tuesday night. They continue a tough week of conference action on Thursday with a game at Minnewaska, which is their last game until January.
Maple Lake 73 - Sarah Dombrovski 7-2/2-21; Lindsey Smith 4-6/10-14; Laura Dombrovski 5-0/1-13; Molly Schauffer 5-0/1-10; Sarah Lalour 3-1/4-7; Lynn Plagguman 2-1/1-5; Andrea Rachel 1-1/2-3; TOTALS: FG 27, FT 11/21, 3's 8.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 3 Brooke Schmitz 2; Ashley Lieser 1; Rebounds - 36 Ashley Lieser 12; Brooke Schmitz 9; Brittni Schmitz 5; Assists - 15 Ashley Lieser 5; Natalie Leadem 3; Brooke Schmitz 3; Steals - 17 Lynn Lieser 5; Brooke Schmitz 4; Ashley Lieser 3; Brittni Schmitz 3; Blocks - 2.
Saturday Third Place
Howard Lake-Waverly 71 - Katie Pettit 10-3/3-24; Brittany Drew 7-1/2-15; Amber Gatz 5-0/1-10; Leah Scheal 5-0/0-10; Sam Painschaub 4-1/2-9; Kansia Remer 1-1/3-3; Amber Cardinal 0-0/2-0; TOTALS: FG 32, FT 6/13, 3's 1.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 3 Brooke Schmitz 3; Rebounds - 40 Brooke Schmitz 9; Ashley Lieser 8; Lynn Lieser 7; Jacque Schlangen 7; Brittni Schmitz 6; Assists - 15 Ashley Lieser 6; Steals - 5 Lynn Lieser 2; Blocks - 4 Brooke Schmitz 2.
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