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|Paynesville Press - December 25, 2002|
Bulldog girls get first two wins
The Paynesville girls' basketball team picked up their first win of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 17, crushing the BBE Jaguars, 61-45. |
Dominating the floor all around, the Dogs led the entire game, taking a 26-20 lead at halftime. Then they outscored the Jaguars 19-7 in the third quarter, with some easy buckets off the press and two three-point shots.
Trailing 45-27, the Jaguars attempted to put up a fight late in the game, outscoring the Dogs 18-16 in the fourth quarter, but the Jaguars couldn't touch the Dogsā in any facet of the court, losing by 16.
"We shot better tonight, playing more patient," said coach Ric Koehn.
Shooting the highest percentage all season (40 percent), the Dogs finally played like they knew they were capable. According to Koehn, if the girls keep up that combination of shooting and defense, good things will come for the rest of the season.
Junior Amanda Glenz once again dominated the paint with 18 points and nine rebounds. Senior Hannah Braun added 12 points of her own along with seven boards, and senior Danny Lieser scored 11.
Sophomore point guard Kim Hess had eight points and dished out 10 assists.
The Dogs have some time off to enjoy the holiday season before returning to action in January.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 2 Stalboerger 2; Rebounds - 40 Glenz 9; Braun 7; Thompson 6; Assists - 17 Hess 10; Stalboerger 3; Steals - 9 Glenz 4; Blocks - 4 Stalboerger 3.
Paynesville 59, HLWW 46
Once again, the Dogs controlled the third quarter; this time outscoring the Lakers 23-14. Their press caused great trouble for the Lakers, giving the Dogs six consecutive points on turnovers.
The Bulldogs led by four points at halftime but led by 13 points, which proved to be their winning margin, after the third quarter.
Playing against the Lakers' basic screening and cutting offense, the Dogs played excellent man defense, forcing them to slow the game down. Having the lead, it worked to the Dogs' advantage.
"We talked well on defense and made them work a little bit," said junior Peggy Thompson. "They could barely get to the half court line on our press."
The Dogs played well all around and had pretty balanced scoring, from both inside and outside, according to Koehn.
"If we can keep that balance up, it will be hard for other teams to defend us," he said.
Glenz stacked up 20 points and 10 rebounds.
The Bulldogs made seven three-pointers. Hess drained three three-pointers, scoring 13 points, and grabbed seven boards. Stalboerger made two three-pointers, scoring 12 points, and Lieser made two three-pointers, and also had 12 rebounds.
STATISTICS: 3-pointers - 7 Hess 3; Stalboerger 2; Lieser 2; Rebounds - 36 Lieser 12; Glenz 10; Hess 7; Assists - 15 Hess 6; Stalboerger 4; Steals - 10 Kendra Johnson 3; Hess 2; Lieser 2; Blocks - 3 Braun 2.
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