The Bulldogs jumped to an early lead in the first period but the Jaguars had a run late in the period to make the score 11-10 in their favor at the first break.
Pictured at right: Junior J.T. Koehn goes up for a lay-up against BBE last Tuesday. Koehn led the Bulldogs with 15 points and nine rebounds in the loss.
The Jaguars widened their lead in the second period, but Schoumaker committed two offensive fouls and missed part of the quarter on the bench with foul trouble. In his absence, the Bulldogs closed the gap to 22-18 at the half, still within reach, especially considering the way the Bulldogs shot from the floor.
Schoumaker, who had 15 points in the first half, added 20 in the second, despite being double teamed for a spell. He had some key baskets, including from the offensive boards and from behind the three-point line.
The Bulldogs still trailed by four after the two teams traded 17 points in the third. But Schoumaker, who was 10-13 from the line, and his teammates made their free throws in the fourth quarter to win by nine.
The Bulldogs had trouble with the Jaguars' zone defense. The Bulldogs shot just 37 percent for the game, including just 12 for 36 on two-point attempts. The Bulldogs made seven three-pointers, including four in the last period, which accounted for all 12 of their points.
The Jaguars outrebounded Paynesville 28-17.
Leading scorers for Paynesville were J.T. Koehn with 15 points and Luke Trees with 14. Koehn added nine rebounds, and Trees added four assists and three steals and made three treys. Logan Louis had five assists and three steals.
The Bulldogs played on Monday and Tuesday at a tournament in Minnewaska. They played Perham on Monday and either Kimball or Minnewaska yesterday.
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