Lady Bulldogs lost to Litchfield Dragons

This article submitted by Nicole Orbeck on 1/28/97.

The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Litchfield last Thursday for their second match-up with the Dragons this season. The Bulldogs didn't pull off a win, with a final score of 40-33, but they did play a much improved game from the first meeting between the teams, 61-40 Dragons.

The game got off to a slow start, both teams turning the ball over and missing shots. First quarter ended with a score of 6-4, favoring the Dragons. Freshman Tanya Lieser scored the only four points of the first quarter.

Seconds before the end of the first half, Steph Tangen nailed a three pointer, bringing the score to 16-17, Dragons.

Dry shooting from the Bulldogs behind the line in the third quarter wasn't enough to hold the Bulldogs back, as the third quarter score was once again close, 24-25, Dragons still ahead.

This did come into play in the fourth quarter, though. The Bulldogs were one for six, as the Dragons shot 11 for 16.

ďThe game was even, except for free throws. When the opponent makes six more than you attempt, that's not a good sign," stated coach Cameron Mahlum. ďI'm very pleased with our overall defensive effort," he added.

The Bulldogs were led by Tangen with 11 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks. Lieser added nine points, six rebounds, and five blocks.

The Bulldogs traveled to St. Cloud Cathedral Monday, and to Long Prairie last night. Friday night, Parent's Night, the Bulldogs host Melrose. Details of these games will be in next week's issue of the Press.

Litchfield 6 11 8 15 - 40
Paynesville 4 12 8 9 - 33

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