Girl netters lose three games last week

This article submitted by Nicole Orbeck on 2/18/97.

The Bulldogs hosted St. Cloud Cathedral for a conference matchup last Monday, and lost 65-39.

Only scoring one basket in the first quarter, while Cathedral scored 18 points, set the tone early in the night.

≥We really struggled offensively. Cathedral plays great defense, as was evident by our first half scoring," stated coach Cameron Mahlum, in reference to the halftime score of 31-9.

The Bulldogs played a whole different game in the second half. Cathedral only outscored the Bulldogs by four, compared to 22 in the first half.

Steph Tangen, who went scoreless the first half, scored 17 points in the second half, including three, three pointers. Tangen also had five boards, four assists, and three steals during the night.

Cathedral: 18-13-14 -20 - 65
Paynesville: 2-7-12 -18 - 39

Albany
The Bulldogs traveled to Albany for their second matchup with the Huskies, on Thursday night. Playing a much improved game from the first meeting with the team, but Albany still managed the win, 62-37.

Albany led by six, both at the end of the first quarter, 16-10, and at the half, 25-19; but the Huskies pulled away drastically in the second half of the game.

≥We played super defense in the first half. Their experience showed in the second," stated coach Mahlum.

AlbanyĻs guards, Smith and Dooley, controlled the offense, combining for 32 points.

The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Steph Tangen with 11 points. Freshman Tanya Lieser dominated the boards with 11 rebounds.

Albany: 16-9-19 -17 - 62
Paynesville: 10-9-7-11 - 37


Buffalo

The Bulldogs hosted the Buffalo Bison in their last home game of the season. Despite the outstanding effort, the Bison managed to maintain the lead and win, 57-45.

The Bulldogs led at the end of the first quarter, 11-6. Tangen sank her first of two threes early in the game to give the Bulldogs a spark.

The Bison overcame the difficulty they had shooting in the first quarter and lit it up in the second quarter, scoring 19 points to the BulldogĻs seven. The Bulldogs headed to the locker room trailing by only seven points.

Once again, in the third quarter the Bison outscored the Bulldogs, 18-13. The Bulldogs didnĻt let down though, and fourth quarter scoring was even, 14-14.

≥We played a good club and we challenged them right to the end," stated coach Mahlum, who was very pleased with the effort displayed.

The Bulldogs were led by Tangen with 27 points, which was her career high, and five rebounds.

Buffalo: 6-19-18-14 - 57
Paynesville: 11-7-13 -14 - 45

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