The game got off to a bad start, with the Mainstreeters outscoring the Bulldogs, 19-4 in the first quarter alone. The Bulldogs rallied back in the second quarter, but they still trailed by nine at the half.
Ten of the Bulldogs 16 points in the first half came from the free throw line, where the Bulldogs shot 67 percent.
The second half was much improved from the first, but despite the effort on the part of the Bulldogs, the Mainstreeters managed to maintain their lead until the end.
Tanya Lieser led the Bulldogs in scoring with 14 points. She also had six rebounds and three blocked shots. Becky Beek grabbed eight rebounds, and Jennifer Lindquist seven.
Paynesville : 4-12-6- 14 - 36
Sauk Centre: 19 -6-7-7 - 39
Maccray hosted the Bulldogs on Thursday night in a nonconference matchup. Despite the loss, the girls played a good game.
Paynesville led by two at the end of the first quarter, 8-6, and also at the half, 16-14. Maccray's Ammerman scored 11 of the team's 14 points.
In the third quarter the Bulldogs outscored Maccray by only one point, bringing their lead to three. Both teams played a strong fourth quarter, but Maccray managed to come out on top.
The Bulldogs did a lot of positive things in the game. They doubled Maccray's rebounds, 34-17, and held Maccray, who was averaging between 50 to 60 points a game, to a mere 32 points.
Steph Tangen led the Bulldogs with 20 points. She also snatched seven boards.
Paynesville: 8-8 -9-6 - 31
Maccray: 6-8-8-10 - 32
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