Boys basketball: Play tough against undefeated team

This article submitted by Josh Jones and Ryan Hemingson on 3/3/98.

The Paynesville boyís basketball team hosted the Litchfield Dragons on Feb. 27 for the last regular season game. Litchfield was undefeated in conference play, 11-0.

At the end of the first quarter, the Bulldogs were in the lead by four points.
The Dragons came out and hit five of their eight three pointers in the second quarter to put them in the lead by six points going into half time.

In the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs kept up their great hustle and were able to tie the game. Ross Jenniges layed the ball in the hoop to send it into overtime.

In overtime, the Bulldogs worked very hard on both ends of the court, but they were unable to come up with a victory to end the season.

Litchfield: 13 26 7 8 OT-8 - 62
Paynesville: 17 16 11 10 OT -5 - 59


The Paynesville boyís basketball team traveled to Grove City on Feb. 24 to take on the Falcons. ACGC had only won three games the whole year and it was parentsí night so the Falcons wanted a win.

In the second half, the Bulldogs started to take control of the ball game even though it didnít seem like it at times.

In the closing minutes of the game, the Falcons had to start fouling and the Bulldogs made their free throws so they had nothing to worry about.

The game was an ugly one. Neither team played the type of basketball they are capable of. But any win is a win no matter how ugly.

Paynesville:18 20 10 16 - 64
ACGC: 18 12 12 11 - 53

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