knowledge bowl team competes
Junior High Academic Bowl action Monday night proved to be the best of the year for Summit’s Junior High Team, as their two teams managed a second and seventh place finish among the 17 teams from the nine area schools competing.
Eighth graders Zach Frei and David Spencer with seventh graders Dustin Lustig and Chase Nuxoll won big on their final math venture question for the evening, pulling into second place behind winner Nezperce with their successful 50-point venture.
Their score of 200+ was the highest for the year for the young Summit team, putting them within 20 of the meet winning Nezperce Indians.
Betting a bit more conservatively, Summit’s girls, Lynn Rehder, Christa Wilson, Lauren Chmelik, eighth grade, and seventh graders Kim Frei and Brianne Stubbers also did very well during the evening, ending with a score of 180, good for their seventh place finish.
This meet was hosted by Summit, who will also host the high school version of the league in May. Next action for all contestants is at Prairie for the high school students January 26, and in Grangeville, February 2 for the middle school group.
Summit boys win 2 of 3 games
Basketball action for Summit Academy’s boys varsity basketball included two wins in the past week, as the Patriots charged out to an easy 49-24 over Salmon River last Wednesday, then went on to an exciting overtime victory, 55-54 over North Idaho Christian Academy of Hayden, Idaho, followed by a difficult loss to Logos on Saturday by a score of 43 to 24.
The Salmon River victory was the second for the Patriots over the hometown Savages as their tight defense limited the home team to three points in each of the second and third quarters. Dylan Greene led all scorers with 19 points, and was assisted by Stephen Spencer with nine, including seven of eight from the free throw line. Shane Wemhoff with 7, Brandon Rehder and Mark Uhlenkott with 5 each, Chris Hattrup with 3, and Jacob Uhlenkott with 1 closed out scoring for the seven Patriots who were able to make it to the game.
Still traveling with only seven suited players, Summit played its best game of the season in Hayden, defeating a long established private school there boasting a total enrollment of 250 some students. Getting off to a good start, Summit’s Rehder scored two on the opening tip, then canned a three seconds later to help the Patriots roar out to a 9-2 lead. The host team battled back however, cutting a Summit 6-point lead at the half to three with a half court three at the buzzer.
With two minutes remaining, Summit found itself behind for the first time, four points down, but battled back on a Shane Wemhoff three, only the fourth taken by the Patriots in the game, which saw them, convert three of four. An exchange of free throws left Summit down two with seven seconds left, but a foul called put Wemhoff on the line, where he sank two shots to put the game into overtime.
An aggressive press by the home team put Summit’s Dylan Greene on the line three times, where he converted four of six shots, and Jacob Uhlenkott whose steal at the end resulted in his trip to the line, where his one of two conversions gave Summit the five points it needed to offset their opponent’s four, for the final 55 to 54 victory.
Both Greene and Mark Uhlenkott fouled out during the overtime period, Greene with three minutes left, and Uhlenkott with two, putting increased pressure on the remaining Patriots on the team. Scoring in this contest: Greene-20, Wemhoff-17, Rehder-7, Mark Uhlenkott-6, Jake Uhlenkott-3, and Chris Hattrup-2.
Spencer failed to score, but played his best floor game of the season, while Greene with 16 led the rebound battle.
The late Friday night game and sickness took its toll on the Patriots Saturday, as the team, reduced to six able to play, took on Logos of Moscow, and fell by 43 to 24, their worst loss of the season. Greene saw limited action only in this contest, picking up three fouls early in the first, then another quick one in the third after sitting out the rest of the fist half. Jake Uhlenkott’s absence, due to sickness, left the Patriots very short handed, and blitzed by a first quarter deficit of 19 to 9 and a half time score of 33 to 16, the Patriots went into a slow-down, control game in the second half, resulting in 10 points scored by Logos to the 8 managed by Summit. Scoring for the Patriots: Wemhoff-10, Greene-9, Rehder and Mark Uhlenkott-2 each, and Hattrup-1.
The week’s activity left the Patriots with a 4 and 5 record for the season, with games against Lapwai JV Tuesday, Salmon River here at home at the Middle School gym this Wednesday, and North Idaho Christian here on Saturday at the Elementary gym.
Game times for the two home games, both double headers with boys and girls varsity competition planned: 5:00 vs. Salmon River Wednesday, and 11:00 a.m. for the first game Saturday at the Elementary gym.
Summit girls win 1, lose 2
Traveling with the boys’ team, and playing the preliminary in each case, Summit’s young lady Patriot ball team managed one victory in their three contests over the past week, all against varsity teams from the opponent schools.
At Riggins, versus Salmon River, Summit experienced a very cold night from the field, netting only 9 of 56 shots taken, and slowly fell behind, dropping a 41 to 20 contest. Scoring came hard, but was evenly spread over the Patriot team as follows: Elaine Rehder-5, Lauren Wemhoff-1, Amber Nuxoll-4, Cori Wemhoff-4, Kelli Shears-2, Mary Wimer-2, Emily Rehder-2, with Alyssa Frei, Alexa Prigge, Maria Osborne, Jeannie Goeckner, and Jacquie Lustig all playing, but failed to score.
At Hayden Saturday night, the lady Patriots played one of their best games of the season, losing in the final minutes by 38 to 35 score that seesawed back and forth throughout the evening, with the Patriots never quite able to overcome their first quarter 13 to seven deficit. Scoring was spread out as follows: Elaine Rehder-7, Cori Wemhoff-8, Lauren Wemhoff and Amber Nuxoll, each with 6, Prigge-4, and Wimer and Emily Rehder adding 2 each. Frei, Lustig, and Shears all played well during the contest, but were unable to convert any of their attempts.
Back in Moscow Saturday night, with Prigge leaving the team because of sickness, the Patriots overcame an early game deficit of 7 to 4, moved into a 13 to 13 tie at the half, and moved ahead in the second half to record their fifth win of the season.
Scoring again was even, with 6 points each scored by Elaine Rehder, Lauren and Cori Wemhoff, and Nuxoll, with Wimer adding 4, and Frei and Emily Rehder adding 2 each. Goeckner, Shears, and Lustig again played well in the contest, but failed to produce points in the scoring column.
The Summit girls’ team will be playing the same schedule this week as the boys, with Lapwai, Tuesday, there, and Salmon River and North Idaho Christian on tap for Wednesday and Saturday.