Lady Pirates lose to Kamiah
The Prairie Lady Pirates were down in by poor shooting as they lost to Kamiah 28-31 at Cottonwood Tuesday, January 13.
Prairie hit just 18% of their shots compared to 41% for Kamiah, but kept the game close due to their offensive rebounding and defense.
A bigger loss to the Pirates than the game was Brittny Behler suffering a knee injury that likely ended her season. She was Prairieís leading scorer with 11 points before leaving the game with the injury.
Bridget Enneking added 5 points, Natalie Arnzen 4, and Briget Long, Vanessa Sonnen, Karel Wassmuth and Ingrid Dahlen 2 each.
Prairie won the JV contest 30-26 over the Kubs.
Kamiah 8 11 5   7 -31
Prairie   6   5 6 11 -28
Prairie-Long 1, 0-0, 2; Enneking 2, 1-2, 5; Wargi 0, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 0, 0-0, 0; Sonnen 1, 0-0, 2; Jackson 0, 0-0, 0; Wassmuth 1, 0-0, 2; Arnzen 2, 0-0, 4; Dahlen 1, 0-0, 2; Tacke 0, 0-0, 0; Behler 5, 1-2, 11. 3-pointers-none.
Kamiah-Doyle 0, 0-0, 0; Weimer 1, 1-3, 3; Uhlorn 1, 4-6, 6; Williams 4, 0-1, 10; Jones 1, 0-0, 2; Nelson 0, 0-0, 0; Lineberry 5, 0-1, 10; Mendonca 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Williams 2.


Lady Pirates lose big at Moscow
The Prairie Lady Pirates stepped up a couple of classifications and got thumped 16-57 by the class 4-A Moscow Bears at Moscow Thursday, January 15.
Moscow threw a full-court press at the Pirates 2 minutes into the game and completely shut Prairie down, holding them to just 4 baskets in the game and just 5 first half points.
Maureen Tacke came off the bench to score 6 points and lead the Pirates in scoring. She was a perfect 4 for 4 at the free throw line and scored 1 of Prairieís 4 field goals in the game.
Briget Long, Vanessa Sonnen, and Natalie Arnzen had 2 points each while Bridget Enneking, Lacey Wargi, Kayla Holthaus, and Ashley Jackson scored 1 point each.
The JV game was also a mismatch as Prairie lost to the Bears 29-58.
Prairie fell behind 8-13 after one quarter and 16-28 by halftime. Moscow outscored them 8-20 in the third quarter and 5-10 in the fourth.
Ashley Schaeffer led Prairie in scoring with 10 points with Meghan VanderPas scoring 7, Ashley Jackson 3, Tabitha Sonnen, Ashley Schultz, Kylie Uhlorn and Sarah Forsmann 2 each and Tabitha Seubert 1.
Prairie       2   3   6   5 -16
Moscow 11 18 14 14 -57
Prairie-Nida 0, 0-0, 0; Long 1, 0-0, 2; Enneking 0, 1-2, 1; Wargi 0, 1-3, 1; Holthaus 0, 1-2, 1; Sonnen 1, 0-1, 2; Jackson 0, 1-5, 1; Merrill 0, 0-0, 0; Wassmuth 0, 0-0, 0; Arnzen 1, 0-1, 2; Dahlen 0, 0-0, 0; Schultz 0, 0-0, 0; Tacke 1, 4-4, 6. 3-pointers-none.
Moscow-Hart 1, 2-2, 4; Tibbals 3, 0-0, 7; Freer 0, 1-2, 1; Shull 0, 0-0, 0; Schneider 1, 4-6, 6; Alexander 3, 0-0, 6; Peterson 1, 1-2, 3; Bottini 1, 0-0, 2; Calhoun 3, 2-2, 11; Pierce 1, 0-0, 2; Richards 2, 0-0, 4; Hilmes 3, 0-0, 6; Taylor 1, 2-2, 4; Hubbard 0, 1-2, 1. 3-pointers-Calhoun 3, Tibbals.


Lady Pirates lose to C.V.
The Prairie Lady Pirates played Clearwater Valley much tougher than the first time but still couldnít keep Carrie Thompson from scoring as they lost 26-33 at Cottonwood Friday, January 17.Vanessa Sonnen defends C.V.'s Carrie Thompson.
This time Thompson didnít hurt them so much from the field but in trying to stop her shooting, Prairie wound up sending her to the free throw line where she converted 14 of 22 attempts.
C.V. jumped out to the early lead in the game at 0-5 but Prairie responded as Natalie Arnzen scored on a short jumper and Briget Long converted a 3-point play when she was fouled on a lay-up.
The score wound up tied at 9-9 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter Prairie slowed things way down on offense as they attempted just 2 shots and 2 free throws. The strategy held C.V. in check as the Rams scored just 3 free throws, all by Thompson. Prairieís only points of the quarter came in the final seconds when Kayla Holthaus put up a 10-footer that bounced around on the rim several times before dropping through to make it 11-12 at the half.
In the first half Prairie did a good job beating C.V.ís zone press but the Rams switched to a man press to start the third quarter and forced several quick turnovers as the Rams scored 8 straight points to start the third quarter.
Ashley Jackson came off the bench and provided a spark as she broke the C.V. scoring run with a driving lay-up and then picked up an assist as Karel Wassmuth connected on a perimeter shot. Jackson then drove into the lane and fed Arnzen for a lay-up attempt that Natalie missed but she then got her own rebound and scored as Prairie cut the lead to 17-20.
Four free throws by Thompson put the lead back at 7 and a free throw by Long made it 18-24 at the end of the quarter.
Arnzen scored a pair of free throws to open the fourth quarter scoring and Long scored a lay-up to cut the lead to 2 points.
After a pair of C.V. free throws, long scored a free throw and then converted a 3-point play that tied the score at 26 with 2:13 left.
Thompson answered that with a big 3-pointer that put C.V. on top for good and Prairie wasnít able to get any more shots to drop as C.V. finished the game with 4 free throws.
Long wound up with 12 points to lead Prairie in scoring with Arnzen scoring 8 and Holthaus, Wassmuth and Jackson 2 each. Thompson had 24 of C.V.ís 33 points.
Prairie had a 30-26 rebounding edge led by Arnzen who had 9 rebounds. Wassmuth added 5 boards.
Long had 3 steals and Holthaus had 2 assists.
Prairie was 10 for 31 from the field and 6 for 13 from the line while C.V. was 7 for 31 from the field and 17 for 34 at the line.
The loss drops Prairie to 7-8 on the season and 3-6 in league play.
In the JV game Prairie had little trouble putting up shots as they shot 86 times in a 42-21 victory. 
Kayla Holthaus makes a pass during the CV game.The shooting percentage may not have been very good as they converted just 17 of those 86 attempts but that was 9 more field goals than C.V. scored with their 36 shots.
Despite taking 22 first quarter shots, Prairie could score just 4 points as they ended the first quarter in a 4-4 tie.
In the second quarter Nicole Nida hit 5 of 7 attempts and added a free throw as Prairie outscored the Rams 15-8 to take a 19-12 halftime lead.
In the third quarter Prairie forced 11 C.V. turnovers and held the Rams to just 2 points as they extended their lead to 32-14. Myken Dahlen hit 3 of 4 shots to pace the scoring in the quarter.
In the fourth quarter it was Meghan VanderPas who connected on 3 of 4 shots to help Prairie build their lead to over 20 points.
Nida wound up with 13 points to lead the scoring with VanderPas scoring 8, Dahlen 7, Randi Schumacher 5, Tabitha Seubert 4, Ashley Schaeffer and Ashley Jackson 2 each and Sarah Forsmann 1.
Prairie pulled down 59 rebounds to 48 for C.V. VanderPas had 9 rebounds to lead the team while Kylie Uhlorn had 8, Schumacher 7 and Jackson 6.
Prairie totaled 29 steals in the game with Nida collecting 7 and Tabitha Sonnen, Seubert and VanderPas 5 each.
Prairie was 17 for 86 from the field and 8 for 20 at the line while C.V. was 8 for 36 from the field and 5 for 14 from the line.
C.V.   9 3 12 9 -33
Prairie 9 2   7 8 -26
Prairie-Long 4-6, 4-6, 12; Wargi 0-2, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 1-4, 0-0, 2; Wassmuth 1-5, 0-0, 2; Arnzen 3-9, 2-5, 8; Enneking 0-1, 0-0, 0; Tacke 0-0, 0-0, 0; Sonnen 0-3, 0-2, 0; Dahlen 0-0, 0-0, 0; Jackson 1-1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-none.
C.V.-Niles 1-1, 0-2, 2; Lane 0-3, 0-0, 0; Lyons 1-7, 2-6, 4; Thompson 4-14, 14-22, 24; Foster 1-3, 0-0, 2; Andrews 0-1, 1-4, 1; Caldwell 0-2, 0-0, 0; Graham 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Thompson 2.


Lady Pirates Basketball schedule
January 22nd  Away   Lapwai  6:00
January 26th   Away   Genesee  6:00
January 27th   Home  (PHS) Moscow  6:00
January 30th   Home (PHS) Grangeville  6:00
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