teams win 3 of 4 games
Summit Academys high school basketball program enjoyed a three win, one loss varsity level basketball week last week, as the girls lost to Salmon River Wednesday 48 to 23 in a contest where shots from the field just refused to fall, then came back with one of their best performances of the year with a 42 to 33 victory over North Idaho Christian Academy from Hayden, Idaho, a team that had beaten them by three points just one week before.
Playing the same two schools, Summit boys enjoyed two victories, claiming a 49 to 42 win over Salmon River, a game which saw the Patriots establish a 35 to 19 lead after three before going with a mostly sub line up in the fourth, and hanging on in the face of a furious last three minute rally by the visiting Savages. Then Saturday, the Patriots, for the first time in eight games with all nine players suited up and healthy, ran off with a 70 to 58 win over the North Idaho Christian boys, a team Summit has squeaked by with an overtime 55 to 54 win just a week ago at Hayden.
NIC as it is known by in the north is a private Christian school, operating for the past 20 years with a high school enrollment exceeding 80, and a total school figure in excess of 250 in grades K through 12.
Scoring for the Patriots with totals for both games: Brandon Rehder 13, Chris Hattrup 4, Ben Kuther 2, Alex Kuther 0, Stephen Spencer 5, Dylan Greene 42, Shane Wemhoff 39. One game totals for those Patriots not able to attend the earlier Salmon River game: Jacob Uhlenkott 4, and Mark Uhlenkott 10.
Next action for the Patriots is a home stand double header this Wednesday evening at the elementary gym with games involving Pullman High School and Grangeville High School teams.