beat C.V. by 32
The Prairie Pirates had little trouble with last place Clearwater Valley as they crushed the Rams 66-34 at Kooskia Thursday, Jan. 29.
It was a slow start for the Pirates as they led just 13-8 after the first quarter but they kicked it up a notch and led 29-16 by halftime and then outscored the Rams 19-8 in the third quarter to all but put the game away.
18 offensive rebounds helped make up for a less than stellar shooting effort.
Matt Baerlocher and Seth Crane led the scoring effort with 10 points each even though Crane played just half the game after playing half the JV game. Jacob Riener scored 9 points, Tyler Crane and Jacob Nuxoll 8 each, Shane Doyle 7, Brent Frei and Chad Arnzen 5 each and Jake Chaffee 4.
Arnzen led the rebounding effort with 11 with 6 of those off the offensive glass.
Riener, Doyle and Tyler Crane each had a 3-pointer in the game.
Prairie also had little trouble in the JV contest, winning 47-21.
Prairie 13 16 19 18 -66
C.V. 5 8 9 12 -34
Prairie-T. Crane 3, 1-1, 8; Chaffee 1, 2-5, 4; Frei 2, 1-5, 5; Nuxoll 3, 2-4, 8, Forsmann 0, 0-0, 0; Riener 3, 2-3, 9; Baerlocher 5, 0-1, 10; Doyle 3, 0-0, 7; Arnzen 2, 1-2, 5; S. Crane 5, 0-0, 10. 3-pointers-Doyle, T. Crane, Riener.
C.V.-Roth 2, 1-2, 5; Shira 1, 0-0, 3; Lee 0, 1-2, 1; Davis 1, 2-2, 4; Wilson 1, 0-0, 3; Renshaw 0, 0-0, 0; Slickpoo 3, 0-0, 9; Neuenschwander 1, 0-0, 3; Thurlow 3, 0-0, 6. 3-pointers-Slickpoo 3, Shira, Wilson, Neuenschwander.
Pirates beat Kamiah by 23 points
Tyler Crane had the hot hand in the first quarter, hitting four 3-pointers to help Prairie jump all over Kamiah for a 31-9 lead by the end of the first quarter, and the Pirates went on to beat Kamiah 77-54 Saturday, Jan. 31 at Cottonwood.
Crane was 4 for 5 from 3-point range in the quarter and 5 of 6 overall.
As a team the Pirates hit on 10 of 15 shot attempts as Matt Baerlocher contributed 9 points.
Defense keyed the hot start as Prairie forced 9 turnovers in the quarter. And no one was bigger on defense than Jake Chaffee, who seemed to be all over the floor for the Pirates. He made a couple of steals, made some big rebounds and also scored 4 points in the quarter.
Crane cooled off a little in the second quarter, hitting 2 of 4 from 3-point range and Baerlocher added 8 points as Prairie lifted the foot only slightly off the gas pedal as they built their lead to 46-21 by halftime.
Crane also added a spectacular play on a Kamiah turnover in the second quarter. In a scramble for a loose ball Crane spotted Baerlocher breaking down court and was able to flip the ball behind his back in Baerlocher’s directed with Matt taking the ball in for a lay-up.
Kamiah came out firing in the third quarter and outscored Prairie 2-8 in the first 3 minutes. They later managed to cut the lead to 16 points at 54-38 before Prairie put together an 11-0 run to push the lead back to 27 at 65-38.
Chaffee had a basket in that run where he grabbed an offensive rebound and as he was falling backward, shoved the ball toward the hoop and it went in. Chaffee wound up going 5 for 5 from the field in the second half and was 6 for 7 for the game.
With the huge lead going into the fourth, the Pirates shooting slackened but Kamiah wasn’t able to get any closer than 23 points in the final quarter, which wound up as the final margin.
Baerlocher left the game in the fourth quarter after picking up his fourth foul and Crane did his best to take Baerlocher’s place as he made a couple of serpentine drives to the hoop for lay-ups that reminded one of Baerlocher’s drives.
Crane wound up with 30 points to lead the scoring with Baerlocher contributing 19 points and Chaffee 14. Chad Arnzen added 7 with Shane Doyle scoring 3 and Jacob Riener and Jacob Nuxoll adding 2 each.
Kamiah’s high scoring guard, Cody Young, battled first half foul trouble but still scored 24 points to lead the Kubs.
Prairie dominated on the boards, 39-19, with Arnzen collecting 11 rebounds and Chaffee 9.
Chaffee, Crane and Baerlocher each had 4 steals while Baerlocher had 7 assists.
Prairie connected on 30 of 61 shots in the game, 49% and 10 of 16 free throws. They hit 24 of 43 in the first 3 quarters, 56%. Kamiah was 19 for 42 from the field, 45%, and 12 of 16 at the line.
With the win Prairie improves to 7-2 in league play and 14-3 overall.
In the JV contest Seth Crane poured in 32 points, 16 in each half, as the Pirates rolled to a 60-46 win.
Crane and Mat Forsmann each had 8 points in the first quarter as Prairie jumped out to an 18-4 lead.
A driving lay-up by Forsmann made it 20-4 early in the second.
Kamiah’s first 9 points in the second quarter were all from the free throw line, as the Kubs hit 10 of 12 attempts in the quarter. They managed to cut the lead to 10 before a 6-0 run by Prairie put the lead back at 16. Prairie wound up leading 36-18 at the half.
Crane hit his first 5 shots in the third quarter as Prairie thwarted any Kamiah comeback attempts. The Pirates led 50-30 going into the fourth quarter.
The Pirates had trouble with Kamiah’s press in the fourth quarter, committing 9 turnovers, but that was due as much to their best ballhandlers, Forsmann and Kevin Funke, both being out of the game. Forsmann to keep 2 quarters available for varsity and Funke due to fouls.
Kamiah wasn’t able to get any closer though than the final 14 point margin.
In addition to Crane’s big game, Forsmann scored 14 points, Kelby Wilson and Corey Schaeffer 4 each, Sean Daly and J.D. Riener 2 each and Christopher Schumacher and Keith Schultz 1 each.
Kamiah had a slight rebounding edge at 34-36. Wilson led Prairie with 7 rebounds with Funke and Schaeffer grabbing 6 each.
Forsmann had 5 steals and Daly 3 while Forsmann also had 5 assists and Funke had 4.
Kamiah 9 12 20 13 -54
Prairie 31 15 19 12 -77
Prairie-Crane 11-20, 2-2, 30; Chaffee 6-7, 2-3, 14; Frei 0-2, 0-0, 0; Baerlocher 8-12, 3-5, 19; Doyle 1-3, 0-0, 3; Riener 1-7, 0-0, 2; Arnzen 2-8, 3-6, 7; Nuxoll 1-1, 0-0, 2; Forsmann 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Crane 6, Doyle.
Kamiah-Harding 1-6, 4-4, 6; Whittle 1-2, 0-0, 2; Young 8-16, 4-5, 24; Breshears 3-3, 0-0, 6; O’Connor 4-6, 0-0, 8; Lewis 2-6, 3-5, 7; Hagen 0-3, 1-2, 1; Murphy 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Young 4.
The Prairie Wrestling team have their final home match this Thursday, Feb. 5. They invite you to attend. Front from left are Nick Uhlenkott, Shane Poxleitner and Cody Gehring. Back from left are coach Steve Lamont, Tony Duman, Roscoe Arnzen, Logan Lustig, Richard Sonnen and coach Dan Altman. Not shown is the squad's only senior, Alex Matson.
Winter Sports Schedules
February 10th Away Grangeville 6:00 p.m. Grangeville Elem/Middle School Gym
February 6th & 7th Away Weiser Tour. TBA
February 13th Away G-ville/Kamiah 6:00
February 21st Districts Kamiah TBA
February 26th/28th State Pocatello TBA