Lady Pirates lose to Moscow JV
The Prairie Lady Pirates stayed competitive with the Moscow JV squad into the fourth quarter before losing 38-43 to the Bears Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Cottonwood.Maureen Tacke looks to shoot against Moscow. At right is Bridget Enneking.
After their varsity beat Prairie by 41 earlier in the season, Moscow sent their JV squad for the return engagement.
Moscow jumped out to a 0-6 lead in the game but Prairie fought back as they outscored the Bears 10-2 the rest of the first quarter to take the lead.
Kayla Holthaus got Prairie on the scoreboard with a perimeter shot and Briget Long scored twice inside to tie the game. 
After a Moscow basket, Karel Wassmuth hit from the baseline and Natalie Arnzen scored a putback to give Prairie their first lead.
Moscow scored a pair of baskets to open the second quarter but Prairie then went on a 7-0 run with 6 of those points scored by Bridget Enneking, to take a 17-12 lead. The run was keyed by defense as Prairie forced turnovers and limited Moscow to just 1 shot during that time.
Moscow started hitting their shots though and put together a 0-7 run of their own to take back the lead. Two free throws by Lacey Wargi tied the score at 19 at halftime.
Moscow scored first to open the second half but Wargi picked up a pair of assists as Arnzen and Long scored inside. Moscow then scored a pair of baskets but Holthaus scored from 16 feet out to tie the score at 25. Moscow then took the lead for good with a basket and Long hit a free throw to cut the lead to 1 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the final period, Prairie’s shooting touch left them as they hit just 5 of 17 attempts while the Bears were connecting on 6 of 9 shots.
Long scored 6 and Arnzen 4 in the final quarter to help Prairie keep it close.
Long wound up with 13 points to lead Prairie in scoring with Arnzen scoring 9, Holthaus and Enneking 6 each, and Wargi and Wassmuth 2 each.
Prairie dominated the boards 36-22 as Long and Arnzen each had 8 rebounds.
Holthaus had 4 steals and Wassmuth had 3 while Wargi wound up with 6 assists while Holthaus had 3.
Prairie was 16 for 43 from the field and 6 for 18 at the line while Moscow was 16 for 34 from the field and 11 for 24 at the line.
The JV game was a turnover fest with a total of 79 combined turnovers as the Moscow C team rolled to a 33-52 win.
Prairie had all kinds of trouble getting shots to fall when they weren’t turning the ball over and were exceptionally cold at the free throw line.
Moscow jumped out to a big first quarter lead thanks to hitting 6 of 10 shots while Prairie was hitting just 1 of 10 from the field and 1 of 6 at the line.
Free throws really told the difference in the second quarter as Moscow was 8 for 10 while Prairie converted just 1 of 10 from the line. Prairie trailed 12-30 at the half with Meghan VanderPas scoring 9 of Prairie’s 12 points.
Ashley Schultz scored 7 of Prairie’s 10 third quarter points with Ashley Schaeffer line driving in a 3-pointer.
Moscow led 22-48 early in the fourth when Prairie mounted their best run of the game as they outscored Moscow 11-3 over a 5-minute stretch with Kylie Uhlorn scoring 5 of those points.
VanderPas led the JV squad in scoring with 9 points with Schultz scoring 7, Uhlorn 5, Ashley Jackson and Schaeffer 3 each, Tabitha Sonnen and Nicole Nida 2 each and Sarah Forsmann and Randi Schumacher 1 each.
Moscow had a 39-44 rebounding edge with Schaeffer leading Prairie with 11 rebounds. VanderPas added 8 and Nida 6.
Sonnen had an amazing 12 steals in the game and Jackson had 3 assists.
The JV’s were 13 for 54 from the field and 6 for 24 from the line while Moscow was 19 for 48 from the field and 12 for 19 at the line.
Moscow JV   8 11 8 16 -43
Prairie          10   9 7 12 -38
Prairie-Long 5-8, 3-7, 13; Wargi 0-2, 2-4, 2; Holthaus 3-6, 0-0, 6; Wassmuth 1-4, 0-0, 2; Arnzen 4-7, 1-2, 9; Sonnen 0-3, 0-0, 0; Enneking 3-11, 0-3, 6; Tacke 0-1, 0-2, 0; Merrill 0-0, 0-0, 0; Dahlen 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Moscow JV-Roberts 2-5, 2-2, 6; Helbling 5-9, 0-2, 10; Tibbals 3-6, 2-2, 8; Dolny 1-2, 2-2, 4; Wernecke 0-1, 0-0, 0; Painter 0-1, 1-2, 1; Kendal 0-1, 0-0, 0; McMillan 0-2, 0-0, 0; Bieker 1-2, 0-2, 2; Christopher 0-1, 0-2, 0; Nelsen 4-4, 0-0, 8; Scott 0-0, 4-6, 4; Parkins 0-0, 0-4, 0. 3-pointers-none.

Lady Pirates lose big to Grangeville
For the first 10 minutes of play, Prairie stayed with the unbeaten Bulldogs, but after that it became a rout as Grangeville rolled to a 22-66 win at Cottonwood Friday, Jan. 30.
It was senior night for the Lady Pirates with seniors Lacey Wargi, Kayla Holthaus, Maureen Tacke, Karel Wassmuth and Ingrid Dahlen honored along with senior cheerleader Angela Schumacher and senior statkeeper Kari Schumacher.
Briget Long moves around a defender to get an open shot. Natalie Arnzen is in the background.Grangeville jumped out to a 0-5 lead in the game then went ice-cold from the field. A pair of driving lay-ups by Bridget Enneking allowed Prairie to pull within 4-7 by the end of the first quarter.
Another lay-up by Enneking to open the second quarter cut the lead to 6-7.
Grangeville then began to find their shooting touch as they connected on 11 of 15 attempts in the second quarter while forcing 8 Prairie turnovers as they rolled to an 8-35 halftime lead. Prairie’s only other 2 points in the quarter came on a free throw each by Briget Long and Vanessa Sonnen.
Grangeville cooled off in the third quarter, hitting just 5 of 17 attempts, but Prairie converted only 3 of their 16 attempts as they fell further behind. Karel Wassmuth hit 2 of those baskets with Enneking scoring the other one.
Prairie hit 4 of 9 attempts in the fourth to Grangeville’s 5 for 11 but the Bulldogs were also 8 for 11 at the line while Prairie didn’t even attempt any free throws.
Enneking wound up with 8 points to lead Prairie in scoring with Long scoring 5, Wassmuth 4, Tacke and Jenna Nida 2 each and Sonnen 1.
Grangeville also held a 25-38 rebounding advantage. Natalie Arnzen and Tacke each had 5 to lead Prairie with Enneking collecting 4.
Wassmuth and Enneking each had 2 steals and Arnzen and Nida had 2 assists each.
Prairie was 10 for 35 from the field and 2 for 6 at the line while Grangeville was 23 for 58 from the field and 18 for 26 from the line.
With the loss, Prairie ends their regular season at 8-12 overall and 4-8 in league play, tied for fourth with Potlatch. They lost the coin flip with Potlatch and with Wallace coming in as the #4 seed, Prairie will go into District as the #6 seed and will play C.V. at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 at Lewiston’s Booth Hall. They will play again on Saturday at 6 p.m. if they win and 1 p.m. if they lose Wednesday’s game.
In the JV game Grangeville broke open a close game in the third quarter and went on to win 43-58.
In the first quarter Prairie jumped out to a 10-7 lead but had the opportunities to lead by a lot more as they had 4 chances for 3 point plays but missed the free throw each time.
They led 10-9 at the end of the quarter.
In the second quarter Grangeville had a 2-14 run to start the quarter but Prairie answered back with a run of their own as they outscored Grangeville 10-1 to cut the lead back to 2 points before trailing by 4 at the half.
In the second half Grangeville got hot from the field hitting 12 of 20 shots that more than made up for the 15 turnovers Prairie forced.
Grangeville scored the first 6 points of the third quarter but Prairie answered with their own 6-0 run. A big 3-pointer by Grangeville ended the run and they led by 10 going into the fourth at 30-40.
A 0-15 run by Grangeville in the fourth quarter put the game away as Prairie couldn’t seem to get any offense going until Myken Dahlen came in late and hit 2 baskets including a 3-pointer.
Meghan VanderPas wound up as the leading scorer with 7 points with Ashley Schaeffer and Nicole Nida each scoring 6. Dahlen had 5, Randi Schumacher 4, Kylie Uhlorn 3 and Tabitha Sonnen, Ashley Jackson, Ashley Schultz, Sarah Forsmann and Tabitha Seubert each scored 2.
Rebounding was even at 39 each with VanderPas collecting 8 for Prairie while Schaeffer and Uhlorn had 7 each.
Uhlorn and Nida each had 2 steals.
Prairie was 17 for 50 from the field and 8 for 29 at the line while Grangeville was 22 for 43 from the field and 11 for 28 from the line.
Prairie’s lone win of the night was in the C game where Prairie jumped out to a 24-0 lead as Grangeville didn’t score until their was just 1:50 left in the half. Prairie went on to win 47-5, their fourth win over Grangeville’s C team in as many tries this year.
Grangeville 7 28 13 18 -66
Prairie        4   4   6   8 -22
Prairie-Long 2-3, 1-2, 5; Wargi 0-5, 0-2, 0; Holthaus 0-1, 0-0, 0; Wassmuth 2-4, 0-0, 4; Arnzen 0-8, 0-0, 0; Enneking 4-8, 0-0, 8; Merrill 0-2, 0-0, 0; Sonnen 0-1, 1-2, 1; Tacke 1-2, 0-0, 2; Dahlen 0-0, 0-0, 0; Nida 1-1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-none.
Grangeville-VanderEsch 5-9, 4-5, 14; Schmidt 2-5, 0-0, 4; Legg 2-9, 2-2, 7; Hudson 3-7, 7-11, 13; Dalgliesh 3-8, 2-4, 8; Dreadfulwater 2-6, 1-1, 5; Pederson 3-5, 0-1, 6; Murphy 3-9, 2-2, 9. 3-pointers-Legg, Murphy.

Lady Pirates Basketball schedule
District at Lewiston's Booth Hall Feb. 4, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14
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