names Virtue winners
Concluding a two-month emphasis on Gratitude, Summit recently announced its virtue winners, this year using a different format than in prior years.
The virtue program this year puts emphasis on a particular virtue for two months, with a different saint modeling the virtue each month. For the recent two-month period it was St. Thomas Becket and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton studied and chosen for imitation by the students. At the end of the first month a virtue club was picked, based on student fulfillment of goals for the month, and then at the end of the second month, individual students were selected representing the best effort in practicing that virtue. Individuals selected for the two month period were Mark Uhlenkott and Alyssa Frei-high school, Brianne Stubbers from the 7th and 8th grades, Elizabeth Pineda-5th and 6th, Savanah Prigge-3rd and 4th, Sarah Chmelik-2nd, Zach Frei-1st, and Lance Goeckner-Kindergarten.
For the next two-month period, students are working on Justice, with St. Augustine the saint to be imitated.
Summit girls win one of three
Competing also in the Logos Invitational for the second year, Summit ladies suffered two close and heartbreaking losses, while winning one game in the female division of this annual invitational, bring eight private schools from around the northwest for a year end tourney.
Thursday night action against the same Christian Heritage School from Edwall, saw the girls from Summit fall behind 36 to 24 at the end of the third, only to rally furiously in the fourth to tie the game, then lose by a 39 to 37 score against the eventual tourney runner-ups. A bad 13 to 5 deficit in the third put the girls behind, but superb defense in the fourth held the opponents to three points while the Patriot ladies were tossing in 13 to close the gap.
Scoring for the Patriots: Cori Wemhoff-12, Elaine Rehder-10, Mary Wimer-7, Lauren Wemhoff-4, and two apiece from Alexa Prigge and Emily Rehder. Amber Nuxoll, Alyssa Frei, and Kelli Shears were unable to score in the contest, but played good defense and added many rebounds during the contest.
Game two proved to be an easy victory for Summit, as nine of the girls suited up scored in a 55 to 29 victory over Champ, one of the eight schools in the tourney. Scoring in this game were Elaine Rehder-8, Lauren Wemhoff-7, Nuxoll-6, Frei-2, Cori Wemhoff-17, Jacquie Lustig-4, Shears-2, Emily Rehder-6, and Jeannie Goeckner-3.
Summitís final loser out game Saturday proved to be another close one, the local girls falling behind 38 to 22 at the end of the third, then roaring back to tie the score before falling 38 to 37 at the final buzzer to North Idaho Christian Academy of Hayden, Idaho, a team the locals had defeated 42 to 33 earlier in the season. Shooting in this game was off for most of the girls, with only Lauren Wemhoff able to hit double figures with 14, Elaine Rehder contributing 8 and playing with a badly bruised hip, and six from Cori Wemhoff, 3 from Goeckner, 2 for Prigge and Lustig, and one apiece for Nuxoll and Emily Rehder.
The three games close out the season for the Lady Patriots with the exception of one game remaining, here locally against Pullman Christian on Tuesday of this week.
Summit boys out in two games
Summit Academyís boys basketball suffered a repeat of last yearís invitational at Logos last weekend, as hot shooting by their two opponents and a quarter of turnovers coupled with poor percentage shooting nights doomed their second year effort in this annual tourney.
Out in two, the Patriots fell behind a hot-shooting Christian Heritage High School from Edwall, Washington, by a score of 47 to 29 at the half. The Heritage team hit on an impressive eight of 11 threes taken, five by a shooter Summit keyed on knowing his reputation for canning the long ones.
A revamped defense added to a more deliberate shot selection strategy paved the way for an amazing second half recovery by the Patriots however, as the clock with 3 seconds showing at the end of the game saw Shane Wemhoff at the foul line for two, with Summit behind only four points. Wemhoff made the first as planned, but his long rebound off the rim on the second fell into the other teams hands, and a lay-up at the buzzer by them closed out the score, 68 to 63.
Leading the Patriots was Dylan Greene with 30 points and 19 rebounds, assisted by 12 from Wemhoff, 13 from Brandon Rehder, 6 from Stephen Spencer, and two added by Jake Uhlenkott.
In the second loser out game, Summit pulled out to a 29 to 28 half time lead against Pullman Christian High School, but turned cold in the second half, and, suffering from fouls, gave away 25 points in the fourth to lose by a score of 71 to 57. First game victims of the five foul rule were Greene and Kuther, and in the second game, the same fate for both Uhlenkottís contributed to the losses, as Summit ended its regular season 7 and 10.
Scoring again was spotty with Greene only again hitting 30, but hitting only 1 of 10 from 3-land matched the very poor shooting of the rest of the team, 3 for 19 from the outer rim, and only 24 for 82 from the field. Others scoring were Wemhoff with 8, Rehder with 11, Mark Uhlenkott with 4, and two apiece from Hattrup and Spencer.
The weekend ended the season for the boy Patriots with one invitational coming in about two weeks.