Lady Pirates rally to beat Culdesac
The Prairie Lady Pirates dug themselves an early hole but came from behind to beat Culdesac 52-50 at Cottonwood Tuesday, Nov. 30.
The win avenges the Pirates only loss so far this season as they improved to 2-0 in league play and 4-1 overall.
Prairie couldnít score in the first quarter as they fell behind 4-12 by the end of the period.
They started to pick it up on offense in the second quarter but still trailed 20-27 at the half.
Culdesac outscored Prairie 13-14 in the third quarter to take a 33-41 lead into the final frame.
In the fourth quarter Prairie turned up the defensive intensity using full court pressure to force numerous Culdesac turnovers which they converted into easy baskets as they outscored the Wolves 19-9 in the frame.
Ashley Jackson connected on a 3-pointer with 1:30 left to tie the game at 50-50 and Natalie Arnzen scored on a putback with 30 seconds left for the game-winner.
Jackson wound up leading Prairie in scoring with 16 points with Brittny Behler also hitting double figures with 11 points. Bridget Enneking  scored 8, Briget Long 4, Arnzen, Vanessa Sonnen and Lauren Merrill 3 each and Tiffany Schaeffer had 2 points.
The JV squad had little trouble with Culdesac, rolling to a 58-19 win.
Prairie       4 16 13 19 -52
Culdesac 12 15 14   9 -50
Prairie-J. Nida 0, 0-0, 0; Long 2, 0-2, 4; Enneking 3, 2-2, 8; VanderPas 0, 0-0, 0; Jackson 7, 1-3, 16; V. Sonnen 0, 3-4, 3; Merrill 1, 1-2, 3; Arnzen 1, 1-2, 3; Schultz 0, 0-0, 0; Behler 3, 5-8, 11; N. Nida 0, 0-0, 0; Schaeffer 1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Jackson.
Culdesac-Stowers 4, 3-3, 11; Webber 0, 2-2, 2; Lane 4, 4-7, 13; Williams 2, 3-3, 7; Remsburg 0, 0-0, 0; Fender 1, 0-0, 2; Heimgartner 6, 3-7, 15; Crawford 0, 0-0, 0; Block 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Lane. 

Lady Pirates win at C.V.
The Prairie Lady Pirates used mostly JV players Friday, Dec. 3, but still came away with a 41-27 win over Clearwater Valley at Kooskia.Tiffany Schaeffer passes to a wide open Meghan VanderPas.
Coach Dave Snodgrass felt it didnít teach his top players anything to rout an overmatched Rams teach so used the opportunity to give his JV players some varsity competition while using the C team against the Ramsí JVís.
Jenna Nida and Ashley Schultz were the team captains for the game as the only full-time varsity players suited up.
Prairie jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the game as Meghan VanderPas scored 4 and Nicole Nida and Tiffany Schaeffer scored 2 each.
Prairie then hit a scoring drought though as the Rams answered back with 11 straight points to take an 8-11 lead early in the second quarter.
Prairie briefly retook the lead at 13-12 when Nicole Nida connected on a 3-pointer. After C.V. tied it with a free throw, VanderPas scored a lay-up on a lob pass feed from Jenna Nida. 
C.V. came back though with 3 points to take the lead at the half 15-16.
Schaeffer put Prairie on top to stay with a perimeter shot early in the third quarter and then Schultz added a 12 ft. bank shot to make it 19-16.
After a basket by C.V., Prairie closed out the third quarter with a 7-0 run to take a 26-18 lead.
C.V. never got any closer than 6 points in the final period and an 8-0 run late in the period by Prairie put the game away.
Ashley Schultz and Meghan VanderPas wait for the a rebound.Schultz wound up leading the Pirates in scoring with 13 points, all in the second half. VanderPas and Nicole Nida scored 8 each with Schaeffer scoring 7, Kylie Uhlorn 3 and Caroline Sonnen 2.
Also seeing action in the game were Tabitha Sonnen, Randi Schumacher and Myken Dahlen.
Prairie held a 36-35 rebounding edge led by VanderPas with 10 rebounds while Schultz added 7 boards.
Nicole Nida had 7 steals in the game while Jenna Nida had 4 and VanderPas and Schultz had 3 each.
Nicole Nida also had 3 assists.
Prairie connected on 17 of 47 shot attempts, 36%, and 6 of 25 free throws. C.V. was 10 for 35 from the field, 29%, and 7 for 15 at the line.
With the in Prairie improves to 5-1 on the season.
In the preliminary game the Prairie C team notched a 30-14 win over the Rams JVís. 
Prairie took a 4-0 lead and led 8-4 after one quarter. They then outscored C.V. 10-0 in the second quarter to take a commanding 18-4 lead at the half.Nicole Nida drives toward the hoop after one of her seven steals.
It was 22-10 after 3 quarters.
Amber Geis had 10 of Prairieís 18 first half points and wound up with 14 to lead all scorers. Kim Schaeffer and Alli Holthaus scored 4 points each while Brooke Holthaus, Shayla Dalgliesh, Christa Wilson and Myken Dahlen scored 2 each.
Geis and Dahlen each had 8 rebounds to lead Prairie as the Pirates held a 40-36 edge on the boards. Chantal Boniecki added 7 rebounds and Schaeffer had 6.
Schaeffer and Dahlen each had 4 steals while Wilson and Geis had 3 apiece. Dahlen and Geis each had 3 assists.
Prairie was 15 for 54 from the field and 0-4 at the line in the game while C.V. was 5 for 36 and 4 for 9 at the line.
Prairie 8 7 11 15 -41
C.V.   8 8   2   9 -27
Prairie-VanderPas 4-6, 0-4, 8; T. Sonnen 0-3, 0-2, 0; Schultz 5-10, 3-8, 13; N. Nida 3-7, 1-2, 8; Schaeffer 3-7, 1-3, 7; J. Nida 0-6, 0-0, 0; Schumacher 0-5, 0-0, 0; C. Sonnen 1-1, 0-0, 2; Uhlorn 1-2, 1-6, 3; Dahlen 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-N. Nida.
C.V.-Andrews 2-5, 4-9, 8; Caldwell 4-16, 0-2, 8; Allen 0-3, 0-0, 0; Lyons 1-4, 2-2, 4; McLean 0-0, 1-2, 1; Shebala 1-2, 0-0, 2; Riley 1-2, 0-0, 2; Heberling 1-3, 0-0, 2; Vahlberg 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.

PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2004-05
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
DECEMBER
10-Highland, there
17-Prairie Christmas Tourn. TBA
18-Prairie Christmas Tourn. TBA
21-Clearwater Valley, here
JANUARY
  4-Nezperce, here
  8-Kendrick, here, 2:30 p.m.
10-Timberline, here
11-Highland, here
14-Deary, there
18-Genesee, here
22-Timberline, there
25-Culdesac, there
28-Troy, there
Girls C Team schedule
All games 4:30 p.m. unless noted
Dec. 10-at Grangeville
Dec. 14-Jenifer Jr. Hi, at high school, 5 p.m.
Dec. 21-Grangeville, here
Jan. 4-Lapwai, here
Jan. 8-Kendrick, here, 1 p.m.
Jan. 18-Grangeville, here
Jan. 19-at Jenifer, 5 p.m.

PHS DANCE TEAM
SCHEDULE FOR 2004-05
Dec. 11-at Kamiah, 10 a.m.
Jan. 14-Home meet, 6 p.m.
Jan. 22-at Orofino, 10 a.m.
Jan. 29-at Moscow, 10 a.m.
Feb. 4-Districts, TBA
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