Narrow loss drops Summit scholars to second
Traveling to Grangeville Monday evening for the third round in Central Idaho’s Academic League, Summit Academy dropped a very narrow 370 to 368 squad loss to the host Bulldogs, to drop one point behind in the hot race for first place in the nine school league.
With a record 25 teams competing, Summit’s Dylan Green, Shane Wemhoff, Stephen Spencer, Lauren Wemhoff, Maria Osbourne, and Jacob Uhlenkott led the pack the entire night, only to see Grangeville’s number one team bet and win 50 on the last venture question to edge the local boys in the individual team competition by a score of 250 to 245. A Nezperce team came in 3rd for the evening with 155 points, CV finished 4th with 125, and Summit’s second team of Mark Uhlenkott, Jeannie Goeckner, Kelli Shears, Brandon Rehder, Amber Nuxoll, and Elaine Rehder finished fifth with 123. Grangeville’s next team tallying 120. Adding the two top teams together produced the 370 to 368 final score, allowing the host Bulldogs to break the current tie for first with Summit, and take over the first spot by the narrowest of margins.
Summit’s third team of sophs and frosh also did very well at the tourney, as Alyssa Frei, Emily Rehder, and Mary Wimer were joined by Frosh Zach Frei, Lynn Rehder, and Lauren Chmelik earned 110 points to finish ninth in the 25 team tourney.
Next action for Summit academic bowlers in December 13 at Prairie for the junior high group, and also Prairie in January for the high schoolers.

Summit girls win 3 of 4
Summit Academy high school girls had a busy week last week, winning three of the four games scheduled during that time. In a rematch of the tourney championship game of a week earlier, won by Summit by a close 35 to 33 score, the visiting New Meadow’s ladies turned the tables on the Patriot ladies, edging them by an even narrower 34 to 33 score. Behind four points at the end of the third, Summit rallied a bit, actually took the lead temporarily, but watched Chelsey Dryden of the Mountaineers calmly drop in one of two free throws with one second on the clock to pull out the narrow victory. Elaine Rehder led the balanced Patriot scoring with 10 points, while Cori Wemhoff with 7, Emily Rehder and Lauren Wemhoff with 5 each, Alexa Prigge with 4, and Amber Nuxoll with 2 rounded out the Patriot offensive effort. Alexa Prigge led the locals on the boards with 8 rebounds.
Two nights later, the Summit ladies were back in action, traveling to Lewiston to take on the Bengal sophomore gals there. After a hard fought battle, with the locals winning only the second quarter scoring battle with 9 points to the Bengals 6, the final score read 34 to 31 Summit. Again Summit scoring was spread over the entire team, with Lauren Wemhoff leading the way with 13, Prigge adding 9, Emily Rehder 3, and 2 points each added to the effort by Elaine Rehder, Nuxoll, Cori Wemhoff, and Jacquie Lustig, with Mary Wimer adding one free throw to the effort. The win raised Summit’s record to 3 and 1.
Closing out the busy week, Summit’s JV took an easy win over the visiting North Idaho Christian School, winning easily by a 30 to 12 score keyed by a tenacious defense on the part of the local girls. Lauren Chmelik led the scoring effort with 6 points, while seven other Patriot ladies on the roster added 1 to 5. In the Varsity match following, Summit raised their season record to 4 and 1 with another easy victory over NICS ladies, scoring 30 to their guest’s 15. Cori Wemhoff led Patriot scoring with 11, and was aided by Nuxoll, and Jeannie Geockner with 4 each, and two point efforts coming in addition from Lauren Wemhoff, Elaine Rehder, Jacquie Lustig, and Mary Wimer. Prigge added one free throw to her only field goal for a 3 point effort for the evening.
With the scheduled date with Lapwai rescheduled to January 17, the next action for the girls will be away games next week at Grangeville and Lapwai.

Summit boys start start season 3-0
Summit Academy’s boy’s basketball team started off the 2004-2005 round ball season with a bang last week, winning all three of their initial contests with a solid effort on the part of the 10 member squad.Mark Uhlenkott and Shane Wemhoff play defense against NICS on Saturday.
Traveling to New Meadows for their season opener, the Patriots started slow but caught fire in the second quarter, outscoring the Mountaineers in that quarter 25 to 9 to take a 36 to 16 half time lead. With subs playing a considerable amount in the second half, the Patriots closed out scoring in this their first match with 64 points to their hosts 50. Dylan Green with 27 and Shane Wemhoff with 23 led the scoring outburst, with Brandon Rehder adding 8 and Mark Uhlenkott netting 6. Junior Stephen Spencer played an excellent floor game from his point guard position, but was unable to get any of his shots to fall. Frosh Zach Frei, David Spencer, and William Schlader also logged in significant playing time, but were also unable to connect with the hoop during the game. The rebounding effort saw Greene, Rehder, Wemhoff, and Uhlenkott pulling down 10, 10, 9, and 8 respectively to lead the Patriot rebound effort.
Against a tall Lewiston sophomore team in Lewiston two nights later, the local Academy boys again started slow, getting only three of their first 18 shots to fall, but again found the range in the second quarter, outscoring the Bengal 23 to 11. A defensive switch keyed the offensive outburst, and the locals were able to add 24 point to their total in the second half to the host’s 23. Final score 55 to 43. Wemhoff and Greene again led the scoring effort with 21 and 19 points, Rehder adding 11, and Frei and David Spencer adding 2. Stephen Spencer sat out this contest, but Ben Kuther played and excellent floor game, while Schlader played well during his 4th quarter appearance. Greene dominated the boards in this match, pulling down a double-digit total of 19, with Wemhoff, Rehder, and Uhlenkott adding 8,5 and 5 respectively.
In Saturday’s basketball marathon, the Summit boys failed to sweep their NICS quests, dropping their JV match by a score of 43 to 26. Ben Kuther moved down from the varsity for this game, and Zach Frei each netted 6 points, while frosh David Spencer led the scoring effort with 14, and matched Green’s rebound effort from the game before with 19.
In the day’s final contest, the Summit varsity boys boomed out to early 20 to 7 first quarter grade, scoring repeatedly on driving fast break attacks on the basket. With their hot hand cooling a bit, and subs playing a good part of the second half, the locals suddenly saw their comfortable 15 point fourth quarter lead suddenly melt down, as a couple of turnovers, plus a suddenly hot Royal team moved the visitors within two points at 57 to 59, but a final free throw by Rehder closed out the scoring at 60 to 57. Rehder led all scorers in the contest with 16 points, built on three treys netted, with Greene and Wemhoff adding 18 and 15, Stephen Spencer adding 7, and Uhlenkott dropping in 4. The rebounding wars saw Greene, Wemhoff, and David Spencer, and Schlader each played most of one quarter, but was unable to connect on any shots taken. The win moved the varsity boys’ early season record 3 and 0, with a varsity match scheduled for this Saturday at Prairie High’s gym against Salmon River. This Thursday evening, the JV boy’s host Orofino’s “C” squad, also at the PHS gym, with both games scheduled at begin at 6:00 P.M.
Next week also is a busy one for the boys with three away games scheduled one varsity and two JV at Grangeville and Pullman.

Summit home basketball schedule
Home games involving Summit Academy boys and girls varsity & JV basketball:

Thursday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m., Summit Gym
Orofino C Squad vs. boys JV, 1 game

Saturday, Dec. 11, 6 p.m., PHS Gym
Salmon River vs. boys varsity, 1 game

Thursday, Jan. 4, 6 p.m., PHS Gym
Pullman Sophs vs. boys varsity, 1 game

Tuesday, Jan. 11, 5:30 p.m., PHS Gym
Grangeville Frosh vs. boys JV, 1 game

Monday, Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m., PMS Gym
Pullman Christian vs. boys varsity, 1 game

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