boys win two of three
Traveling to Culdesac December 28 and 29, Summit’s High School boys’ team came away with one easy win, and their third close loss of the season, to finish third in the five team invitational tourney held there.
Tuesday’s action pitted the Patriots against Lewiston High School’s Sophs one more time, and in one of their best quarters of the year, the local boys roared out to a 15 to 0 lead a the end of the first quarter, based on some of their best defense of the year. Summit’s lead increased to a remarkable 23 to 0 total, before the Lewiston Boys finally broke the ice, and put together a 19 point quarter of their own in the second quarter, most of those points coming against Summit subs. Final score of this contest, with subs playing much of the second and fourth quarters was 57 to 40 Summit.
Shane Wemhoff, Dylan Greene, and Brandon Rehder led the scoring onslaught for the Patriots with 19, 18, and 13 points respectively, while Mark Uhlenkott added 6 and David Spencer added one. Ben Kuther, Zach Frei, and William Schlader played well in the contest, but were unable to break into the scoring column. Jacob Uhlenkott, returning from an early season ankle injury also failed to score, but was a major factor on the boards, pulling down eight they’re to assist the 13 garnered by Greene and the nine credited to Wemhoff. Rehder connected on the only one three netted by the Patriots.
The following day, with the championship of the tourney on the line, the Patriots went head to head the entire game with the host wolves, pulling out to a hard fought 9 to 7 first quarter lead, and entering half time tied at 20 to 20. The third quarter found the local boys on the short end of a 32 to 30 score, but again turning up the defense, the Patriots slowly built a three point lead with three minutes to go in the fourth. Once again, a factor in all three losses for the Patriots, a three point goal towards the end by Culdesac’s Sam Slickpoo and four consecutive missed free throws by the usually good shooting Patriots spelled doom for the local team, and when a charging call on Greene’s move to the basket with the score 43 to 41 Wolves, the resulting free throws by Culdesac built the final score to 46 to 41. The loss, very similar to two earlier losses by Summit, also which related to missed free throws at the end and critical threes by the opponents, left the Patriots with a season record of 5 to 3.
Wemhoff again led all scorers with 18 points, including a perfect 6 of 6 from the line, backed up by Greene’s 15, Rehder’s 6, and Ben Kuther’s two. Greene once again led the Summit effort on the boards with 12 aided by point guard Wemhoff’s 10 and Jacob Uhlenkott’s 7.
Next action for Summit teams include boys JV games with Pullman High’s “C” squad Tuesday, Orofino’s Frosh there Thursday, and all four of Summit’s teams on a road trip to Coeur D’ Alene Friday, with both boy and girl JV and Varsity games Scheduled there with North Idaho Christian at Hayden. After spending the night there with host families and churches, Summit again plays a four-game series with Logos in Moscow on the way home Saturday. The four games once again involve Summit boy and girl JV and Varsities, with the first game scheduled for 3:00 P.M. at the Logos gym, with the other games following.
Summit home basketball schedule
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 5:30 p.m., PHS Gym
Monday, Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m., PMS Gym