Pirates lose low scoring game at Kamiah
The Prairie Pirates struggled with their shooting at Kamiah and came away with a 26-32 loss to the host Kubs Thursday, Jan. 6.Corey Schaeffer lines up a shot.
The game was rescheduled from Tuesday so that the coaches could watch the Orange Bowl football game being televised that evening.
The Pirates connected on just 9 of 41 attempts in the game, 22%, with the one who struggled the most being Mat Forsmann.
Forsmann led the Pirates in scoring with 11 points but connected on just 3 of 21 shot attempts. Many of those were driving lay-up attempts that just wouldnít fall with many other misses being wide-open 3-point attempts, shots Forsmann can normally hit.
Kamiah took a 0-5 lead in the first quarter as Prairie went without a point for over 6 minutes. Corey Schaeffer put Prairie on the board with a press-break lay-up on a feed from Forsmann. Forsmann then scored on a fast break lay-up to make it 4-5 at the quarter break.
Prairie managed just 3 points in the second quarter on a putback by Seth Crane and a free throw by Forsmann, but trailed just 7-14 at the half as Prairieís defense kept them in the game.
Schaeffer scored a pair of baskets to open the third quarter scoring and cut the lead to 3 at 11-14 but Prairie then went without a point for over 4 minutes. Kamiah scored 9 in that time to open up an 11-23 lead. 
A Kevin Funke free throw ended the third quarter scoring and made it 12-23. 
Prairie rallied in the fourth as Sean Daly opened the scoring with a 3-pointer and then deflected an offensive rebound toward Forsmann who put in the shot.
Daly then stole the ball at the Kamiah end, which led to a driving lay-up for Forsmann that he converted into a 3-point play to cut the Kamiah lead to 3 at 20-23 with 3:05 left.
Kamiah broke the run with a basket with 2:18 left and converted 5 of 8 free throws down the stretch to hold off the Pirates.
Schaeffer was Prairieís second leading scorer with 7 points with Crane scoring 4, Daly 3 and Funke 1.
Prairie had a 36-28 rebounding edge with Schaeffer collecting 10 to lead the team. Crane added 8 and Daly had 7.
Funke had 3 steals and Daly had 3 assists.
Prairie was 7 for 15 at the line. Kamiah was 12 for 37 from the field, 32%, and 8 for 14 at the line.
Prairie also lost the JV contest 36-44.
The two teams traded 3-point plays to open the game then Kamiah ran off 17 straight points to take a 3-20 lead by the end of the first quarter.
Prairie rallied back in the second as they outscored the Kubs 13-3 in the first 6 minutes of the period to cut the lead to 16-23.
Kamiah ended the half with 3 straight though for a 16-26 halftime lead.
Kamiah held a double figure lead most of the second half with Prairie cutting it to 8 thanks to a pair of 3-pointers by Nate Kaschmitter in the fourth quarter. 
Ryan Daly led the JVís in scoring with 13 points with Kaschmitter scoring 9, Daniel Sigler 6, Devan Cornett 3, Chris Schumacher and Jacob Holthaus 2 each and Jared Nau 1.
Kamiah had a 37-48 rebounding edge. J.D. Riener, in his first action coming off a broken ankle suffered over the summer, led the team with 11 rebounds. Daly added 7 boards.
The JVís were 13 for 60 from the field, 22%, and 6 for 24 at the line. Kamiah was 19 for 42 from the field, 45%, and 5 for 19 at the line.
Prairie   4 3 5 14 -26
Kamiah 5 9 9   9 -32
Prairie-Crane 2-5, 0-0, 4; Schaeffer 3-7, 1-2, 7; Funke 0-2, 1-2, 1; Forsmann 3-21, 5-11, 11; Wilson 0-2, 0-0, 0; Daly 1-4, 0-0, 3. 3-pointers-Daly.
Kamiah-L. Harding 3-7, 2-4, 8; Breshears 3-5, 2-4, 8; Hagen 1-7, 3-4, 5; J. Harding 3-6, 1-2, 9; Uhlorn 0-4, 0-0, 0; Whittle 0-3, 0-0, 0; LaPrairie 1-3, 0-0, 2; Schlader 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-J. Harding 2.

Pirates beat Kendrick by 15
The Prairie Pirates broke a 5-game losing streak with a 54-39 win over Kendrick at Cottonwood Saturday, Jan. 8.
Only 3 players scored for the Pirates but they each scored plenty.
Kevin Funke wards off a Kendrick defender.The first period saw Kendrick take the early lead with a 3-pointer but Prairie answered with a 9-0 run.
Mat Forsmann got it started with a lay-up and Seth Crane added a pair of baskets. Forsmann then hit a 3-pointer to make it 9-3.
Kendrick came right back to cut the lead to 1 on 2 occasions, including 12-11 at the quarter break.
Prairie then took control as Crane scored the first 5 points of the second quarter followed by 4 from Corey Schaeffer as Prairie scored the first 15 points of the period. Crane scored 7 and Schaeffer 6 in the quarter as Prairie took a 27-16 halftime lead.
Crane added 8 more in the third quarter as Prairie built the lead to 18 points at 40-22. A 3-pointer made it 40-25 heading into the fourth.
A pair of conventional 3 point plays to open the fourth cut Prairieís lead down to 9 at 40-31 but Prairie answered with an 8-0 run with 6 of those points scored by Schaeffer. 
Crane wound up with 23 points to lead the Pirates in scoring with Schaeffer scoring 18 and Forsmann 13.
Prairie had a commanding 51-30 rebounding edge led by Schaeffer who had 15 rebounds with Kevin Funke adding 11 boards. Crane had 8 and Forsmann had 7.
Forsmann had 3 steals and 4 assists.
Prairie was 23 for 52 from the field, 44%, and 5 for 13 at the line while Kendrick was 12 for 56 from the field, 21%, and 8 for 12 at the line.
With the win Prairie improves to 1-1 in league play and 2-6 overall.
The JV team picked up their first win of the year with a 64-30 win.
A 13-2 run in the first quarter turned a 4-4 tie into a 17-6 lead and Prairie never trailed the rest of the way.
Ryan Daly had 8 first quarter points while Jacob Holthaus added 4 to help build the Prairie lead.
Prairie built the lead to 26-9 in the second quarter before Kendrick fought back with a 0-5 run to cut the lead to 12. Prairie ended the half though with a 6-0 run for a 32-14 halftime advantage.
Kendrick pulled within 16 at 20-36 but Prairie then outscored them 17-6 the rest of the third quarter to take a 53-26 lead into the fourth.
Prairie held Kendrick to just 1 basket and 2 free throws in the fourth quarter as they squelched any comeback attempts by the Tigers.
Prairie had 3 players in double figures led by Daly with 14. Holthaus had 12 and Nate Kaschmitter had 11. J.D. Riener added 8 points, Chris Schumacher 5, Devan Cornett and Ben Forsmann 4 each and Daniel Sigler, Sam Forsmann and Ben Schumacher had 2 each. Only Jared Nau didnít score but not from lack of trying.
Prairie dominated the boards 64-39 with Ben Forsmann pulling down 12 boards, all in the second half. Daly and Chris Schumacher had 10 rebounds each and Riener had 7.
Holthaus had 3 steals and 3 assists.
Prairie was 27 for 65 from the field, 42%, and 7 for 20 at the line. Kendrick was 12 for 61 from the field, 20%, and 6 for 20 at the line.
Prairie      12 15 13 14 -54
Kendrick 11   5   9 14 -39
Prairie-Crane 11-20, 1-5, 23; Schaeffer 9-14, 0-1, 18; Funke 0-2, 0-0, 0; Forsmann 4-11, 4-7, 13; Wilson 0-1, 0-0, 0; Daly 0-4, 0-0, 0; Riener 0-1, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 0-0, 0-0, 0; Schumacher 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Forsmann.
Kendrick-Rishling 0-5, 0-0, 0; Christopher 1-7, 0-0, 2; Ireland 2-14, 5-7, 11; Mortenson 7-14, 0-1, 19; Reimitz 0-6, 0-0, 0; Hasenoehrl 2-7, 3-4, 7; Rogers 0-1, 0-0, 0; Reid 0-2, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Mortenson 5, Ireland 2.

Uhlenkott wins title at Kamiah
Nick Uhlenkott won first place in the 145 lb. weight division at the Kamiah Tournament, held at Kamiah Friday and Saturday, Jan. 7-8.
Shane Poxleitner also medalled as he took second at 135 lbs.
Friday night they had pod action where every body wrestled at least twice and those matches contributed to the seeding for Saturdayís action. They also made the first round of action on Saturday loser-out.
Tony Duman at125 lbs., Richard Sonnen at 145 lbs. and Kenneth Enneking at 171 lbs. each lost both matches on Friday and were eliminated in the first round on Saturday.
Duman was pinned by Jake Robie of Grangeville. Sonnen was pinned by Lee Muench of Grangeville and Enneking was pinned by Adam Jordan of Moscow.
Uhlenkott won his opening match by pin in just 43 seconds over Ben Prado of Kamiah. In the second round he won by pin over Joel Babino of Clarkston in 2:11. In the semifinals Tyler Jackson of Kamiah took him the whole match with Uhlenkott winning 12-7. In a finals matchup between unbeaten wrestlers, Uhlenkott won by pin over Andy Wallace of Enterprise, Ore. in the first period.
Poxleitner had a bye in the first round on Saturday then wasted little time in his second match as he won by pin in just 26 seconds over Aaron Adams of St. Maries. In the semifinals he scored a pin over Andrew Cross of Melba in 4:57. In the finals he faced Jake Will of Wallace and lost by pin in the first period.
Nick Uhlenkott goes for the pin. Shane Poxleitner pinned this opponent in just 26 seconds.
Richard Sonnen in control at this point.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
 13-Nezperce, here
18-Culdesac, there
22-Timberline, there
27-Troy, there
28-Grangeville, here
  1-Nezperce, there
  4-Lapwai, here
  8-Highland, here
10-Culdesac, here
12-Genesee, here

13-CV, there, 6 p.m.
14 & 15-Wendell Invitational
21 & 22-New Plymouth Invitational
25-Grangeville/Orofino, here, 6 p.m.
  1-Potlatch/Gíville, home, 6 p.m.
  3-Oro./Gíville, away, 6 p.m.
  4 & 5-Weiser Invitational
11-CV/Kam./Pot. Away, 6 p.m.
19-Districts, at Orofino
24-26-State at Nampa

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