Summit picks Friendship winners
Closing out a December month of working hard on developing the virtue of friendship, a large Summit's Virtue winners for December.majority of Summit students made the Friendship Club, and twelve students were selected to be the Friendship student of the month for their class.
Named to this enviable honor were Dylan Greene, Maria Osborne, Emily Rehder, and William Schlader, representing the high school, and Brianne Stubbers, Dylan Prigge, Rachel Wemhoff, Sarah Chmelik, Courtney Schwartz, Brooke Schumacher, Kayla Schumacher, Justin Schumacher, and Luke Schwartz, representing the eight elementary grades and the kindergarten.
For January, the virtues of Order and Discipline have been selected for the virtues of the month, with St. Paul, the apostle of the gentiles selected as the saint to be imitated.

Summit girls win twice
Traveling to Coeur D' Alene last Friday, Summit's basketball teams weathered weather and fatigue, as girls and boys jv's and varsities played games at North Idaho Christian in Hayden that afternoon and evening, stayed overnight, then traveled to Moscow Saturday for the same four game match with the Logos Knights there.
When the final horn had sounded, Summit's varsity girls had added two more victories to their season record, making them now 7 and 1, with several more matches upcoming in the near future: Culdesac there Tuesday, Lewiston's soph girls on Wednesday, also away, and then a rematch with Lapwai's JVs this coming Monday at Prairie High School. Game time there, 6:00, with the boys varsity to follow.
Against NICs, Summit struggled early, behind 9 to 10 at the quarter break, 24 to 21 at halftime, and then 40 to 33 at the three quarter mark. Outscoring their opponents 16 to 9 in the fourth quarter produced an overtime score, 49 to 49 to end regulation. Given a chance in overtime by Elaine Rehder's remarkable three for three foul shot shooting in the last second of the regulation game, Elaine placed at the line when fouled while attempting a desperate three with two seconds remaining, Summit on the short end of a 46 to 49 score at the time, Summit quickly took the lead in overtime based on a three by Cori Wemhoff and a foul shot by her, limiting NICS to two during the extra period.
Contributing to the scoring effort by the Patriots were Lauren Wemhoff with 14, with a perfect 4 for 4 at the line, 11 from Elaine Rehder, including her crucial three foul shots at the end of the game, Cori Wemhoff with 10, Alexa Prigge and Emily Rehder each with eight, and Amber Nuxoll with 2.
Summit JV's also won Friday, posting a 33 to 18 victory over the host NICS Royals, with eight of the girls participating getting onto the score board.
Saturday, with the team traveling to Logos in Moscow, the Summit ladies again posted a victory, this one an easy one, as they ran their season record to 7 and 1 with a 41 to 24 win over the Logos Knights. Seven Patriots got into the scoring-column as follows: Elaine Rehder - 4, Lauren Wemhoff- 8, Amber Nuxoll - 2, Cori Wemhoff- 7, Jacquie Lustig - 1, Alexa Prigge, with her best scoring game of the year - 15, and Emily Rehder with 4. Alyssa Frei also added her defensive skills to the game but did not hit the scoring column. Summits JV's were not so fortunate in their match, as they got off to a very slow start, and eventually lost to the host team, 15 to 9.

Summit boys lose two games
At Hayden, north of Coeur d’Alene Friday evening, the Summit boys' varsity experienced another let down late in a game, to fall victim to NICS varsity there by a narrow 70 to 67 score. A couple of key turnovers on the part of Summit, and a off-the-board three late in the game by Brandel of NICS spelled doom for the Patriots who had fought their way to a seven point lead with four minutes to go.
In the tight contest, Summit fell behind 19 to 14 in the first, narrowed it to 36 to 34 at the half, then took a 54 to 52 lead at the third quarter break. The fourth quarter saw the Patriots extend their lead to seven midway through the period, but turnovers, a charging foul on Dylan Greene, and Greene and Shane Wemhoff going to the bench with fouls led to Summit's fourth loss for the season.
Scoring for the Patriots was carried for the most part by Greene, Brandon Rehder and Wemhoff who put up 23, 21, and 19 points respectively, with Stephen Spencer and Mark Uhlenkott each adding 2. The Summit boys rebounded well, with the top three scorers above all posting 8 or 9 rebounds each.
Summit JV's struggled throughout their match with NICS, scoring no points in the first, and only three by halftime. Finally finding their scoring touch, the Patriots did outscore the host Royals 25 to 22 the second half, but the early half cold spell doomed them to a 41 to 28 loss.
Moving on to Moscow Saturday, the Patriots took on the talented Logos Knights, sporting a 9 and 2 win-loss record for the season, built mainly on the backs of 6' 8" David Bowen and point guard Justin Spencer. The first quarter proved to be a disaster, as Summit fell behind 17 to 6, as Spencer and Bowen accounted for 10 of Logos' points, and the Summit shots were failing to hit the mark. A toughened defense however, got the local boys back into the game, as they outscored Logos 18 to 9 over the second and third quarters, but a late three by Spencer and Greene going to the bench again on fouls doomed the boys to their second consecutive loss, 41 to 34. At one point in the second half, Summit actually pulled into a 26 to 26 tie with the Knights, but were unable to convert a couple of key opportunities to move ahead at the time, so had to settle for another close loss.
Wemhoff and Greene scored 18 and 11 respectively for the Patriots, with 3 and 2 the only other points contributed by Rehder and Uhlenkott. The loss was the 5th of the year for the Patriots, all by scores less than five, and all resulting from opponent threes at the end, missed crucial free throws, and players going to the bench on fouls.
Next action for the boys will be Wednesday at Lewiston, and then a rematch at Prairie High School Monday against the Lapwai JV's.
Summit's JV's again fell behind early in their match with the Knights, down 27 to 17 at the half, but behind a furious rally, actually pulled within one point near the end of the game, and had two opportunities on lay-ins to move ahead. Both miss and the Summit boys settled for a 34 to 32 loss.

Summit Knowledge Bowlers finish fourth
Competing at home in Summit's auditorium Monday, Summit academic bowlers from the 7th and 8th grades finished fourth in a field of 20 teams from eight area junior high schools, scoring 180 points to miss a third place finish by one point, that 181 score by a Grangeville team giving Grangeville junior high a sweep of the top three places.
Representing Summit for the evening were eighth graders Kim Frei, Joseph Lustig, Chase Nuxoll, and Brianne Stubbers, with help from seventh graders Josh Frei and Tara Stubbers. The fourth place finish should move Summit up in the standings from fifth place to fourth, with Grangeville, Nezperce, and Orofino holding down the top three spots after four meets with three still to go. Other schools in the league include Prairie, St. Peter and Paul, Highland, and CV. 
The next meet for the junior high competitors will be at Grangeville in February. For high school academics, the next meet is here in town at Prairie High in February.

Elks Hoop Shoot Sharpshooters
Friday, January 7 at Summit Academy's gymnasium, we saw some very competitive shooting going on between those students fighting for a place in the Elks Hoop Shoot contest. After several shoot-offs due to ties during the 15 shot contest, we finally came up with 6 winners.Summit's Hoop Shoot winners
In the 8-9 year old category, Brooke Schumacher made 11/15 to seal her spot. Rhett Schlader maintained his position after having a shoot-offwith Nick Shears for the win.
Of the 10-11 year olds, Savanah Prigge came out on top after a shoot-off with Tanna Schlader and Rachel Uhlenkott. These three girls had all tied during the original 15 shot contest. Beau Schlader took first in this category for the boys, making 11/15 of his shots.
For the 12-13 year old girls, Brandee Seubert was to continue on to Grangeville the next day making 5/15. David Johnson finally came out victorious after shooting against Dylan Prigge and Josh Frei in three tie-breaking contests after the original 15 were shot. One basket made the difference in winning or losing this tight contest.
These winners continued on to Grangeville Saturday in a 25 shot contest against the other area schools. The places will be announced in next week's paper with photos of the winners!  Congratulations to all the sharpshooters!

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

Monday, January 17, 6 p.m.
Girls and Boys Varsity vs. Lapwai JV, PHS Gym
(rescheduled from December 2)

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

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