Pirates win in overtime at Culdesac
The Prairie Pirates won another close, low scoring game as they edged Culdesac 45-41 in overtime at Culdesac Tuesday, Jan. 18.
If the Pirates had been more consistent at the free throw line they could have won easily as they attempted 45 free throws while Culdesac went to the line just 6 times. The Pirates converted only 20 of those 45 free throw attempts.
Four Culdesac players fouled out as the Wolves were whistled for 29 fouls to just 10 for the Pirates.
The game was close all the way as the score was tied at 6 after the first quarter and tied at 13 at halftime.
Prairie took the lead by the end of the third quarter at 24-21 but Culdesac came back in the fourth to force the extra period.
Prairie led most of the overtime frame outscoring the Wolves 11-7.
Seth Crane and Mat Forsmann led Prairie in scoring with 13 points each while Corey Schaeffer scored 11 and had 21 rebounds.
Kelby Wilson scored 6 points and Sean Daly added 2.
Prairie also won the JV contest 53-37.
Prairie     6 7 11 10 11 -45
Culdesac 6 7   8 13   7 -41
Prairie-Crane 5, 3-7, 13; Holthaus 0, 0-0, 0; Schaeffer 4, 4-8, 11; Funke 0, 0-2, 0; R. Daly 0, 0-0, 0; Wilson 1, 4-9, 6; S. Daly 0, 2-2, 2; Forsmann 2, 7-17, 13; Schumacher 0, 0-0, 0; Riener 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Forsmann 2.
Culdesac-Schumaker 0, 0-0, 0; Slickpoo 5, 1-3, 11; James 4, 0-0, 8; King 2, 0-0, 7; Reisdorph 0, 0-0, 0; Hagle 1, 2-2, 4; Lockley 0, 0-0, 0; Milionis 0, 0-0, 0; Layes 5, 0-1, 11; Bly 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-King, Layes.

Defense carries Pirates to win at Timberline
TTimberline scored 13 in the first quarter but only 12 the rest of the game as the Prairie Pirates came from behind for a 41-25 win at Weippe Saturday, Jan. 22.
In the first quarter Prairie scored just 4 points while the Spartans connected on three 3-pointers as they built a 4-13 edge.Seth Crane and Mat Forsmann go after a loose ball as Kelby Wilson looks on.
Prairie coach Jerry Uhling changed up defenses, extending his defenders out to the perimeter to cut down the open 3-point looks. That worked as Prairie got back into the game outscoring Timberline 11-2 through the first 6 minutes of the second quarter to tie the game at 15.
Seth Crane opened the quarterís scoring with a basket inside on a feed from Mat Forsmann. After a Timberline score, Forsmann scored and was fouled. He missed the free throw but Corey Schaeffer tipped in the rebound to cut the lead to 15-10.
Forsmann then canned a 3-pointer and Sean Daly tied the score with a basket with 3:05 left in the half. (The scoreboard actually showed Prairie ahead by a point but Iím not sure where that came from).
Timberline came back with a basket to take the lead at the half at 15-17.
Prairie tied the game again when Schaeffer hit a short jumper 45 seconds into the third quarter and took the lead for good when Forsmann drove the baseline for a lay-up with 6:33 left in the third.
Timberline cut the lead to 1 with a free throw but a 3-pointer by Forsmann started a 6-0 Prairie run. 
Schaeffer added a free throw when a Timberline player was called for a technical and Crane scored a putback for a 25-18 lead.
Prairie led 25-20 heading into the fourth period.
Free throws carried Prairie through the fourth quarter as Forsmann was 6 for 6 at the line in the quarter and the team hit 12 of 14 fourth quarter free throws.
Defensively, after the big first quarter, Prairie held Timberline to 4 points in the second, 3 in the third and 5 in the fourth. 
In the fourth quarter Timberline went almost exclusively to a 3-point shot offense as 7 of their 11 shots in the quarter were from long range.
Forsmann wound up with 16 points to lead all scorers with Schaeffer scoring 11, Crane 9, Daly 4 and Kevin Funke 1.
Prairie held a 42-25 rebounding edge led by Schaeffer with 13. Crane added 10 rebounds and Daly had 7.
Forsmann had 3 steals and Funke had 4 assists.
Prairie was 13 for 39 from the field, 33%, and 13 for 21 at the line. Timberline meanwhile was 8 for 44 from the field, 18%, and 5 for 8 at the line.
With the win Prairie improves to 4-2 in league play and 5-7 overall.
In the JV game Prairie trailed most of the game and came from behind in the final 2 minutes for a 48-43 win.
Prairie had the early lead at 9-4 but Timberline finished the first quarter with a 1-7 run for a 10-11 lead at the quarter break.
Chris Schumacher scored to open the second quarter and put Prairie ahead but Timberline outscored the Pirates 6-15 the rest of the half for an 18-26 halftime lead.
Prairie trailed by as many as 11 in the second half at 21-32 before fighting their way back. 5 straight points by Ryan Daly plus a putback but J.D. Riener cut the lead to 4 but Timberline came back to lead 29-35 heading into the fourth.
Sean Daly drives the baseline at Timberline.Sam Forsmann scored a lay-up and Jacob Holthaus added a basket to pull the Pirates within 2 at 33-35.
After a Timberline score, Daly scored a driving lay-up set up by a Devan Cornett steal and a steal by Schumacher set up a lay-up by Daniel Sigler that tied the score at 37 with 4:02 left.
Timberline answered with 4 straight points to take a 37-41 lead with 3:29 left.
Riener scored with 2:07 left and then a Nate Kaschmitter steal led to a lay-up by Sigler that tied the scored with 1:05 left.
A steal by Holthaus led to a putback by Sigler and Sigler made it a 3-point play by converting the free throw for a 44-41 Prairie lead, their first since the 5:00 mark of the second quarter.
A Timberline turnover led to two Holthaus free throws that completed a 9-0 Prairie run with 40 seconds left.
Each team scored 2 more free throws for the final scoring.
Daly wound up with 11 points to lead the JVís in scoring with Riener scoring 10, Sigler 9, Holthaus 7, Schumacher 5, Cornett 4 and Forsmann 2.
Each team had  players foul out as each team was whistled for more than 20 fouls, 22 for Prairie and 23 for Timberline.
Timberline held the rebounding edge at 39-44. Riener led Prairie with 13 rebounds while Daly and Schumacher had 7 each.
Sigler and Schumacher had 3 steals each and Daly had 3 assists.
Prairie forced 31 Timberline turnovers while committing 19.
The JVís were 17 for 52 from the field, 33%, and 12 for 34 at the line while Timberline was 15 for 44 from the field, 34%, and 12 for 20 at the line.
Prairie         4 11 11 16 -42
Timberline 13   4   3   5 -25
Prairie-Crane 4-12, 1-2, 9; Schaeffer 4-8, 3-7, 11; Funke 0-1, 1-2, 1; Forsmann 4-11, 6-8, 16; Wilson 0-0, 0-0, 0; Daly 1-7, 2-2, 4; Holthaus 0-0, 0-0, 0; Riener 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Forsmann 2.
Timberline-Stewart 2-12, 0-0, 5; Poppe 2-10, 1-2, 6; Opresik 1-4, 2-2, 5; Bonner 2-11, 1-2, 6; Jackson 1-4, 0-0, 2; Norris 0-1, 0-0, 0; Medley 0-2, 0-0, 0; Cooper 0-0, 1-2, 1. 3-pointers-Stewart, Poppe, Opresik, Bonner.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
27-Troy, there
28-Grangeville, here
  1-Nezperce, there
  3-Timberline, here (rescheduled from earlier)
  8-Highland, here
10-Culdesac, here
12-Genesee, here 
14-Lapwai, here (date changed due to girls district)
17-District play-in games at higher seeded school
19-First round District games at higher seeded school
21-Second round District games at LCSC
25-Loser out District games at LCSC
26-Third place and championship District games at LCSC-top 3 teams to state

  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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