Lady Pirates edge Genesee
The Prairie Lady Pirates pulled out a 33-29 win over Genesee on Senior Night Tuesday, Jan. 18 at Cottonwood.
Prior to the game seniors Vanessa Sonnen, Briget Long, Lauren Merrill and Jenna Nida were honored along with their parents.Prairie's defense shut down Genesee in the second quarter. Here Natalie Arnzen denies the entry pass to the post while Ashley Jackson defends the ball.
The game was tied at 29 each in the final 30 seconds when Sonnen stole the ball and drove downcourt for a lay-up to put Prairie ahead with 21 seconds left. She was fouled on the play but missed the free throw. She then rebounded her missed free throw and in trying to shoot the ball was called for traveling.
Genesee moved the ball out to halfcourt and called time out with 11 seconds left.
Brittny Behler pressured the inbounds pass and due to that pressure Bridget Enneking was able to steal the ball. She got fouled and made both free throws to give Prairie a 4 point lead with 8 seconds left. Prairie then backed off and let Genesee shoot as the game was won so long as they didnít foul on a 3-point attempt.
Genesee had taken the early lead in the game by going down low to their 6í post player Kayse Herman. She scored 6 of Geneseeís 10 first quarter points as the Bulldogs took a 6-10 lead at the quarter break.
Herman then got into foul trouble which helped Prairieís defense put the clamps on the Bulldogs in the second quarter. Prairie held Genesee to just 1 point in the quarter while scoring 10 to take a 16-11 halftime lead. 
Prairie started the second quarter with an 8-0 run as Behler scored 2 baskets to tie the game. Sonnen then stole the ball and took it in for a lay-up for Prairieís first lead of the game at 12-10 with 3:08 left in the half. 
Meghan VanderPas then connected on a shot from the baseline to make it 14-10.
After Geneseeís lone point of the quarter, Enneking closed out the scoring in the half with a 17 foot shot from the wing.
Genesee came out strong in the second quarter and scored 6 straight points to take the lead at 16-17.
Prairie answered right back though with a 9-0 run to build a 25-17 lead.
Behler scored 7 of those 9 points with Merrill scoring the other two on a 16-footer off a skip pass from Enneking.
Prairie took a 26-19 lead into the fourth quarter.
Neither team scored in the fourth quarter until Enneking scored a basket with 4:53 left to give Prairie their biggest lead of the game at 28-19.
Genesee then came roaring back with 10 straight points to take the lead at 28-29 with 2:40 left.
Sonnen scored a free throw to tie the score at 29-29 with 1:32 left to set up the end of the game heroics.
Behler led the team in scoring with 12 points with Enneking scoring 6, Sonnen 5, Merrill 4 and Long, Natalie Arnzen and VanderPas 2 each.
Prairie held a 29-25 edge on the boards with Arnzen grabbing 7 rebounds to lead the Pirates. Enneking, Behler and Ashley Jackson had 5 each.
Sonnen and Arnzen had 4 steals each and Enneking and Jackson added 3 more each as Prairie forced 29 Genesee turnovers. Prairie also had their problems taking care of the ball as they also had 29 turnovers.
Jackson had 3 assists and Enneking had 2.
Prairie was 14 for 38 from the field, 37%, and 5 for 12 at the line. Genesee was 13 for 39 from the field, 33%, and 2 for 7 at the line.
Herman led the Bulldogs with 13 points.
Prairie also won a thriller in the JV game as they beat Genesee 36-31 in overtime.
Genesee took the early lead at 0-4 but an 8-0 run which included 6 points by VanderPas put Prairie in the lead, where they stayed until the fourth quarter.
Prairie led 10-6 at the quarter break and a 7-2 run early in the second put them up 17-8.
Prairie led 19-13 at the half.
They outscored Genesee4-2 over the first 7 minutes of the third quarter to take a 23-15 lead then Genesee started their rally.
The Bulldogs cut the lead to 3 by the end of the quarter and took the lead a little over a minute into the fourth as they ran off 11 straight points for a 23-26 lead with 6:23 left.
A putback by Becky Gehring stopped the run and Gehring later put Prairie back into the lead with a pair of free throws.
A Genesee basket changed the lead again but a basket by Myken Dahlen put Prairie up 29-28 with 3:40 left.
Genesee tied the score with a free throw but 2 free throws by Kylie Uhlorn put Prairie back on top with 47 seconds left.
Genesee tied it with 7 seconds left and had a chance to take the lead but the Genesee player failed to complete the 3-point play.
Genesee got the rebound though but VanderPas stole the ball with 2 seconds left to force overtime.
Prairie dominated in the extra period, outscoring Genesee 5-0.
Randi Schumacherís putback with 2:48 left turned out to be the game winner and VanderPas added 3 more points on a free throw and a steal and drive for a lay-up.
VanderPas scored 10 to lead the JVís with Gehring scoring 8, Schumacher and Dahlen 4 each and Tabitha Sonnen, Uhlorn, Carolyn Sonnen, Tiffany Schaeffer and Sarah Arnzen scored 2 each.
Prairie controlled the boards 51-35 with Gehring grabbing 14 rebounds and Uhlorn 13. VanderPas added 9 boards.
Nicole Nida had 5 steals while VanderPas added 4 steals and 3 assists.
Prairie was 14 for 53 from the field, 26%, and 8 for 26 at the line while Genesee was 13 for 47 from the field, 28%, and 4 for 12 at the line.
Prairie      6 10 10   7 -33
Genesee 10   1   8 10 -29
Prairie-Nida 0-1, 0-0, 0; Long 1-3, 0-0, 2; Sonnen 2-8, 1-5, 5; Merrill 2-2, 0-0, 4; Arnzen 1-5, 0-1, 2; Enneking 2-6, 2-3, 6; Jackson 0-1, 0-0, 0; Behler 5-11, 2-3, 12; VanderPas 1-1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-none.
Genesee-Cramer 1-3, 0-0, 2; Skow 2-6, 0-0, 4; Flock 2-4, 0-0, 5; Udy 1-9, 1-2, 3; Herman 6-10, 1-3, 13; Jones 1-6, 0-0, 2; Gartner 0-1, 0-2, 0. 3-pointers-Flock.

Lady Pirates win at Timberline
The Prairie Lady Pirates started slowly but gradually pulled away from the Timberline Spartans to win 36-21 at Weippe Saturday, Jan. 22.
Briget Long opened the scoring with a free throw then Bridget Enneking scored a short jumper and a free throw as Prairie took a 4-0 lead.
Prairie built their lead to 10-5 by the end of the quarter.
Vanessa Sonnen looks to pass after getting caught along the sideline.Neither team could score from the field in the second quarter but the difference was that Prairie was able to go to the free throw line as the Pirates outscored the Spartans 6-2 in the quarter to take a 16-7 halftime lead.
Long scored Prairieís only basket of the quarter in the final seconds on a putback.
Enneking got geared up in the third quarter as she scored 3 baskets for 6 of Prairieís 7 third quarter points.
Defensively Prairie held Timberline to just 3 shot attempts in the quarter but Timberline made them all count as they stayed even with the Pirates in the quarter with 7 points themselves.
Prairie heated up in the final quarter outscoring the Spartans 13-7 to pull away to the 15-point win. Brittny Behler scored 5 of her 8 points in the final frame as Prairie connected on 5 of 8 shots from the field in the quarter.
Enneking wound up leading the Pirates in scoring with 15 points as she connected on 6 of 10 shots from the field and 3 of 4 free throws. Behler scored 8 with Long scoring 3, Ashley Jackson, Lauren Merrill, Tiffany Schaeffer and Tabitha Sonnen 2 each and Vanessa Sonnen and Meghan VanderPas 1 each.
Prairie controlled the boards 31-22 with Long collecting 8 rebounds and Enneking 6.
Behler, Jackson, Merrill, Enneking, Long and VanderPas each had 2 steals in the game and Jackson had 4 assists.
Prairie was 13 for 37 from the field, 35%, and 10 for 19 at the line. Timberline was 9 for 34 from the field, 26%, and 1 for 6 at the line.
With the win Prairie improves to 9-2 in league play and 15-3 overall and are guaranteed to host a first round district game as the first and second place teams in each division host the first round action.
The JVís had a much easier time of it as they raced out to a 19-0 lead and went on to win 58-14.
Timberline was held scoreless until the 3:20 mark of the second quarter.
Prairie led 11-0 at the end of the first quarter as VanderPas scored 5 of Prairieís points including a 3-pointer. 
Prairie built their lead to 28-7 by halftime with Tabitha Sonnen scoring 6 points in the quarter. Carolyn Sonnen and Myken Dahlen each scored 4 in the period.
Prairie had trouble hitting the basket in the third quarter as they connected on just 3 of 19 shots but still outscored Timberline 8-6. 
They found the touch again in the fourth connected on 8 of 13 shots with Becky Gehring scoring 6 in the quarter including 4 of 4 at the free throw line. Nicole Nida added 5 points in the quarter while Carolyn Sonnen scored 4.
Gehring wound up as the leading scorer with 11 points with Dahlen scoring 9, VanderPas and Carolyn Sonnen 8 each, Nida 7, Tabitha Sonnen 6, Sarah Arnzen 3 and Tiffany Schaeffer, Randi Schumacher and Kylie Uhlorn 2 each.
Prairie dominated the boards 57-19 with Uhlorn collecting 11 rebounds. Gehring had 8 and VanderPas and Dahlen had 7 each.
Nida had 5 steals with Tabitha Sonnen recording 4 steals and Carolyn Sonnen, VanderPas and Dahlen grabbing 3 each. VanderPas and Arnzen had 3 assists each.
The JVís connected on 23 of 70 shots, 33%, and 10 of 21 free throws while Timberline was 6 for 28 from the field, 21%, and 1 for 5 at the line.
Prairie        10 6 7 13 -36
Timberline    5 2 7   7 -21
Prairie-Long 1-4, 1-2, 3; Enneking 6-10, 3-4, 15; Jackson 0-2, 2-2, 2; V. Sonnen 0-2, 1-2, 1; Arnzen 0-2, 0-0, 0; Behler 3-4, 2-6, 8; Merrill 1-4, 0-0, 2; Schaeffer 1-4, 0-0, 2; VanderPas 0-3, 1-3, 1; Schultz 0-0, 0-0, 0; T. Sonnen 1-1, 0-0, 2; Nida 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Timberline-Medley 1-7, 0-0, 3; Newcome 2-5, 0-1, 4; McIntosh 0-6, 0-0, 0; McCall 4-9, 1-2, 10; Sutton 1-4, 0-2, 2; Easom 1-2, 0-1, 2; McCollum 0-0, 0-0, 0; Huddleston 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Medley, McCall.

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28-Troy, there
  4-First round district game at Prairie High School Gym
  5-District second round game at Booth Hall
11-District loser out games at LCSC
12-District third place and championship games at LCSC-top 3 teams to state

Jan. 29-at Moscow, 10 a.m.
Feb. 4-Districts, TBA
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