teams continues to win
Summit Academy’s high school varsity ball team added three more victories to their records last week, as both the girls and the boys teams traveling to Timberline last week came away with wins.
The girls, behind a tenacious defense which held the host Spartan ladies to one field goal in each of the first three quarters, coasted to a very defensive 30 to 18 win, while the boys behind the 32 point effort of Shane Wemhoff, came away with a foul-filled 62 to 57 victory also.
In the girls game, Lauren Wemhoff, Alexa Prigge, and Emily Rehder controlled the boards with eight, eight, and seven respectively, while scoring was spread evenly over the team as follows: Elaine Rehder-5 including one three, Lauren Wemhoff-2, Cori Wemhoff-7, Prigge-10, Amber Nuxoll-2, and Emily Rehder-4. Turnovers were a problem for both teams during the game, with the Patriot ladies themselves enduring 22. The win puts the Summit record to 12 and 1, with tournament action in Moscow at Logos on tap for this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
The boys game following turned out to be foul-filled, as 39 fouls were called on the two teams, with Patriot Dylan Greene eventually fouling out after two quick fouls in the first put him on the bench the entire second quarter, and another quick one in the second half limiting his playing time there also. With his limited action producing a season low of 11 for the season, teammate Shane Wemhoff picked up the slack with ten field goals in 16 attempts, and a 12 of 18 effort at the line, resulting in his season high 32 point output. Brandon Rehder added eight, Stephen Spencer-four, David Spencer-three, with Mark and Jacob Uhlenkott each adding two. Wemhoff led the effort on the boards with eight, and added three steals to his game efforts. The win raised the boys’ record to 9 and 5, and was their fourth in a row.
Monday evening, Summit’s boys took on a skeleton crew from Pullman Christian High School, and cruised easily to a 68 to 25 win, subs playing much of the second half. The Pullman team, missing some of their normal starters, put up a game effort, but were no match for the older and more experienced Patriots who moved out to a 50 to 14 third quarter lead before relinquishing the floor almost entirely to subs.
Scoring for the Patriots with rebounds immediately after: Greene-30 and 7, Zach Frei-0 and 1, Stephen Spencer, played sparingly,-0 to 0, Wemhoff- 17 and 6, Jacob Uhlenkott-7 and 4, William Schlader-0 and 1, Rehder- 10 and 6, and Mark Uhlenkott-4 and 4. Greene and Wemhoff picked the Eagles clean during the game, taking away steals respectively 9 and 5, while other players on the team collected an additional 6. This win being the fifth in a row since their last loss, leaves the Patriots with a season record of 10 and 5 going into the Logos invitational scheduled in Moscow the end of this week.
In that tourney, Summit girls are scheduled to play Christian Heritage School at 1:00 P.M., with Summit boys playing immediately after at 2:45 again against Pullman Christian, but this time with all starters present. Both games will be at the Logos gym.
Summit takes, loses first place
Official records for Central Idaho’s Academic Bowl League were released by Grangeville last week, with results from the last two meets held in the league. The record shows that Summit Academy’s academic team had regained first place finish in Grangeville two meets ago, to move into first place in the league by one point over the host Bulldogs. Standings at that time, based on 10 points given to a first place league finish, nine for a second, eight for a third, etc., showed Summit in first with 29 points, Grangeville in second with 28, Nezperce and CV tied for third with 21, and other teams in the league taking up the last four spots. The first place position held by Summit at that time was the result of a first place finish in the first meet at Nezperce, a second at CV in the second meet, and the first again at Grangeville.
Results were not as good at the last meet held in January and hosted by Prairie however, as Summit, with the largest group of students ever to attend a meet, twenty one, but missing one key person, ended up in a very close evening, in 6th place. The Pirates from Prairie finished first for the evening, with Highland second, forcing Grangeville, the league leader into third. Point accumulations for league standings have moved Grangeville back into first with 36 points, followed closely by Summit in second with 34, and Nezperce back a bit in third with 28; CV and Highland hot on their heels with 27 and 26 league points respectively.
Next action for the high schoolers around the league will be at Timberline, February 14th, while the junior high groups meet at Grangeville Feb. 7th.