Pirates lose at Nezperce
The Prairie Pirates played their final road game of the regular season and lost 48-69 at Nezperce Tuesday, Feb. 1.
Nezperce jumped out to a 7-17 lead against the Pirates by the end of the first quarter but Prairie bounced back in the second quarter to cut the lead to 20-26 by halftime.
Nezperce then took total command in the third quarter as they blitzed the Pirates 9-25.
Corey Schaeffer scored 12 points to lead the Pirates in scoring with Mat Forsmann right behind with 11 points. Sean Daly scored 8 and Kevin Funke6 as each hit a pair of 3-pointers in the game. Kelby Wilson added 6 points while Jake Holthaus scored 3 and Ryan Daly scored 2.
Prairie also lost the JV game but by a much closer score at 40-42.
Prairie        7 13   9 19 -48
Nezperce 17   9 25 18 -69
Prairie-Crane 0, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 1, 1-1, 3; Schaeffer 4, 4-4, 12; Funke 2, 0-2, 6; R. Daly 1, 0-0, 2; Wilson 2, 2-4, 6; S. Daly 3, 0-0, 8; Forsmann 5, 0-1, 11; Schumacher 0, 0-0, 0; Riener 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Funke 2, S. Daly 2, Forsmann.
Nezperce-Seitz 0, 0-0, 0; Mosman 0, 0-0, 0; Luke 8, 0-0, 19; Harris 3, 2-4, 8; Stenzel 2, 0-0, 6; Lunders 5, 1-2, 12; Baldus 0, 0-0, 0; Howard 1, 0-0, 2; Tiegs 1, 1-2, 3; Hart 2, 6-8, 10; Wessels 0, 0-0, 0; Rosenau 4, 1-1, 9. 3-pointers-Luke 3, Stenzel 2, Lunders.

Pirates win big over Timberline
The Prairie Pirates picked up an important South Pod win in White Pine League action Thursday, Feb. 3 when they defeated Timberline 55-36 at Cottonwood.Kevin Funke goes after a loose ball against Timberline.
Mat Forsman connected on 5 second half 3-pointers on the way to a varsity career high 23 points.
Forsmann started the scoring in the game with a 3-pointer from the corner and added a free throw later as Prairie took a 4-1 lead in a low-scoring first quarter.
Seth Crane added a free throw and a steal by Forsmann led to a lay-up by him as Prairie led 7-5 at the end of the period.
A putback by Corey Schaeffer and a lay-up by Crane made it 11-5 early in the second but Timberline bounced back with a 0-7 run to take their only lead of the game at 11-12 with 2:30 left in the half.
19 seconds later Crane put Prairie back on top for good with a lay-up.
A basket by Forsmann and a 3-point play by Crane put Prairie up 18-12 at the half.
Scoring went back and forth in the third quarter for the first 4:16 as the two teams traded baskets with the lead swaying between 4 and 6 points for the Pirates.
With 3:44 left Schaeffer scored a putback to put Prairie up by 8. Timberline answered with a 3-pointer but Prairie responded with a turnaround jumper by Schaeffer, a 3-pointer from the corner by Forsmann and a putback by Schaeffer to make it 35-23 heading into the fourth quarter.
A steal by Kevin Funke led to a free throw by him and a 36-23 lead early in the fourth.
Timberline responded with a 0-5 run to cut the lead to 8 but that was as close as the Spartans would get as Prairie went on a shooting spree from 3-point range.
Forsmann hit a pair of 3-pointers then missed one plus a pair of free throws before connecting on another 3-pointers. Funke then drilled a 3-pointer from the top of the key for a 48-28 lead with 3:03 left to play.
Timberline cut the lead back to 16 at 50-34 but a putback by Schaeffer and Forsmann’s fourth 3-pointer of the quarter with a minute bracketed around a Timberline basket made the final margin of 19 points.
In addition to Forsmann’s big scoring night, Crane and Schaeffer each scored 12 points with Funke scoring 4 and Kelby Wilson and Sean Daly 2 each.
Prairie dominated the boards 51-35 as Schaeffer dominated underneath with 21 rebounds. He outrebounded Timberline in the second half 13-12.
Forsmann, Funke and Schaeffer each had 2 steals while Funke had 5 assists and Forsmann had 4.
Prairie was 21 for 55 from the field, 38%, and 6 for 19 at the line. Timberline was 14 for 57 from the field, 25%, and 5 for 10 at the line.
With the win Prairie improves to 6-10 on the season and 5-4 in league play. More importantly they are 3-3 against fellow South Pod members. With two South Pod games left they’ve clinched no worse than third and with wins against Highland and Culdesac this week they could host a first round District Tournament game as the second seed in the Pod.
Prairie also won the JV game 43-37.
Prairie led by just one point, 7-6, at the end of the first quarter, but outscored the Spartans 15-5 in the second quarter for a 22-11 halftime lead. 
J.D. Riener had 5 points and Ryan Daly 4 in the quarter as Prairie scored the first 8 points of the quarter, holding Timberline scoreless until the 3:18 mark. Prairie then scored 7 straight for a 22-8 lead before Timberline ended the half with a 3-pointer.
Timberline was able to cut the lead down to 7 on a couple of occasions in the third quarter but a 7-4 run to end the quarter put the lead back at 10. Riener scored 6 in the quarter and Chris Schumacher hit a big 3-pointer.
Sam Forsmann started the fourth quarter scoring with a putback for a 35-23 lead but Timberline came back with a 0-7 run that cut the lead to 5 at 35-30.
Riener then converted a 3-point play to blunt the comeback and Prairie held off the Spartans the rest of the way by hitting 5 free throws.
Riener wound up with 14 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Pirates in both categories. He also had 3 steals. Schumacher, Daly and Jake Holthaus each scored 7 points with Forsmann scoring 4 and Daniel Sigler and Nate Kaschmitter scored 2 each.
Prairie held a 42-37 rebounding edge as Daly also had double figures in rebounds with 10.
Schumacher had 3 steals and Holthaus had 3 assists.
Prairie was 17 for 48 from the field, 35%, and 8 for 19 at the line. Timberline was 14 for 52 from the field, 27%, and 6 for 15 at the line.
Prairie        7 11 17 20 -55
Timberline  6   6 11 13 -36
Prairie-Crane 5-9, 2-7, 12; Schaeffer 6-16, 0-1, 12; Funke 1-1, 1-2, 4; Forsmann 8-21, 1-7, 23; Wilson 1-3, 0-0, 2; S. Daly 0-4, 2-2, 2; Schumacher 0-1, 0-0, 0; R. Daly 0-0, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 0-0, 0-0, 0; Riener 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Forsmann 6, Funke.
Timberline-Stewart 4-16, 0-0, 11; Poppe 2-9, 1-2, 5; Opresik 1-5, 0-0, 2; Bonner 7-17, 4-6, 18; Jackson 0-5, 0-0, 0; Binder 0-4, 0-2, 0; Norris 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Stewart 3.

Two earn medals at Aberdeen
The Prairie wrestling team traveled to the Aberdeen Invitational this past weekend and brought home two medals, including a first.Nick Uhlenkott after receiving his first place award.
Nick Uhlenkott took first at 145 lbs. while Shane Poxleitner brought home a third place medal at 135 lbs.
Coaches Steve Lamont and Dan Altman scheduled Prairie into the Aberdeen Tournament so they could see some of the competition they’ll run into at state.
Uhlenkott won his first round match by pin over Millward of Grace in the first period. He did the same against DeWitt of Snake River in the second round. In the championship match he won by major decision, 13-1 over Long of South Fremont.
Poxleitner won his opening round match 8-0 over Ward of Raft River. In the second round he lost to Howard of South Fremont 3-13. In the consolation semifinals he won by pin in the second round over Crandall of Grace. In the third place match he defeated Vollmer of Aberdeen 7-0.
In other action Tony Duman lost twice. In the first round he lost a tough 4-6 decision to Tew of Shane Poxleitner, right, after receiving his third place medal.West Side. He was then eliminated by pin in the second round by Gilbert of Raft River.
Richard Sonnen lost twice by pins, both in the first round. His losses were to Beams of Valley and Groom of Grangeville.
Kenneth Enneking also lost twice by pins. In his opening match he lost in the first period to Whithers of South Fremont. He was eliminated in a second period pin by Black of West Side.
Logan Lustig, who recently re-joined the team (he was on the team the past two years), won his first round match in overtime, 14-12 over Tucker of Firth. He was then eliminated with two first period losses by pin to Loock of Raft River and Hoskins of Valley.
The team closes out their regular season with a 4-team match Thursday with CV, Kamiah and Potlatch. District action will be at Orofino Saturday, Feb. 19.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
10-Culdesac, here
14-Lapwai, here (date changed due to girls district)
15-Genesee, here (we had wrong date on this game)
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

11-CV/Kam./Pot. Away, 6 p.m.
19-Districts, at Orofino
24-26-State at Nampa

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