Pirates hold on to beat Grangeville
The Prairie boys basketball team dominated the third quarter then withstood a Grangeville rally for a 40-38 win at Grangeville Tuesday, Nov. 29.J.D. Riener battles for a rebound.
Grangeville jumped out to a 2-9 lead on the Pirates but a basket from the baseline by Sean Daly and a free throw and basket by Corey Schaeffer allowed the Pirates to pull within 7-9 by the end of the first quarter.
Mat Forsmann started the second quarter scoring with a steal that he took in for a lay-up to tie the game. Two more times Grangeville took the lead only to have the Pirates tie it.
Prairie took their first lead since 2-0 when J.D. Riener put back his own missed shot with 3:12 left in the half to make it 15-14.
Forsmann added a free throw for a 2-point lead but Grangeville answered to tie the score.
Forsmann then gave Prairie the lead at the half when he rebounded a Grangeville miss and drove full court for a lay-up. He was fouled and added the free throw for a 19-16 halftime lead.
The third quarter was all Pirates as Grangeville went ice-cold from the field, hitting just 1 of 11 shots and that one basket came with just 49 seconds left.
Prairie reeled off 12 straight points in the quarter to build a 31-16 lead before Grangeville’s lone basket of the quarter.
Forsmann and Sean Daly each scored 4 point in the quarter with Josh Gabica and Schaeffer scoring 2 each.
Grangeville had a stretch of almost 14 minutes in between baskets with just 5 free throws scored over that stretch.
That all changed in the fourth quarter. Prairie came out in a spread offense to try and run some clock but all that seemed to do was give Grangeville the momentum. 
The Bulldogs’ Luke Silveria hit the first of his three 3-pointers in the quarter after a Prairie turnover just 45 seconds into the fourth period and the rally was on.
Prairie’s 13-point lead at the end of the third quarter was trimmed to just 5 by the 5:47 mark after Silveria’s second 3-pointer.
Schaeffer scored a lay-up to stem the tide but a free throw and another Silveria 3-pointer cut the lead to 33-30 with 3:34 left.
Seth Crane, who had battled foul trouble most of the game, helped Prairie push the lead back to 7 with a pair of baskets inside.
After a Grangeville basket, Forsmann scored a lay-up to again push the lead to 7 with 1:48 to play.
A 0-6 run by Grangeville cut the lead to just 1 at 38-39 with 50 seconds left.
With 20 seconds to play Crane connected on a free throw but missed the second. Forsmann rebounded the miss and was fouled but missed the front end of the 1 and 1 with Grangeville rebounding. 
Mat Forsmann goes for a lay-up after a steal.Grangeville worked the ball around looking for an opening and wound up with Jesse Stone trying a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 5 seconds left. Crane blocked the shot and Prairie recovered the ball. Forsmann was fouled intentionally as time ran out with the foul waved off to end the game.
Forsmann wound up with 16 points to lead the Pirats with Schaeffer adding 7, Sean Daly 6, Crane 5 and Riener, Gabica  and Chris Schumacher 2 each.
Grangeville held the rebounding advantage at 27-31. Schaeffer led Prairie with 10 with Schaeffer adding 7 rebounds.
Forsmann had 5 steals 4 assists and Schaeffer had 4 steals. Prairie forced Grangeville into 35 turnovers.
Prairie was 17 for 47 from the field, 36%, and 4 for 9 at the line. Grangeville was 12 for 34 from the field, 35%, and 10 for 18 at the line. The Bulldogs were just 5 for 25 in the first 3 quarters from the field but 7 for 9 in the fourth.
The JV game was all Grangeville as the Bulldogs won big, 24-42.
Prairie was held to just a single free throw in the first quarter as Grangeville took a 1-14 lead.
Eric Daly scored Prairie’s first basket of the game 14 seconds into the second quarter and his brother Kyle Daly followed with a driving lay-up to cut the lead to 9.
Grangeville squashed any thoughts of a rally with a 0-9 run and led 7-25 at the half.
Prairie outscored Grangeville 10-6 in the third quarter as 5 different Pirates scored 2 points each.
In the fourth quarter Prairie had lots of opportunities to score from the free throw line but connected on just 1 of 9 attempts.
Daniel Sigler wound up as the leading scorer with 8 points with Kyle Daly scoring 5. Eric Daly scored 4, Nate Kaschmitter 3 and Tyler Forsmann and Ben Forsmann scored 2 each.
Grangeville dominated the boards at 21-44. Tyler Forsmann led Prairie with 8 rebounds while Ben Forsmann added 6 rebounds.
Kaschmitter had 4 steals and 2 assists.
The JV’s were 11 for 41 from the field, 27%, and 2 for 12 at the line. Grangeville was 19 for 41 from the field, 46%, and 3 for 11 at the line.
Prairie           7 12 12   9 -40
Grangeville    9   7   2 20 -38
Prairie-Crane 2-4, 1-3, 5; Gabica 1-4, 0-0, 2; Schaeffer 3-10, 1-2, 7; Forsmann 7-17, 2-4, 16; Schumacher 1-1, 0-0, 2; S. Daly 3-8, 0-0, 6; Riener 1-4, 0-0, 2; R. Daly 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Grangeville-Silveria 4-8, 3-4, 14; Stone 3-8, 1-2, 8; Monniere 2-7, 1-2, 5; Solberg 0-2, 4-9, 4; Bruening 1-3, 0-0, 2; Meyer 1-1, 1-1, 3; Schmidt 1-2, 0-0, 2; Crosby 0-1, 0-0, 0; Seid 0-2, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Silveria 3, Stone.

Pirates host Jamboree
The Prairie wrestling team hosted the annual Take-Down Jamboree Saturday, Dec. 3.
It wasn’t full-on wrestling as the only scoring was by takedowns.James Jackson scores a takedown.
James Jackson had the best day for Prairie as he won his only 2 matches by a combined 18-2. He defeated an Orofino wrestler 12-0 and then defeated a Grangeville wrestler 16-2.
Jake Wimer, a Summit student wrestling with Prairie, was one of the busiest. He won his first match 6-2 over and Orofino wrestler then lost 4 times, 2-14 to Potlatch, 0-14 to a different Orofino wrestler, 0-14 to a third Orofino wrestler and 0-14 to a Pomeroy wrestler.
Logan Lustig also had 5 matches as he defeated Curtis Nuxoll 4-2 then lost to a Grangeville wrestler 0-10. He defeated another Grangeville wrestler 10-0, defeated Jason VonBargen 12-6 and lost to a Potlatch wrestler 0-4.
Nuxoll also had 5 matches as he lost to VonBargen 6-10, lost to Potlatch 0-18, and lost to a pair of Grangeville wrestlers 2-6 and 0-20.
VonBargen was another with 5 matches as he lost to Potlatch 0-18, Orofino 0-16 and beat a Grangeville wrestler 10-2 in addition to the two all-Prairie matches he competed in.
Tony Duman lost 2-8 to a Potlatch wrestler then defeated a Pomeroy wrestler 8-0 and a C.V. wrestler 6-0.
Chance Ratcliff lost to Orofino 2-6, to another Orofino wrestler 2-4, and beat a third Orofino wrestler 16-0.
Dominick Klinkefus lost to a Grangeville wrestler 0-12 and to an Orofino wrestler 0-6.
Alex Kuther, another Summit student wrestling with Prairie, tied his first match 2-2 with an Orofino wrestler. He then lost 0-10 to another Orofino wrestler, 0-8 to a Pomeroy wrestler and 0-6 to a third Orofino wrestler.
Prairie’s next action is a dual match at Potlatch on Tuesday, Dec. 13. 
Tony Duman scored a takedown.
Alex Kuther fights off an opponent's takedown attempt.

These four youngsters competed at the state wrestling tournament for USA wrestling this past weekend. From left are Tyrell Langston, Garrett Schmidt, Tayler Heitman and Kellie Heitman. Langston was 1st in his class of 4 wrestlers. Schmidt took third out of 4 in his class. Tayler took fifth in his group of 15 and Kellie took 7th in her group of 28.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
  9-Culdesac, here
16-Prairie Christmas Tourn., 8:15
17-Prairie Christmas Tourn., TBA
20-Nezperce, here
21-Orofino Christmas Tourn., TBA
22-Orofino Christmas Tourn., TBA
  6-Troy, here
  7-C.V., here, 4:30 p.m.
14-Genesee, there, 1 p.m.
17-Highland, there
20-Culdesac, there
21-Deary, here, 4 p.m.
26-Kendrick, there
28-Timberline, here
31-Lapwai, there
  7-Nezperce, there
  9-Highland, here
14-Timberline, there
16-25-District at Lewiston

13-Potlatch, there, 6 p.m.
17-Grab Bag Invitational, Pullman
30-Pomeroy Invitational
  6 & 7-Kamiah Invitational
13 & 14-Orofino Invitational
20 & 21-Lewiston Invitational
26 & 27-Mile High Classic, McCall
31-Grange./Oro./C.V., there, 6 p.m.
  2-Orofino/Kamiah, home, 6 p.m.
  3-Oro./G’ville, there, 6 p.m.
  9-Kamiah, there, 6 p.m.
14-Orofino/Potlatch, there, 6 p.m.
18-Districts, at Potlatch
23-25-State at Pocatello

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