Christmas Wish" to be presented Dec. 16
Summit boys have rough start
Absentees and sickness coupled with a good dose of youth and inexperience contributed to a three loss week for Summit Academy’s high school boys; tem, competing against Culdesac Thursday night and then Friday and Saturday traveling to New Meadow for the annual kickoff tourney there. The Culdesac evening involved a two-game matchup, with Culdesac barely edging Summit by a score of 32 to 31 in overtime, with the short-handed Summit boys playing with four boys only the last four minutes of regulation, and the four minute overtime. A three launched at the buzzer rimmed in and out, denying the local team in victory in their first outing of the year.
In the varsity game, Culdesac ran away from the youthful Patriots, missing starters Jacob Uhlenkott and Stephen Spencer, and used a full court press during the second half to frustrate the young Patriots. Scoring for Summit in the varsity game: Brandon Rehder-9, David Spencer-7, Chris Hattrup-4, William Schlader-2, Zach Frei-1. Justin Stubbers, Dustin Lustig, Chase Nuxoll and Michael Hattrup also played in the varsity game, as well as the jv game earlier, but were unable to score.
At New Meadows, the Patriots again suffered losses to senior dominated team, losing to New Meadows 48 to 16 the first evening, and 62 to 30 in the game for third against Salmon River. Scoring for the two game set, with all Patriots plagued by shooting woes, and frequent turnovers caused by intense pressure from opponent presses: David Spencer-8, Zach Frei-6, Stephen Spencer-3, Chris Hattrup-9, Dustin Lustig-6, Chase Nuxoll-2, William Schlader-2, Brandon Rehder-7, Justin Stubbers-1, Michael Hattrup-2 and Joseph Lustig-0.
The Patriots entertain New Meadows again this Friday at Prairie Middle School, with a boys’ jv and girls and boys varsity games scheduled. Starting time for the jv will be 4:00 with varsity games following.
Summit still 3rd in Academic League
With scores of 190 and 170, Summit Academy’s high school knowledge bowl team was able to hold on to third place both for the evening and in league standings Monday night at Grangeville high school. Their combined score of 360 fell eighteen points short however, of gaining on 2nd place Nezperce, as the Indians there outscored the Patriots on the last venture question to finish with a school score of 388, enough to secure for the time their second place position in the league. Grangeville again ran away with first place honors, finishing the evening with a school score of a near record 621.
A bright spot for the Patriots is that Monday night was the first time in three meets that they were able to field two complete teams of six. Seniors Chris Hattrup, Brandon Rehder, Stephen Spencer, and Lauren Wemhoff headed up the teams, with juniors Alyssa Frei, Amber Nuxoll, Emily Rehder, Jacob Uhlenkott, sophomore William Schlader, and freshmen Kim Frei, Michael Hattrup, and Joseph Lustig adding their assistance. Standings after the third meet show Grangeville still in first, Nezperce in second, Summit in third, with Highland, Prairie, Orofino, CV and Timberline battling for the fourth place spot.
Next Academic League action is at Prairie High School next Monday evening, December 12 for the junior high contestants, with January 23rd also at Prairie slated for the next high school competition.
Summit Jr. High boys split two
Missing their big man David Johnson, and down to five players, Summit’s junior high boys basketball team put up a good fight last Tuesday evening, but in the end found themselves on the short end of a 53 to 36 score, as the local boys were unable to stop the Indians big gun, Damon Leach, who dominated the boards and finished high for the evening with 23 points.
Summit’s Josh Frei and Dylan Prigge netted 15 and 14 respectively for the Patriots, with Beau Schlader adding seven, and Austin Chmelik and Danny Wemhoff adding their defensive efforts to the game.
Back at their full 6-man strength, the Patriots traveled to Highland on Thursday, and walked away with a 38 to 11 victory over the game Huskies to bring their record to 2 and 3 for the season. Prigge led the Summit attack in this game with 14, while David Johnson, back in action, netted 8, Josh Frei 6, and Schlader and Chmelik each adding 4. Wemhoff again played excellent defense in the game, but was unable to connect on shots taken.
Shooting percentage remains a problem for the young Patriots, as they were able to connect on only 14 of 53 shots taken at Nezperce, with a little better 18 of 50 in the Highland game. Free throw shooting has also been a problem as the Patriots were able to connect on only six of 20 tries taken in the two games.
Next action for the young Patriots includes games at Culdesac and Lapwai this week.
Summit Academy basketball schedule
13-Boys varsity vs. Timberline at PHS gym
17-Girls and boys V/JV vs. NICS at PMS gym, 10 a.m.
20-21-Girls and Boys varsity tournament at Orofino
27-28-Girls and Boys varsity tournament at Culdesac
7-Girls and Boys V & JV at Logos, 2 p.m.
13-Boys V/JV vs. Pullman Christian, 5 p.m., PMS gym
16-Girls Varsity at Nezperce, 7 p.m.
17-Girls and Boys Varsity at Salmon River, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
28-Boys V/JV and Girls Varsity vs. Nezperce at PMS
7-Boys V/JV at Pullman Christian, 5 p.m.
14-Boys V/JV at Nezperce
Games in red are home games