Pirates pull away from Culdesac
The Prairie Pirates switched defenses in the second quarter and took control of the game as they went on to beat Culdesac 67-49 at Cottonwood Friday, Dec. 9.Mat Forsmann gets inside the defense to put up a lay-up.
Prairie started the game in a zone and Culdesac exploited that with 7 of 12 shooting in the first quarter as they took a 13-19 lead.
In the second Prairie switched to an air-tight man defense and shut down the Wolves attack. There were several times during the rest of the game when Culdesac would pick up their dribble and have nowhere to pass the ball due to the tight defense Prairie was playing.
The two teams traded baskets to open the scoring then Prairie went on a 7-0 run to take the lead at 22-21.
J.D. Riener put Prairie into the lead when he stole the ball and drove full-court for a lay-up.
After Culdesac tied the score with a free throw, Sean Daly put the Pirates on top to stay with a 3-pointer from the wing.
Culdesac answered with a basket but Prairie closed the half with an 8-1 run to take a 33-25 lead at the break.
Mat Forsmann scored 6 and Seth Crane 5 in the quarter.
Culdesac managed to cut the lead in half in the third quarter as they pulled within 37-33 with 1:43 left in the quarter.
Daly then hit another 3 to start a 9-0 run that carried into the fourth quarter and put Prairie firmly in control at 46-33.
Forsmann hit a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help Prairie maintain and build upon their lead. His second 3-pointer gave Prairie their biggest lead of the game at 59-39. Forsmann had 11 of his game-high 25 points in the final quarter.
Corey Schaeffer looks for an outlet pass after pulling down a rebound.Crane also hit double figures with 10 points while Sean Daly and Corey Schaeffer scored 8 each. Josh Gabica added 6 points. Chris Schumacher and Riener scored 4 each and Ryan Daly scored 2.
Prairie held a slim 43-41 rebounding advantage. Schaeffer led the Pirates with 13 boards with Forsmann grabbing 9 and Crane 8.
Schaeffer had 4 steals while Crane and Forsmann had 3 each as Prairie forced Culdesac into 23 turnovers while committing 18.
Forsmann had 6 assists while Ryan Daly had 4 and Schumacher had 3.
Prairie was 26 for 60 from the field, 43%, and 11 for 28 at the line while Culdesac was 16 for 50 from the field, 32%, and 13 for 20 at the line.
With the win Prairie is 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in White Pine League play.
The JV team picked up their first win of the season as they blew out Culdesac 63-35.
Prairie jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the game as they held Culdesac scoreless for the first 4:36 of play.
Culdesac came back on the strength of perimeter shooting as they cut the lead to just 3 at 15-12 early in the second quarter.
The Wolves entire offense seemed to be 3-point shooting though and when those quit falling they didnít have a plan B.
After having their lead cut to 3, Prairie went on a 15-0 run and outscored Culdesac 19-3 the rest of the half.
Tyler Forsmann was the big gun for the Pirates with 8 of those 19 points while Eric Daly added 6.
Prairie started the second half with a 10-0 run as they built their lead to 29 points.
Twice in that 10-0 run Nate Kaschmitter stole the ball and drove for lay-ups.
With their huge lead, Prairie was able to concentrate on getting everybody in the scoring column in the fourth quarter, including the two foreign exchange students Pero Jolevski and Pedro Sato, who each scored 2 points in the game.
Forsmann wound up leading the JVís in scoring with 15. Jake Holthaus also hit double figures with 10 points. Kaschmitter and Kyle Daly scored 9 each while Eric Daly had 6. Daniel Sigler and Ben Forsmann scored 5 each. Steven Baerlocher didnít play due to an injury.
Prairie also dominated on the boards by a 67-36 count. Tyler Forsmann had 16 rebounds to lead the way while Sigler added 14 rebounds and Ben Forsmann had 11.
Holthaus, Kaschmitter and Kyle Daly had 2 steals each while Kaschmitter and Kyle Daly had 3 assists each.
Prairie was 27 for 60 from the field, 45%, and 8 for 22 at the line while Culdesac was 12 for 57 from the field, 21%, and 4 for 12 at the line.
With the win the JVís are 1-1 on the season.
Culdesac    19   6   8 16 -49
Prairie        13 20 10 24 -67
Prairie-Crane 4-10, 2-5, 10; Gabica 2-3, 2-2, 6; Schaeffer 3-10, 2-10, 8; M. Forsmann 9-21, 5-11, 25; Schumacher 2-6, 0-0, 4; S. Daly 3-5, 0-0, 8; R. Daly 1-3, 0-0, 2; Riener 2-2, 0-0, 4; S. Forsmann 0-0, 0-0, 0; Nau 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-M. Forsmann 2, S. Daly 2.
Culdesac-Schumaker 4-10, 6-10, 15; Weber 3-7, 2-2, 8; Hagle 0-5, 0-0, 0; Lockley 2-4, 0-0, 4; Layes 5-11, 2-2, 15; Milionis 0-5, 0-0, 0; Resdorph 1-1, 0-0, 2; King 0-2, 0-0, 0; McFarland 1-4, 1-3, 3; Arthur 0-0, 0-0, 0; Bly 0-0, 2-2, 2. 3-pointers-Layes 3; Schumaker.

Alumni games planned for Dec. 28
All alumni of Prairie Schools or St. Gertrude Academy are invited for a fun night of basketball. 
The date is 12-28-05, at the Prairie Middle School in Cottonwood.
The womenís game will begin at 6:00 p.m., with the menís game to follow.
Games will be a running clock of two (20 minute) halves.
At the half time of each game will be a free throw competition, and in between the womenís & menís game will be a 3-point contest.
The cost for alumni to play is $5.00
General admission is $2.00; family price $10.00; pre-school free.
Concessions will be available.
Event is sponsored by the Prairie Tri-Parish Youth Ministry, with all proceeds to fund their projects.
Any questions, call Deb Chicane at 208-962-3214.

PIRATES BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2005-06
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
DECEMBER
16-Prairie Christmas Tourn. vs. Council, 8:00
17-Prairie Christmas Tourn. vs. Lewiston JV, 4:30
20-Nezperce, here
21-Orofino Christmas Tourn., TBA
22-Orofino Christmas Tourn., TBA
JANUARY
  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
FEBRUARY
  7-Nezperce, there
  9-Highland, here
14-Timberline, there
16-25-District at Lewiston

PIRATES WRESTLING SCHEDULE FOR 2005-06
DECEMBER
17-Grab Bag Invitational, Pullman
30-Pomeroy Invitational
JANUARY
  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.
FEBRUARY
  2-Orofino/Kamiah, home, 6 p.m.
  3-Oro./Gíville, 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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