Lady Pirates win big over Timberline
It was a close game for the first 5 minutes but then the Lady Pirates took control and rolled to an easy 63-18 win over Timberline Thursday, Dec. 8 at Cottonwood.Brittny Behler puts up a jump shot from near the free throw line against Timberline.
Timberline took early leads at 0-2 and 2-4 but Prairie took the lead for good on Bridget Ennekingís putback with 4:30 left in the first quarter.
Nicole Nida added a basket from the perimeter on an inbounds play to make it 8-4. 
After Timberline scored to cut the lead to 8-6, Prairie went on a 16-0 run to put the game out of reach.
Prairie scored the last 10 points of the first quarter and the first 6 of the second as they held Timberline scoreless for nearly 6 minutes.
Timberline tried to rally as they scored the next 6 points but Prairie scored the final 4 points of the half to make it 28-12 and started the second half with a 14-0 run as they outscored Timberline 18-2 in the third quarter to lead 46-14.
It was more of the same in the fourth quarter as Prairie outscored the Spartans 17-4. Included in the fourth quarter was an 11-0 run.
The game moved along quickly as few fouls were called. In fact Timberline never attempted a free throw while Prairie was 3 for 11.
Prairie spread the scoring around as 9 of the 10 players scored. Nida and Meghan VanderPas each scored 8 points off the bench. VanderPas was 4 for 4 from the field for her 8 points.
Brittny Behler led the Pirates in scoring with 14 points and also passed the ball well out of the post as she had 4 assists.
Natalie Arnzen scored 12, Tiffany Schaeffer 8, Enneking 6, Ashley Jackson 4, Tabitha Sonnen 2 and Kylie Uhlorn 1.
Prairie also dominated on the boards 49-36. Behler and Arnzen had 9 rebounds each while Enneking had 8 and VanderPas had 6.
VanderPas had 4 assists and Jackson had 3 while Arnzen had 5 steals and Tabitha Sonnen had 3.
The Pirates were 30 for 77 from the field, 39%, while Timberline was 9 for 43, 21%.
The JV game was much like the varsity game except Timberline was never in it as Prairie scored took a 22-0 lead on their way to a 69-13 win.
Prairie shut out Timberline in both the first and fourth quarters.
Mandy Geis had 6 points in the first quarter while Kara Guyer added 4 as Prairie took an 18-0 lead by the end of the period.
Natalie Arnzen and Becky Gehring choke off a Timberline player's attempted shot.Sarah Arnzen scored the second quarterís first 4 points as Prairie made it 22-0 before Timberline finally scored at the 5:22 mark of the second period.
Kaylee Uhlenkott scored 8 points in the second quarter as Prairie pushed their lead to 32-6 by halftime.
Geis had 5 points and Arnzen connected on a 3-pointer in the third quarter as Prairie pushed their lead to 49-13.
Timberlineís final points came with 20 seconds left in the third quarter as Prairie outscored them 20-0 in the fourth.
Jennifer Enneking, Guyer, Emily Lerandeau and Uhlenkott each scored 4 in the fourth quarter.
Uhlenkott wound up with 15 to lead Prairie with Geis adding 13 points. Guyer also hit double figures with 10. Arnzen scored 9, Kim Schaeffer and Lerandeau 6 each, Enneking 4 and Alli Holthaus, Kristi Poxleitner and Caitlyn Johnson 2 each.
Prairie had a huge 62-33 rebounding advantage. Uhlenkott led Prairie with 13 rebound while Poxleitner added 11.
Prairie also forced 34 turnovers by the Spartans as Poxleitner had 8 steals and Guyer had 6. 32 of those 34 turnovers were by way of steals.
Poxleitner had 4 assists while Arnzen and Guyer had 3 each.
Prairie connected on 31 of 87 shots, 36%, and 6 of 14 free throws. Timberline was 5 for 35 from the field, 14%, and 2 for 9 at the line.
Timberline      6   6   2   4 -18
Prairie          18 10 18 17 -63
Prairie-Enneking 3-9, 0-5, 6; Schaeffer 4-8, 0-0, 8; Jackson 1-5, 2-2, 4; Arnzen 6-13, 0-1, 12; Behler 7-15, 0-0, 14; Nida 4-10, 0-0, 8; VanderPas 4-4, 0-0, 8; Uhlorn 0-3, 1-2, 1; Gehring 0-3, 0-0, 0; Sonnen 1-6, 0-1, 2. 3-pointers-none.
Timberline-Medley 2-5, 0-0, 4; Newcome 1-2, 0-0, 2; Easom 1-11, 0-0, 2; C. Huddleston 1-3, 0-0, 2; Hodges 1-6, 0-0, 2; Griffith 3-13, 0-0, 6; N. Huddleston 0-3, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.

Lady Pirates edge Kendrick
In a defensive struggle the Prairie Lady Pirates edged Kendrick 33-30 at Kendrick Saturday, Dec. 10.
Tiffany Schaeffer hit the game-winning basket with 53 seconds left as she took a pass from Ashley Jackson and swished a shot from just inside the 3-point arc out on the left wing.
That score was set up by a Kendrick turnover.
Kendrick had several chances to tie or go back in front. Nicole Nida rebounded a missed shot with 32 seconds left but Prairie turned the ball back on an offensive foul.
Brittny Behler then made a big play as she blocked a shot and grabbed the carom. She drove downcourt but missed the shot. When she got the rebound she was fouled with Kendrick called for an intentional foul on the play. Behler made the second of the two free throws to push the lead to 3.
The inbounds pass got knocked away and Nida tried to save it near the sideline but lost her balance and stepped on the sideline for the turnover.
With 5 seconds left Kendrick inbounded the ball but had to go full-court and was unable to get a shot way before time ran out.
The game was close and hard-fought all the way as neither team led by more than 4 points.
Early on both teams had trouble scoring.
Prairie had trouble even getting a shot off as defenses dominated. 
Prairie took their first lead when Behler put up a shot from about 22 feet out to make it 5-4.
Kendrick came back to take a 7-11 lead, their biggest of the game.
Behler scored to cut the lead to 9-11 at the end of the first quarter.
It looked for the longest time like neither team would score in the second quarter as the first points came on a pair of free throws by Schaeffer with 2:25 left in the half that tied the score at 11.
Kendrick took back the lead on a basket but it was shortlived as Bridget Enneking drove in for the tying basket 15 seconds later.
Prairie then took the lead when Behler put in a 15-footer with 13 seconds left. She added a free throw to give Prairie a 16-13 lead at the half.
Arnzen scored a free throw to open the third quarter scoring and give Prairie a 4-point lead.
Prairie managed to hold the lead throughout the third quarter as Enneking scored 4 points and Behler and Nida each added a basket.
Kendrick took control at the start of the fourth as they scored 6 straight points to take the lead at 25-28 with 4:10 to play.
Nida connected from the baseline to pull Prairie within 1 at 27-28.
Kendrick answered with a basket to again push the lead to 3.
With 2:47 left Arnzen hit a turnaround jumper to cut the lead back to 1 and 16 seconds later Jackson hit the first of 2 free throws to tie the game at 30.
That set the stage for Schaefferís game-winning shot.
Behler wound up with 11 points to lead Prairie in scoring with Enneking, Schaeffer and Nida scoring 6 each. Arnzen scored 3 and Jackson 1.
Kendrick had the rebounding edge, 28-35. Arnzen led Prairie with 7 rebounds with Enneking grabbing 5.
Behler had 5 steals, Nida 4 and Schaeffer 3 as Prairie forced 24 turnovers but committed 27. Jackson and Nida had 2 assists each.
Prairie hit 12 of 36 shots, 33%, and 8 of 18 free throws. Kendrick was 13 for 48 from the field, 27%, and 4 for 9 at the line.
Prairie also won the JV game, 33-26. 
Prairie dominated the second quarter and held on for the win.
They trailed 5-6 after the first period and 5-8 after Kendrick scored the first basket of the second quarter.
Prairie then took over as they finished the half with a 13-0 run.
Mandi Geis scored 4 and Kaylee Uhlenkott and Kara Guyer each scored 3 in the run.
Kendrick outscored Prairie 4-10 in the third quarter to cut the lead back to 4 points but Prairie held on in the fourth as they converted 6 of 11 free throws down the stretch.
Geis wound up as the leading scorer with 14 points as she scored just 2 baskets but hit 10 of 12 free throws, including 3 of 4 in the fourth.
Uhlenkott and Guyer scored 5 each while Sarah Arnzen scored 4, Jennifer Enneking and Kim Schaeffer 2 each and Alli Holthaus 1.
Prairie held a 41-36 rebounding edge thanks mostly to their 19-7 domination of the boards in the second quarter.
Geis had 8 rebounds to lead the team while Schaeffer and Uhlenkott had 7 each and Guyer had 6.
Geis also led in steal with 6 with Enneking adding 5 as Prairie forced Kendrick into 42 turnovers.
Arnzen had 2 assists.
Prairie        9 7 9 8 -33
Kendrick 11 2 9 8 -30
Prairie-Enneking 3-5, 0-4, 6; Schaeffer 1-3, 4-4, 6; Jackson 0-0, 1-2, 1; Arnzen 1-7, 1-2, 3; Behler 4-11, 2-6, 11; Nida 3-10, 0-0, 6; VanderPas 0-0, 0-0, 0; Sonnen 0-0, 0-0, 0; Uhlorn 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Behler.
Kendrick-Scott 1-4, 0-0, 2; Wolff 5-11, 3-3, 13; Eichner 2-7, 0-0, 4; Fliger 0-4, 0-0, 0; Smith 4-15, 1-4, 9; Gobbi 1-5, 0-2, 2; Liedkie 0-1, 0-0, 0; Eiselein 0-0, 0-0, 0; Deeds 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.

Lady Pirates beat Highland
Bridget Enneking scored 11 of her game high 13 points in the first half to help the Prairie Lady Pirates take a 7-point halftime lead that they made stand up for a 46-38 win over Highland Monday, Dec. 12 at Cottonwood.
Enneking started the gameís scoring by making a steal and driving for a lay-up just over 2 minutes into the game.Ashley Jackson puts up a lay-up after posting up on the low block.
Natalie Arnzen added a pair of baskets for a 6-0 lead.
Highland finally got on the board with 2:05 left with a 3-point play that cut the lead in half.
Prairie made the lead 11-3 by the end of the period though on a free throw by Enneking, 2 free throws by Arnzen and a putback by Enneking.
Prairie made it a 10-point lead when Ashley Jackson scored down low but then Highland started to rally.
The Huskies outscored Prairie 2-8 over the next 4 minutes to cut the lead to 4.
A pair of putbacks by Enneking and a putback by Brittny Behler helped Prairie push the lead back to 9 points.
Highlandís Spencer Thomason answered with 4 straight free throws against a lay-up by Behler to make it 23-16 at the half.
Highland cut the lead to 5 at 25-20 early in the third quarter but a 9-2 run by the Pirates gave them their biggest lead of the night at 34-22. Tiffany Schaeffer had two baskets in that run and Jackson added a 3-pointer.
Prairie led 36-26 at the end of the third quarter.
Prairie pushed the lead back to 12 at 40-28 but Highland again rallied to cut the lead.
They cut the lead to 5 at 43-38 with 31 seconds left but 3 free throws by Jackson sealed the win for the Pirates.
The big play to seal it was an intentional foul on Highland with 13 seconds left sending Jackson to the line. She made the second free throw and then was fouled again after Prairie inbounded. This time she sank both free throws.
Jackson also wound up in double figures with 10. Enneking and Jackson helped Prairie make up for an off night by usual leading scorer Behler who was held to just 4 points.
Arnzen scored 8, Nicole Nida 5, Schaeffer 4 and Kylie Uhlorn 2.
Schaeffer did an outstanding defensive job on Highlandís Spencer Thomason, holding her to just 9 points with 6 of those coming at the line.
Prairie held a slim 33-32 rebounding edge led by Arnzen with 11. Enneking had 8 with 3 of those coming on the offensive end and leading to baskets.
Schaeffer, Arnzen and Enneking each had 3 steals and Arnzen had 3 assists.
Prairie was 17 for 45 from the field, 38%, and 11 for 22 at the line. They were 6 for 9 at the line in the fourth quarter. Highland was 13 for 37 from the field, 35%, and 11 for 18 at the line.
The win leaves Prairie at 4-1 in league play and 6-2 overall.
In the JV game Prairie rolled to an easy 51-13 win over the Culdesac JVís. Highland doesnít have a JV squad so Culdesac was scheduled.
The game was close for the first 4:30 as Prairie held just a 4-3 lead at that point. From then on it was all Prairie though as the Pirates went on a 21-0 run thanks in large part to Culdesac turnovers.
Prairie led 15-3 at the end of the first quarter and 32-6 by halftime.
They outscored the Wolves 13-6 in the third quarter then eased off in the fourth as they outscored the Wolves 6-1.
Mandy Geis and Kaylee Uhlenkott each scored 10 to lead the JVís with Jennifer Enneking adding 7, Emily Lerandeau and Kara Guyer 6 each, Alli Holthaus 4 and Kim Schaeffer and Caitlyn Johnson 2 each.
Culdesac had the rebounding edge 38-45. Uhlenkott led Prairie with 7 with Lerandeau, Guyer and Kristi Poxleitner adding 5 each.
Prairie forced Culdesac into 40 turnovers with Enneking and Geis collecting 6 steals each and Lerandeau adding 5 more. Enneking, Poxleitner and Johnson each had 2 assists.
The JVís hit 22 of 71 shots from the field, 31%, and 6 of 13 free throws. Culdesac was 5 for 29 from the field, 17%, and 3 for 13 from the line.
The JVís remain unbeaten at 8-0.
Highland      3 13 10 12 -38
Prairie       11 12 13 10 -46
Prairie-Enneking 6-9, 1-2, 13; Schaeffer 2-6, 0-1, 4; Jackson 2-4, 5-6, 10; Arnzen 3-14, 2-4, 8; Behler 2-7, 0-3, 4; VanderPas 0-0, 0-0, 0; Nida 2-5, 1-2, 5; Sonnen 0-0, 0-0, 0; Uhlorn 0-1, 2-4, 2; Gehring 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Jackson.
Highland-S. Thomason 1-7, 6-8, 9; Hoffman 1-1, 0-0, 2; Severson 3-8, 3-5, 9; Riggers 1-6, 0-0, 2; Tiede 2-5, 0-0, 4; M. Thomason 4-6, 2-4, 10; N. Thomason 1-4, 0-1, 2. 3-pointers-S. Thomason.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
16-Prairie Christmas Tourn. vs. Council 6:30
17-Prairie Christmas Tourn. vs. Lewiston JV 3:00
20-Culdesac, there
  5-Genesee, there
  7-C.V., here, 3 p.m.
10-Highland, there
13-Troy, here
17-Culdesac, here
19-Grangeville, here
21-Deary, here
24-Nezperce, there
27-Timberline, there
Feb. 1-11-District at LCSC

Dec. 10-at Lewiston, 10 a.m.
Dec. 21-at Grangeville, TBA
Jan. 7-Home meet, 10 a.m.
Jan. 14-at Lewiston, 10 a.m.
Jan. 21-at Kamiah, 10 a.m.
Jan. 28-Districts, at Orofino, 10 a.m.
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