Pirates lose two in tournament
The Prairie Pirates lost twice in the Prairie Classic Tournament as they lost 56-63 to Council on Friday, Dec. 16 and 49-66 to the Lewiston JV on Saturday, Dec. 17.Seth Crane gets up high on a jump hook shot against Council.
Against Council Prairie jumped out to a 6-0 lead with Seth Crane involved in all 3 baskets. He scored 2 of them and deflected a pass toward Chris Schumacher who scored the other basket.
Prairie then went cold as Council scored the next 11 points to take the lead for good.
Corey Schaeffer ended the run with a 3-point play that cut the lead back to 2 but Council pushed the lead up to 6 at 13-19 by the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter Council connected on 3 of 5 three-point attempts as they outscored Prairie 2-13 to take a 15-32 lead with 2:50 left in the half.
Prairie then made a run of their own as they scored the final 7 points of the half, all by Mat Forsmann. Forsmann scored 3 of 4 free throws then hit a pair of baskets, one on a steal and drive and the other on a short jumper from the side.
Council opened the third quarter with another 3-pointer but Prairie then scored the next 8 straight to cut the lead down to 5 points. Crane had a pair of baskets with Forsmann and Schumacher each adding a basket.
Council then answered with 3 straight 3-pointers to quickly push the lead back to double digits at 14.
Prairie was able to cut the lead back to 10 by the end of the quarter as Josh Gabica scored a basket and Crane added a pair of baskets.
Ryan Daly opened the fourth quarter scoring with a 3-pointer and Corey Schaeffer added a free throw as Prairie cut the lead to 6 at 40-46 but Council responded with a 3-11 run to push the lead back to 14 with 1:58 to play.
Prairie was able to force turnovers and once again cut the lead down to 5 at 56-61 with 18 seconds left but that was as close as they would get.
Council’s Josh Edmonson did most of the damage for the Lumberjacks as he scored 26 points, hitting 3 of 5 from 3-point range and he was 9 of 9 at the line in the fourth quarter.
Forsmann led Prairie with 20 points with Crane scoring 14, Schaeffer 10, Schumacher 4, Ryan and Sean Daly 3 each and Gabica 2.
Prairie held a 37-30 rebounding edge with Schaeffer pulling down 11 to lead the team. 
Schaeffer also had 4 steals and Crane had 3. Forsmann had 6 assists and Gabica had 3.
Prairie was 22 for 53 from the field, 42%, and 10 of 18 at the line. Council was 20 for 51 from the field, 39%, and 13 for 14 at the line. They were 10 for 19 from 3-point range.
Against the Lewiston JV on Saturday the Pirates were outscored in every quarter by the Bengals.
Sean Daly drives past a Lewiston defender.Prairie fell behind 0-3 but took the lead at 6-4 after consecutive baskets by Crane.
Lewiston took back the lead on a 3-pointer but Forsmann tied it with a free throw. Lewiston took the lead for good with a pair of free throws and built their lead to 12-17 by the end of the quarter.
They opened the second quarter with a pair of 3-pointers just seconds apart. The second coming after Lewiston stole the ball in the backcourt.
Schaeffer scored 6 of Prairie’s 13 second quarter points with Crane adding 4 and Forsmann 3.
In the third quarter Crane scored 11 of Prairie’s 17 points but Prairie wasn’t able to gain any ground.
In the fourth quarter the Pirates’ offense went cold as they scored only 1 basket from the field, a 3-pointer by Forsmann in the final minute.
Crane wound up with 22 points to lead the Pirates with Forsmann scoring 13, Schaeffer 12 and Gabica 2.
Lewiston held a 34-43 rebounding advantage. Schaeffer led the Pirates with 12 rebounds with Forsmann adding 6.
Forsmann had 2 steals and 6 assists.
Prairie was 18 for 51 from the field, 35%, and 12 for 21 from the line. Lewiston was 23 for 57 from the field, 40%, and 16 for 21 at the line.
With the losses Prairie drops to 2-2 on the season.
Vs. Council
Council 19 13 14 17 -63
Prairie   13   9 14 20 -56
Prairie-Crane 6-11, 2-3, 14; Gabica 1-3, 0-0, 2; Schaeffer 4-10, 2-3, 10; Forsmann 7-17, 6-8, 20; Schumacher 2-5, 0-3, 4; R. Daly 1-3, 0-0, 3; S. Daly 1-4, 0-0, 3; Riener 0-0, 0-1, 1. 3-pointers-R. Daly, S. Daly.
Council-Edmunson 7-11, 9-9, 26; C. Green 3-10, 0-0, 8; McConnell 2-10, 0-0, 6; Hansen 1-5, 0-0, 2; B. Chadwell 2-5, 2-3, 6; Paradis 1-2, 0-0, 2; Schuck 3-4, 2-2, 11; J. Green 1-4, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Edmunson 3, Schuck 3, C. Green 2, McConnell 2.
Vs. Lewiston JV
Prairie       12 13 17   7 -49
Lew. JV    17 19 18 12 -66
Prairie-Crane 10-21, 2-3, 22; Gabica 1-3, 0-0, 2; Schaeffer 4-11, 4-8, 12; M. Forsmann 3-10, 6-9, 13; Schumacher 0-2, 0-0, 0; R. Daly 0-2, 0-0, 0; Riener 0-0, 0-0, 0; S. Daly 0-2, 0-1, 0; S. Forsmann 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-M. Forsmann.
Lew. JV-Smith 1-2, 0-0, 3; Forge 1-5, 0-0, 3; Paduso 2-5, 7-9, 11; Hasenoehrl 4-6, 3-3, 11; Wagner 1-4, 0-0, 2; Heitzman 0-5, 0-0, 0; O’Harra 6-10, 0-0, 12; McIntosh 3-5, 3-4, 9; Kerns 0-0, 0-0, 0; Balmer 3-4, 1-2, 9; Guzman 2-7, 2-2, 6; Watson 0-4, 0-1, 0. 3-pointers-Balmer 2, Smith, Forge

Schmidt takes first place
Garrett Schmidt competed in a USA Wrestling tournament at Pendleton, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 17 and took first in his weight class.
There were 6 wrestlers in his class and he wrestled 4 times, winning all 4 matches. He won 3 matches by pin and won the fourth 4-2.
Garrett is the son of Kevin and Theresa Schmidt.

7th and 8th grade teams both win
Prairie Middle School’s 7th grade Basketball team had a great season. 
They played 9 regular season games and ended the season with 1 loss.  They played in a league tournament in Nezperce and took 1st place.  
Congratulations to the team and thanks to Ed Holthaus for doing a great job of coaching the boys!
The 8th grade team played 9 regular season games and ended the season undefeated.  
This is the second year that they have been undefeated.  They also took 1st place in the league tournament.   
Congratulations to the team and thanks for Ryan Hasselstrom for a job well done!

The Prairie Middle School 7th grade team which finished the season with only 1 loss. Pictured left to right: back row: Devin Schmidt, Mitchel Jungert, Seth Guyer, Ryan Dagliesh, DJ Walker. Front row: Brock Heath, Sheldon Klinkefus, Mike Karel, Silas Whitley, Garrett Workman, Coach Ed Holthaus. 

The Prairie Middle School 8th grade team which finished unbeaten for the second straight year. Pictured left to right: back row: David Sigler, Conner Rieman, Branden Waller, Kyle Holthaus, Jack George, Joe Schumacher. Front row: Derek Schaeffer, Chris Schmidt, Jeremy Ross, Coach Ryan Hasselstrom. 

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
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
  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

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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