Lady Pirates lose at Genesee
The Lady Pirates looked very rusty in their first game back from Christmas break as they couldn’t get any offense going in a 21-34 loss at Genesee Thursday, Jan. 5.Brittny Behler shoots at Genesee. She was the only player able to muster any offense in the game.
Genesee’s defense should get a lot of the credit but for the most part everybody seemed a step slow for Prairie as they couldn’t get their offense going and turned the ball over  many times before getting a shot attempts. The Lady Pirates wound up with only 3 shot attempts and 13 turnovers in the first quarter as Genesee took a 3-9 lead.
Brittny Behler helped to rally the Pirates back in the second quarter. She hit 4 straight free throws and after a Genesee basket, scored on a drive to the basket and then stole the ball and drove for a lay-up to tie the score at 11-11. At that point she had 10 of Prairie’s 11 points.
Genesee was able to score the final 3 points of the half for an 11-14 halftime lead.
Prairie quickly tied the score in the third quarter when Tiffany Schaeffer drained a 3-pointer from the wing. Unfortunately it took Prairie nearly 7 minutes to score again while Genesee made a 0-6 run.
Behler scored on a short jumper from the side to cut the lead to 16-20 after three quarters.
Genesee started the fourth quarter with another 0-6 run to all but put the game away. Prairie was unable to get any closer than 8 points.
Genesee extended the final margin to 13 by hitting 5 of 6 free throws down the stretch.
For the game Behler scored 15 of Prairie’s 21 points and had 12 of their 23 shot attempts in the game. She had 11 of 15 through 3 quarters.
Schaeffer added 3 points. Ashley Jackson had 2 on a steal and drive in the fourth quarter and Bridget Enneking added 1 point on a first quarter free throw.
Prairie held a slim 24-23 rebounding advantage led by Natalie Arnzen who had 12. Behler added 6 rebounds.
Jackson and Arnzen had 4 steals each as Prairie forced Genesee into 26 turnovers. Unfortunately Prairie committed 39 turnovers in the game. Jackson had 2 assists.
Prairie was 7 for 23 from the field in the game, 30%, and 6 for 9 at the free throw line. Genesee was 12 for 40 from the field, 30%, and 10 for 14 at the line.
The loss drops Prairie to 5-2 in league play and 9-3 overall.
The JV team also showed a lot of rust but rallied for a 28-26 win to stay unbeaten.
They jumped out to an 8-0 lead as they connected on their first 4 shot attempts. 
They then proceeded to miss their next 15 shots as Genesee went on a 0-16 run to take the lead.
Sarah Arnzen scored with 38 seconds left in the half to break the scoring drought that had last over 12 minutes.
Prairie continued to struggle in the third quarter with most of their misses in a 1 for 12 shooting quarter coming from in close. Their only points came on a steal and drive for a lay-up by Jennifer Enneking.
Genesee took a 12-21 lead into the fourth quarter.
Nicole Nida puts up a shot from the outside against Genesee.The Bulldogs still led 19-26 with 4:05 left although Prairie had managed to find the basket again.
Prairie’s pressure defense finally started getting to Genesee as they forced turnovers which led to several scores.
Mandi Geis hit a free throw and then blocked a shot on the defensive end that led to a lay-up by Kim Schaeffer. 
A steal by Schaeffer led to a free throw by Arnzen that cut the lead to 23-26.
A pair of missed free throws by Genesee led to another scoring opportunity. Enneking was fouled on a 3-point attempt and managed to hit all three free throws to tie the game at 26 with 1:53 to play.
Thirty seconds later Prairie took their first lead since early in the second quarter as Geis scored a lay-up.
The final 1:25 consisted of both teams trying to give the game away. Prairie couldn’t stop fouling Genesee on defense but Genesee managed to miss their final 8 free throws. 
Prairie would rebound the misses but then turn the ball right back to Genesee.
Two turnovers in the final 9 seconds by Prairie gave Genesee opportunities to tie or go ahead on a 3.
Geis wound up with 9 points to lead Prairie with Enneking scoring 7, Arnzen 5, Schaeffer 4, Kaylee Uhlenkott 2 and Alli Holthaus 1.
Prairie held a 43-42 rebounding edge led by Geis with 9. Uhlenkott and Schaeffer had 7 apiece and Holthaus and Arnzen had 6 apiece.
Enneking had 6 steals and Geis had 5 as Prairie forced 26 turnovers. They committed 27.
Enneking had 4 assists.
Prairie was 11 for 51 from the field, 22%, and 6 for 12 from the line while Genesee was 10 for 38 from the field, 26%, and 6 for 22 at the line.
Prairie        3 8 5   5 -21
Genesee     9 5 6 14 -34
Prairie-Enneking 0-4, 1-2, 1; Schaeffer 1-3, 0-1, 3; Jackson 1-1, 0-0, 2; Arnzen 0-1, 0-0, 0; Behler 5-12, 5-6, 15; Nida 0-1, 0-0, 0; Sonnen 0-0, 0-0, 0; Gehring 0-0, 0-0, 0; Uhlorn 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Schaeffer.
Genesee-Cramer 1-3, 1-2, 3; Gartner 2-5, 0-0, 4; Skow 2-4, 4-4, 8; Jones 1-5, 0-0, 2; Davis 2-13, 1-2, 5; Udy 0-4, 0-0, 0; Becker 1-1, 0-0, 2; Sobczyk 3-5, 4-6, 10. 3-pointers-none.

Lady Pirates beat C.V. by 15
The Prairie Lady Pirates jumped out to a 9-0 lead and went on to defeat the Clearwater Valley Lady Rams 48-33 at Cottonwood Saturday, Jan. 7.
Bridget Enneking and Natalie Arnzen play defense against C.V.Brittny Behler got things started with a lay-up 6 seconds into the game. She added another basket just 19 seconds later.
She then passed to Natalie Arnzen for a lay-up and then added a putback. Arnzen added a free throw for the 9-0 lead.
After C.V. finally scored and added another basket to cut the lead to 9-4, Tiffany Schaeffer stole the ball and was fouled on her ensuing lay-up attempt. She converted both free throws to make it 11-4 at the end of the first quarter.
Behler scored Prairie’s first 6 points of the second quarter as they built a 17-6 lead.
After C.V. cut the lead to 17-10, Tabitha Sonnen and Ashley Jackson each popped in a 3-pointer from nearly the same spot on the floor. Arnzen added a free throw late in the half to make it 24-12 at the break.
C.V. had cut the lead to 24-16 in the third quarter before Jackson hit her second 3-pointer of the game. Behler then added 6 more points and Becky Gehring scored a lay-up to give Prairie a 35-20 lead. 
C.V. scored the next 6 points to pull within 35-26 early in the fourth quarter but that was as close as they would get. 
Prairie put together a 6-0 run to push the lead back to 15 and after 3 free throws by C.V. they added a 5-0 run to put the game away.
Behler wound up with 20 points to lead all scorers. Arnzen added 8 with Jackson and Gehring scoring 6 each. Sonnen and Nicole Nida scored 3 each and Schaeffer scored 2. 
C.V. held the rebounding edge at 34-44. Behler led Prairie with 8 rebounds with Arnzen and Gehring adding 6 each.
Behler had 5 steals. Nida and Jackson had 4 assists each with Bridget Enneking adding 3 assists. 
Prairie was 19 for 56 from the field, 34%, and 7 for 14 at the line. C.V. was 10 for 43 from the field, 23%, and 12 for 19 at the line.
Bad news coming out of the game was that Enneking left the game with a knee injury.
With the win Prairie improves to 10-3 on the season.
The JV game was no contest as Prairie roared out to an 18-2 lead in the first quarter and led 20-4 at the quarter break on their way to a 63-21 win.
Mandi Geis scored 10 in the quarter and Jennifer Enneking added 8, including a 3-pointer.
Prairie inserted a completely different lineup in the second quarter and still built the lead as Emily Lerandeau scored 7 in the quarter, including a 3-pointer from the corner as Prairie built the lead to 35-8 by halftime.
Prairie continued to build on the lead in the third quarter as each unit played about half the period. The score was 49-12 after 3 quarters. 6 different players scored in the quarter with only Alli Holthaus scoring more than one basket as she had 4 points.
The rout continued in the fourth quarter with Lerandeau adding another 3-pointer.
Geis wound up with 16 points to lead Prairie with Lerandeau scoring a season high 12 points. Enneking scored 8, Sarah Arnzen, Kara Guyer and Kaylee Uhlenkott 6 each, Holthaus 4, Christa Wilson and Kristi Poxleitner 2 each and Kim Schaeffer 1.
Prairie had a slim 37-36 rebounding edge led by Uhlenkott with 6. Enneking added 5 rebounds and Schaeffer, Wilson and Lerandeau had 4 each.
Holthaus had 5 steals while Guyer had 4 and Poxleitner had 3. Holthaus had 4 assists while Arnzen and Poxleitner had 3 each.
Prairie was 27 for 63 from the field, 43%, and 6 for 13 at the line. C.V. was 9 for 38 from the field, 24%, and 1-9 at the line.
The JV’s remain unbeaten at 11-0.
C.V.     4   8 12   9 -33
Prairie 11 13 11 13 -48
Prairie-Enneking 0-3, 0-0, 0; Schaeffer 0-5, 2-2, 2; Jackson 2-4, 0-0, 6; Arnzen 2-6, 4-6, 8; Behler 10-18, 0-0, 20; Nida 1-8, 1-2, 3; Sonnen 1-5, 0-2, 3; Gehring 3-6, 0-1, 6; Uhlorn 0-1, 0-0, 0; VanderPas 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Jackson 2, Sonnen.
C.V.-Vafiades 0-0, 0-0, 0; Vahlberg 1-3, 0-0, 2; Lytle 2-8, 4-4, 9; Roberts 2-6, 0-0, 4; L. Shebala 1-2, 1-2, 3; Pickering 1-5, 1-2, 3; T. Shebala 1-11, 3-5, 5; Johnson 1-5, 2-2, 3; Palmer 1-3, 1-4, 3. 3-pointers-Lytle.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
13-Troy, here
17-Culdesac, here
19-Grangeville, here
21-Deary, here
24-Nezperce, there
27-Timberline, there
Feb. 1-11-District at LCSC

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.
Cottonwood, Idaho 83522



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