Summit boys lose twice
Summitís varsity boys basketball continued their exciting, but losing ways this past weekend, as they traveled north with the girls team to take on NICís of Hayden Friday evening, then the Logos Knights in Moscow on Saturday.  Once again, the games were filled with flying bodies and lots of action, but in all four games, jv and varsity at each school, the local Patriots found themselves on the losing end each time.
The NICís jv contest proved to be a close one throughout, with Summit behind two to seven over the first three periods to end up on the short end of a 43 to 55 score.  With Jacob Uhlenkott missing for the evening, and the total team player count being only 12, varsity players Zach Frei, Stephen Spencer, David Spencer, Chris Hattrup, Brandon Rehder and Justin Stubbers each played one quarter in this contest, with the scoring spread over the team as follows: Joseph Lustig-7, David Spencer-6, Frei-1, Chris Hattrup-6, Dustin Lustig-6, playing in three quarters, William Schlader-3, Rehder-8, Michael Hattrup-4, and Stubbers-2.
In the main event following, the Patriots matched the NICs Royals basket for basket throughout the first half, though falling behind 28 to 23 at halftime after leading 14 to 10 at the quarter break.  NICís Anthony Brandel hit five consecutive threes in the third quarter however, spelling doom for the local boys as they dropped the contest 64 to 40.  Rehder had his best game of the season with 17 points and 16 boards, while David Spencer-4, Frei-5, Stephen Spencer-4, Chris Hattrup-6, Dustin Lustin-2, and Stubbers-2 rounded out the scoring for the Patriots.  Brandel from NICs ended the evening with 28 points to lead the Royals in the contest.
Saturday afternoon and evening was a repeat of the Patriot Friday experience, as the Summit jvís, playing wild and hard throughout the evening, slowly falling behind and dropping their contest to the Logos Knights 41 to 36.  With only varsity players Uhlenkott, Stubbers, Frei and Spencer playing limited time, the scoring for the Patriots was logged as following: Joseph Lustig-2, Spencer-8, Frei-6, Dustin Lustig-8 in two quarters, Schlader-5, Stubbers-2, and Michael Hattrup-5.
The varsity game following resulted in another loss tagged on Summit, as the game Patriots could not cope with 6í 8Ē David Bowen of the Knights, and fell behind rapidly 17 to 6 in the first quarter on their way to a 50 to 19 loss.  The Patriots actually equalled Logos in shots taken during this defensive contest, as each team put up 40 two-point attempts, but Logos hitting on 20 and Summit finding net on only 8 contributing to the difference in scores.  Logos also hit two of the three-ball attempts, while all five of the Patriots failed to drop.  The local boys did hold high scoring Justin Spencer from Logos to 6 points, but were unable to contain Bowen who ended the game with 20.  Scoring for the Patriots: Uhlenkott-8, David Spencer-2, Frei-1, Hattrup-4, Dustin Lustig-2, and Rehder-2.  The Knights dominated on the boards, with the Spencer brothers, David and Stephen leading the Summit effort with 6 and 5.  Uhlenkott added four, and several other Patriots logged a couple or three.
Next action for the boys is a home game, jv and varsity, against visiting Pullman Christian, game time around 5:00 for the prelim with the varsity following.  The games will be played at Prairie Middle School.

Summit girls add two wins
Traveling north to Hayden, Idaho, then stopping on the way back the next day, Summitís varsity girls added two more wins to their season record, leaving them at 12 and 2 with eight regular season games to play.
Against NICs Friday night, the Patriots used a smothering defense to move out to an early quarter lead, 11 to 2, then went on adding to their margin to close with a 51 to 20 decision.  Scoring was spread throughout the team, with all who played adding at least two points to the total.  Alexa Prigge led the way with 18, Cori Wemhoff added 10, and the rest of the team recorded in as follows: Kelli Shears-2, Lauren Wemhoff-6, Alyssa Frei-2, Amber Nuxoll-4, Emily Rehder-3, and Jacquie Lustig-6.  Jeannie Goeckner played briefly before being sidelined for the weekend with a sprained ankle.
On the boards, the Patriots were led by Priggeís 7, Rehderís 5, with Lustig adding 3, and 2 each credited to the Wemhoffs and Shears.  Core Wemhoff led the assist assault with 9, with six other Patriots adding one or two.
The win against NICs, North Idaho Christian from Hayden, was the first comfortable one in three years, as most previous contests went down to the wire, much like last yearís won in overtime after Summit tied the game in the last seconds with three critical free throws in a row by graduate Elaine Rehder.  NICs has been operating over 20 years and has about 80 students in its high school.
Friday, after an overnight stay with very gracious NICís parents, the Patriots traveled to Moscow, where the girls took on Logos in both jv and varsity matches.  In the jv game, Summit avenged an earlier 22 to 20 loss by roaring out to a 12 to 0 lead in the first quarter, then holding on in an even match the rest of the way to prevail 35 to 24.  Scoring for the Patriots: Lynn Rehder-2, Amber Nuxoll-11 in two quarters, Alyssa Frei-1 in one quarter, Brianne Stubbers-6, Lauren Chmelik-2, Kim Frei-7, and Kelli Shears-7.
In the varsity event following, Summit repeated its fast start built on tough defense to take an early 17 to 6 lead at the quarter on their way to a final 52 to 22 win over the Knights.  Prigge again led all scores with 20, with the rest of the Patriots contributing Lauren Wemhoff-3, Cori Wemhoff-9, Alyssa Frei-4, Amber Nuxoll-8 in three-quarters, Emily Rehder-6, and Lustig 2.  Lauren Wemhoff and Rehder led the effort on the boards with 8 each, with the rest of the squad chipping in as follows: Cori-2, Prigge-6, Frei-2, Nuxoll-5, and Lustig-5.  The Wemhoff sisters each recorded 4 steals for the game while six girls got into the assist record, the team totaling 16 with Frei leading the way with five.
Next action for the Summit ladies will be at Nezperce next Monday evening.

Summit Academy basketball schedule
January
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
February
3-4-Girls and Boys Varsity Tournament at Logos
7-Boys V/JV at Pullman Christian, 5 p.m.
14-Boys V/JV at Nezperce
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