Pirates defeat Grangeville
With support from the Prairie Elementary school children the Prairie Pirates pulled out a 43-36 win over Grangeville Thursday, Jan. 12 at Cottonwood.
Earlier in the day the basketball team had lunch with the Elementary children and invited them to sit in a special section at the game.
Prairie struggled offensively in the first half, scoring just 7 in the first quarter and 9 in the second, but their defense pulled them through as they lead 16-13 at the half.
They came out strong in the third quarter though as they outscored Grangeville 14-6 in the period to take a 30-19 lead into the fourth period.
Grangeville tried to rally in the fourth but Prairie was able to keep them from cutting too much into the lead, despite the fact that Grangeville nearly doubled their score in the fourth period.
Corey Schaeffer led the team in scoring with 17 points while Mat Forsmann added 12. 
Seth Crane, back a week earlier than expected from an ankle injury, scored 5 points while J.D. Riener scored 4, Sean Daly 3 and Josh Gabica 2. Daly and Forsmann each had a 3-pointer for the Pirates.
Schaeffer had 9 rebounds to lead the Pirates while Forsmann had 3 steals.
Grangeville won the JV game 44-61.
Grangeville 6 7   6 17 -36
Prairie        7 9 14 13 -43
Prairie-Crane 2, 1-2, 5; Gabica 1, 0-0, 2; S. Forsmann 0, 0-0, 0; Schaeffer 6, 5-7, 17; S. Daly 1, 0-0, 3; M. Forsmann 5, 1-1, 12; Nau 0, 0-0, 0; R. Daly 0, 0-0, 0; Schumacher 0, 0-0, 0; Riener 2, 0-0, 4. 3-pointers-M. Forsmann, S. Daly.
Grangeville-Seid 0, 0-0, 0; Crosby 1, 0-2, 2; Stone 1, 3-6, 5; Monniere 1, 1-2, 3; Solberg 4, 0-0, 8; Meyer 1, 0-0, 2; Schmidt 1, 0-0, 2; Bruening 0, 1-2, 1; Russell 0, 0-0, 0; Wassmuth 5, 0-0, 13. 3-pointers-Wassmuth 3.

Pirates blitzed in second half at Genesee
The Prairie Pirates kept it close in the first half but were routed in the second of a 33-68 loss at Genesee Saturday, Jan. 14.Corey Schaeffer (on the bottom) and Sean Daly go after a loose ball at Genesee.
The Pirates hit 8 of 12 shots in the second quarter including 5 for 5 from Corey Schaeffer as they came back from an 8-14 first quarter deficit to tie the game at 18, 20, 22 and 24 but could never take the lead.
After Schaeffer scored a putback with 2:06 left to tie the game at 24, Genesee took control. They outscored Prairie 2-8 the rest of the half to take a 26-32 halftime lead.
In the third quarter Genesee stepped up their defensive intensity about 4 notches and completely shut the Pirates down. Prairie went scoreless the first 7 minutes of the quarter as Mat Forsmannís basket with 54 seconds left broke a 0-20 Genesee run to start the half. Forsmann couldnít convert the 3-point play but Schaeffer rebounded his missed free throw and put it back for Prairieís only other points of the quarter.
Genesee then went on a 0-12 scoring run that took them halfway into the fourth quarter.
Prairie managed just a Seth Crane free throw and a basket by Sam Forsmann in the fourth quarter.
After hitting 12 of 24 shots in the first half Prairie managed to hit just 3 of 14 in the second half while committing 14 turnovers.
Schaeffer wound up with 12 points to lead the Pirates. Mat Forsmann scored 10, Crane 5 and Chris Schumacher, Josh Gabica and Sam Forsmann 2 each.
Prairie held a slim 25-24 rebounding edge. Schaeffer had 8 to lead the Pirates.
Five different players had 1 steal apiece for the Pirates: Gabica, Crane, Schaeffer, Sean Daly and Mat Forsmann. Mat Forsmann had 3 assists and Gabica had 2.
Prairie was 15 for 38 from the field, 39%, and 3 for 9 at the line. Genesee was 30 for 54 from the field, 56%, 17 for 30 in the second half. They were 6 for 8 at the line.
Prairie committed 25 turnovers in the game to just 9 for Genesee.
The loss drops Prairie to 1-3 in league play and 4-6 overall.
Seth Crane scores on a lay-up at Genesee.The JV team also lost, 34-59.
They managed to keep it close in the first quarter as they had the score tied at 10 with 2:01 left in the period.
Genesee then went on a 0-10 run that carried them into the second quarter and led 16-27 by halftime.
They overwhelmed Prairie 10-20 in the third quarter.
Nate Kaschmitter led the JVís in scoring with 13 points including a 3-pointer. Steven Baerlocher scored 6 as he hit a pair of 3-pointers in the second half. Tyler Forsmann and Kyle Daly scored 5 each while Eric Daly scored 3 and Pedro Sato scored 2. The Daly twins each had a 3-pointer in the game.
Genesee had the rebounding advantage at 28-36. Forsmann and Kyle Daly each had 8 to lead Prairie. 
Kaschmitter had 4 steals and Daniel Sigler had 3. Kyle Daly had 2 assists.
Prairie was 13 for 36 from the field, 36%, and 3 for 12 at the line while Genesee was 26 for 59 from the field, 44%, and 4 for 7 at the line.
Prairie      8 18   4   3 -33
Genesee 14 18 22 14 -68
Prairie-Crane 2-8, 1-2, 5; Gabica 1-3, 0-0, 2; Schaeffer 6-7, 0-2, 12; M. Forsmann 4-8, 2-3, 10; Schumacher 1-3, 0-0, 2; Riener 0-1, 0-0, 0; R. Daly 0-3, 0-0, 0; S. Daly 0-3, 0-0, 0; S. Forsmann 1-2, 0-0, 2; Nau 0-0, 0-0, 0; T. Forsmann 0-0, 0-2, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Genesee-Jensen 1-2, 0-0, 2; Udy 3-8, 2-2, 9; Quint 9-12, 1-3, 19; Booth 4-7, 1-1, 9; Flodin 3-5, 0-0, 6; Stout 6-12, 2-2, 14; Roy 3-5, 0-0, 7; J. Ford 0-0, 0-0, 0; Parsons 1-2, 0-0, 2; Dahmen 0-1, 0-0, 0; G. Ford 0-0, 0-0, 0; Barker 0-0, 0-0, 0; Wytcherley 0-0, 0-0, 0; Kinyon 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Udy, Roy.

Wrestlers compete at Orofino
By Tessica Nuxoll
The Prairie High School Wrestling Team traveled to Orofino on Friday the 13th for the Maniac Invitational.  There were 14 teams participating - including Prairie.  On Friday the wrestlers weighed in and wrestled in a Round robin to determine Brackets for the tournament on Saturday. Logan Lustig looks ready to pin his opponent from Aberdeen. 
Prairie dominated the 275B bracket with Ron Chandler taking First place.  Ron's first match - against Pedro Rivas of Aberdeen was an easy win, Ron racked up 7 points against Rivas 0, and then managed to pin him for the win.  In Ron's final match for the championship he pinned don Speakman of Grand Union High School, John Day, Oregon during the first 30 seconds of the second Period.
Chance Ratcliff fell to a pin from Drew Senefsky of Orofino in the 215B weight class, in his first round of action.  He also got pinned by Logan Padget of Sherman High School, of Moro, Oregon.
Prairie brought home a second and third place finish in the 189B Class.  Logan Lustig pinned Jose Rivas from Aberdeen his first round, but took a 8 to 11 loss against Tim Stroisch of Grangeville in the championship round placing Logan second.  Jason Vonbargen was pinned in his first match by Stroisch, but went on to pin Rivas halfway through the second period of his next match to come home with 3rd place.  
Curtis Nuxoll was in control at this point but wound up losing this match.Curtis Nuxoll started strong in the 171 weight class scoring 5 points in his first match against Devin Vollmer of Aberdeen, but fell to a pin, He then wrestled Eric Stroisch of Grangeville and although he was ahead in points, he was pinned in the 3rd round.
Jake Wimer in the 160 weight class also started strong - pinning Keldon Foster of Aberdeen during the second period of his first match.  In his second match he dominated Cole Senefsky of Orofino, scoring 7 points against Senefsy's 0, but was pinned before the end of the 3rd period.  Jake went on to outscore Justin Waters of Joseph, Oregon with Jake scoring the first takedown during overtime, putting the final score 11 to 9, and placing Jake 3rd for the bracket. 
Prairie took home first and second placing in the 135B bracket with Michael Matson and Tony Duman facing off in the championship round.  Michael had outscored his opponents Wilson Carter of Aberdeen 11 to 8, and DJ Atwood of Clarkston 6 to 0 before facing Tony.   Duman had won with a pin against Kevin Cleveland of Lewiston before facing his own teammate.  Michael went on to outscore Duman 10 to 6 to take 1st.
In the 119A Bracket James Jackson pinned Robert Bashaw of Grangeville, then suffered his first loss of the season against Kyle Evan of Lewiston in a close point battle of 7 to 8.  Jackson also fell to Ian Buck of Pullman, placing him 4th in the bracket.
The wrestlers will be traveling to Lewiston this coming weekend, then on to McCall on the 28th.  
Jason VonBargen has his opponent in trouble. Ronnie Chandler tries to turn his opponent on his way to a win.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
21-Deary, here, 4 p.m.
24-Culdesac, there (schedule change)
26-Kendrick, there
30-Timberline, here (schedule change)
31-Lapwai, there
  7-Nezperce, there
  9-Highland, here
13-Timberline, there (schedule change)
16-25-District at Lewiston

21-Clarkston JV Tournament (schedule change)
26 & 27-Mile High Classic, McCall
31-Grange./Oro./C.V., there, 6 p.m.
  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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