girls win twice
Summit Academy's varsity girls added two more wins to their season total last week, as they downed the Nezperce Indian ladies 43 to 33 last Monday evening, then traveled to Riggins where they took on the Savages there, and emerged with their 14th win of the season.
Quarter breaks record leads of 13 to 7, 23 to 17, 33 to 21, and a final 43 to 33 victory over the Nezperce visitors, as the local ladies pulled down 35 rebounds and played tough defense to keep the visitors off balance throughout the game. Alexa Prigge led the war on the boards with 13, and was ably assisted by Emily Rehder with 6, Cori Wemhoff with 5, and Alyssa Frei with 4. Four other Patriots added the remaining seven helping their team dominate this part of the game.
Prigge also led scoring with 20 points, hitting 10 of 15 shots inside the paint. Cori Wemhoff added 15 while dishing out three assists, with an additional two points added to the score each by Lauren Wemhoff, Kelli Shears, Emily Rehder and Jacquie Lustig.
Top scorers for the Indians were Melinda Mizer with 10 and Sarah Savage with 8.
Tuesday evening the girls traveled to Riggins where they raced to an easy 55 to 19 victory over the game Salmon River ladies. Prigge and Cori Wemhoff again led the scoring for the Patriots with 18 and 17 respectively. Lauren Wemhoff added 4, Alyssa Frei in her best scoring game of the season adding 10, Amber Nuxoll chipped in two, Lustig three, and Emily Rehder 1. Rehder had a banner day on the boards, pulling down 15, with Prigge adding 9, and the Wemhoff sisters collecting six each.
Score by quarters: 13 - 0, 26 - 6, 42 - 8, and the final 55 to 19. A sad note during this game was the loss of Jeannie Goeckner to a serious knee injury, with surgery planned this week for torn ligaments and other damage.
Next action for the lady Patriots will be at Prairie High School this Saturday, where the jv girls will take on Lapwai's jv girls, then the varsity will match up again with Nezperce. Game times for the two girls' games: 3:00 for the jv, and 4:30 for the varsity. Summit boys will play jv and varsity games following at 6:00 and 7:30 against teams from Nezperce, all again at PHS.
Summit boys lose another
Another hotly contested and wild action contest ended on a similar note last Tuesday, as Summit's boys traveled with their lady team mates to Riggins last Tuesday to take on the boys varsity" team there, and found themselves on the short end of a 63 to 45 score when the shooting stopped.
Eighteen turnovers on the part of the Patriots plus 46% shooting on the part of Salmon River played a significant part in the local boys slowly dropping farther behind, as indicated by quarter break scores of 10 -13, 19 - 30, 31 to 44, and the final margin, 45 to 63.
Seven of the 10 Patriots suited up scored during the game as follows:
David Spencer - 10, Zach Frei - 2, Stephen Spencer - 9, Chris Hattrup - 11, Dustin Lustig - 2, Brandon Rehder - 5, and Jacob Uhlenkott who fouled out midway through the second half - 7. David Spencer and Uhlenkott led the Patriot effort on the boards with 11 and 9 respectively, with Stephen Spencer and Chris Hattrup adding five and four.
Next action for the Patriot boys also is Saturday at Prairie High School, following two girl games there earlier. The boys jv and varsity will take on two Nezperce teams at 6:00 and 7:30. Seniors on both Summit's girls and boys team will be honored at these games.
Summit Jr. High boys compete at Lapwai Tourney
Wow! Summit's small squad of 8th graders Josh Frei and Dylan Prigge, 7th graders David Johnson and Beau Schlader, 6th grader Austin Chmelik, and 5th grader Danny Wemhoff journeyed to Lapwai over the weekend, where they locked horns with four teams of mostly eighth graders from AAU and junior high teams from around the area.
When the weekend was over, Summit wearily came home, logging one victory over the weekend, while dropping three games to taller and more talented teams. Their one victory, 43 to 30, came over a Lewiston team called the Huskies, while the three losses came at the hands of tall and fast teams, the first from Lewiston, the Blazers, the second from Pullman, calling themselves the Bulldogs, and the final loss came in a matchup with Potlatch junior high, a game in which starter Chmelik was unavailable, leaving the squad with five players only, fifth-grader Wemhoff playing well throughout the game, and Summit playing the last third of the game with only four players as post man David Johnson fouled out toward the end of the 3rd quarter.
Prigge led all Summit scorers during the four games with 55 point, Johnson added 32, Schlader - 14, and Frei - 15. Chmelik and Wemhoff failed to score during the tourney, but both added excellent defense to the Summit effort.
Summit Academy basketball schedule
7-Boys V/JV at Pullman Christian, 5 p.m.
14-Boys V/JV at Nezperce
Games in red are home games