Pirates lose at Lapwai
The Prairie Pirates’ 5-game winning streak ended with a thud at Lapwai as the host Wildcats rolled to an easy 39-74 win Tuesday, January 31.
Lapwai’s ten 3-pointers and the inside game of Jay Leighton, who scored 18, were too much for the Pirates.
Prairie kept it close in the first quarter, trailing just 10-14 at the end of the period. It was the next two quarters where Lapwai blew it open, outscoring the Pirates 18-47 in the middle two frames.
Corey Schaeffer wound up leading the Pirates in scoring with 12 points with Mat Forsmann scoring 8, Seth Crane and Ryan Daly 4 each, J.D. Riener 3 and Sam Forsmann, Sean Daly, Chris Schumacher and Tyler Forsmann 2 each.
Very few fouls were called in the game as Prairie was whistled for just 4 fouls while Lapwai was assessed only 12 fouls.
Prairie also lost in the JV game but no score was available.
Prairie    10 14   4 11 -39
Lapwai  14 27 20 13 -74
Prairie-Crane 2, 0-1, 4; Gabica 0, 0-0, 0; S. Forsmann 1, 0-0, 2; Schaeffer 6, 0-2, 12; S. Daly 1, 0-0, 2; M. Forsmann 4, 0-2, 8; Nau 0, 0-0, 0; R. Daly 2, 0-0, 4; Schumacher 1, 0-1, 2; Riener 1, 1-1, 3; T. Forsmann 1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-none.
Lapwai-J. Leighton 9, 0-0, 18; Dr. Church 2, 0-0, 4; Reuben 8, 1-1, 24; Taylor 0, 0-0, 0; Moody, 3, 0-0, 8; Anderson 1, 1-2, 3; Konen 1, 0-0, 2; Powaukee 0, 0-0, 0; Dom Church 2, 0-0, 4; P. Leighton 2, 0-0, 5; Wilson 0, 0-0, 0; Ellenwood 1, 0-0, 2; Post 2, 0-0, 4. 3-pointers-Reuben 7, Moody 2, P. Leighton.

Pirates lose at Nezperce
The Prairie Pirates fell behind 0-6 to start the game and saw Nezperce steadily build their lead throughout as they lost 54-81 to the undefeated Indians at Nezperce Monday, Feb. 6.
The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was moved up due to the girls district game.
Nezperce used full-court pressure to force 8 first period turnovers that led to a lot of lay-ups as they took a 10-23 lead by the end of the quarter.The Pirates defense surrounds the ballhandler.
Seth Crane was the only offense for the Pirates in the quarter as he went 4 for 4 for 8 of Prairie’s 10 points. Corey Schaeffer had the other 2 points.
Prairie actually outscored Nezperce 18-17 in the second quarter but Nezperce’s three 3-pointers kept the Pirates from gaining any more ground.
Schaeffer had the 4 for 4 quarter this time for 8 points. Crane and Mat Forsmann added 3 each and Chris Schumacher scored the other 2 points.
Despite hitting 13 of 25 shots in the first half, Prairie trailed by 12 as Nezperce hit an even better 15 of 24.
Prairie cooled off in the third period to 5 of 15 but Nezperce stayed hot at 8 for 15 as they stretched the lead to 20 points by the end of the quarter.
Schaeffer had 7 of Prairie’s 11 points in the third with Crane scoring the other 4.
Nezperce continued to build on their lead in the fourth to the final 27 point margin thanks in large part to 4 more 3-pointers.
Schaeffer wound up with 21 points to lead the Pirates as he hit 10 of 16 shots. Right behind was Crane with 20 points on 9 of 14 shooting. Sean Daly scored 5, Forsmann 3, Schumacher and Tyler Forsmann 2 each and J.D. Riener 1.
Nezperce also had two 20-point scorers as Jeff Harris scored 28 and Corbin Lunders had 20.
Prairie had a 35-24 rebounding edge with Schaeffer pulling down 10 to lead the Pirates. Crane had 6 and Josh Gabica and Riener had 5 each.
Schaeffer also had 3 steals and Mat Forsmann had 7 assists.
Prairie was 22 for 55 from the field, 40%, and 8 for 11 at the line. Nezperce was 30 for 49 from the field, 61%, and 14 for 23 at the line.
Seth Crane attempts to block a Nezperce shot.The loss drops the Pirates to 6-5 in league play and 10-8 overall.
The JV game was a lot more exciting for Pirate fans as Prairie pulled out a 65-63 win in overtime.
Hot free throw shooting helped the Pirates pull out the game as they were 21 for 26 at the line after halftime after going 0 for 6 in the first half.
Prairie took an early 6-4 lead as Daniel Sigler had all 6 Prairie points but Nezperce then went on a 0-10 run to take control. 
Steven Baerlocher had a big second quarter with 7 points including a 3-pointer but Nezperce continued to lead as they held a 19-25 halftime lead.
Prairie came out smoking to start the third quarter as they scored the first 10 points of the third quarter to take the lead at 29-25.
Kyle Daly started it with a 3-point play with Sigler, Nate Kaschmitter and Sigler again scoring baskets and Kaschmitter adding a free throw to finish the run. 
Nezperce broke the run with a free throw but a pair of 3-pointers by Kaschmitter put Prairie up 35-28.
Nezperce responded with a 0-6 run to cut the lead to 1 and the game was nip-and-tuck the rest of the way with neither team leading by more than 4.
Tyler Forsmann hit a free throw to close out the third quarter and put Prairie up 36-34.
With 1:16 left in the fourth Nezperce led 48-51 but 6 straight free throws, 2 each by Kaschmitter, Kyle Daly and Eric Daly, gave Prairie a 54-51 lead with 21 seconds left.
With 11 seconds left Nezperce’s Charlie Baskett scored his only points of the game, a game-tying 3-pointer, that put the game into overtime.
Kaschmitter started the overtime with a 3-pointer but Nezperce scored the next 6 points to retake the lead.
Kyle Daly tied the game with a 3-point play and Tyler Forsmann put the Pirates ahead with a putback. Eric Daly then put Prairie up by 4 with a pair of free throws with 20 seconds left.
Nezperce bombed in a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left to cut the lead to 1. With 5 seconds left Baerlocher was fouled and made 1 of 2 free throws. Nezperce’s final shot at the buzzer missed giving Prairie the win.
Kaschmitter wound up with 16 points, all after halftime, to lead the team. Tyler Forsmann scored 12, Eric Daly and Sigler 10 each, Kyle Daly 9 and Baerlocher 8.  Eric Daly was 8 for 8 at the line.
Prairie controlled the boards 43-30 with Tyler Forsman grabbing 11. Kyle Daly had 10 and Kaschmitter had 8.
Eric Daly had 3 steals and Kaschmitter had 5 assists.
Prairie was 20 for 42 from the field, 48%, and 21 for 32 at the line. Nezperce was 27 for 73 from the field, 37%, and 5 for 8 at the line. Prairie had a stretch over the fourth quarter and overtime where they converted 11 straight free throws.
Prairie      10 18 11 15 -54
Nezperce 23 17 19 22 -81
Prairie-Crane 8-14, 4-5, 20; Gabica 0-3, 0-0, 0; Schaeffer 10-16, 1-2, 21; S. Daly 2-10, 0-0, 5; M. Forsmann 1-6, 0-0, 3; R. Daly 0-2, 0-0, 0; Schumacher 1-2, 0-0, 2; Riener 0-2, 1-2, 1; S. Forsmann 0-0, 0-0, 0; Nau 0-0, 0-0, 0; T. Forsmann 0-0, 2-2, 2. 3-pointers-M. Forsmann, S. Daly.
Nezperce-Seitz 3-6, 0-2, 9; Harris 11-13, 5-7, 28; Lunders 6-8, 4-4, 20; Hart 1-7, 2-3, 4; Wessels 4-6, 0-1, 9; Tiegs 2-2, 2-4, 6; Howard 2-4, 1-2, 5; Kuther 0-2, 0-0, 0; Mosman 0-0, 0-0, 0; Baldus 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Lunders 4, Seitz 3, Harris.

Wrestlers compete at Grangeville
By Tessica Nuxoll
The Prairie High School wrestlers traveled to a meet on January 31st in Grangeville.
Starting us off was Dominick Klinkefus against Schmadeka from Grangeville. Schmadeka built a 0-10 lead then won by pin in the second period.
James Jackson won by pin against Bashaw from Grangeville in the first period.
Anthony Duman wrestled Prado from C.V. and lost by pin in the second period.
Jake Wimer wrestled Kaufmann from Grangeville and lost a decision, 3 to 12.
Ronnie Chandler wrestled Campbell from McCall and was pinned in the first period.
Michael Matson lost by pin in the third period to Losberger of Grangeville.
In a second go-round, Klinkefus lost by pin to Roberts of Orofino.
Jackson won by pin in the second period over Romaro of McCall.
Duman wrestled Irby of Orofino and lost by pin in the second period.
Wimer won by pin in the first period over Senefsky of Orofino.
Logan Lustig wrestled Stroich and lost by pin in the first period.
Chandler faced Brooks of Orofino and lost by pin in the first period.
Matson lost by pin in the second period to Bateman of McCall.
Jackson wrestled Bateman of McCall and won by pin in the third period.
Klinkefus wrestled a third time and lost by pin in the second period to a McCall wrestler.

Wrestlers host meet
The Prairie Wrestling team hosted a 4-team wrestling meet Thursday, Feb. 2.
It was senior night for Prairie with Logan Lustig and statistician Kimberlee Altman recognized before the wrestling action started.
Jake Wimer was the first wrestler in action for Prairie and he won his match by pin in just 56 seconds over an Orofino wrestler.
Next up was Dominick Klinkefus. He lost by technical fall, 0-17, to an Orofino wrestler.
James Jackson faced Dusty Funderburk of Kamiah, a state medallist last year, and lost a close match 7-9.
Tony Duman won by pin over an Orofino wrestler with just 1 second left on the second period clock, making for a 3:59 pinfall time.
Chance Ratcliff wasted little time in winning his match, matching Wimer’s pinfall time of 56 seconds against another Orofino wrestler.
Lustig faced a Kamiah wrestler and won by pin in the second period after 3:22 elapsed time.
Curtis Nuxoll faced an Orofino wrestler and won by pin in 3:32.
In the final Prairie match of the night Duman faced Prado of C.V. He was leading in the match when he got pinned at the 4:38 mark.
The wrestlers had their final regular season action this past Tuesday at Orofino. Their next action will be the Regional Tournament which will be held at Potlatch Saturday, Feb. 18.
Jake Wimer puts a half-nelson on his opponent.
Chance Ratcliff turns his opponent.
Logan Lustig tries to get his opponent turned.

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14-Timberline, there, JV at 5 p.m.
16-25-District at Lewiston

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