Jr. High team splits games
Past week’s basketball activity resulted in Summit Academy’s junior high girls winning easily at Timberline, then losing though matches to CV, as the junior high season winds down, one regular game only remaining this week.
At Timberline, both Summit 7th and 8th won easy victories over game Spartan teams that could not get their shots to find net. Even scoring by six girls led the Patriots to an easy 26 to 4 win in the first game, while the same number of girls, six, scored 21 in the main game, again to Timberline’s 4.
The final game of the season will be played here this week, again with the same Timberline teams.
Thursday last week proved to be a different story however, at the Patriots returned to CV for a rematch of an earlier contest which occurred at the start of the season. Playing two sixth graders, both of whom scored, Summit did put up a good fight in the first game, losing 26 to 17, while the second game proved to be much tighter, as Summit actually pulled within one during the later stages of the fourth quarter, relying on a frantic full court press, but then fell back at the end to drop the contest 31 to 24.
Summit volleyballers finish 4th at tourney
Friday and Saturday last week provided two full days of exciting volleyball action, as Summit’s varsity volleyball team traveled to Logos in Moscow to participate in a year-end invitational tournament.
Friday’s format provided four rounds of pool play, with all teams then coming back Saturday into the finals, matchups based on seeding from the first day. Summit took the floor at 1l:30 a.m. Friday morning, matching digs, sets, and slams with North Idaho Christian academy from Hayden, Idaho. The local girls again suffered at times from inconsistent serving and occasional unforced errors to drop both games to their opponents.
Game two for the Patriots proved to be a bit better for the local girls, as they took game one from PCCS Academy from Lynwood, Washington, the team which eventually took second place in the tourney. But game two in the tourney format took a turn to the worst, as the Patriots not only dropped that game, but did so by a margin larger than their first game win, giving Lynwood girls the credit for the victory in that match.
Friday’s 5:30 matchup found the Summit ladies facing Logos, eventual winner of the tourney, sweeping all seven of their matches with no losses. But Summit put a big scare into the host team, as they jumped out to an 18 – 10 lead in the first game, only to see their lead slowly melt away and lose eventually by a 25 to 22 score. Game two also proved to be close, as the Patriots played some of their best ball of the year, but falling behind early, they had to settle for another loss.
Friday’s final action paired Summit with St. Ambrose Academy of Boise, and the Patriots, warmed up by now, raced out to early leads in both games, dropping the Eagles from Boise in both games to take the final match of the day. Summit subs played significantly in this game, with all players, regulars and subs alike enjoying some of their best serving and playing moments of the season.
Seeded fifth Saturday, Summit found itself paired with the number four seed, Champ, from Payette, Idaho area. This match proved to be a very exciting one also, but Summit could not close out either game, dropping both to the South Idaho visitors. The loss dropped them into the loser bracket for Saturday’s action, where they again fund themselves up against St. Ambrose, again winning easily in two games, with subs getting a large share of the action.
Saturday, 4:30, the Patriots took the floor for the final time, finding themselves up against NIC of Hayden once again, with the third place trophy on hand to go to the winner. Summit, playing some excellent volleyball, took the first game from their opponents, but then dropped a close heartbreaker in the second. The third and final 15-limit contest, found the local girls digging themselves into a 11 to 3 hole before they final rallied and pushed the North Idaho Eagles, closing to 13 to 11 before dropping the match and the third place trophy 15 to 13. Officially, the two-day tourney awarded the Patriots fourth place in the six-team tourney, and resulted in the last matches of the season for the Summit ladies.
Coach of the Patriots was Shirley Stubbers, and the girls and all Summit people want to thank her for her time and effort. The two-day session closed out the season for Summit seniors Alyssa Frei, Amber Nuxoll, Alexa Prigge, Emily Rehder, and Cori Wemhoff. Returning next year will be current starters Danielle Stubbers, junior, and Brianne Stubbers, sophomore. Rounding out the team, and providing an excellent nucleus for next year’s team and season are juniors Anna Osborne, and Fran Gallaher, sophomores Kim Frei and Mary Gallaher, and frosh Mary Shears, Tara Stubbers, Jennifer Wemhoff, and Margaret Yalbuw.