Pirates lose opener
The Prairie Lady Pirates couldnít find the shooting range and fell behind Grangeville early on the way to a 31-42 loss to the Lady Bulldogs at Cottonwood Tuesday, Nov. 14.
A dozen turnovers and 2 for 11 shooting in the first quarter by Prairie allowed Grangeville to take a 5-13 lead at the quarter break.
Sarah Arnzen and Becky Gehring each had a basket and Jennifer Enneking had a free throw for Prairieís first quarter points.
The shooting woes continued in the second quarter as Prairie hit just 4 of 17 attempts. Enneking added a 3-ppinter while Nicole Nida, Arnzen and Randi Schumacher had a basket each.
Grangeville was able to extend their lead to 14-28 by the half.
Both teams played a lot of full court pressure defense but Grangeville was able to convert the turnovers into points more consistently than Prairie.
Enneking added another 3-pointer and a basket in the third quarter with Kaylee Uhlenkott adding a pair of baskets as Prairie outscored the Bulldogs 9-8 in the third quarter.
In the fourth Prairie was able to cut the lead to 10 a couple times but couldnít get any closer.
Enneking wound up leading Prairie in scoring with 9 points while Uhlenkott scored 8. Arnzen and Gehring scored 4 each with Nida, Schumacher and Meghan VanderPas scoring 2 points each.
Prairie held a 37-32 rebounding edge led by Gehring who pulled down 14 rebounds. VanderPas and Tabitha Sonnen added 6 rebounds each.
Nida and VanderPas had 5 steals each while Uhlenkott had 4. Nida had 4 assists while VanderPas had 3.
The Pirates were 13 for 46 from the field, 28%, although they improved to 7 for 18, 39%, in the second half. They were 3 for 9 at the line. Grangeville was 13 for 44 from the field, 29%, and 16 for 24 at the line.
In the JV game Prairie won big as they jumped out to a 21-2 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 48-23 win.
Prairie started the scoring when a steal by Kristi Poxleitner led to a basket by Kara Guyer. Guyer then added another basket with an assist from Poxleitner to make it 4-0.
Grangeville answered with a basket but Prairie then ran off 17 straight points with Emily Lerandeau scoring 5 and Poxleitner and Chantel Boniecki scoring 4 each.
Prairie kept up the pace in the second quarter as they held Grangeville to just one basket and 4 free throws while adding another 16 points to make it 37-10 at the half.
Lerandeau added another 5 points in the quarter to give her 10 for the half.
Prairieís shooting touch left them in the third quarter as they connected on just 3 of 23 shots but still outscored Grangeville 6-5.
Grangeville outscored Prairie in the fourth quarter 4-8 but it was too little, too late for the Bulldogs.
Lerandeau led the team in scoring with 12 with Guyer adding 7, Amber Holthaus 6, Poxleitner, Boniecki, NaTosha Schaeffer and Samantha Frei 4 each, Kim Schaeffer, Christa Wilson and Hilaree VanderPas 2 each and Casey Bruegeman 1.
Grangeville held a 38-41 rebounding edge. Schaeffer and Lerandeau each had 5 to lead Prairie.
On defense Prairie forced 37 turnovers with Guyer picking up 5 steals while Kim Schaeffer had 4 and Holthaus, NaTosha Schaeffer and Boniecki had 3 each. Poxleitner had 3 assists and Guyer and NaTosha Schaeffer had 2 each.
Prairie was 20 for 66 from the field and 7 for 13 from the line while Grangeville was 7 for 32 from the field and 9 for 19 at the line.
Grangeville 13 15 8 6 -42
Prairie 5 9 9 8 -31
Prairie-Nida 1-9, 0-2, 2; Enneking 3-7, 1-2, 9; Uhlorn 0-4, 0-0, 0; Sonnen 0-4, 0-0, 0; Uhlenkott 4-9, 0-2, 8; VanderPas 0-1, 2-2, 2; Arnzen 2-5, 0-0, 4; Schumacher 1-3, 0-0, 2; Gehring 2-2, 0-0, 4; Guyer 0-2, 0-0, 0; Schaeffer 0-0, 0-0, 0; Boniecki 0-0, 0-0, 0; Poxleitner 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Enneking 2.
Grangeville-Shi. Dreadfulwater 2-13, 2-5, 6; P. Holman 1-1, 1-2, 3; Sha. Dreadfulwater 1-4, 7-8; 9; Vander Esch 4-9, 2-3, 10; Smith 4-10, 3-4, 11; Huibregtse 1-1, 0-0, 2; Kennedy 0-2, 1-2, 1; K. Holman 0-1, 0-0, 0; Murphy 0-1, 0-0, 0; Loeber 0-0, 0-0, 0; Leininger 0-2, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Lady Pirates win big over Culdesac
The Prairie Lady Pirates picked up their first win of the season as they rolled to an easy 74-40 non-league win over Culdesac Friday, Nov. 17 at Cottonwood.
Prairie forced the Wolves into 15 turnovers in the first quarter as they built a 21-8 lead.
Kaylee Uhlenkott started the scoring with a pair of free throws but Culdesac was able to tie the score at 2. Prairie then ran off 7 straight to take a 9-2 lead. A pair of steals by Nicole Nida led to a basket each by Becky Gehring and herself.
After a Culdesac score, Prairie ran off 8 more points with Sarah Arnzen connecting on a 3-pointer in that run.
Prairie outscored the Wolves 11-2 to start the second quarter as they built their lead to 32-10.
Culdesac finished the half with a mini-rally as they were able to close the margin to 17 with a 3-8 run punctuated by a 3-pointer in the final seconds of the half.
Prairie made sure Culdesac knew who was in control in the third quarter though as the Pirates started the quarter with a 10-0 run before pulling back.
Culdesac came back with a 3-11 run of their own aided by a technical against Prairie coach Steve Wilson for straying from the coaching box. Thatís not a new rule this year, just one thatís being emphasized more than in past years.
Prairie answered right back though with an 18-1 run that carried well into the fourth quarter and gave Prairie a 66-30 lead.
Uhlenkott had 7 points in the run.
12 of Prairieís 13 players scored in the game led by Nida who had 14 points including a 3-pointer. Uhlenkott added 12 points with Tabitha Sonnen, Gehring and Arnzen scoring 8 each. Jennifer Enneking scored 6, Kylie Uhlorn, Meghan VanderPas and Randi Schumacher 4 each and Kim Schaeffer, Kara Guyer and Chantel Boniecki 2 each.
Prairie held a 55-43 rebounding advantage led by Uhlenkott who had 9 rebounds. Nida added 7 boards with Schumacher, Sonnen and Gehring adding 6 each.
Defensively Prairie forced 59 turnovers from the Wolves, 36 by way of steals. Enneking had 9 steals and Nida 8 to lead the team with Sonnen adding 6 more.
Enneking had 6 assists while Nida, Gehring and VanderPas had 2 each.
Prairie was 25 for 84 from the field, 30%, and 21 for 32 at the line. Culdesac was 13 for 38 from the field, 34%, and 13 for 28 at the line.
With the win Prairie improves to 1-1 on the season.
The JV team improved to 2-0 with a 50-6 win over the Wolves.
Culdesac scored only 1 point in the second half.
Kara Guyer and Emily Lerandeau were trading off the scoring in the first quarter as Prairie built an 18-2 lead. Guyer had 10 points and Lerandeau had 8 on 4 for 5 shooting.
Prairie increased the lead to 30-5 by halftime with NaTosha Schaeffer scoring 4 in the second quarter and Mary Shears, Christa Wilson, Hilaree VanderPas and Samantha Frei had 2 points each.
The third quarter was a 10-0 whitewash with Lerandeau and Frei scoring 4 each for Prairie and VanderPas had the other 2 points.
It was 10-1 in the fourth quarter with NaTosha Schaeffer and Frei scoring 4 each and VanderPas the other 2.
Lerandeau wound up the leading scorer with 12 with Guyer and Frei adding 10 points each. Schaeffer had 8, VanderPas 6 and Shears and Wilson 2 each.
Prairie dominated the boards 57-28 with the bulk of the rebounds coming on the offensive end. VanderPas led the way with 10 rebounds with Kim Schaeffer adding 7 and Frei 6.
The JVís forced 32 turnovers with Guyer and Amber Holthaus picking up 3 steals each. Guyer had 4 assists.
The fourth quarter was played under the new mercy rule where the clock runs continuously, except for timeouts, when one team is up by 30 or more
Prairie was 23 for 83 from the field in the game and without the mercy rule mightíve come close to attempting 100 shots. They were 4 for 7 at the line. Culdesac was 2 for 18 from the field and 2 for 15 at the line.
Culdesac 8 10 11 11 -40
Prairie 21 14 15 24 -74
Prairie-Nida 6-17, 1-1, 14; Enneking 3-9, 0-1, 6; Uhlorn 2-6, 0-0, 4; Sonnen 1-8, 5-6, 8; Uhlenkott 2-9, 8-12, 12; VanderPas 2-5, 0-0, 4; Gehring 4-7, 0-0, 8; Arnzen 2-10, 3-4, 8; Schumacher 1-4, 2-4, 4; Schaeffer 1-2, 0-2, 2; Guyer 0-4, 2-2, 2; Boniecki 1-2, 0-0, 2; Poxleitner 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Nida, Arnzen, Sonnen.
Culdesac-Patterson 0-2, 0-1, 0; Zenner 7-10, 7-13, 21; Block 3-6, 2-2, 9; Remsburg 0-2, 1-4, 1; Webber 2-9, 2-7, 6; Marcell 0-3, 0-0, 0; Pulley 1-7, 0-0, 3; Davis 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Block, Pulley.
PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2006-07
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated.
*indicates league game
13-Sitka, AK, at Kendrick
15-Prairie Christmas Tourn. 6:45
16-Prairie Christmas Tourn. TBA
29-Lewis County, here*
Feb. 1,3,6,9,10-District at LCSC
DANCE TEAM SCHEDULE FOR 2006-07
20-at Kamiah, 10 a.m.
27-District at Potlatch, 10 a.m.