girls start 3-0
Close at halftime, 22 to 19, advantage Summit, the local Patriots stepped up their defensive pressure in the second half to gradually pull away from Wilder, and take home for the third year in a row the championship trophy from the annual New Meadows Kickoff tourney.
One year ago the Patriots defeated the same team, Wilder, 42 - 36, while two years ago, New Meadows fell two points short, 35 to 33 of winning their own tourney.
In preliminary action Friday night, Summit pulled away easily from a New Meadows team, while Wilder was winning their qualifying round to set up the championship contest Saturday night. New Meadows took home consolation honors by defeating a team from Tri-Valley, Cambridge, Midvale, and a reservation school combining this year to form the Tri- Valley team.
In the championship contest, Alexa Prigge led the way with 23 points assisted by Cori Wemhoff's 11, Emily Rehder's 6, and two each from Alyssa and Kim Frei. Prigge also led the war on the boards, with 15, while Wemhoff constantly harassed the Wilder offense with 8 steals.
The two wins give Summit girls a 3 and 0 record, as the previous week saw them also pull away in the second half to earn a hard fought 50 to 29 victory over the Kubs from Kamiah. From a 20 to 19 halftime edge, the Patriots took advantage of 16 free throws converted, as the Kubs fouled repeatedly in their effort to stop the Patriot attack. Four girls, Cori Wemhoff from Summit, and Jasmine Rupp, Melissa Brudeg, and Blake Jacobs of Kamiah all went to the bench via the foul route. Summit and Kamiah each converted 13 field goals, but the Patriot victory came on 24 of 48 points from the charity stripe, while the Kubs were able to convert on only 3 of their 13 taken.
Scoring for the Patriots: Amber Nuxoll - 4, Wemhoff - 8, Kim Frei - 5, Allysa Frei - 3, Alexa Prigge - 21, Emily Rehder - 7, and Jacquie Lustig - 2.
In the jv preliminary, Tara Stubbers calmly drained a 10 foot field goal as time was expiring to give the Patriot jv's an exciting 29 to 28 over the young Kubs. Danielle Stubbers led the Patriot attack with 10 points, aided by Lauren Chmelik's 4, Mary Shears 6, Tara Stubbers 4, and Kim Frei's 5.
Next action for the girls will be at Pullman Christian November 28, and then New Meadows boys and girls come here to take on the Patriots at the Prairie High gym, Thursday, November 30.
Jr. High boys have 1-3 week
Junior high ball teams from CV and Timberline proved to be a handful for Summit Academy's young ball teams last week, as the Patriot "A" team dropped both decisions to 8th grade opponents from those two school, while the "B" squad managed a close 25 to 23 win over Timberline's 7th last Thursday evening, while losing 34 to 18 to CV the Tuesday before.
In the Timberline preliminary, Summit overcame a quick 9 to 2 deficit in the first few minutes to slowly build a six point lead in
the fourth, then had to stave off a furious Spartan rally to hold on to their first win of the season. All scored on the Patriot team with Josh Schlader and Dan Wemhoff leading the way each with 6, 5th grader Matthew Schwartz hitting 4, Austin Chmelik - 3, and Shane Stubbers, Michael Rehder, and Patrick Gallaher each adding 2.
In the two main games, Summit pulled ahead of CV 8th 20 to 14 at halftime, still held a slim 26 to 24 lead at the 3-quarter break, but fell behind in the 4th, fatigue factoring in, as several of the players had seen earlier duty in the preliminary game. Final score 34 to 26 CV. David Johnson led all scorers with 20, most on putbacks and close in jumpers, while only Dan Wemhoff and Austin Chmelik were able to contribute a bucket each to the cause.
The Timberline main game was a disaster from the start for the young Patriots, as big man Johnson immediately got into foul trouble, his three in the first half putting him on the bench, while a quick 4th in the third returned him there, and his fifth in the middle of the fourth confining him there for the remainder of the contest. Without his presence, his young teammates battled hard but were unable to convert shots in their loss to a much bigger and aggressive Timberline 8th; final score 44 to 13. Even with Johnson on the bench most of the time, the young Patriots improved their defense in the second half, holding the Spartans to 14 points while scoring seven themselves. Wemhoff had 4 in the contest, Patrick Gallaher 2 to help the seven Johnson was able to convert while on the floor.
Next action for the Patriots is a matchup with Prairie at the Prairie Middle School gym November 21.