Pirates win at Kamiah
The Prairie Lady Pirates used tough defense and a large dose of offense from Kaylee Uhlenkott to defeat the Kamiah Kubs 48-20 at Kamiah Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Prairie jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first quarter with Kamiah’s only points coming on a buzzer-beater at the end of the period. Jennifer Enneking had a 3-pointer to make it 4-0 and Meghan VanderPas made it 6-0 with a steal and ensuing lay-up.
Becky Gehring scored a lay-up inside to make it 8-0.
Kamiah scored a pair of free throws in the second quarter to cut the lead to 8-4 but then Uhlenkott got going.
She scored the game’s next 9 points, hitting 4 straight shots plus a free throw to push the lead to 17-4.
Gehring added a couple of free throws late in the quarter as Prairie led 19-7 at the half.
Nicole Nida got hot in the third quarter, hitting her first 3 shots after the half, to help the Pirates push the lead to 31-9. It was 34-14 at the end of the third quarter.
Kamiah scored the first 5 points of the fourth quarter but Uhlenkott then scored 6 of the next 7 points with Tabitha Sonnen adding a free throw, to push the lead to 41-19.
Kamiah scored their final point on a free throw with 1:35 left. Prairie added another 7 points as Gehring scored a pair of lay-ups and Kristi Poxleitner bombed in a 3-pointer.
Uhlenkott wound up as the leading scorer with 19 points as she nearly outscored Kamiah all by herself. Gehring added 8 points with Nida scoring 6, Enneking, Sonnen and VanderPas 4 each and Poxleitner 3 points.
Prairie also held a 53-41 rebounding edge with Gehring pulling down 15 rebounds to lead the Pirates. Uhlenkott and Kylie Uhlorn added 7 rebounds each.
The Pirates forced 30 turnovers from the Kubs with Nida collecting 6 steals and Sonnen 5. Nida also had 4 assists while VanderPas had 3.
Neither team shot very well as Prairie was 18 for 68, 26%, from the field and 10 for 18 from the line. Kamiah meanwhile hit just 5 of 41 shots from the field, 12%, and 10 of 18 at the line.
With the win Prairie improves to 2-1 on the season.
The JV team meanwhile picked up their first loss since the 2004-05 season as Kamiah prevailed 29-36.
It wasn’t so much that Kamiah outplayed them as it was the fact that Prairie couldn’t find the basket in the second half.
Prairie led 24-18 at the half despite hitting just 10 of 42 first half attempts, but that was blistering hot shooting compared to the second half when Prairie connected on just 1 of 41 attempts from the field.
Hilaree VanderPas had Prairie’s only made shot of the second half and that came after she rebounded a missed shot.
Kristi Poxleitner got Prairie off to a strong start as she scored their first 6 points to give Prairie a 6-2 lead in the first quarter.
Kamiah bounced back to take a 6-9 lead but Kara Guyer scored 6 points late in the first quarter to give Prairie a slim 12-11 lead at the quarter break.
Prairie scored the first 8 points in the second quarter on a steal and lay-up by Poxleitner, a putback by Emily Lerandeau, a 3-pointer by Guyer and a free throw by Samantha Frei.
Frei later added 2 more free throws and Poxleitner another steal and ensuing lay-up for a 24-14 Prairie lead.
Kamiah scored the final 4 points of the half to pull within 24-18.
Chantel Boniecki scored a pair of free throws to start the second half scoring and give Prairie a 26-18 lead but that was pretty much it for the Prairie offense.
Kamiah scored 9 straight points before VanderPas’ putback gave Prairie their final lead of the game at 28-27 with 2:16 left in the third quarter.
Kamiah tied it with a free throw near the end of the quarter and took the lead for good with a pair of free throws early in the fourth.
Prairie’s only point of the fourth quarter came on a free throw by Boniecki with 1:30 left in the game.
Poxleitner had a triple double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 11 steals. Guyer added 9 points with Boniecki and Frei scored 3 each and Lerandeau and VanderPas 2 points each.
Kamiah dominated the boards, 42-60.
Prairie forced Kamiah into 51 turnovers with Guyer collected 12 steals to lead the team. Kim Schaeffer had 6 steals and Lerandeau had 4.
Poxleitner also led the team in assists with 2.
The JV hit just 11 of 83 shots in the game, 13%, and 6 of 12 free throws. Kamiah was 12 for 29 from the field, 41%, and 10 for 21 at the line.
The loss drops the team to 1-2 on the season.
Prairie 8 11 15 14 -48
Kamiah 2 5 7 6 -20
Prairie-Nida 3-18, 0-0, 6; Enneking 1-6, 1-2, 4; Sonnen 1-5, 2-4, 4; Arnzen 0-2, 0-1, 0; Uhlenkott 7-12, 5-7, 19; Uhlorn 0-5, 0-0, 0; VanderPas 2-6, 0-0, 4; Gehring 3-10, 2-4, 8; Guyer 0-1, 0-0, 0; Poxleitner 1-2, 0-0, 3; Schaeffer 0-1, 0-0, 0; Boniecki 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Enneking, Poxleitner.
Kamiah-Jas. Rupp 0-3, 1-3, 1; Br. Jacobs 0-2, 0-0, 0; Cash 2-10, 0-1, 4; Bruder 1-4, 2-2, 4; Bl. Jacobs 1-6, 5-7, 7; Garcia 1-6, 0-1, 2; Jan. Rupp 0-1, 0-0, 0; Warden 0-5, 1-2, 1; Bess 0-3, 0-0, 0; LeCates 0-1, 0-0, 0; Pineda 0-0, 1-2, 1. 3-pointers-none.
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.