Pirates win at Lapwai
The Prairie Pirates were finally able to end a game in regulation but it was still an exciting finish as they edged Lapwai 47-44 in a non-league contest at Lapwai Tuesday, Dec. 5.
It was only the Pirates second win at Lapwai since 1981. The other one coming 3 seasons ago.
Prairie took the lead early on and held it through most of the game. They led 11-6 after one quarter, 20-15 at the half and 34-30 after 3 quarters.
Lapwai finally took a 1-point lead with about 2 minutes to play but David Sigler hit 4 of 5 free throws down the stretch to give the Pirates their margin of victory.
Nate Kaschmitter was the Piratesí leading scorer with 12 points as he connected 3 times from 3-point range. Sigler and J.D. Riener added 10 points each while Corey Schaeffer scored 7, Tyler Forsmann 5, Ryan Daly 2 and Kyle Daly 1.
Lapwai had six 3-pointers in the game.
In the JV game Prairie lost a close game 42-48.
Prairie      11 9 14 13 -47
Lapwai      6 9 15 14 -44
Prairie-Kaschmitter 4, 1-1, 12; K. Daly 0, 1-2, 1; Holthaus 0, 0-0, 0; Forsmann 2, 1-3, 5; Schaeffer 3, 1-1, 7; David Sigler 1, 8-9, 10; R. Daly 1, 0-0, 2; Daniel Sigler 0, 0-0, 0; Waller 0, 0-0, 0; Riener 5, 0-2, 10. 3-pointers-Kaschmitter 3.
Lapwai-Bybee 1, 0-0, 3; Church 3, 4-4, 10; Wilson 3, 2-5, 11; Keller 0, 0-0, 0; Brunelle 2, 0-1, 4; Hernandez 2, 1-4, 6; Moses 0, 0-0, 0; Slickpoo 0, 3-4, 3; George 0, 0-0, 0; Phillips 1, 0-0, 2; Samuels 0, 0-0, 0; Wheeler 2, 0-0, 5. 3-pointers-Wilson 3, Bybee, Hernandez, Wheeler.


Pirates win big over C.V.
The Prairie Pirates finally had an easy game as they defeated the Clearwater Valley Rams 62-37 in their home opener last Friday, Dec. 8.
The Pirates took control with a 17-4 second quarter and David Sigler put the game away with a 14-point third quarter that saw him repeatedly take the ball to the hoop for athletic lay-ups.Daniel Sigler is about to score a lay-up over a CV defender.
The game was close in the first quarter thanks to the Rams hitting a couple of 3-pointers, the second cutting the lead to 11-9 with 3:20 left in the period.
Ryan Daly then hit a pair of baskets to put the Pirates up by 6 although C.V. cut the lead to 4 in the final seconds of the period.
In the second quarter Prairie made just 4 baskets but C.V. kept sending them to the free throw line where the Pirates converted 9 of 15 attempts.
Nate Kaschmitter opened the scored with a lay-up and Sigler followed with a pair of free throws. After a C.V. basket, Prairie got a basket each from J.D. Riener, Sigler and Corey Schaeffer for a 25-13 lead.
After another C.V. basket, Prairie closed the half with a 7-0 run all on free throws, 3 by Kaschmitter, 2 by Sigler and 1 each from Riener and Daniel Sigler.
C.V. opened the third quarter with a basket but David Sigler then hit for 3-point range to start his scoring barrage. He added 5 driving lay-ups and got fouled on one of those for a 3-point play. He was 6 for 6 from the field in the quarter.
Corey Schaeffer shoots as David Sigler and Tyler Forsmann look on.Schaeffer added 4 points in the quarter while Riener and Tyler Forsmann had 2 each as the Pirates blitzed the Rams 22-13 in the period.
Sigler added 2 more baskets in the fourth quarter to push Prairie to a 30-point lead. They then emptied the bench and C.V. was able to outscore Prairie 2-7 in the final 5 minutes.
Sigler wound up with 28 points to lead all scorers. He was 10 for 19 from the field and 7 for 7 at the line in the game. Schaeffer added 11 points while Riener scored 7, Kaschmitter 5, Ryan Daly 4, Daniel Sigler 3 and Forsmann and Branden Waller 2 each.
Prairie controlled the boards 52-38 as Forsmann pulled down 13 rebounds to lead the team. Schaeffer added 8 while Kaschmitter had 7 and Riener and David Sigler had 6 each.
Kyle Daly had 3 steals and 3 assists while Ryan Daly and David Sigler had 2 steals and 2 assists each. Forsmann had 2 steals and Kaschmitter had 2 assists.
Prairie was 23 for 57 from the field, 40%, and 15 for 25 at the line. C.V. was 14 for 60 from the field, 23%, and 5 for 16 at the line.
With their third straight win Prairie improves to 3-1 on the season.
Prairie also had little trouble in the JV game as the Pirates won 46-24.
They took control with a 10-0 run to start the second quarter after leading just 12-9 at the first quarter break.
Branden Waller was 6 for 8 from the field in the first half to help Prairie take a 24-12 lead by halftime.J.D. Riener puts up a shot against C.V.
Prairie had an 8-0 run to open the second half with Waller scoring 5 and Kyle Holthaus 3 as the Pirates opened up a 20-point lead.
C.V. came back with their own 0-8 run but Holthaus banked in a shot in the final minute to give the Pirates a 34-20 lead after 3 quarters.
Waller added 6 and Holthaus 4 with Andrew Gabica adding 2 points in the final frame as Prairie pulled away to the final 22-point margin.
Waller wound up with 23 points on 11 for 17 shooting while Holthaus scored 13. Eric Daly and Conner Rieman scored 3 each and Gabica and Joe Schumacher scored 2 each.,
Rebounding was even at 30-30 with Waller grabbing 10 to lead the Pirates. 
Holthaus and Waller had 4 steals each while Daly and Rieman each had 3 as Prairie forced the Rams into 30 turnovers.
Daly and Waller each had 3 assists.
Prairie was 21 for 45 from the field, 47%, and 4 for 11 from the line. C.V. was 10 for 41 from the field, 24%, and 2 for 6 at the line.
The JVís improved their record to 2-2.
C.V.       11   4 13 9 -37
Prairie     15 17 22 8 -62
Prairie-Kaschmitter 1-5, 3-5, 5; Schaeffer 4-9, 3-4, 11; David Sigler 10-19, 7-7, 28; R. Daly 2-3, 0-0, 4; Riener 3-6, 1-2, 7; Forsmann 1-7, 0-5, 2; K. Daly 0-1, 0-0, 0; Daniel Sigler 1-2, 1-2, 3; Waller 1-4, 0-0, 2; Holthaus 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-David Sigler.
C.V.-Burke 0-5, 0-0, 0; Allen 3-14, 0-0, 8; Roth 3-7, 0-0, 6; Davis 2-13, 2-8, 6; Campbell 3-8, 0-0, 7; Sommerfelt 2-7, 1-4, 5; Shira 1-5, 2-4, 5; Hess 0-1, 0-0, 0; Palmer 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Allen 2, Campbell, Shira.

PIRATES BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2006-07
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
*indicates league game
DECEMBER
15-Prairie Christmas Tourn., 8:15
16-Prairie Christmas Tourn., TBA
19-Grangeville, there
JANUARY
  4-Kamiah, here
  5-Kendrick, there*
  8-Grangeville, here
11-C.V., there*
13-Deary, there*
19-Timberline, there*
25-Lapwai, here*
27-Highland, here*
30-Nezperce, here*
FEBRUARY
  5-Genesee, there*
  8-Culdesac, here*
14-Troy, here*
15,17,19,23,24,25-District at LCSC

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