Lady Pirates hold off Kamiah
The Prairie Lady Pirates had a 13 point lead in the third quarter but saw Kamiah rally to make it a close game as they held on to win 43-40 at Cottonwood Tuesday, Dec. 19.Kylie Uhlorn goes after a loose ball. At left is Randi Schumacher while in the background is Sarah Arnzen.
A 6-0 run by Prairie in the first quarter gave the Pirates a 9-3 lead but Kamiah answered with a 0-6 run of their own that tied the score at 9-9 early in the second period.
A full-court drive for a lay-up by Kaylee Uhlenkott put Prairie back into the lead but Kamiah came right back to tie the score.
40 seconds later Sarah Arnzen swished a 3-pointer that gave Prairie the lead for good.
Kamiah cut the lead to 14-13 but Prairie finished the half with a 5-1 run to take a 19-14 lead at halftime. Kylie Uhlorn scored 4 of those 5 points on a bank shot and a pair of free throws.
Prairie started the second half with an 8-0 run that gave them their biggest lead at 27-14. Nicole Nida had a pair of baskets and Becky Gehring and Tabitha Sonnen each added a basket.
After a pair of Kamiah baskets, Nida scored twice to push the lead back to 13 at 31-18 with 50 seconds left in the third quarter.
Kamiah scored to make it 31-20 heading into the fourth.
Tabitha Sonnen battles a Kamiah player for rebounding position.In the fourth quarter the Kubs forced 8 turnovers and Prairie missed several opportunities at the free throw line which allowed the Kubs to get back into the game.
With 1:06 left Jennifer Enneking connected on a free throw to give Prairie a 41-33 lead. Kamiah then scored a 3-pointer and 2 free throws to cut the lead to 41-38 with 14 seconds left. 
Prairie then turned the ball over, giving Kamiah the chance to tie with a 3-pointer but the Kubs attempt missed with Prairie rebounding. Nida was then fouled and made both free throws with 3 seconds left on the clock to give Prairie a 43-38 lead.
Kamiah called timeout, but needing 2 scores to win and having to go full-court, Prairie coach Steve Wilson told his players to not play any defense. Kamiah scored to make the final margin just 3 points.
Nida led the Pirates in scoring with 14 points, 13 of them in the second half. Uhlenkott and Uhlorn each scored 6 while Gehring, Sonnen, Arnzen and Meghan VanderPas scored 4 each and Enneking added 1 point.
Prairie held a 38-35 edge on the boards with Uhlenkott and Nida collecting 6 rebounds each. Sonnen, Gehring and VanderPas added 5 each.
Uhlorn and VanderPas had 4 steals each while Nida and Gehring had 3 apiece as Prairie forced the Kubs into 24 turnovers.
Nida had 3 assists while VanderPas, Gehring and Arnzen had 2 each.Kaylee Uhlenkott tries to scoop in a lay-up.
Prairie was 16 for 38 from the field, 42%, and 9 for 22 at the line. They were 5 for 12 in the fourth quarter. Kamiah was 14 for 50 from the field, 28%, and 11 for 20 at the line. They had half their field goals in the fourth quarter.
With the win Prairie goes into the Christmas break with a 6-5 record. Their next game will be a league game at Troy on Friday, January 5.
The JV team avenged an earlier loss as they clobbered Kamiah 54-26.
Kara Guyer scored 6 and Kristi Poxleitner 4 in the first quarter as Prairie took a 16-8 lead.
The second unit took over in the second quarter and Hilaree VanderPas scored 6 points as Prairie built their lead to 30-16 by halftime.
Prairie held Kamiah to just 5 points in the third quarter as they extended the lead to 45-21. Emily Lerandeau scored 5 in the quarter while Mary Shears scored 4.
In the final quarter it was mostly C team players who got all the playing time and they still managed to outscore the Kubs 9-5. Casey Bruegeman scored 3 while Brianne Stubbers, Samantha Frei and Gina Seubert scored 2 each.
For the game Guyer and VanderPas scored 8 each to lead the team in scoring. Lerandeau scored 7 while Shears and Kim Schaeffer scored 5 each. Stubbers and Poxleitner scored 4 each, Chantel Boniecki and Bruegeman 3 each, NaTosha Schaeffer, Frei and Seubert 2 each and Amber Holthaus scored 1. 
Prairie held a 50-34 rebounding advantage with Shears grabbing 9 rebounds while Poxleitner and Seubert had 6 each.
Guyer had 6 steals and Lerandeau and Shears had 4 each as Prairie forced 38 turnovers.
Prairie was 22 for 71 from the field, 31%, and 10 for 16 at the line. Kamiah was 9 for 38 from the field, 24%, and 8 for 14 at the line.
Kamiah    7   7   6 20 -40
Prairie      9 10 12 12 -43
Prairie-Nida 5-13, 3-4, 14; Enneking 0-1, 1-4, 1; Sonnen 2-5, 0-1, 4; Gehring 2-4, 0-2, 4; Uhlenkott 2-7, 2-5, 6; Uhlorn 2-4, 2-2, 6; VanderPas 2-3, 0-2, 4; Arnzen 1-1, 1-2, 4; Schumacher 0-2, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Nida, Arnzen.
Kamiah-Garcia 1-3, 0-0, 3; Jas. Rupp 0-3, 0-2, 0; Br. Jacobs 0-4, 4-6, 4; Cash 7-16, 2-2, 16; Bl. Jacobs 3-15, 3-8, 9; Jan. Rupp 0-1, 0-0, 0; Pineda 2-5, 0-0, 4; Warden 0-1, 2-2, 2; Bruder 1-2, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Garcia.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
  5-Troy, there*
  6-Deary, here*
  9-C.V., here*
12-Kendrick, here*
13-Grangeville, there
23-Lapwai, there*
26-Timberline, here*
29-Lewis County, here*
Feb. 1,3,6,9,10-District at LCSC

  6-Home Meet, 10 a.m.
20-at Kamiah, 10 a.m.
27-District at Potlatch, 10 a.m.
Cottonwood, Idaho 83522



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