Kamiah defeats Pirates
The rematch of the 5-overtime thriller last month wasnít anything like the original as the Prairie Pirates fell to Kamiah 29-47 at Cottonwood Thursday, Jan. 4.
Prairie managed just 3 points in the first quarter but trailed just 3-8 in a slow-paced game.
Things stepped up a little in the second quarter but Kamiah still led, 15-19 at halftime.
The Kubs pulled away in the second half as they outscored the Pirates 14-28.
David Sigler led the Pirates in scoring with 13 points while Corey Schaeffer scored 7. J.D. Riener added 6 and Ryan Daly 3.
The game was the first after the Christmas break for the Pirates.
The JV team won their game 35-26 to avenge a 10-point loss to the Kubs at Kamiah.
Kamiah   8 11 11 17 -47
Prairie     3 12   7   7 -29
Prairie-Kaschmitter 0, 0-0, 0; K. Daly 0, 0-0, 0; Forsmann 0, 0-2, 0; Schaeffer 3, 1-4, 7; Sigler 6, 0-0, 13; R. Daly 1, 0-0, 3; Riener 3, 0-3, 6. 3-pointer-Sigler, R. Daly.
Kamiah-Harding 7, 3-6, 18; Ball 7, 0-0, 14; Schlader 2, 0-0, 4; Murphy 0, 2-4, 2; Hopper 0, 0-0, 0; Whittle 1, 2-2, 4; Tallbull 2, 1-2, 5. 3-pointers-Harding.

Pirates struggle at Kendrick
Kendrick blitzed Prairie coming out after halftime with a 2-15 run and went on to beat Prairie 38-63 at Kendrick Friday, January 5 in the Piratesí White Pine League opener.Pirate defenders J.D. Riener, Ryan Daly and Kyle Daly surround a Kendrick player.
Kendrick jumped out to a 4-14 lead in the game on a couple of long 3-pointers and some inside baskets but Corey Schaeffer scored the final 3 points of the first quarter to cut the lead to 7-14.
J.D. Riener then converted a 3-point play to open the second quarter and cut the lead to 4.
Kendrick built the lead back to 12-20 with 5:44 left but then the Pirates took over.
Prairie finished the half with a 9-0 run to take a 1 point lead.
Riener converted another 3-point play to start the run. Schaeffer added a pair of baskets and Ryan Daly connected on a pair of free throws with 44 seconds left in the half to give Prairie the lead.
They didnít carry any of that momentum into the second half though as Kendrick came out firing. The Tigers quickly took the lead on a pair of baskets.
David Sigler answered with a driving lay-up for his only points of the game but the Tigers then went on a 0-11 scoring run that was broken only when Riener converted his third 3-point play of the game after making a nifty move for a lay-up.
Trailing by 9 at 26-35 with 3:37 left in the third, Prairie wouldnít get any closer as Kendrick pulled away to a 31-48 lead by the end of the period.
Ten turnovers contributed to the Piratesís third quarter problems as they were only able to attempt 9 shots in the period. Kendrick meanwhile put up 19 shots and converted 12 of them, also going 3 for 3 from 3-point range.
It didnít get any better in the fourth period as the Tigers outscored the Pirates 7-15 to keep pulling away.
Prairie got big points from their post players, Corey Schaeffer and J. D. Riener, but little from anywhere else as those two combined for 31 of Prairieís 38 points. Schaeffer had 17 to lead the team while Riener scored 14. Kyle Daly scored 3 while Ryan Daly and Sigler had 2 points each.
Prairie had a slight rebounding edge at 30-28 with Tyler Forsmann, Schaeffer and Kyle Daly each collecting 6 boards. 
Sigler and Schaeffer had 2 steals each while Kyle Daly had 2 assists.
The Pirates committed 30 turnovers to just 14 for the Tigers.Corey Schaeffer puts up a shot at Kendrick.
The Pirates were 14 for 38 from the field, 37%, and 10 for 15 at the line while Kendrick was 26 for 53 from the field, 49%, and 4 for 10 at the line.
The loss drops the Pirates to 0-1 in league and 6-4 overall.
In the JV game Prairie led 16-0 after the first quarter and went on to win 52-38.
The JVís connected on their first 7 free throw attempts of the game and 4 of 10 from the field while Kendrick was going 0 for 22 as they built their 16-0 lead. Eric Daly was 4 for 4 at the line and 2 for 2 from the field in the quarter, 1 of those a 3-pointer, as he scored 9.
After the first quarter the free throw shooting cooled off considerably as Prairie went 1 for 5 from the line in the second quarter and 3 for 14 from the field as Kendrick cut the lead to 23-13 by halftime.
The Tigers were able to cut the lead down to 6 on 2 occasions in the third quarter but an 8-2 spurt late in the quarter put Prairie back on top by 12.
In the fourth quarter Kendrick cut the lead to twice to 7 points but the Pirates ended the game with an 8-1 run with Kyle Holthaus ending the scoring with 4 straight free throws. Between those final free throws and the first 7 they made, the Pirates hit just 4 of 28 at the line.
Branden Waller wound up as the Piratesí leading scorer with 19 points with 8 of those in the final quarter.
Daly wound up with 9 while Holthaus scored 8, Connor Rieman 7, Andrew Gabica 3 and Joe Schumacher, Derek Schaeffer and Daniel Sigler each scored 2.
Prairie held a 64-40 rebounding edge with Waller making it a double-19 with 19 rebounds. Rieman added 12 rebounds while Gabica had 10.
Gabica, Waller and Rieman each had 2 steals while Rieman had 3 assists and Holthaus had 2 assists.
Prairie was 18 for 51 from the field, 35%, and 15 for 39 at the line while Kendrick was 16 for 72 from the field, 22%, and 4 for 6 at the line.
Prairie        7 14 10   7 -38
Kendrick 14   6 28 15 -63
Prairie-Forsmann 0-1, 0-0, 0; Schaeffer 7-16, 3-4, 17; Sigler 1-4, 0-0, 2; R. Daly 0-4, 2-2, 2; Riener 5-9, 4-5, 14; K. Daly 1-2, 1-3, 3; Kaschmitter 0-1, 0-0, 0; Daniel Sigler 0-0, 0-0, 0; Waller 0-1, 0-1, 0; Holthaus 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Kendrick-Ireland 3-6, 0-0, 9; Warner 6-8, 1-1, 13; Mortenson 8-14, 0-0, 20; Christopher 7-16, 2-5, 16; Boyle 0-1, 0-2, 0; Hammond 0-2, 0-0, 0; Renfrow 0-2, 0-0, 0; Gobbi 0-0, 0-0, 0; Liedkie 0-1, 0-0, 0; Fliger 0-0, 1-2, 1; Curtice 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Mortenson 4, Ireland 3.

Pirates clobber Grangeville
The Prairie Pirates broke their 3-game losing streak in a big way as they crushed Grangeville 63-41 at Cottonwood Monday, January 8.
A big part of the win was the team defense the Pirates played, in particular, Ryan Dalyís defense on Grangeville junior Austin Wassmuth who had torched the Pirates for four 3-pointers and 20 points in their earlier meeting. Daly limited Wassmuth to just 4 points and one 3-pointer this time around.
As a team meanwhile, the Pirates held Grangeville scoreless for the first 10:32 of the game as they built a 16-0 lead.Nate Kaschmitter watches his 3-point attempt go through the hoop.
Offensively, J.D. Riener got the Pirates going by scoring 6 of the gameís first 7 points. Corey Schaeffer scored the final 4 points in the first quarter for an 11-0 lead and then scored the first basket of the second quarter. Nate Kaschmitter added a 3-pointer for the 16-0 lead.
Grangeville finally got on the board with a pair of free throws with 5:28 left in the first half.
The Pirates answered with a lay-up by Riener and a putback by Kyle Daly that made it 20-2.
Grangeville came back with another pair of free throws and their first basket of the game, with 4:36 left in the half, to cut the lead to 20-6.
David Sigler then connected on a pair of free throws and a steal by Riener led to a driving lay-up by Sigler for a 24-6 lead.
Grangeville then put together a mini-rally but got no closer than 26-12. A free throw by Riener ended the first half scoring with the Pirates holding a 27-12 lead.
Prairie had held the Bulldogs to just 2 for 14 shooting in the first half as Grangeville got 8 of their 12 points at the free throw line.
Grangeville scored first in the third quarter but the Pirates snuffed out any hope of a comeback with a 17-6 run with Sigler scoring 12 of those 17 points. That gave the Pirates a 44-18 lead with 1:59 left in the third quarter.
Prairie led 48-23 heading into the fourth.
The Bulldogs outscored the Pirates in the fourth period, but only by 3 points as Prairie took advantage of free throws by hitting 9 of 13 attempts in the quarter.
Tyler Forsmann scored all 6 of his points in the final quarter a the Pirates took advantage of a mismatch as Grangeville guarded the 6í2Ē Forsmann with 5í8Ē Joey Pineda in the post.
Sigler wound up with 18 points to lead the Pirates in scoring with Schaeffer right behind with 16. Riener scored 11, Forsmann 6, Kaschmitter 5, Kyle Daly 4 and Ryan Daly 3.
Prairie also dominated the boards 39-20 led by Schaeffer with 13 with Riener adding 9 rebounds as those two between them outrebounded Grangeville.
Riener and Sigler had 3 steals each while Ryan Daly had 3 assists and Sigler had 2.
The Pirates hit 22 of 43 shots, 51%, and 18 of 33 free throws while holding Grangeville to 12 of 36 from the field, 33%, and 14 of 24 at the line.
With the win Prairie improves to 7-4 on the season.
David Sigler flies toward the hoop for a lay-up.The JV game was a rough and tumble affair that saw several nasty looking collisions which included Prairieís Connor Rieman leaving the game with an apparent knee injury.
Grangeville wound up winning the game 41-53.
Prairie took the early lead as Rieman had 4 points in the first quarter and Eric Daly 3 to lead Prairie to an 8-3 lead. 
Grangeville cut the lead to 8-5 at the end of the quarter and then scored the first 8 points of the second quarter to take the lead for good.
They had a 13-2 run to open the second quarter with Prairieís only points coming on a lay-up by Branden Waller who was slammed into the wall after his score with no call made. He came out of it with blood running down the side of his face but came back to score 10 more points in the second half.
Daly scored a pair of free throws to open the second half which pulled the Pirates within 3 points at 15-18 but Grangeville scored 8 straight points to push the lead back to 11 at 15-26.
The margin held there through the rest of the third quarter as Grangeville took a 27-38 lead into the fourth/
After a pair of Grangeville free throws, Prairie put their own run together to pull within 6 at 37-43 with 4:13 left.
Grangeville then put the Pirates away with a 1-9 run to wind up winning by 12.
Daly scored 14 to lead the JVís in scoring with Waller adding 13, Kyle Holthaus and Rieman 4 each, Vit Spanhel and Joe Schumacher 2 each and Daniel Sigler 1.
Grangeville held a 29-30 rebounding edge. Waller had 9 to lead the Pirates with Sigler adding 6.
Waller also had 4 steals with Holthaus collecting 3. Holthaus and Daly had 2 assists each.
Prairie was 11 for 38 from the field, 29%, and 18 for 38 at the line. Grangeville was 20 for 38 from the field, 53%, and 12 for 21 at the line.
Grangeville      0 12 11 18 -41
Prairie           11 16 21 15 -63
Prairie-T. Forsmann 1-2, 4-6, 6; Schaeffer 7-11, 2-3, 16; David Sigler 6-10, 6-7, 18; R. Daly 0-2, 3-7, 3; Riener 5-9, 1-3, 11; Kaschmitter 1-4, 2-4, 5; K. Daly 2-3, 0-2, 4; Holthaus 0-0, 0-1, 0; Daniel Sigler 0-0, 0-0, 0; Waller 0-1, 0-0, 0; B. Forsmann 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Kaschmitter.
Grangeville-Seid 2-7, 1-5, 7; Russell 1-3, 4-6, 6; Crosby 0-3, 5-6, 5; Wassmuth 1-7, 1-2, 4; Solberg 4-8, 2-2, 10; Laufenberg 0-2, 1-2, 1; Pineda 2-4, 0-0, 4; Meyer 2-2, 0-0, 4; Kaschmitter 0-0, 0-1, 0. 3-pointers-Seid 2, Wassmuth.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
*indicates league game
11-C.V., there*
13-Deary, there*
19-Timberline, there*
25-Lapwai, here*
27-Highland, here*
30-Nezperce, here*
  5-Genesee, there*
  8-Culdesac, here*
14-Troy, here*
15,17,19,23,24,25-District at LCSC

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