Lady Pirates win at Troy
In their first game after the Christmas break, the Prairie Lady Pirates held off Troy 36-33 at Troy Friday, January 5.
Prairie was missing starter Nicole Nida but got back Tiffany Schaeffer who was seeing her first action after recovering from knee surgery.
Troy led after 1 quarter, 7-11, but the Pirates outscored them 13-8 in the second quarter to take a 20-19 lead at the half.
They led 28-24 by the end of the third quarter and led by as many as 8 points in the second half.
Troy rallied to within 1 at 34-33 but Schaeffer connected on a pair of free throws with 2 seconds left to give Prairie their final 3-point margin of victory.
Tabitha Sonnen led a balanced scoring attack with 8 points with Kaylee Uhlenkott scoring 7, Randi Schumacher 6, Schaeffer and Meghan VanderPas 4 each, Sarah Arnzen 3, and Jennifer Enneking and Becky Gehring 2 each.
The JV team also won by the score of 42-28.
Prairie       7 13 8 8 -36
Troy        11   8 5 9 -33
Prairie-Enneking 0, 2-2, 2; Uhlorn 0, 0-0, 0; Sonnen 3, 2-4, 8; VanderPas 2, 0-3, 4; Gehring 1, 0-1, 2; Schumacher 3, 0-0, 6; Arnzen 1, 1-3, 3; Uhlenkott 3, 1-4, 7; Schaeffer 1, 2-2, 4. 3-pointers-none.
Troy-Bafus 0, 2-2, 2; Case 0, 0-0, 0; Kanikkeberg 2, 0-0, 5; Simmons 3, 5-10, 11; Iverson 2, 0-0, 5; Jensen 2, 1-1, 5; Howe 0, 3-7, 3; T. Smith 0, 2-2, 2. 3-pointers-Iverson, Kanikkeberg.

Lady Pirates beat Deary
The Prairie Lady Pirates jumped out to an 8-0 lead and then held off the Deary Mustangs for a 41-27 win at Cottonwood Saturday, January 6.
Deary didnít score until there were only 28 seconds left in the opening quarter as they missed their first 7 shots from the field.
Becky Gehring scored Prairieís first point just 27 seconds into the game when she hit the second of 2 free throws.
A minute later Jennifer Enneking stole the ball and drove all the way downcourt for a lay-up. Tiffany Schaeffer holds her follow-through as she watches her 3-point shot go in.
After 2 minutes of neither team scoring, Kaylee Uhlenkott put back her own miss to make it 5-0. 
With 37 seconds left in the quarter, after over 3 minutes of no scoring, Tiffany Schaeffer was fouled on a short jumper and converted the free throw to make it 8-0.
Prairie led 8-2 at the end of the quarter.
Kylie Uhlorn opened the second quarter scoring with a shot from the baseline.
After a Deary score, Uhlenkott converted a pair of free throws and Schaeffer swished a 3-pointer for a 15-4 lead.
Deary answered with their own 3-pointer but still trailed by 9 at halftime, 20-11.
The Mustangs scored the first 4 points of the second half to cut the lead to 20-15 but Prairie then went on a 7-2 run to push the lead back to 10 at 27-17. In the run Prairie got a free throw from Uhlorn, a steal and drive for a basket from Schaeffer, a putback by Sarah Arnzen and a pair of free throws by Randi Schumacher. 
After a score by Deary, Schumacher closed the third quarter scoring with an aggressive drive to the hoop for a lay-up to make it 29-19.
Deary scored the first point of the fourth quarter but Prairie got back-to-back 3-pointers from Arnzen and Schaeffer to push the lead to 15 at 35-20.
Deary never got closer than 13 the rest of the game.
In only her second game of the season, Schaeffer led the team with 11 points as she hit 4 of 8 shots including 2 of 3 from 3-point range. Uhlenkott scored 7, Gehring and Sarah Arnzen passes out to Jennifer Enneking. In the background is Tabitha Sonnen.Uhlorn 6 each, Arnzen 5, Schumacher 4 and Enneking 2.
Deary held the rebounding edge, 23-28. Uhlorn and Schaeffer had 4 each to lead the Pirates.
Enneking had 4 steals and 4 assists while Tabitha Sonnen added 2 assists.
Prairie was 13 for 34 from the field, 38%, and 12 for 19 at the line. Deary was 11 for 36 from the field, 31%, and 4 for 8 at the line.
With the win Prairie improves to 3-1 in league play and 8-5 overall.
In the JV game Prairie started the game with a 10-1 run and ended it with a 13-0 run as they powered past the Mustangs 44-10.
What the JVís lacked in quality of shots they more than made up for in quantity as they launched 87 shots in the game while Deary attempted just 29 shots, due in large part to 47 turnovers.
Mary Shears scored 6 of Prairieís 10 first quarter points while Kara Guyer and Emily Lerandeau each scored 2 as Prairie took that 10-1 lead and led 10-3 at the quarter break.
Lerandeau and Kristi Poxleitner each scored a basket in the first 70 seconds of the second quarter as Prairie pushed the lead to 14-3.
After a Deary basket, Lerandeau connected from 3-point range which led to a 17-6 halftime lead.
In the second half Prairie limited Deary to just 1 basket in each quarter.
Guyer opened the second half scoring with a steal and drive for a lay-up. Deary then scored to make it 19-8 but Prairie then finished the quarter on an 11-0 run. Lerandeau had 7 of those 11 points.
A free throw by Kim Schaeffer to open the fourth quarter made it 12 straight points. Deary then scored their final points with 4:06 left in the game. Prairie then scored the gameís final 13 points with Sam Frei and Brianne Stubbers each scoring 4 and Casey Bruegeman connected on a 3-pointer. Christa Wilson had the other 2 points when she put back her own missed shot.Becky Gehring battles for rebounding position. At left is Sarah Arnzen.
Lerandeau had 14 points to lead the team with Guyer and Shears scoring 6 each. Stubbers and Frei scored 4 each, Bruegeman 3, Poxleitner, Chantel Boniecki and Wilson 2 each and Schaeffer 1.
Prairie dominated the boards as well, 65-36. Poxleitner had 15 rebounds to lead the team with Schaeffer grabbing 12, Lerandeau 10 and Shears 9.
Guyer had 9 steals while Poxleitner and Stubbers had 4 apiece. Guyer and Poxleitner each had 3 assists.
Prairie was 19 for 87 from the field, 22%, and 4 for 16 at the line. Deary was 4 for 29 from the field, 14%, and 2 for 4 at the line.
Deary     2   9 8   8 -27
Prairie     8 12 9 12 -41
Prairie-Enneking 1-1, 0-0, 2; T. Schaeffer 4-8, 1-1, 11; Sonnen 0-1, 0-0, 0; Gehring 2-5, 2-3, 6; Uhlenkott 1-4, 5-7, 7; Uhlorn 2-6, 2-4, 6; Schumacher 1-4, 2-2, 4; Arnzen 2-4, 0-0, 5; Poxleitner 0-0, 0-0, 0; Boniecki 0-0, 0-0, 0; Guyer 0-0, 0-2, 0; K. Schaeffer 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-T. Schaeffer 2, Arnzen.
Deary-Funke 4-10, 0-0, 9; Eggers 0-7, 3-4, 3; Winter 0-0, 0-0, 0; Capps 1-4, 0-0, 2; Hansen 2-6, 0-0, 4; Claffey 0-1, 1-2, 1; Beltran 3-7, 0-0, 6; Beeman 1-1, 0-2, 2. 3-pointers-Funke.

PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2006-07
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
JANUARY
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

DANCE TEAM SCHEDULE FOR 2006-07
JANUARY
20-at Kamiah, 10 a.m.
27-District at Potlatch, 10 a.m.
Cottonwood, Idaho 83522

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