Lady Pirates shut out CV in fourth quarter
The Prairie Lady Pirates held Clearwater Valley scoreless in the fourth quarter as they pulled away to a 47-34 win Tuesday, January 9 at Cottonwood.
Over the first 3 quarters the game went back and forth with several lead changes but in the fourth the Piratesí D clamped down forcing the Lady Rams into 14 turnovers and limiting them to just 6 shot attempts.Jennifer Enneking makes a pass against C.V.
C.V. started the game well as they jumped out to a 0-6 lead. 
Jennifer Enneking finally put Prairie on the scoreboard with a lay-up off a lob pass from Nicole Nida. Enneking and Nida each added a free throw and Meghan VanderPas tied the game with a basket.
After an exchange of baskets, C.V. took the lead at the end of the quarter with a 3-pointer.
The Rams scored the first 4 points in the second to build their lead to 8-15.
Prairie cut the lead to 2 at 15-17 with a 7-2 run as VanderPas scored a pair of free throws, Kylie Uhlorn a basket and Sarah Arnzen a 3-pointer.
C.V. stretched the lead back to 7 with 2 free throws and a 3-pointer of their own.
Prairie then came back to take their first lead of the game. Nida hit a pair of free throws and 20 seconds later Randi Schumacher hit a pair of free throws to but the lead to 3.
Nida then made steals and drove in for lay-ups on consecutive possessions to give Prairie their first lead at 23-22.
C.V. answered with a pair of free throws but Prairie took the lead at the half when Tiffany Schaeffer drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
In the third quarter C.V. took their final lead of the game at 29-30 with 5:01 left to play.
30 seconds later Enneking scored a short jumper to give Prairie the lead for good. A free throw and then a basket by Arnzen and a pair of free throws by Nida made it 36-30.
C.V. scored a pair of baskets to end the third quarter and cut the lead to 36-34 entering the fourth.
In the fourth though Prairie ratcheted up the defensive pressure, forcing turnover after turnover as the Rams doubled the number of turnovers they had committed through the first 3 quarters.
For the first 3 minutes of the quarter though Prairie couldnít score either as the first points of the period came on a basket by VanderPas at the 4:55 mark.
That was the only basket of the quarter as the rest of Prairieís points came at the free throw line as Prairie was 9 for 14 at the line in the period.
Nida wound up leading Prairie in scoring with 13 points while Enneking and VanderPas scored 10 each. Arnzen added 6, Schaeffer 3, Uhlorn and Schumacher 2 each and Becky Gehring 1.
Sarah Arnzen drives past a C.V. defender.C.V. held the rebounding edge 17-28. Nida, VanderPas and Schumacher had 3 each to lead Prairie.
Nida, Tabitha Sonnen and VanderPas as 3 steals each and Schaeffer had 4 assists.
Prairie was 12 for 28 from the field, 43%, and 21 for 33 at the line while C.V. was 13 for 33 from the field, 39%, and 6 for 12 at the line.
In the JV game Prairie gave C.V. their first loss of the season 46-42.
C.V. took the early lead in the game at 2-8 but Prairie came back to tie the game at 10 when Kara Guyer hit an outside shot with 2:19 left in the quarter.
C.V. scored the final 5 points of the first quarter though for a 10-15 lead.
Prairie started the second quarter with a 6-0 run to take their first lead of the game at 16-15. Kim Schaeffer scored a free throw, Amber Holthaus a 3-pointer and Emily Lerandeau gave prairie the lead with a putback.
The lead didnít last long as C.V. outscored Prairie 1-4 over the next 2 minutes but Prairie answered with a 7-0 run that gave them a 24-19 lead. Lerandeau hit a 3-pointer to start the run, and then she and Kim Schaeffer each added a basket.
C.V. scored 2 baskets to close within 24-23 at the half.
The Rams then took the lead back with a pair of free throws to open the third quarter scoring.
That lead lasted only 12 seconds though as Kim Schaeffer got a lay-up on a well-executed press break. Lerandeau added a basket and Chantel Boniecki a free throw for a 29-25 Prairie lead.
A 6-0 run later in the third period gave Prairie their biggest lead of the game at 37-28.
Prairie took a 39-32 lead into the fourth quarter.
Hilaree VanderPas scored inside to open the fourth quarter scoring as Prairie equaled their biggest lead at 41-32.
C.V. came back with a 0-5 run to cut the lead to 4 but could get no closer as Prairie was able to score each time the Rams cut the lead to 4.
Lerandeau wound up with 14 points to lead Prairie in scoring with Guyer adding 8, Kristi Poxleitner and Kim Schaeffer 6 each, VanderPas 4, Boniecki and Holthaus 3 each and Mary Shears 2.
Prairie had a 51-39 rebounding advantage led by Lerandeau and Kim Schaeffer who each had 11 rebounds. Sheats added 8 and Boniecki and VanderPas had 6 each.
Guyer had 5 steals and 5 assists.
Prairie was 19 for 56 from the field, 34%, and 6 for 17 at the line while C.V. was 15 for 51 from the field, 29%, and 12 for 34 at the line.
C.V.       11 13 10   0 -34
Prairie       8 18 10 11 -47
Prairie-Nida 3-5, 7-10, 13; Enneking 2-4, 6-10, 10; Schaeffer 1-5, 0-0, 3; Sonnen 0-2, 0-0, 0; Gehring 0-0, 1-2, 1; VanderPas 3-5, 4-6, 10; Uhlorn 1-1, 0-0, 2; Schumacher 0-2, 2-2, 2; Arnzen 2-3, 1-3, 6; Boniecki 0-0, 0-0, 0; Guyer 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Arnzen, Schaeffer.
C.V.-Palmer 1-5, 0-0, 2; Parks 3-6, 4-6, 11; Lytle 3-7, 0-2, 6; Roberts 1-4, 2-2, 4; Pickering 2-3, 0-0, 4; Johnson 1-4, 0-0, 3; Vifiades 2-3, 0-0, 4; Riley 0-1, 0-2, 0; Mefford 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Johnson, Parks.

Lady Pirates lose to Kendrick
Poor shooting, forced in large part by Kendrickís tough defense, led to a 39-52 loss to Kendrick at Cottonwood by the Prairie Lady Pirates Friday, January 12.
Prairie connected on only 9 of 47 shots in the game, just 19%, while Kendrick was able to get the ball inside a lot more often and hit 18 of 41 shots for 44%.
Prairie jumped out to the early lead in the game as they scored the first 7 points. Nicole Nida connected from the corner to open the scoring as she had a foot on the 3-point arc for a long 2-pointer. 30 seconds later she connected again from the corner on an inbounds play, this time for 3 points. 
Becky Gehring scored on a nice pick and roll play for a lay-up to make it 7-0.
Kendrick came right back though with their own 0-7 run to tie the game.
Tiffany Schaeffer scored a pair of free throws to give Prairie back the lead but Kendrick came right back to tie the score at 9 which is where it stood at the quarter break.
The Tigers dominated the action early in the second quarter as they outscored Prairie 4-10 to take a 13-19 lead. Prairieís only points were a free throw by Tabitha Sonnen and a 3-pointer by Jennifer Enneking.
After a 3-point play by Kendrick, Gehring scored a short turn-around shot to cut the lead back to 4 but Kendrick then scored the final 3 points of the half for a 15-22 lead.
In the second half the Tigers steadily pulled away as Prairie couldnít find the range on their shots. While Prairie was missed 10 of 12 shots in the third quarter, the Tigers were making 7 of 11. A 7 for 10 performance at the free throw line by Prairie kept Kendrick from taking an even bigger lead.
In the fourth quarter Kendrick was content to work the ball for lay-ups or shoot free throws as they attempted just 4 shots from the field. With that strategy they were able to build the lead to as many as 20 points at 31-51. Prairie closed the game with an 8-1 run but it was too little, too late.
Schaeffer led the Pirates in scoring with 11 points with Gehring scoring 7, Nida 5, Enneking and Meghan VanderPas 4 each, Sarah Arnzen 3, Sonnen and Kaylee Uhlenkott 2 each and Kylie Uhlorn 1.
Kendrick held a slim 38-40 rebounding edge with Gehring leading Prairie with 9. Nida added 7 rebounds.
Uhlenkott had 3 steals while Arnzen, Nida, VanderPas and Schaeffer had 2 each. Schaeffer and Enneking had 2 assists each.
Prairie was 18 for 35 at the line while Kendrick was 14 for 22.
The loss drops Prairie to 4-2 in league play and 9-6 overall.
In the JV game Prairie used a 14-0 run in the third quarter to blow open a relatively cloe game and went on to win 36-24.
Prairie started the game with a 7-0 run as 4 different players scored. Kara Guyer opened the scoring with a free throw and Emily Lerandeau, Kristi Poxleitner and Chantel Boniecki each scored a basket.
After Kendrick got on the board with a free throw, Poxleitner added another basket to make it 9-1 at the end of the first quarter.
Kendrick opened the second quarter scoring but Prairie then put together a 6-0 run for a 15-3 lead.
Kendrick closed within 8 at 15-7 before a 3-pointer by Lerandeau put Prairie back on top by 11.
Kendrick scored the final 6 points of the half though to close within 6 at 19-13.
They also scored the first point of the second half to pull within 5 but then went scoreless for nearly 8 minutes.
Kim Schaeffer started the Prairie run with a basket. Mary Shears then scored two baskets and Hilaree VanderPas scored 4 straight baskets for a 33-14 lead by the end of the third quarter.
Prairie scored just 3 points in the fourth quarter but Kendrick got no closed than the final 12 point margin.
VanderPas led the JVís in scoring with 8 points with Poxleitner, Boniecki, Lerandeau and Shears scoring 5 each, Guyer 3, Kim Schaeffer and Casey Bruegeman 2 each and Samantha Frei scored 1.
Prairie held a 45-42 edge on the boards with Boniecki collecting 8 rebounds while Shears and Frei added 6 rebounds each.
Guyer had 5 steals while VanderPas had 4 and Shears 3. Amber Holthaus had 5 assists and blocked 3 shots.
Prairie was 14 for 64 from the field, 22%, and 7 for 33 at the line while Kendrick was 9 for 27 from the field, 33%, and 5 for 16 at the line.
Kendrick    9 13 17 13 -52
Prairie        9   6 11 13 -39
Prairie-Nida 2-13, 0-0, 5; Enneking 1-2, 1-3, 4; Schaeffer 3-14, 4-4, 11; Sonnen 0-3, 2-4, 2; Gehring 2-4, 3-4, 7; VanderPas 1-5, 2-5, 4; Uhlenkott 0-1, 2-4, 2; Arnzen 0-2, 3-9, 3; Uhlorn 0-1, 1-2, 1; Schumacher 0-2, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Nida, Schaeffer, Enneking.
Kendrick-Pea 1-3, 0-0, 2; Steigers 3-4, 1-2, 9; Wolff 4-14, 5-8, 13; Smith 4-7, 2-4, 10; Agee 0-2, 2-2, 2; Gillispie 0-3, 0-0, 0; Deeds 5-7, 4-6, 14; Hasenoehrl 1-1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Steigers 2.

Lady Pirates lose at Grangeville
Grangeville took control of the game early and went on to defeat the Lady Pirates 35-51 at Grangeville Saturday, January 13.
Grangeville jumped out to a 2-7 lead in the game and had another 2-7 run later in the first quarter as they led 8-16 at the quarter break.
In the second quarter Prairie couldnít find their shooting touch as they connected on just 1 of 9 attempts allowing Grangeville to extend the lead to 11 at 14-25 by halftime.Kaylee Uhlenkott gets in to the lane against Grangeville.
Jennifer Enneking got Prairie off to a good start in the second half with a 3-pointer on a pass back out of the post from Becky Gehring. Kaylee Uhlenkott then scored twice inside to cut the lead to 21-25.
After a Grangeville score, Tiffany Schaeffer scored on a pass from Nicole Nida to again cut the lead to 4 at 23-27. That was as close as Prairie would get though as Grangeville then went on a 0-7 run to push the lead back to 11. Tabitha Sonnen connected on a 3-pointer to end the third quarter with Prairie trailing 26-34.
Grangeville put the game away by opening the fourth quarter with a 9 point scoring run that gave them a 17-point lead.
The closest Prairie could get the rest of the way was 13 points after a 3-pointer by Schaeffer with 4:27 left.
Schaeffer wound up as Prairieís leading scorer with 10 points with Uhlenkott and Sonnen scoring 8 each. Enneking scored 4, Randi Schumacher 3 and Nida 2.
Prairie held a 35-30 rebounding edge led by Schaeffer who had 9 rebounds.
Schaeffer also had 3 steals while Enneking, Sonnen, VanderPas and Uhlenkott had 2 each. Schaeffer had 3 assists as well.
Prairie was 12 for 42 from the field, 29%, and 7 for 17 at the line. Grangeville was 23 for 51 from the field, 45%, and 5 for 8 at the line.
The loss drops Prairie to 9-7 on the season.
The JV team meanwhile picked up another win as they beat Grangeville 40-24.
Randi Schumacher found the way to the hoop blocked at Grangeville.The game was tied at 8-8 with 1:24 left in the first period but Prairie scored the next 19 straight points as Grangeville went from the 1:24 mark in the first quarter until 4:50 left in the third without scoring.
Prairie led 12-8 at the end of the first quarter and 22-8 at the half.
The lead was 27-8 before Grangeville was able to score again.
Prairie led 34-14 after 3 quarters.
Emily Lerandeau had 12 points including a pair of 3-pointers to lead Prairie in scoring. Kara Guyer scored 8 while Hilaree VanderPas and Mary Shears scored 6 each, Chantel Boniecki scored 4 and NaTosha Schaeffer and Casey Bruegeman scored 2 each.
Prairie had a 40-27 rebounding advantage as VanderPas and Kim Schaeffer had 8 rebounds each and Kristi Poxleitner had 7.
Poxleitner and Lerandeau had 3 steals each and Poxleitner had 4 assists.
The JVís were 17 for 55 from the field, 31%, and 4 for 8 at the line. Grangeville was 11 for 35 from the field, 31%, and 0 for 4 at the line.
Prairie          8 6 12   9 -35
Grangeville 16 9   9 17 -51
Prairie-Nida 1-7, 0-0, 2; Enneking 1-2, 1-2, 4; Schaeffer 3-10, 3-5, 10; Gehring 0-1, 0-0, 0; Uhlenkott 3-11, 2-6, 8; Sonnen 3-6, 1-2, 8; Uhlorn 0-1, 0-2, 0; Arnzen 0-2, 0-0, 0; VanderPas 0-1, 0-0, 0; Schumacher 1-1, 1-2, 3. 3-pointers-Enneking, Schaeffer, Sonnen.
Grangeville-Shi. Dreadfulwater 6-12, 0-0, 12; P. Holman 1-7, 1-2, 3; Sha. Dreadfulwater 6-9, 1-2, 13; VanderEsch 7-13, 3-4, 17; Smith 2-7, 0-0, 4; K. Holman 1-3, 0-0, 2; Loeber 0-0, 0-0, 0; Murphy 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
20-Lewis County, at Highland (not on original schedule)
23-Lapwai, there*
26-Timberline, here*
29-Lewis County, here*
Feb. 1,3,6,9,10-District at LCSC

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



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