plans two senior nights
Summit Academy's seven seniors will be honored in two separate games this week, the boys prior to their home game against Highland this Thursday evening at the Prairie High gym, jv at 6:00 and varsity following at 7:30.
The sole senior boy on the Summit team this year is Jacob Uhlenkott, who has been an integral part of Summit basketball since his start in the fifth grade.
The next night, Friday, also at the Prairie High gym, Summit's six senior girls will be honored for the outstanding contribution they have made to the Patriot basketball program over the past few years. Looking back, these six seniors, Alyssa Frei, Jacquie Lustig, Amber Nuxoll, Alexa Prigge, Emily Rehder, and Cori Wemhoff can note a second place finish in their junior high days in Boise at the Hallisey tourney, along with two sportsmanship awards given there, and a fine high school career culminating this year with their 14 and 1 record to date. The game Friday will match the Patriot ladies with Lewis County girls, again with a jv at 6:00, the varsity game following after a ceremony honoring the girls.
Summit girls extend winning streak
Hitting on all cylinders, Summit Academy's lady Patriots have added four more victories to their record in the past two weeks, extending to six their new winning streak which was halted momentarily by Kendrick in the Prairie Christmas tournament, their only loss of the season.
Last victimized by the Patriot onslaught was a team of Lapwai Wildcats JV who took on the Patriots this Monday evening at the Prairie High gym, only to fall after a hard battle to the local girls by a score of 53 to 33. Leading the scoring with her most productive night of the year, was Alexa Prigge with 30, several of which came on short putups off the assists of a driving Cori Wemhoff. Wemhoff added 18 points of her own to aid the cause, while the rest of the Patriots along with Prigge and Wemhoff did a stellar job on defense, keeping the Wildcats at bay most of the evening. Post Emily Rehder defensively blocked several shots and pulled down many rebounds, as did Amber Nuxoll, while Jacquie Lustig and starter Alyssa Frei aided the Summit defensive effort in frustrating the Wildcats. Nuxoll also added three points to the total, Frei two, and subs Lynn Rehder, Kim Frei, and Lauren Chmelik also got into the action. This last win extends the Summit record for the season to 14 and 1.
Earlier in the two week period, the Patriot ladies recorded victories over North Idaho Christian for the second time this season, winning at Hayden, Idaho last Friday evening 48 to 18 with eight Patriots hitting the scoring column, again paced by post Prigge with 21. During the prior week, Salmon River fell a second time to the Patriots, this time by a score of 44 to 13, while the Kamiah Kub ladies were handed their third loss of the season to the local girls, this time by a score of 48 to 38.
Summit's junior varsity, many of whom log significant time with the varsity, also got into action during this time, losing a tough 39 to 27 game to the Kub Kids from Kamiah.
Following a trip to Timberline Tuesday night, the Summit girls will be hosting Lewis County at Prairie High school Friday night, jv at 6:00 and varsity at 7:30, with a tribute to Summit's six seniors to take place prior to the varsity game.
Summit boys win 1 of 3
Minus their coach in attendance at a funeral, the Summit Patriot boys fell on hard times on their road trip north last weekend, dropping two contests to teams they had defeated earlier in the year.
Saturday night at Hayden, Idaho, matched up with a good North Idaho Christian team there, the Patriots could do nothing right, as they fell behind immediately, caught up almost, then dropped the game by a score of 57 to 40 to the locals.
David Spencer was the only Patriot in double figures for the evening, scoring 14, while fouling out in the fourth, while five other Patriots added scoring of two to eight points.
Earlier in the evening, the Summit jayvees did win their contest, 44 to 34, with Dylan Prigge hitting eleven and eight other players tossed in scores of one up to eight.
The following day, in Moscow at Logos, things still managed to go awry as the jayvee fell behind 18 to 0 to begin their contest, then struggled throughout the evening to catch up, only to fall 59 to 44 to the Knights.
The varsity contest was a bit more competitive, but still resulted in a loss, 52 to 31, as constant muffs and frequent turnovers spelled doom for the local boys in the second half after they had managed only a two point deficit, 19 to 21 at halftime.
Monday evening at Prairie, a different Patriot team showed up, as the Summit boys took a hard fought game from their visitors from Lapwai. Behind 8 to 6 at the quarter break, and 22 to 26 at halftime to the Lapwai JV, the Patriots roared back in the second half to go up 37 to 32 at the three quarter break, then finished off the Wildcats 54 to 42 at the end with a series of steals and fast breaks.
Scoring for the Patriots in this contest was evenly distributed with Dustin Lustig pacing the Patriots with 16, Zach Frei adding 11, Jacob Uhlenkott 10, and David Spencer with 7, Dylan Prigge with 6, and William Schlader 4. Joseph Lustig, Chase Nuxoll, and Josh Frei also saw action during the game, but were unable to hit the scoring column.
Next action for the Patriots will be at Prairie High this Thursday against the Highland Huskies, game time 6:00 for the jayvees, and 7:30 for the varsity following a pregame ceremony honoring Jacob Uhlenkott, the only senior on the team, for his efforts on behalf of Summit basketball over the past eight years.
SUMMIT BOYS BASKETBALL
23-Pullman Christian, here, JV-V
31-at Highland, JV-V
SUMMIT GIRLS BASKETBALL
23-Pullman Christian here, V only