Pirates play at 5:30 Friday vs. CV
With their 6-3 record the Prairie Lady Pirates finished fourth in the White Pine League.
They will play Clearwater Valley in game 2 of the District Tournament this Friday, Feb. 2, at approximately 5:30 p.m. at the LCSC Activity Center.
The first game has #1 seed Lapwai facing Deary. The winner of that game will face the winner of the Prairie-CV game on Saturday at 6 p.m. while the losers will play at noon.
Game #3 features #2 seed Kendrick against Troy. The final game of the night will have #3 seeded Genesee facing #6 seeded Lewis County.
Lady Pirates lose big at Lapwai
The Lady Pirates struggled with their shooting and the Lapwai defense as they lost 30-49 at Lapwai Tuesday, January 23.
Prairie hit only 2 of 22 shots in the first half and scored just 7 points as Lapwai raced out to 2-16 first quarter and 7-24 halftime leads.
Tiffany Schaeffer had Prairie’s only first quarter points while Kaylee Uhlenkott had their only second quarter basket. Nicole Nida added 3 free throws in the second period.
Lapwai built their lead to 7-29 in the third quarter before Prairie was able to score again. Schaeffer connected on a 3-pointer and Uhlenkott later added a basket and a pair of free throws as Prairie trailed 14-35 heading into the fourth period.
Through 3 quarters Prairie was 4 for 34 from the field with many of those misses coming on shots they normally can make.
The shooting improved in the fourth but they were unable to make much headway.
Nida scored 6 in the final quarter on a free throw, basket and 3-pointer. Jennifer Enneking added a 3-pointer while Kylie Uhlorn scored 3 points.
Nida wound up with 9 points to lead the Pirates while Schaeffer scored 7 and Uhlenkott 6. Enneking and Uhlorn scored 3 each and Randi Schumacher scored 2.
Lapwai dominated on the boards 33-52. Schumacher and Enneking had 6 each to lead Prairie.
Schaeffer had 5 steals and Enneking 3 as Prairie forced Lapwai into 21 turnovers. The Pirates did a fair job against Lapwai’s press as they committed 19 turnovers.
Schaeffer and Enneking had 2 assists each.
Prairie was 9 for 50 from the field, 18%, and 9 for 16 from the line while Lapwai was 23 for 59 from the field, 39%, and 5 for 9 at the line.
In the JV game Prairie lost a tough battle with the Wildcats 35-38.
Lapwai jumped out to a 2-9 lead in the first quarter but Prairie fought back to close with 7-10 by the end of the quarter as Kim Schaeffer converted a 3-point play and Hilaree VanderPas scored a putback.
Prairie stayed close throughout the second period thanks in large part to 6 points by Brianne Stubbers and were able to tie the score at 17 when NaTosha Schaeffer scored with 42 seconds left in the half.
Prairie took their first lead since the first 30 seconds when Chantel Boniecki scored a putback early in the third quarter. That started a 13-5 run that gave Prairie an 8-point lead with 2:50 left in the third period.
Kara Guyer scored 7 points in the run including a 3-pointer.
Lapwai scored the final 4 points of the quarter to cut the lead to 30-26 and then scored the first 3 of the fourth to pull within 1 at 30-29.
After a free throw by Kristi Poxleitner, Lapwai tied the score at 31.
VanderPas scored a putback to give Prairie back the lead but 10 seconds later Lapwai connected on a 3-pointer and then converted a steal into a lay-up for a 3-point lead.
Kim Schaeffer scored a putback with 31 seconds left to cut the lead to 1 but Lapwai added a basket for the final margin.
Guyer led Prairie in scoring with 7 points with Stubbers adding 6, Kim Schaeffer 5, Boniecki and VanderPas 4 each, Poxleitner 3 and Emily Lerandeau, Mary Shears and NaTosha Schaeffer each scored 2.
Prairie held a 45-31 rebounding edge led by VanderPas with 8. Poxleitner, Kim Schaeffer and Shears added 7 rebounds each and Bonieki had 6.
Kim Schaeffer had 3 steals and Poxleitner had 3 assists.
Prairie was 16 for 52 from the field, 31%, and 2 for 3 at the line while Lapwai was 16 for 53 from the field, 30%, and 4 for 9 at the line.
Prairie 2 5 7 16 -30
Lapwai 16 8 11 14 -49
Prairie-Nida 2-12, 4-7, 9; Schaeffer 3-14, 0-1, 7; Sonnen 0-1, 0-0, 0; VanderPas 0-4, 0-0, 0; Uhlenkott 2-4, 2-2, 6; Enneking 1-3, 0-0, 3; Arnzen 0-4, 0-0, 0; Uhlorn 1-4, 1-4, 3; Schumacher 0-3, 2-2, 2. 3-pointers-Schaeffer, Enneking.
Lapwai-Kane 4-14, 0-0, 8; T. Andrew 2-7, 0-0, 4; Bourgeau 0-5, 1-4, 1; Leighton 3-8, 2-2, 8; White Temple 5-10, 2-2, 12; Reuben 1-2, 0-0, 2; Samuels 1-3, 0-1, 2; Ramsey 4-6, 0-0, 8; Tapuro 1-2, 0-0, 2; Orton 1-1, 0-0, 2; K. Andrew 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Lady Pirates win easily over Timberline
The Prairie Lady Pirates raced to a 16-0 lead and cruised to a 56-32 win over Timberline Friday, Jan. 26 at Cottonwood.
The Prairie defense clamped down so hard on the Spartans at the start of the game that Timberline didn’t even get a shot off until the 1:36 mark of the quarter. They turned the ball over each of their first 12 possessions.
Timberline finally got on the scoreboard with a pair of free throws with 56 seconds left.
Tiffany Schaeffer started slowly, missing her first 4 shots, but then connected on 6 in a row. Four different Prairie players scored the first 8 points but Schaeffer then scored Prairie’s next 10 points as they closed the first quarter with an 18-2 lead.
In the second quarter Prairie made it 24-4 after Nicole Nida connected on a 3-pointer. All of Timberline’s scoring to that point came from free throws.
The Spartans finally scored for the field with 6:07 left in the half. That started a 0-7 run for them that cut the lead to 24-11.
Prairie broke their dry spell when Kaylee Uhlenkott scored a basket and Becky Gehring added a pair of free throws to make it 28-11.
Prairie led 32-17 at the half.
Prairie opened the second half with a 10-0 run. The first 6 of those were all scored by Meghan VanderPas with Uhlenkott and Nida each scoring 2 to make it 42-17.
From that point on the game was played close to even as Prairie backed off on the intensity and cruised to the win.
Schaeffer wound up leading the Pirates in scoring with 14 points, all in the first half. Uhlenkott scored 8, Nida 7, VanderPas 6, Tabitha Sonnen 4, Jennifer Enneking, Kylie Uhlorn and Gehring 3 each and Sarah Arnzen, Randi Schumacher, Kristi Poxleitner and Kara Guyer 2 each.
Rebounding was nearly even although Timberline had a 34-36 edge. Schumacher led Prairie with 9 rebounds while Schaeffer and Uhlenkott had 5 each.
Nida had 6 steals, Sonnen had 4 and Enneking and Uhlorn 3 each as Prairie forced the Spartans into 35 turnovers.
Schaeffer had 4 assists while Nida, Enneking and Arnzen had 3 each.
Prairie was 23 for 62 from the field, 37%, and 8 for 16 at the line. Timberline was 9 for 34 from the field, 26%, and 13 for 16 at the line. They made their first 11 attempts.
The JV game was a total rout as Timberline was limited to just 2 baskets and 4 free throws as Prairie won 49-8.
Emily Lerandeau had a blistering hot first quarter as she made each of her first 6 shots from the filed for 12 of Prairie’s 16 first quarter points.
Prairie led 16-2 at the end of the period.
Timberline was held scoreless in the second period as Prairie added 14 more points for a 30-2 halftime lead.
Mary Shears scored 5 in the quarter with Brianne Stubbers adding 3 and Hilaree VanderPas, Samantha Frei and Casey Bruegeman 2 each.
Prairie scored the first 7 points of the third quarter, including a 3-pointer by Lerandeau, then went to subs the rest of the way.
Timberline finally found some offense as they actually outscored Prairie 2-6 in the final 5:20 of the third quarter. 4 of those 6 points came at the free throw line.
In the fourth quarter Prairie again shut out the Spartans 10-0. Frei scored 4 of Prairie’s 10 fourth quarter points with Shears, VanderPas and Gina Seubert scoring 2 each.
Lerandeau scored 15 to lead Prairie with Shears scoring 7, VanderPas and Frei 6 each, Kara Guyer and Seubert 4 each and Kim Schaeffer and Bruegeman 2 each.
Prairie dominated the boards 42-31 with VanderPas grabbing 9 to lead the team. Frei added 7 and Kristi Poxleitner had 6.
Guyer and Christa Wilson had 4 steals each as Timberline committed 32 turnovers.
Poxleitner and NaTosha Schaeffer had 3 assists each.
Prairie was 23 for 64 from the field, 36%, and 2 for 6 at the line while Timberline was 2 for 30 from the field, 7%, and 4 for 11 at the line.
Prairie 18 14 16 8 -56
Timberline 2 15 5 10 -32
Prairie-Nida 3-11, 0-0, 7; Enneking 1-2, 0-0, 3; T. Schaeffer 7-14, 0-0, 14; VanderPas 3-4, 0-0, 6; Uhlenkott 4-8, 0-2, 8; Gehring 0-5, 3-4, 3; Sonnen 1-3, 2-4, 4; Arnzen 1-4, 0-0, 2; Uhlorn 1-3, 1-4, 3; Schumacher 1-2, 0-0, 2; Boniecki 0-0, 0-0, 0; K. Schaeffer 0-2, 0-0, 0; Poxleitner 0-0, 2-2, 2; Guyer 1-3, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Enneking, Nida.
Timberline-Medley 0-2, 5-6, 5; Newcome 2-8, 7-8, 11; Easom 1-3, 1-2, 3; Stacy 0-2, 0-0, 0; Jared 4-6, 0-0, 8; Griffith 1-7, 0-0, 3; Hodges 0-4, 0-0, 0; Marshall 1-2, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Griffith.
Lady Pirates win home finale
The Prairie Lady Pirates used a big third quarter to turn a relatively close game into a runaway as they beat Lewis County 52-31 in their final home game of the season Monday, January 29.
Prairie’s six seniors were honored before the game. They are Nicole Nida, Kylie Uhlorn, Tabitha Sonnen, Meghan VanderPas, Becky Gehring and Randi Schumacher.
The first quarter featured only seniors on the floor as Nida, Uhlorn, Sonnen, Gehring and Schumacher started and VanderPas was the only substitute.
With 2 baskets each by Sonnen and Nida and a pair of free throws by Uhlorn, Prairie was able to take a 10-4 lead.
Lewis County was able to cut the lead to 10-8 by going 6 for 7 at the free throw line in the quarter.
VanderPas scored in the final seconds to make it 12-8.
Coach Steve Wilson sent a whole new lineup onto the floor to start the second quarter and junior Tiffany Schaeffer scored 6 straight points and Jennifer Enneking added a free throw as Prairie built their lead to 19-8.
After an Eagles free throw, Gehring scored a putback to make it 21-9 but Lewis County’s Caiti Thomason scored the final 4 points of the half on a free throw and a buzzer beating 3-pointer from about 25 feet out, to cut the lead to 21-13.
The teams traded baskets early in the third quarter but a steal for a lay-up by Nida got Prairie rolling on a 17-2 run that pretty much put the game away.
Baskets followed from Kaylee Uhlenkott, Schaeffer and Nida again before the Eagles scored. Then Prairie scored on steals by Nida and Schaeffer and then Schaeffer added 2 more baskets plus a free throw to make it 43-19 with 1:40 left in the third quarter.
After that Prairie eased off on the defense that had forced 30 turnovers to that point and cruised to the win.
Schaeffer wound up with 18 points in just 2 quarters of play to lead the team in scoring. She had 6 in the second quarter and 12 in the third. She hit 5 of 6 shots including a 3-pointer in the third quarter.
Nida added 12 points while Sonnen scored 6, Uhlenkott 4, Enneking 3 and Uhlorn, Gehring, VanderPas and Chantel Boniecki each scored 2.
Prairie had a 32-25 edge on the board with Uhlorn and Schaeffer each collecting 6 rebounds to lead the team.
Gehring, VanderPas and Schaeffer each had 5 steals while Uhlorn had 4. 11 different players had at least 1 steal in the game.
Uhlorn and Schaeffer had 3 assists each.
Prairie was 23 for 56 from the field, 41%, and 5 for 13 at the line. Lewis County attempted just 24 shots in the game, making 10 for 42%. They were 10 for 25 at the line.
With the win Prairie ends their regular season with a 6-3 league record, good for fourth place, and a 12-8 record overall.
Prairie had little trouble winning their final JV game of the season as they rolled to a 46-16 victory.
Prairie led 8-0 after the first quarter with Emily Lerandeau scoring 7 of the 8 points.
They extended the lead to 12-0 in the second quarter before Lewis County got on the scoreboard with a free throw.
Prairie scored another 8 points before the Eagles scored their first basket.
Hilaree VanderPas and Brianne Stubbers had 4 points each in the quarter.
Prairie led 23-8 at halftime.
Lewis County outscored Prairie 2-6 to open the third quarter but the Pirates ended the quarter with 8 straight points to take a 33-14 lead into the final period.
VanderPas and Kara Guyer had 4 points each for Prairie in the third quarter.
Lerandeau opened the fourth quarter scoring with her second 3-pointer of the game.
After a pair of free throws by the Eagles, Prairie ended the game with a 10-0 run. Christa Wilson and Gina Seubert each had 2 baskets in the final run.
Lerandeau wound up leading the team in scoring with 10 points with VanderPas adding 8. Guyer scored 6 while Stubbers, Wilson and Seubert scored 4 each, Mary Shears and Kim Schaeffer had 3 points each and Chantel Boniecki and Amber Holthaus scored 2 each.
Rebounding was close with the Eagles holding a 41-42 edge. VanderPas led Prairie with 10 rebounds.
Guyer had 7 steals while Holthaus, VanderPas, Kim Schaeffer, Lerandeau, Boniecki and Samantha Frei each had 3 steals.
VanderPas and Holthaus each had 3 assists.
Prairie was 20 for 65 from the field, 31%, and 4 for 14 at the line. Lewis County was 5 for 31 from the field, 16%, and 6 for 15 at the line.
Prairie 12 9 23 8 -52
L.C. 8 5 10 8 -31
Prairie-Nida 6-12, 0-0, 12; Uhlorn 0-3, 2-2, 2; Sonnen 3-5, 0-2, 6; Gehring 1-3, 0-0, 2; Schumacher 0-2, 0-0, 0; VanderPas 1-3, 0-0, 2; T. Schaeffer 8-14, 1-1, 18; Enneking 1-3, 1-2, 3; Arnzen 0-3, 1-6, 1; Uhlenkott 2-4, 0-0, 4; Guyer 0-1, 0-0, 0; K. Schaeffer 0-1, 0-0, 0; Boniecki 1-1, 0-0, 2; Poxleitner 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-T. Schaeffer.
Lewis County-Baskett 0-3, 0-0, 0; Seitz 1-1, 1-4, 3; Kuther 1-2, 2-3, 4; N. Thomason 3-6, 2-4, 8; Mizer 2-4, 0-3, 4; Carpenter 0-2, 3-4, 3; C. Thomason 3-6, 2-7, 9; Tiede 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-C. Thomason.
PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2006-07
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated.
*indicates league game
3-at 6 p.m. if they win Friday, noon if they lose.
9,10-District continues at LCSC