Pirates beat Nezperce by 26
A 13-0 run to start the second quarter put Prairie in control and they went on to beat Nezperce 57-31 in a White Pine League contest at Cottonwood Tuesday, January 30.David Sigler goes for a lay-up against Nezperce.
Unlike the double overtime game played early in the season at Nezperce, the Indians werenít hitting their 3-pointers as regularly even though they  did wind up hitting 5 of them in the game. 3-point shots seemed to be the limit of their offense in the first half as half of their first half attempts were from 3-point range.
Prairie jumped out to a 7-0 lea in the game on a basket each from J.D. Riener and Tyler Forsmann and a high-arcing 3-pointer from Corey Schaeffer.
After Nezperce pulled within 9-7, J.D. Riener hit a lay-up on a feed from David Sigler and Schaeffer hit another high-arcing 3-pointer that still had a lot of touch on it as it bounced a couple times before falling through.
Nezperce came back with their own 3-pointer but Nate Kaschmitter ended the first quarter scoring with a free throw for a 15-10 Prairie lead.
Schaeffer hit a pair of baskets to start the second quarter run and Riener added 2 more baskets. Schaeffer connected on a free throw and then Kyle and Ryan Daly each scored a basket to make it 28-10.
Nezperce finally broke the drought with a basket with 1:57 left in the half.
Schaeffer and Sigler each scored baskets to make it 32-12 but Nezperce hit a 3-pointer to make it 32-15 at the half.
Prairie started the third quarter with a 5-1 run to extend the lead to 37-16 as Schaeffer and Riener each scored putbacks and Sigler connected on a free throw.
Nezperce then put together a run of their own as they outscored Prairie 2-11 over the next 4:40 to cut the lead to 39-27.
Prairie responded though with Riener scoring a basket to end the quarter, which started a 14-0 run by the Pirates as they held Nezperce scoreless in the fourth quarter until just 1:52 remained.
Prairieís duo of Schaeffer and Riener dominated the game for the Pirates as both had double-doubles. Riener had 19 points and 14 rebounds while Schaeffer had 17 points and 14 rebounds. Nezperce didnít have answer for either of them.
Sigler added 8 points while Tyler Forsmann scored 4, Kaschmitter 3 and Ryan Daly, Kyle Daly and Ben Forsmann had 2 points each.
As you would expect, Prairie dominated the boards 57-29. In addition to the totals listed above, Tyler Forsmann and Kaschmitter each had 8 rebounds.
Sigler had 5 steals and Schaeffer had 3 while Ryan Daly had 5 assists.
Prairie was 24 for 64 from the field, 38%, and 7 for 16 from the line while Nezperce was 11 for 50 from the field, 22%, and 4 for 6 at the line.
In the JV game Prairie won a hard-fought game 37-33.
Nezperce took the early lead as they hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter while Prairie was a cold-shooting 4 for 17.
Nezperce led 6-10 but a basket each from Conner Riener and Eric Daly tied the score at 10. Nezperce took the first quarter lead at 13-10 on a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Branden Waller scored to open the second quarter scoring and then scored a putback to give Prairie their first lead at 14-13.
After a Nezperce basket, Daly scored a pair of free throws and Waller scored a reverse lay-up to put the Pirates up 18-15. Nezperce scored to cut the lead to 18-17 at the half.
Nezperce took back the lead with a basket to open their third quarter but Kyle Holthaus connected on a 3-pointer to give Prairie back the lead and that started a 9-2 run for the Pirates.
Holthaus closed out the third quarter scoring with a 3-pointer from the top of the key for a 30-23 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.
Nezperce scored 4 straight points to open the fourth and held Prairie scoreless until the 3:41 mark as they pulled within 3 at 30-27.
Waller then hit a pair of baskets to put Prairie back on top by 7 at 34-27 with 2:42 left.
After 2 Nezperce free throws, Waller converted a 3-point play to give Prairie their biggest lead of the game at 37-29 with 2:04 left.
Nezperce scored the final 4 points of the game to cut the final margin to 4.
Waller had 21 points to lead all scorers with Holthaus scoring 6, Daly 5, Andrew Gabica 3 and Rieman 2.
Rieman left the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury.
Prairie controlled the boards 48-33 with Waller pulling down 20 rebounds. Daly added 11 boards.
Waller also had 3 steals while Holthaus and Daly had 2 each. Holthaus had 3 assists.
Prairie was 15 for 51 from the field, 29%, and 4 of 12 at the line. Nezperce was 12 for 48 from the field, 25% and 6 for 6 at the line, all in the fourth quarter.
Prairie      15 17   9 16 -57
Nezperce 10   5 12   4 -31
Prairie-T. Forsmann 2-9, 0-2, 4; Schaeffer 7-15, 1-2, 17; David Sigler 2-11, 4-6, 8; R. Daly 1-4, 0-0, 2; Riener 9-13, 1-2, 19; Kaschmitter 1-4, 1-2, 3; K. Daly 1-2, 0-2, 2; Daniel Sigler 0-3, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 0-2, 0-0, 0; B. Forsmann 1-2, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Schaeffer 2.
Nezperce-Seitz 1-8, 0-0, 3; D. Zenner 2-11, 0-1, 5; Leitch 6-16, 2-3, 16; Mosman 0-4, 0-0, 0; Howard 0-4, 2-2, 2; Baldus 2-3, 0-0, 5; Scott 0-3, 0-0, 0; Baskett 0-0, 0-0, 0; G. Zenner 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Leitch 2, Seitz, D. Zenner, Baldus.

Pirates lose big at Genesee
In a game marked by long scoring droughts the Prairie Pirates were overwhelmed by the Genesee Bulldogs 41-72 at Genesee Monday, Feb. 5 in White Pine League action.
Prairie jumped out to a 5-2 lead in the game after J.D. Rienerís 3-point play then went nearly 5 minutes without scoring as the Bulldogs scored 9 straight points.
A lay-up by Corey Schaeffer and 2 free throws by Nate Kaschmitter pulled the Pirates back within 2 at 9-11 but Genesee scored a 3-pointer at the buzzer to take a 9-14 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Ryan Daly makes a pass at Genesee.The second quarter was a total disaster for the Pirates. Prairie scored just 5 points in the first 6 minutes of the quarter while the Bulldogs went on scoring runs of 4, 8 and 14 points. They hit 11 of 13 shots in the quarter including a perfect 3 for 3 from 3-point range and also had a rare 4-point play. The 4-point play came abut when Geneseeís Jeff Roy was fouled hard on a lay-up after a steal with the foul being called a flagrant foul. That gave Roy 2 free throws instead of the usual 1.
The Pirates trailed 20-43 at the half.
The third quarter was more of the same as Genesee started the quarter with a 0-9 run and after a basket by Tyler Forsmann scored 6 more points.
Prairie trailed 26-60 heading into the fourth quarter.
Both teams went to the reserves in the fourth quarter with David Sigler being the only Prairie starter to see time in the period.
He scored 14 of his team high 16 points in that period as Prairie was able to outscore Genesee 15-12.
In addition to Siglerís 16 points, Kaschmitter scored 9, Riener 5, Forsmann and Schaeffer 4 each, Kyle Daly 2 and Branden Waller 1.
Schaeffer picked up 2 quick fouls in the first quarter and spent much of the game on the bench.
Genesee also dominated on the boards 19-35. Riener led the Pirates with 7 with no one else collecting more than 3.
Schaeffer and Kaschmitter had 2 steals apiece and Sigler had 3 assists.
Prairie hit just 15 of 43 shots, 35%, and 9 of 13 free throws while Genesee was 28 for 47, 60%, from the field and 10 for 11 at the line.
The loss drops the Pirates to 5-3 in league play and 12-6 overall. They finish up their regular season with a pair of home games, against Culdesac on Thursday and Troy next Monday.
The JV game was much more competitive as Genesee won it with a free throw in the final seconds, 46-47.
The difference turned out to be a technical foul called on Prairie during warm-ups. One of the Prairie players was seen grabbing the rim by the referees and a technical resulted. Genesee made one of the 2 free throws to start the game with a 0-1 advantage and the got the ball.
Prairie shrugged that off early though as Kyle Holthaus put Prairie ahead with a baskets and Branden Waller made it 4-1.
Genesee came back with a 0-7 run and led 8-12 at the end of the first quarter.
Prairie trailed 11-17 in the second quarter when they mounted a run. 
Waller scored on an inbounds play and then converted a pair of free throws to cut the lead to 15-17. Joe Schumacher then connected on a 3-pointer from the top of the key to give Prairie an 18-17 lead.
Genesee answered with a basket but Waller took a defensive rebound and drove full-court for a layup to make it 20-19.
Genesee though finished the half with a 0-8 run to take a 7-point halftime lead.
2 free throws by Holthaus and a turnaround jumper by Eric Daly cut the lead to 3.
Genesee scored 2 baskets to Prairieís lay-up by Waller to make it 26-31. Waller then scored a putback and Daly scored in close to cut the lead to 1.
After another Genesee basket, Andrew Gabica tied the score at 33 with a 3-pointer.
Genesee took a 33-35 lead into the fourth by connecting on a pair of free throws.
They extended the lead to 7 at 37-44 when Prairie began a comeback.
Derek Schaeffer scored a lay-up then Waller drove downcourt for a short jumper.
Holthaus then stole the ball and was fouled on the lay-up. He converted the free throw to tie the score at 44 with 2:05 left.
Neither team scored until Waller hit a pair of free throws with 40 seconds left to give Prairie the lead.
With 8 seconds left Genesee tied the score with a putback and then forced a turnover on the ensuing inbounds pass.
That led to a foul which put a Genesee player on the line. He made the first attempt and missed the second. Prairie got the rebound and Holthausí full-court heave came close to banking in but may have been after the buzzer anyway.
Waller scored 24 to lead the JVís in scoring with Holthaus scoring 8, Daly 4, Gabica and Schumacher 3 each and Schaeffer and Daniel Sigler 2 each.
Genesee held a 30-37 rebounding edge. Gabica had 8 to lead Prairie with Waller collecting 7 and Schaeffer and Daly 6 each.
Waller had 3 steals and 3 assists. Schaeffer, Daly and Holthaus had 2 assists each.
Prairie hit 18 of 49 shots from the field, 37%, and 8 of 11 free throws while Genesee was 19 for 50 from the field, 38%, and 5 for 12 at the line.
The loss drops the JVís to 12-5 on the season.
Prairie      9 11   6 15 -41
Genesee 14 29 17 12 -72
Prairie-T. Forsmann 2-5, 0-0, 4; Schaeffer 2-6, 0-1, 4; David Sigler 6-12, 3-4, 16; R. Daly 0-1, 0-1, 0; Riener 2-8, 1-1, 5; Kaschmitter 2-6, 4-4, 9; K. Daly 1-2, 0-0, 2; Holthaus 0-0, 0-0, 0; Waller 0-3, 1-2, 1; Daniel Sigler 0-0, 0-0, 0; B. Forsmann 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-David Sigler, Kaschmitter.
Genesee-Ju. Udy 4-6, 2-2, 11; Dahman 5-10, 1-1, 12; Roy 3-3, 2-2, 8; Parsons 1-6, 0-0, 2; Stout 8-11, 1-2, 17; Ford 5-6, 0-0, 12; Kinyon 1-1, 2-2, 4; Carlson 1-2, 2-2, 4; Ja. Udy 1-2, 0-0, 2; Broemeling 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Ford 2, Dahman, Ju. Udy.

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