Lady Pirates come back to beat C.V.
The Prairie Lady Pirates were dominated in the first half by C.V. but turned things completely around din the second half as they came back to win 46-41 in their district tournament opener Friday, Feb. 2 at Lewiston.
In the opening half Prairie couldn’t find the basket from the field as they connected on just 2 of 23 first half shots with both baskets coming from Tiffany Schaeffer. Fortunately they were hitting their free throws as they went 8 for 10 at the line which helped keep them in range of the Rams.
C.V. meanwhile didn’t shoot much better as they were 2 for 11 in the first quarter and 5 for 17 in the second but they dominated the boards outrebounding Prairie 14-31 in the first half, leading to many second chance opportunities.Jennifer Enneking looks to pass during the Lapwai game.
C.V.’s Katrina Roberts and Alexis Pickering each had 10 rebounds in the half.
Despite their 1 for 9 first quarter performance, Prairie trailed just 6-8 at the end of quarter.
C.V. started the second quarter though with a 2-13 run that put them in control.
Jennifer Enneking and Nicole Nida each connected on a pair of free throws in the final minute to make it 12-23 at halftime.
In the third quarter Kaylee Uhlenkott started the scoring with a pair of free throws but Pickering answered with a free throw.
Prairie then went on a 13-0 run to take their first lead of the game.
Uhelnkott started the run with a basket inside and then Nida drove in for a short jumper, the first of 4 straight baskets for her.
She scored another basket on a feed from Enneking.
Enneking then stole the ball and passed quickly to Nida for another basket.
Prairie then forced another C.V. turnover and Enneking again fed Nida for a lay-up to tie the score at 24.
The score stayed tied for 2 full minutes before Tabitha Sonnen drove inside for a basket and got fouled. She added the free throw to make it 27-24 with 2:18 left in the third quarter.
C.V. finally scored again but Sonnen answered with a midrange shot to make it 29-26. C.V. answered with a score in the final seconds to make it 29-28 at the end of the quarter.
In the fourth quarter C.V. tied it with a free throw but Sonnen put Prairie back on top with a free throw.
C.V. then took back the lead with a basket and 2 free throws.
Schaeffer connected on the first of 2 free throws and then a steal by Enneking led to a putback by Schaeffer that again tied the score at 33.
Another C.V. turnover helped Prairie take back the lead when Uhlenkott’s free throw got a good roll and went in.
That lead didn’t last long as 4 seconds later C.V. scored a pair of free throws to take back the lead.
Another 11 seconds later Becky Gehring was fouled and made the first of 2 free throws to tie the score at 35.
C.V. scored to take back the lead but Schaeffer tied it with a jumper from the elbow.
C.V. again answered with a basket to take back the lead.
Prairie took a 40-39 lead with 2:48 left when Enneking connected on a 3-pointer from the corner.
14 seconds later C.V. took their final lead of the game on a putback that made it 40-41.
That lead lasted for 40 seconds with Prairie taking the lead for good when Nida passed inside to Gehring for a lay-up with 1:51 to play.
Enneking added a free throw with 1:05 left to make it 43-41 and a steal by Nida led to a free throw by Sonnen with 34 seconds left.
With 17 seconds left C.V. missed a 3 point try with Schaeffer grabbing the rebound. She called managed to call timeout as she was going out of bounds.
Enneking then made a long inbounds pass to Nida who was streaking down the court. C.V. just missed deflecting the ball and Nida grabbed the ball and drove for a lay-up for the final points of the game.
Nida wound up as Prairie’s leading scorer with 12 points with Schaeffer scoring 9. Enneking added 8 points, Sonnen 7, Uhlenkott 5, Gehring 3 and Meghan VanderPas 2.
Prairie outrebounded C.V. in the second half 23-18 but the Rams held the edge for the game at 37-49. Schaeffer had 11 rebounds to lead Prairie with Enneking adding 6. Pickering wound up with 17 and Roberts 13 for C.V.
Nida, Schaeffer, Enneking and Uhlenkott each had 3 steals for Prairie while Enneking had 5 assists.
Prairie connected on 12 of 26 second half shots to wind up at 14 for 49 for the game, 29%. They were 17 for 30 at the line. C.V. was 13 for 49 from the field, 27%, and 15 for 24 at the line.
Prairie   6   6 17 17 -46
C.V.     8 15   5 13 -41
Prairie-Nida 5-14, 2-2, 12; Enneking 1-9, 5-7, 8; Schaeffer 4-11, 1-4, 9; Gehring 1-3, 1-4, 3; Uhlenkott 1-5, 3-5, 5; VanderPas 0-0, 2-2, 2; Sonnen 2-3, 3-6, 7; Uhlorn 0-1, 0-0, 0; Arnzen 0-2, 0-0, 0; Schumacher 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Enneking.
C.V.-Palmer 2-8, 0-2, 4; Parks 0-5, 2-2, 2; Lytle 4-13, 0-1, 9; Roberts 5-15, 2-2, 12; Pickering 1-2, 10-16, 12; Mefford 0-0, 0-0, 0; Johnson 0-3, 0-0, 0; Vafiades 0-0, 0-0, 0; Davis 1-3, 0-0, 2; Fryer 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Lytle.

Lady Pirates lose to Lapwai
For the second straight game, Prairie couldn’t find the basket in the first half and this time they weren’t able to recover as they lost to Lapwai 34-43 in district tournament action at Lewiston Saturday, Feb. 2.
They will now face Troy in a loser-out game Friday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The winner of that game will face the C.V.-Kendrick winner on Saturday at 11 a.m. for third place and a spot in the state tournament. All games are at the LCSC Activity Center.
Lapwai’s defense got to Prairie for 11 turnovers in the first quarter as Prairie was able to put up only 7 shots from the field. They were fouled on 3 of those and converted 4 of 6 free throws for their only points of the first quarter as Lapwai took a 4-12 lead.
Randi Schumacher battles for rebounding position.Prairie got their first field goal of the game just 20 seconds into the second period as Tabitha Sonnen stole the ball and drove for a lay-up.
They didn’t score another basket until their were just 38 seconds left in the half when Randi Schumacher scored on a feed from Jennifer Enneking.
In between they hit 4 of 7 free throws.
Meanwhile Lapwai’s Samantha White Temple was doing most of the damage for Lapwai as she was 4 for 4 from the field in the quarter as the Wildcats built a 12-22 lead at the half.
Prairie took care of the ball better in the second quarter as they committed just 5 turnovers. Although they had 16 turnovers in the half, Lapwai had committed 13. Also out of Prairie’s 13 free throw attempts in the half, 11 resulted from being fouled on drives to the basket.
In the third quarter Prairie was able to get some open looks from the field but connected on just 3 of 13 shots and were unable to gain any ground on the Wildcats who hit 3 of 11.
Enneking, Nicole Nida and Becky Gehring each had a basket for Prairie in the quarter.
Lapwai scored the first two points of the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 12 but Prairie answered with a free throw each from Enneking and Kaylee Uhlenkott.
A free throw and a 3-pointer pushed the lead to 14 but Prairie answered with 6 straight free throws, 2 each by Tiffany Schaeffer, Sonnen and Nida to pull within 8 at 26-34.
Unfortunately that was as close as Prairie was to get. 
White Temple scored a free throw and a basket to push the lead back to 11 but Enneking hit a 3-pointer to again cut the lead to 8 at 29-37.
Lapwai then scored 6 straight points to push the lead back to 14 at 29-43 with 1 minute to play.
Nida connected on a 3-pointer with 45 seconds left and added a basket with 3 seconds left to cut the final margin to 8.
Prairie hit just 8 of 32 shots in the game, 25%. Lapwai wasn’t a whole lot better at 15 for 47, 32%. Prairie was 16 for 25 at the line while Lapwai was 9 for 24.
Nida and Enneking each scored 10 points to lead Prairie in scoring with Sonnen scoring 4, Schaeffer, Gehring, Meghan VanderPas and Schumacher 2 each and Uhlenkott and Kylie Uhlorn scored 1 each.
Lapwai held a 35-42 rebounding edge. Uhlorn had 7 to lead Prairie with VanderPas and Nida adding 6 each.
Nida had 3 steals and Enneking, Schaeffer and Kara Guyer had 2 assists each.
Both teams wound up with 29 turnovers.
The loss drops Prairie to 13-9 on the season.
Prairie     4   8 6 16 -34
Lapwai 12 10 6 15 -43
Prairie-Nida 3-10, 3-4, 10; Enneking 2-3, 5-8, 10; Schaeffer 0-8, 2-4, 2; Gehring 1-4, 0-0, 2; Uhlenkott 0-0, 1-2, 1; Sonnen 1-3, 2-3, 4; VanderPas 0-3, 2-2, 2; Arnzen 0-2, 0-0, 0; Schumacher 1-1, 0-0, 2; Uhlorn 0-3, 1-2, 1; Guyer 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Nida, Enneking.
Lapwai-Kane 2-8, 0-2, 4; T. Andrew 1-7, 0-0, 3; Leighton 5-14, 1-2, 12; Samuels 1-3, 0-2, 2; White Temple 6-8, 4-10, 16; Bourgeau 0-1, 3-4, 3; Reuben 0-3, 1-2, 1; Ramsey 1-4, 0-0, 2; Orton 0-1, 0-0, 0; Tapuro 0-0, 0-0, 0; K. Andrew 0-0, 0-2, 0. 3-pointers-T. Andrew, Leighton.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
9-vs. Troy at District, 7:30 p.m., LCSC Activity Center at Lewiston
10-if they win Friday they play the CV-Kendrick winner at 11 a.m. for third place and a spot in the state tournament.
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