girls win tournament
Summit Academy closed out their 2006/2007 basketball season with a second tourney championship for the girls, and a fourth place finish for the boys in weekend action at Logos in Moscow last week.
For the second year in a row, the Patriot ladies walked away with the tourney championship, easily winning their three games in the field of six, by recording a convincing second win over North Idaho Christian from Hayden, Idaho, by a monster score, 65 to 14. Earlier in the double elimination tourney, Summit had defeated the same Hayden team 46 to 24 after being tied at the end of the first quarter 13 to 13. NICS had worked their way back through the losers bracket by winning four close games after losing their first round with the Patriots.
The Summit ladies first victory, in the opening game of the girls bracket came at the expense of Helena Christian from Montana, whose lineup also was no match for the experienced six seniors from Summit who dominated play during the tourney. That game ended 49 to 20, with subs playing nearly half the game as was the case in the other Summit victories. The three wins left Summit with a 20 and 1 season record, and a 65 and 5 record over three years during which the current seniors started most of the games. Included in those victories were tourney championships, in addition to the two at Logos, at New Meadows, two, and at Culdesac.
Leading scorers for the Patriots, who played just a bit over two quarters in each of the three games were Alexa Prigge and Cori Wemhoff, with 48 and 47 points respectively. Other seniors Amber Nuxoll scored 11, Alyssa Frei - 8, Emily Rehder - 16, and Jacquie Lustig - 6, while subs and underclassmen Danielle Stubbers, Lauren Chmelik, Lynn Rehder, all juniors, scored 12, 2, and 0 respectively, with sophomore guard Kim Frei adding 10 for the tourney. Post people Prigge, Emily Rehder, and Amber Nuxoll dominated the boards in all three games, while Cori Wemhoff recorded numerous steals during the tourney, constantly keeping the opponents
off balance. The entire Summit team dominated defensively, subs included, holding their opponents to much lower offensive outputs than those same teams recorded in other games. '
Tara Stubbers and Annie Osborne round out the Summit roster during the season, and will be back next season with the above subs forming Summit's nucleus for the coming year. The team and Summit staff and parents want publicly to thank coach Pete Prigge for the hours of time spent with the team, and for the contribution he has made towards their winning careers.
Summit boys win 2 of 4, take 4th place
Competing in a very competitive and balanced eight team contest, with teams from Montana, Boise, Idaho, two from Washington, Kirkland near Seattle, and Edwall west of Spokane, the Summit boys team battled hard through four games, coming up a bit short in their final quest for third place. Recording two victories of the four games played, the boys ended the season
on a winning note, with a final record of 11 and 10.
In their first early morning match Thursday, at 9:30, the Patriots took on St. Ambrose of Boise, a team that had defeated them in the same tourney last year. In a hard fought defensive battle with the tall Ambrose boys, Summit slowly pulled ahead of the Boise boys to finish on the high end of a 44 to 33 score. Sole senior Jacob Uhlenkott led the scoring and rebounding way for the Patriots in this game.
In the winners bracket, Summit ran into a tall and talented team from Edwall, Washington, and was unable to keep up with the hot shooting Patriots from there, who started the game with 4 of 5 threes finding net in the first quarter, to give the Washington boys an early 18 to 9 lead. That first quarter margin was the difference in the game, as the local Patriots played the visitor Patriots on a fairly even keel after that, actually outscoring them 29 to 23 in the second half.
In the losers bracket, Summit faced off with the Royals from Hayden, the North Idaho Christian school there having defeated Summit 57 to 44 in Hayden two weeks earlier. This time however, the Patriots prevailed, putting their opponents out of the tourney with a 52 to 42 victory, with
frosh Dylan Prigge providing the fourth quarter spark and leading all scorers with 16 to put the north Idaho boys away.
In the consolation game ending the tourney for the Patriots, Summit faced off with a tall and hot shooting Helena, Montana team, and fell 64 to 52 to fall short of their quest to take home the third place trophy. A horrible 16 to 6 first quarter proved to be the downfall for the local boys as turnovers and two for 13 field attempts doomed the Patriot effort.
Scoring for the tourney, with Jacob Uhlenkott the only senior, was as follows: Uhlenkott - 37, juniors David Spencer - 35, Zach Frei - 19, and William Schlader -7, sophomores Dustin Lustig - 25, Joseph Lustig - 2, and Chase Nuxoll-7, and frosh Prigge - 50 and Josh Frei - 4. With only Uhlenkott graduating, Summit is looking forward to the coming season, and with fans and Summit staff, wish to thank coach Don Schlader for his enthusiasm and help in a successful 2006/2007 season.
Finishing first and second in the tourney, with final results unavailable, were the two Washington teams from Edwall and Kirkland, both of whom drained numerous threes throughout the tourney to give them the tourney edge. Most of the games were extremely close, including the one the Kirkland team used, 62 to 61, over the Helena team to remain in the winners bracket and give them a shot at the tourney championship, that loss the only one the Montana team endured during the tourney.