girls finish 4th at Hallissey Tournament
Summit junior high girls watched a 6 point lead dwindle away Saturday in Boise, dropping the battle for 3rd place to St. Mark's 8th grade team, 20 to 24, leaving the local girls in fourth place in the 12 team girls division of the Boise Diocese's annual Hallisey tournament.
The painful loss duplicated a first round loss to the same team, as Summit started off very slowly, falling behind 16 to 7 at the half, only to roar back with a 20 to 21 deficit at the end of the third. The St. Mark's girls managed 6 point in the final period to only 4 netted by the Patriots, putting the local girls into the loser's bracket right at the start.
Games two and three proved to be more successful however, as the Patriots downed St. Mary's 7th easily, 42 to 16 and later the same day, downed the 8th grade team from Sacred Heart by a score of36 to 20. The two victories put the Patriots back into the trophy hunt, needing only two more victories to take home the championship trophy. But weariness and poor shot percentage doomed the local girls in their fourth game, the third of the day for them, dropping their second match with St. Mark' 8th by the 24 to 20 score noted above.
Making the trip for the Patriots were 8th graders Vicki Schlader and Rachel Wemhoff, seventh graders Jamie Chmelik, Nicole Frei, Savannah Kuther, Savanah Prigge, Courtney Schwartz, Brandee Seubert, and Rachel Uhlenkott, and sixth graders Tanna Schlader, Brooke Schumacher and Cassidy Stubbers. Julie Schumacher served as coach for the team, and both coach and team want to thank the many fans who supported them enthusiastically throughout the tourney.
Summit's boys, with 8th grader David Johnson leading the way, backed by 7th graders Austin Chmelik, Derik Nuxoll, Michael Rehder and Josh Schlader, and sixth graders Shane Stubbers and Danny Wemhoff, managed one victory in the three games they played, losing to St. Mary's 8th in the first round, then surviving a 21 to 20 victory over St. Mary's 7th in round 2, but dropping a hard fought loser out battle to St. Mary's 8th in their third game, dropping them out of the tournament. Individual game scores were not available at the time of this printing, but coach Jim Chmelik and team also would like to thank the fans who cheered them on during the tourney. The boys division of the tourney featured 11 teams, and Summit's one win left them in the middle of the pack for the weekend.