Girls split on southern Idaho trip
The Prairie Lady Pirates basketball team opened their season by splitting a pair of games played in southern Idaho Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17.
They lost their opener, 27-29 at Garden Valley then came back the next day with a 37-25 win at the Greenleaf Friends Academy.
At Garden Valley
The opener on Friday at Garden Valley was a defensive battle as neither team could get much going offensively.Kaylee Uhlenkott shoots a lay-up against Garden Valley. Kristi Poxleitner is at left.
Prairie scored first when Hilaree VanderPas scored a lay-up but Garden Valley quickly came back to tie the score.
The teams then went nearly 3 minutes without scoring until Kaylee Uhlenkott scored to make it 4-2 with 3:40 left in the opening quarter.
The rest of the quarter was all Garden Valley as they forced turnovers and outscored Prairie 0-7 to take a 4-9 lead at the quarter break.
Prairie added only 5 points in the second quarter with 3 of those coming at the free throw line as Garden Valley built their lead to 9-17 at the half.
Kristi Poxleitner’s lay-up was the only basket Prairie scored in the quarter as they were held to just 6 shot attempts.
Prairie made some adjustments at halftime and came out and dominated the third quarter.
A free throw and a basket by VanderPas, a turnaround shot from the low block by Uhlenkott and another free throw by VanderPas cut the lead down to just 2 points at 15-17 as Prairie opened the quarter with a 6-0 run.
Garden Valley broke the scoring drought with a basket but Prairie responded with a lay-up and 2 free throws by Uhlenkott to tie the score at 19 with 2:24 left in the quarter.
Jennifer Enneking is closely guarded at Garden Valley.Neither team scored in the rest of the period.
Prairie took their first lead since midway throw the first period when Kara Guyer hit a perimeter shot with 6:39 left to play.
Garden Valley came back to tie the score on a pair of free throws.
Prairie took back the lead when Jennifer Enneking was fouled and sank both ends of a 1 and 1 to make it 23-21 with 3:53 left.
Garden Valley’s lone senior, Lexi Renfro, then took over hitting a 3-pointer and 4 straight free throws to give the Wolverines a 23-28 lead.
Uhlenkott was then fouled on a drive to the hoop and converted both free throws then got Renfro to foul out as she attempted a 3-pointer with 55 seconds to play. Kaylee made the first and third free throw attempts to cut the lead to 1 at 27-28.
Prairie had their opportunities in the final minute but couldn’t get a shot to fall and Garden Valley added a free throw with 1 second left to make the final margin 2 points.
Uhlenkott wound up as Prairie’s leading scorer with 14 points with VanderPas adding 6 points. Guyer scored 3 and Enneking and Poxleitner scored 2 each.
Garden Valley held a 28-31 rebounding edge with VanderPas and Kim Schaeffer leading Prairie with 7 each. Uhlenkott added 6 rebounds.
Enneking had 3 steals and she and Schaeffer had 2 assists each.
Prairie was 7 for 31 from the field, 23%, and 13 for 19 at the line, 68%, while Garden Valley was 9 for 33 from the field, 27%, and 9 for 20 at the line, 45%.
At Greenleaf
On Saturday afternoon at Greenleaf it was again a slow start as there was only 1 point scored in the first 3:30 of the game, that by Greenleaf.
VanderPas put Prairie on the scoreboard and gave them a lead they never gave up with 4:28 left in the quarter.
A minute later Sarah Arnzen added a 3-pointer and followed with a lay-up to make it 7-3. Sarah Arnzen gets a shot up amidst a forest of Greenleaf players. Kim Schaeffer is at right.
Guyer then added a couple of baskets as Prairie led 11-7 at the quarter break.
Enneking scored a basket and then hit a free throw to extend the lead to 14-7.
The Grizzlies then outscored Prairie 1-6 the rest of the half to pull within 2 at 15-13 at the break.
Arnzen and Enneking connected on a pair of outside shots to open the second half scoring and after a Greenleaf basket, Prairie had an 8-1 scoring run to push the lead to double digits.
Greenleaf ended the quarter with a 3-point play to pull within 27-19 after 3 quarters.
They added a free throw to pull within 7 early in the fourth but then Guyer started stealing the Grizzlies blind as she made 4 steals within a minute’s time, 3 of which led to scores, 2 baskets by Guyer and a basket by Uhlenkott. Enneking then made a steal which led to a pair of free throws by Uhlenkott that gave prairie a 35-20 lead with 3:35 left.
Prairie added only 2 more points but Greenleaf was able to cut the lead by only 3 points.
Guyer wound up with 13 points to lead the team in scoring with Arnzen scoring 8, Enneking 7, Uhlenkott 6, VanderPas 2 and Schaeffer 1.
The taller Grizzlies held a 30-37 rebounding edge with Uhlenkott leading Prairie with 9 while VanderPas had 8 and Guyer had 6.
Guyer had 5 steals and Uhlenkott had 4 while Arnzen had 3 assists.
Prairie was 14 for 40 from the field, 35%, and 8 for 18 at the line, 44%. Greenleaf was 8 for 39 from the field, 21%, and 8 for 13 at the line, 62%.
Prairie is 1-1 on the season.
JV Games
In the JV game Friday, Prairie faced Horseshoe Bend’s JV team as Garden Valley has only 9 players on their roster, and won 42-20 as they forced the Mustangs into 54 turnovers.
Kaylee Uhlenkott puts up a shot at Greenleaf.Prairie dominated the first quarter as they forced 19 turnovers and jumped out to a 10-2 lead. Casey Bruegeman scored 6 of Prairie’s 10 first quarter points.
Prairie cooled off considerably in the second quarter as they hit just 1 of 19 shot attempts but still managed to lead 12-8 at the half as Horseshoe Bend wasn’t much better at 2 for 15.
In the third quarter Kayla Johnson and Francesca Johnson each scored 4 points and Alena Hoene and Haileigh Schmidt added a basket each as Prairie built the lead to 24-13.
In the fourth quarter 7 different players scored as Prairie extended their lead.
Kayla and Francesca each wound up with 10 points to lead the JV’s in scoring with Bruegeman adding 8 points. Hoene, Schmidt and Shelby Duman scored 4 each and Kendra Dinning added 2 points.
Prairie held a 51-48 rebounding edge with Hoene, Amber Holthaus and Kayla Johnson each collecting 9 rebounds to lead the team.
Holthaus had 7 steals while Kayla Johnson had 6. Holthaus also had 6 assists while NaTosha Schaeffer had 4.
Prairie was 21 for 78 from the field, 27%, and 0 for 3 at the line while the Mustangs were 7 for 40 from the field, 18%, and 6 for 21 at the line, 29%. The huge disparity in free throw attempts was due to the 26-6 difference in fouls called on the teams. In each half Horseshoe Bend was shooting bonus before they had a foul called on them.
In the game Saturday at Greenleaf a disastrous final 3 minutes of the first half led to a 27-42 loss for the Prairie JV team.
Prairie got off to a good start as Bruegeman had 6 points in the first quarter and Schaeffer and Holthaus added 2 points each as Prairie took a 10-6 lead at the quarter break.
A basket each by Francesca Johnson, Schaeffer and Kayla Johnson helped Prairie build the lead to 16-10 with 3:43 left in the half.
At that point things fell apart. The taller Grizzlies, with 3 players at least 5’10”, took control on the boards and after hitting just 5 of their first 28 shots, suddenly found the range hitting 5 of their last 8 in the half. Greenleaf scored the final 12 points of the half to take a 16-22 lead at the break.
Prairie rallied a bit in the third quarter with Schaeffer scoring 5 points and Kayla and Francesca Johnson each adding a basket as they cut the lead to 25-28 after 3 quarters.
Unfortunately the fourth quarter started like the first half ended as Greenleaf scored the first 11 points of the quarter to put the game away.
Prairie’s only points of the fourth quarter came on a basket by Kayla Johnson on an inbounds play. Turnovers were as big a problem as poor shooting as Prairie had 9 turnovers in the fourth quarter.
Schaeffer led the scoring with 9 points while Bruegeman and Kayla Johnson scored 6 each. Francesca Johnson scored 4 and Holthaus scored 2.
Greenleaf held a dominating 35-53 rebounding edge. Kayla Johnson led Prairie with 9 rebounds while Schaeffer had 8.
Bruegeman had 3 steals and Holthaus had 6 assists.
Prairie was 13 for 44 from the field, 30%, and 1 for 17 at the line. Greenleaf was 19 for 68 from the field, 27%, and 3 for 14 at the line, 21%.
The JV team is also 1-1 on the season.
Prairie                4 5 10   8 -27
Garden Valley    9 8   2 10 -29
Prairie-Enneking 0-8, 2-3, 2; Schaeffer 0-1, 0-0, 0; Arnzen 0-3, 0-0, 0; Uhlenkott 3-8, 8-10, 14; VanderPas 2-5, 2-4, 6; Poxleitner 1-3, 0-0, 2; Guyer 1-3, 1-2, 3; Wilson 0-0, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
G.V.-McInally 0-0, 0-0, 0; Hileman 0-2, 0-2, 0; Renfro 4-15, 5-6, 15; L. Jones 5-10, 1-8, 11; C. Jones 0-2, 3-4, 3; Fry 0-4, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Renfro 2.
Prairie        11 4 12 10 -37
Greenleaf     7 6   6   6 -25
Prairie-Enneking 2-6, 3-4, 7; Schaeffer 0-2, 1-2, 1; Arnzen 3-5, 1-2, 8; Uhlenkott 2-8, 2-4, 6; VanderPas 1-6, 0-2, 2; Poxleitner 0-1, 0-2, 0; Guyer 6-12, 1-2, 13; Holthaus 0-0, 0-0, 0; Wilson 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Arnzen.
Greenleaf-Gooding 5-15, 3-3, 14; Sheldon 0-5, 1-2, 1; Stephens 0-4, 0-0, 0; Morse 1-9, 3-6, 5; Fox 1-3, 0-0, 2; Robbins 0-1, 0-0, 0; Patrick 0-1, 0-0, 0; Aebischer 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Gooding.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
16-Garden Valley, lost 27-29
17-Greenleaf, there, won 37-25
20-Lapwai, there, lost 34-45, details next week.
29-Grangeville, here
30-Timberline, there*
  4-Kamiah, here
11-Lewis County, here*
14-Christmas Tourn. Vs. Horseshoe Bend. 8:30 p.m.
15-Christmas Tourn. Vs. Council, 2 p.m.
18-Lapwai, here*
21-Grangeville, there
28-Orofino Tournament, TBA
29-Orofino Tournament, TBA
  3-Kamiah, there
11-Deary, there*
15-Troy, here*
17-C.V., there*
19-Kendrick, there*
25-Culdesac, here*
28-Genesee, there*
Feb. 1,2,5,8,9-District at LCSC
Feb. 13-16-State at Nampa

Dec. 8-at Potlatch, 10 a.m.
Dec. 17-here, 6 p.m.
Jan. 5-at Orofino, 10 a.m.
Jan. 12-at Kamiah, 10 a.m.
Jan. 26-Districts at Prairie, 10 a.m.
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