Lady Pirates lose at Lapwai
The Prairie Lady Pirates were able to hang with Lapwai for most of the first half but wound up losing 34-45 at Lapwai in a non-league game Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Lapwai jumped out to a 2-10 lead in the first quarter thanks to a pair of 3-pointers but Prairie came back late in the period with a lay-up by Kristi Poxleitner and a pair of free throws by Kim Schaeffer to trail 6-10 at the quarter break.Jennifer Enneking goes for a lay-up at Lapwai.
Lapwai’s Tawiya Andrew hit a pair of 3 pointers early on the in the second quarter that kept Prairie from getting any closer than 4 points.
Free throws helped keep Prairie in the game in the second quarter as Prairie was 6 for 11 from the line in the period.
Prairie pulled within 4 points twice, at 9-13 and 15-19 and were still within 5 when Kara Guyer hit the first of a pair of free throws with 1:09 left but Lapwai’s Annie Kane scored a pair of baskets in the final 30 seconds to give Lapwai a 9-point halftime lead at 16-25.
Andrew scored Lapwai’s first 10 points of the third quarter as the Wildcats pulled away to an 18-35 lead.
Prairie outscored the Wildcats 9-2 to finish the quarter as they cut the lead to 12. Sarah Arnzen finished off the scoring in the quarter with a 3 pointer.
Prairie got within 10 at 27-37 early in the fourth after a basket by Hilaree VanderPas but Lapwai outscored Prairie 1-6 over the next 4 minutes to put the game away.
Prairie was led in scoring by Jennifer Enneking who hit 5 of 6 free throws including a pair of technical free throws for an illegal substitution by Lapwai.
Kaylee Uhlenkott and Kristi Poxleitner scored 6 points each while Schaeffer scored 4, Arnzen, VanderPas and Guyer 3 each and Christa Wilson scored 2.
Lapwai held a 33-35 rebounding edge with Uhlenkott leading Prairie with 9 rebounds. Schaeffer added 7 and VanderPas had 6.
Guyer and Enneking each had 4 steals while Enneking also had 3 assists.
Turnovers were almost even as Prairie committed 21 while Lapwai had 20.
Prairie was 10 for 37 from the field, 27%, and 13 for 21 at the line, 62%. Lapwai was 17 for 49 from the field, 35%, and 5 for 13 at the line, 38%.
With the loss Prairie drops to 1-2 on the season.
The JV team actually held a second half lead before a 0-14 run by Lapwai led to a 33-42 win for the home team.
Kara Guyer leaps to catch a pass.The first half was very close as neither team could put much offense together. Prairie trailed 5-6 after the first quarter but a basket each by Kayla Johnson and Mary Shears put Prairie ahead 9-6 with 2:43 left in the half. 
Prairie spent most of the quarter missing shots though and Lapwai rallied with a pair of baskets in the final 1:45 to take a 9-10 halftime lead.
NaTosha Schaeffer opened the second half scoring with a steal and drive for a lay-up to put Prairie back on top. Casey Bruegeman did the same thing 40 seconds later and another steal by Schaeffer led to a basket by Amber Holthaus that put Prairie up 15-10 with 5:33 left in the quarter.
At that point Lapwai turned up the intensity of their press and started forcing turnovers. Prairie committed 26 second half turnovers compared to just 12 in the first half.
The turnovers and 4 straight baskets including two 3-pointers by Lapwai’s Katherine Samuels led to the 0-14 run that put Lapwai up 15-24.
A free throw by Alena Hoene and a basket by Shears helped Prairie cut the lead to 18-26 at the end of the quarter.
A steal and ensuing lay-up by Hoene followed by a pair of baskets by Shears helped Prairie cut the lead to 2 at 24-26 with 6:50 to play but another flurry of turnovers allowed the Wildcats to push the lead back to 9 at 28-37.
Two free throws by Shears and basket by Bruegeman pulled Prairie back within 5 with 1:33 left but a 3-pointer by Samuels quickly pushed the lead back to 8 and led to the 9-point loss.
Shears scored 12 to lead the JV’s in scoring with Bruegeman and Holthaus scoring 6 points each. Hoene scored 5 and Schaeffer and Johnson scored 2 points each.
Prairie was 14 for 42 from the field, 33%, and 5 for 8 from the line, 63%. Lapwai was 18 for 39 from the field, 46%, and 3 for 19 at the line, 16%.
Lapwai held a 26-29 rebounding edge. Shears, Holthaus and Schaeffer each had 6 rebounds to lead Prairie.
Schaeffer had 6 steals, Shears 5 and Holthaus and Hoene 4 each as Prairie forced the Wildcats into 36 turnovers.
Holthaus also had 3 assists while Schaeffer had 2.
The JV’s are now 1-2 on the season.
Prairie    6 10   9 9 -34
Lapwai 10 15 12 8 -45
Prairie-Enneking 1-4, 5-6, 7; Schaeffer 0-3, 4-6, 4; Arnzen 1-6, 0-0, 3; Uhlenkott 3-6, 0-2, 6; VanderPas 1-5, 1-3, 3; Poxleitner 3-4, 0-0, 6; Guyer 1-8, 1-2, 3; Wilson 0-1, 2-2, 2; Shears 0-0, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Arnzen.
Lapwai-Kane 4-10, 0-0, 9; Ramsey 0-1, 0-0, 0; T. Andrew 7-11, 2-2, 21; Leighton 1-4, 0-0, 2; Tapuro 2-9, 1-3, 5; Reuben 0-2, 0-0, 0; L. Samuels 2-7, 2-4, 6; K. Andrew 1-3, 0-2, 2; Sisto 0-1, 0-0, 0; K. Samuels 0-1, 0-0, 0; Cuevas-Jimenez 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-T. Andrew 5, Kane.
Hilaree VanderPas grabs a rebound after a missed free throw.
Kaylee Uhlenkott shoots from the perimeter.
Jennifer Enneking tries to dribble past a Lapwai defender.

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
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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