Pirates edged by Grangeville
The Prairie Pirates led most of the game but Grangeville scored the winning basket with 2 seconds left for a 52-54 win at Grangeville in the season opener for both team Tuesday, Nov. 27.David Sigler sticks out his tongue in an homage to Michael Jordan as he goes for a lay-up at Grangeville.
Tyler Forsmann scored 6 points and Kyle Holthaus connected on a 3-pointer to help Prairie take a 15-11 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Devin Schmidt opened the second quarter scoring with a pair of free throws to make it a 6-point lead but Grangeville came back to cut the lead to 1.
The rest of the second period belonged to the Pirates though as they used full-court defense to force turnovers and connected on 5 of 6 free throws to build a 31-21 lead by halftime. David Sigler scored 8 points in Prairieís 14-5 run to close the half.
In the third quarter Grangeville put together a 2-6 run to open the period and had a 2-7 run later in the quarter as they cut the Prairie lead down to 2 at 39-37 late in the quarter.
Sigler put in a shot in the final second to give Prairie a 41-37 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Conner Rieman scored inside to push the lead back to 6 and Prairie held a 3 to 5 point lead until the final 2:30.
With 2:33 left Forsmann scored from the elbow to give Prairie a 50-45 lead. 
Grangeville came back with a putback by Nels Solberg, who was 10 for 10 from the field in the game, and a 3-pointer from Austin Wassmuth that tied the score with 1:50 to play.
Eric Daly handles the ball at Grangeville.Solberg had a chance to put Grangeville ahead from the free throw line but missed and Sigler rebounded and was fouled. Sigler made both free throws but Grangeville came right back with a lay-up by D.J. Crosby to tie the score with 53 seconds left.
Sigler was fouled again but after having made 9 straight free throws, missed both attempts. Eric Daly rebounded the second miss and passed to Sigler who tried to call timeout. Unbelievably he was called for traveling while trying to make the timeout call so instead of Prairie using the timeout to set up a final shot, Grangeville had that opportunity. Crosby wound up scoring the basket with 2 seconds left. Prairie tried to set up a desperation shot and Holthaus got knocked to the floor while the inbounds pass was attempted, with no call made as Forsmannís 50-foot attempt came up short.
Sigler wound up with 22 points to lead Prairie in scoring with Forsmann adding 15. Schmidt scored 8, Holthaus 3 and Kyle Daly and Rieman 2 each.
Grangeville controlled the boards 25-34. Kyle Daly had 6 to lead the Pirates.
Sigler and Kyle Daly had 3 steals each while Sigler also had 4 assists.
Prairie was 18 for 46 from the field, 39%, and 14 for 22 from the line, 64%, while Grangeville was 22 for 46 from the field, 48%, and 9 for 21 from the line, 43%. The Bulldogs were 8 for 9 from the field in the fourth quarter.
The JV game was all Grangeville as the Bulldogs rolled to a 27-45 win.
Prairieís only lead of the game came when Derek Schaeffer scored a free throw for a 1-0 lead. Grangeville outscored Prairie 0-9 the rest of the first quarter.
Prairie trailed 6-15 at the half and 9-33 after 3 quarters.
They managed to outscore Grangeville 18-12 in the fourth quarter as Seth Guyer scored 5 points, including a 3-pointer and Conner Rieman and Joe Schumacher scored 4 points each.
Schumacher wound up with 9 points to lead the JVís in scoring while Beau Schlader and Guyer scored 5 each and Rieman and Schaeffer scored 4 each.
Grangeville held a 25-43 rebounding advantage. Schaeffer had 9 rebounds to lead the Pirates.
Guyer had 4 steals and Schlader, Schaeffer and Schumacher had 3 each. Schlader and Schaeffer had 2 assists each.
Prairie was 9 for 47 from the field, 19%, and 8 for 17 at the line, 47%. Grangeville was 20 for 36 from the field, 56%, and 5 for 17 at the line, 29%.
Prairie 15 16 10 11 -52
Grangeville 11 10 16 17 -54
Prairie-E. Daly 0-1, 0-0, 0; K. Daly 0-3, 2-2, 2; Schmidt 3-7, 2-2, 8; Sigler 6-16, 9-12, 22; Forsmann 7-13, 1-4, 15; Holthaus 1-5, 0-2, 3; Enneking 0-0, 0-0, 0; Rieman 1-1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Sigler, Holthaus.
Grangeville-Laufenberg 1-7, 0-0, 2; Crosby 4-5, 2-4, 10; Wassmuth 4-7, 0-2, 9; Russell 2-8, 0-0, 4; Solberg 10-10, 0-1, 20; Lorentz 0-5, 3-6, 3; Clark 1-4, 1-4, 3; Kunkel 0-0, 3-4, 3. 3-pointers-Wassmuth.

Pirates lose at Kendrick
The Prairie Pirates led after the first period but Kendrick took over in the second quarter and went on to win 53-67 in a boys basketball non-league game at Kendrick Saturday, Dec. 1.Tyler Forsmann tries to get past a Kendrick defender.
Tyler Forsmann scored 7 points and Devin Schmidt added a 3-pointer as Prairie took a 13-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Kendrick quickly erased the lead in the second as they outscored Prairie 1-12 over the first 3:30 of the period.
Prairie had a mini-rally as David Sigler and Forsmann each scored a pair of baskets that helped pull the Pirates back within 2 points at 23-25 but Kendrick then scored the final 5 points of the quarter for a 23-30 halftime lead.
Prairie was outscored 3-17 in a disastrous third quarter.
Sigler finally came out of a 2 for 10 shooting slump over the first 3 quarters to hit 4 of 5 in the fourth along with 7 of 10 free throws as he scored 17 of his 21 points in the final frame but the final margin of 14 was as close as the Pirates were to get.
Sigler led the team with 21 points while Forsmann scored 16. Eric Daly added 5 points while Kyle Daly, Devin Schmidt and Kenneth Enneking scored 3 each and Conner Rieman added 2 points.
Kendrick was led by 6í4Ē Chase Christopher who scored 22 while Adison Mortenson added 16.
Prairie was 18 for 50 from the field, 36%, and 14 for 28 at the line, 50%, while Kendrick was 28 for 56 from the field, 50%, and 9 for 22 at the line, 41%. 
Prairie controlled the boards 45-26 lead by Schmidt with 11 rebounds. Kyle Daly and Forsmann added 8 rebounds each while Sigler had 7.
Schmidt and Sigler had 3 steals each while Sigler had 4 assists.
Turnovers hurt the Pirate cause as they committed 31 while Kendrick had 19.
The loss drops the Pirates to 0-2 on the season.
Kyle Daly drives past a Kendrick defender.The JV game was worth the trip for Prairie fans as the Pirates erased a 10-point deficit after 3 quarters to pull out a 48-44 win.
Kendrick led 10-16 after the first quarter despite a pair of 3-pointers by Beau Schlader. Schlader added another 3-pointer in the second quarter while Joe Schumacher scored 6 points on a 3-pointer, 2-pointer and free throw but Prairie managed to trail by as many as 13 in the second quarter. Schladerís second quarter 3-pointer came in the final seconds to make it 23-33 at the half.
Neither team scored much in the third quarter, just 5 points each. 
Schlader ended the third quarter scoring with a free throw that was the first point of an amazing run for the team.
Derek Schaeffer opened the fourth quarter scoring with a free throw and Schumacher followed with a basket. Schlader scored 2 free throws then made a pretty behind-the-back pass to Silas Whitley for a lay-up on a fast break following a steal by Conner Rieman.
Schumacher drove to the hoop for a basket and Schaeffer added a free throw to tie the score at 38 with 5:28 to play.
Kendrick finally broke their scoring drought but Schaeffer came back with a pair of free throws to re-tie the game at 40.
Kendrick scored a pair of baskets to take a 40-44 lead with 1:58 to play but those were their final points of the game.
Rieman scored a free throw then missed the second and was fouled on the rebound. He made both of them this time to cut the lead to one.
Kendrick turned the ball over on a traveling call with 40 seconds left which led to a putback by Rieman that put Prairie ahead.
Rieman then rebounded a missed free throw by Kendrick which led to a lay-up by Seth Guyer.
Schlader then stole the inbounds pass and was fouled, making the second of 2 free throws for the final margin.
Schlader wound up with 13 points to lead the scoring while Schaeffer and Schumacher scored 10 points each. Rieman added 7 while Guyer scored 4 and Brock Heath and Whitley scored 2 each.
Kendrick held a 32-34 rebounding edge with Rieman leading the Pirates with 11.
Rieman also had 3 steals while Schumacher and Schlader had 3 assists each.
Prairie was 15 for 38 from the field, 39%, and 14 for 27 at the line, 52%, while Kendrick was 19 for 49 from the field, 39%, and 4 for 13 at the line, 31%.
Prairie        13 10   3 27 -53
Kendrick     8 22 17 20 -67
Prairie-E. Daly 2-5, 1-1, 5; K. Daly 1-5, 1-2, 3; Schmidt 1-8, 0-2, 3; Sigler 6-15, 7-10, 21; Forsmann 7-12, 2-5, 16; Holthaus 0-3, 0-0, 0; Enneking 0-0, 3-6, 3; Rieman 1-2, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Sigler 2, Schmidt.
Kendrick-Gobbi 3-4, 1-2, 7; Warner 1-4, 2-4, 4; Mortenson 6-11, 2-5, 16; Hammond 3-8, 1-5, 7; Christopher 10-18, 2-2, 22; Liedkie 0-1, 0-2, 0; Renfrow 2-6, 0-0, 4; Boyle 1-1, 0-0, 2; Free 1-2, 0-0, 2; Fogle 1-1, 0-0, 2; Ireland 0-0, 1-2, 1. 3-pointers-Mortenson 2.
David Sigler shoots from up top at Grangeville.
Freshman Devin Schmidt puts up a wide open shot at Grangeville.
Tyler Forsmann gets a shot past Grangeville's Nels Solberg. The aura effect is from a camera flash behind him.

PIRATES BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2007-08
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
*indicates league game
NOVEMBER
27-Grangeville, there, lost 52-54
DECEMBER
  1-Kendrick, there, lost 53-67
  6-Highland, here
  7-Lapwai, here
14-Christmas Tourn. Vs. Horseshoe Bend, 7:00 p.m.
15-Christmas Tourn. Vs. Council,  3:30 p.m.
20-Troy, there*
28-Orofino Tournament, TBA
29-Orofino Tournament, TBA
JANUARY
  4-Nezperce, here
10-Culdesac, there*
12-Genesee, here*
17-Highland, there*
22-Grangeville, here
24-Nezperce, there*
29-Lapwai, there*
31-Timberline, here*
FEBRUARY
  4-Deary, here*
  7-C.V., here*
11-Kendrick, here*
14,16,18,22,23-District at LCSC
27-March 1-State at Boise

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