Lady Pirates lose home opener
The Prairie Lady Pirates lost their home opener as they fell to Grangeville 35-57 Thursday, Nov. 29.
Grangeville jumped out to a 4-13 lead after the first quarter and led 13-25 at the half and 21-38 after 3 quarters.
Kaylee Uhlenkott and Hilaree VanderPas led Prairie in scoring with 9 points each while Kara Guyer scored 7, Kristi Poxleitner and Kim Schaeffer 4 each and Sarah Arnzen 2.
Grangeville also won the JV game by a score of 22-44.
Grangeville 13 12 13 19 -57
Prairie          4   9   8 14 -35
Prairie-Poxleitner 2, 0-3, 4; Enneking 0, 0-4, 0; Schaeffer 0, 4-6, 4; Holthaus 0, 0-0, 0; Guyer 2, 3-4, 7; Arnzen 1, 0-0, 2; Uhlenkott 4, 1-4, 9; VanderPas 4, 1-2, 9. 3-pointers-none.
Grangeville-Shi. Dreadfulwater 6, -24, 16; K. Holman 0, 0-0, 0; P. Holman 0, 1-5, 1; Sha. Dreadfulwater 0, 0-0, 0; Brown 4, 0-0, 10; Isaac 2, 2-2, 6; Huibregtse 0, 0-2, 0; VanderEsch 6, -48, 17; Smith 2, 3-6, 7. 3-pointers-Shi. Dreadfulwater 2, Brown 2, VanderEsch.

Lady Pirates win league opener
The Prairie Lady Pirates opened their league schedule with a 50-23 win at Timberline Friday, Nov. 30.
Prairie outscored the Spartans 22-4 in the fourth quarter after a surprisingly close first half.Kristi Poxleitner forces a Timberline turnover.
Prairie jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the first quarter as Kaylee Uhlenkott scored 5 points and Jennifer Enneking, Sarah Arnzen, Kristi Poxleitner and Kara Guyer scored 2 points each.
Timberline rallied to score the final 4 points of the period and cut the lead to 13-6.
Prairieís starters got themselves into foul trouble in the second quarter as Timberline had 14 free throw attempts in the period. Fortunately for Prairie they made only 5 of them. 
Arnzen connected on a 3-pointer with 5:53 left in the half to give Prairie an 18-9 lead but Timberline scored 6 straight points to pull within 3.
With Kim Schaeffer, Uhlenkott, Hilaree VanderPas and Kara Guyer all in foul trouble, coach Steve Wilson put JV players Mary Shears, Amber Holthaus, NaTosha Schaeffer and Alena Hoene on the floor for much of the final 3 minutes of the half.
They bought Pirates some time and played well as Prairie was able to hold a 21-17 lead at the half thanks to a buzzer beater by Enneking.
The tougher than expected first half woke the Pirates up and they came out strong in the third quarter scoring the first 5 points and then reeled off 17 straight after a Timberline basket.
VanderPas came up big in the quarter with 8 points while Arnzen scored 5 and Uhlenkott 4.
Timberline finally broke the drought with a basket with 5 seconds to play in the quarter but then didnít score again until the final 5 seconds of the game.
Sarah Arnzen puts up a 3-pointer that gave Prairie a 9-point lead.Prairieís scoring cooled off in the fourth quarter and the JV swing players got a lot more playing time with the big lead.
Uhlenkott and Arnzen wound up leading Prairie with 10 points each while VanderPas added 9. Arnzen was 2 for 4 from 3-point range in the game and 4 for 4 at the line.
Enneking and Guyer scored 5 points each and Poxleitner 4, while NaTosha Schaeffer scored 3 points on a fourth quarter 3-pointer. Kim Schaeffer and Shears added 2 points each.
Timberline held a 36-38 rebounding edge. Uhlenkott led Prairie with 9 rebounds while Shears had 7.
Uhlenkott also had 6 steals while Guyer had 5, Enneking 4 and Holthaus 3.
Enneking had 3 assists while Arnzen, Poxleitner, Uhlenkott and Guyer had 2 each.
Prairie was 17 for 57 from the field, 30%, and 12 for 24 at the line, 50%. Timberline was 7 for 31 from the field, 23%, and 9 for 21 at the line, 43%.
With the win Prairie is 1-0 in league play and 2-3 on the season.
The JV team had little trouble rolling to a 48-8 rout of the Spartans.
Prairie forced Timberline into 12 first quarter turnovers and dominated the offensive boards as they attempted 30 shots in the quarter compared to just 4 for Timberline.
Prairie led 6-0 before Timberline scored on a free throw and Kayla Johnson scored the final 6 points of the quarter for a 12-1 Prairie lead.
It was 16-1 before Timberline scored again and 26-3 by halftime. Johnson had scored 8 first half points while Mary Shears had 6. 
Shears added 6 more in the third quarter as Prairie expanded their lead to 35-8.Mary Shears puts up a shot from inside the lane.
Francesca Johnson scored 5 in the fourth quarter, including a 3-pointer as they shut Timberline out 13-0 in the final frame.
Shears wound up with 12 points to lead the scoring with Kayla Johnson scoring 8, Francesca Johnson and Casey Bruegeman 6 each, NaTosha Schaeffer 4, Haleigh Schmidt and Kendra Dinning 3 each, Alena Hoene and Meaghan Bruner 2 each and Amber Holthaus and Justina Zigler 1 each.
Timberline held a 38-39 rebounding edge with Shears collecting 10 for Prairie while Kayla Johnson added 6 rebounds.
Francesca Johnson and Schmidt had 3 steals each while NaTosha Schaeffer had 3 assists.
Prairie was 20 for 71 from the field, 28%, and 7 for 14 at the line, 50%, while Timberline was 3 for 24 from the field, 13%, and 2 for 6 at the line, 33%.
The JVís improve to 2-3 on the season.
Prairie        13  8 22 7 -50
Timberline   6 11   4 2 -23
Prairie-Enneking 2-3, 1-3, 5; K. Schaeffer 1-7, 0-0, 2; Arnzen 2-4, 4-4, 10; Uhlenkott 3-9, 3-4, 10; VanderPas 3-9, 3-9, 9; Poxleitner 2-6, 0-1, 4; Guyer 2-5, 1-2, 5; Shears 1-8, 0-1, 2; Holthaus 0-3, 0-0, 0; N. Schaeffer 1-3, 0-0, 3; Hoene 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Arnzen 2, Uhlenkott, N. Schaeffer.
Timberline-Marshall 0-5, 0-2, 0; Ward 0-3, 1-8, 1; Stacy 2-7, 0-0, 4; Hodges 4-8, 4-7, 12; Jared 1-3, 2-2, 4; Vargovich 0-3, 2-2, 2; Goodrich 0-2, 0-0, 0; McCollum 0-0, 0-0, 0; McIntosh 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.

PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2007-08
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
NOVEMBER
16-Garden Valley, lost 27-29
17-Greenleaf, there, won 37-25
20-Lapwai, there, lost 34-45
29-Grangeville, here, lost 35-57
30-Timberline, there, won 50-23
DECEMBER
  4-Kamiah, here, won 43-34, details next week.
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
JANUARY
  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

PHS DANCE TEAM SCHEDULE FOR 2007-08
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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