Pirates pick up first win
The Prairie Pirates picked up their first win of the season as they routed Highland 84-57 in their home opener Thursday, Dec. 6.
This was a non-league game.
The Pirates jumped on Highland early as they took a 24-10 lead into the second period. They upped the lead to 45-28 by halftime and led 66-41 after 3 quarters.
David Sigler led the scoring barrage with 21 points with 3 other Pirates in double figures as Tyler Forsmann scored 16, Branden Waller 13 and Kenneth Enneking 10. For Waller, it was his first game action of the season.
Sigler also had 11 assists and 7 rebounds.
Kyle Holthaus had 4 points and 6 assists off the bench.
Also scoring were Devin Schmidt with 8, Eric Daly with 6,  and Conner Rieman, Kyle Daly and Derek Schaeffer with 2 each.
Included in Siglerís 21 points were five 3-pointers.
Prairie was 33 for 75 from the field, 44%, and 13 for 26 at the line, 50%. Highland connected on 20 shots from the field and were 15 for 25 at the line, 60%.
Prairie also won the JV game, 55-34.
Highland 10 18 13 16 -57
Prairie    24 21 21 18 -84
Prairie-E. Daly 2, 2-4, 6; K. Daly 0, 2-5, 2; Holthaus 2, 0-1, 4; Schmidt 3, 2-3, 8; Rieman 1, 0-0, 2; Enneking 5, 0-0, 10; Sigler 6, 4-6, 23; Forsmann 7, 2-4, 16; Schaeffer 1, 0-0, 2; Waller 6, 1-3, 13; Schumacher 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler 5.
Highland-Rudy 0, 0-0, 0; Tsai 2, 3-4, 7; Hart 1, 0-0, 3; Coursey 2, 2-5, 6; Stigum 1, 7-8, 10; D. Thomason 2, 2-5, 6; Kingsley 0, 0-0, 0; S. Thomason 3, 1-2, 7; Pentzer 4, 0-0, 8; Heath 5, 0-1, 10. 3-pointers-Hart, Stigum.

Pirates lose to Lapwai
The Prairie Pirates led at halftime 31-30 but a 4-20 run by Lapwai in the second half led to a 49-62 loss by the Pirates Friday, Dec. 7 at Cottonwood.
Prairie came out strong as they jumped to a 6-0 lead but Lapwai came right back with their own 0-8 run and wound up the first quarter with a 12-13 advantage.
Branden Waller started the second quarter off with a 3-pointer and Devin Schmidt added a basket for a 17-13 Pirate lead.Branden Waller drives past a Lapwai defender for a lay-up.
Prairie led nearly the entire second quarter as Lapwai managed to tie the score three times but never took the lead again after Wallerís 3.
Prairie cost themselves a chance to take a much bigger halftime lead when Kyle Daly was fouled on an offensive rebound and Lapwaiís Drew Church got whistled for a technical when he said a bad word after complaining the foul shouldíve been a jump ball.
Daly missed both his free throws and David Sigler converted only 1 of 2 on the technical. Prairie was then unable to score after inbounding the ball which left them with a 31-30 halftime lead.
Sigler connected on a 3 to open the third quarter scoring and Tyler Forsmann added a putback for a 36-31 Prairie lead but then the offense went stone cold.
Prairie didnít score for over 5 minutes as Lapwai scored 11 to take a 6-point lead. Waller finally broke the scoring drought with a tip-in late in the period as Prairie trailed 38-42 heading into the fourth quarter.
Lapwai then outscored Prairie 2-9 to open the fourth quarter and never led by less than 9 the rest of the way.
A big factor in the second half was that Lapwai cut down their fouling. Prairie attempted 19 free throws in the first half but just 2 in the second half.
Turnovers were also big as Prairie committed 28 to just 10 for the Wildcats.
Waller wound up as Prairieís leading scorer with 12 points. Sigler scored 9, Forsmann 8, Kenneth Enneking 6, Kyle Daly 5, Devin Schmidt 4, Eric Daly and Conner Rieman 2 each and Kyle Holthaus 1.
Prairie held a 48-40 edge on the boards led by Waller with 11. Schmidt added 9 rebounds, Kyle Daly 8 and Sigler 7.
Nobody had more than 1 steal for the Pirates while Sigler had 4 assists.
Prairie was 17 for 57 from the field, 30%, and 12 for 21 at the line, 57%, while Lapwai was 22 for 65 from the field, 34%, and 15 for 27 at the line, 56%.
The loss drops the Pirates to 1-3 on the season.
In the JV game Prairie led nearly the entire game and got a huge scoring boost from Brock Heath as they won 56-36.
Tyler Forsmann puts up a 1-hander from the lane.Heath, who usually doesnít shoot a lot, hit 4 of 4 from 3-point range and wound up with 17 points. 
Heath scored 8 and Beau Schlader 4 in the first quarter as Prairie built at 16-7 lead. Lapwai scored the final 4 points to make it 16-11 at the break.
Heath opened the second quarter scoring with a 3 pointer but Lapwai then scored 8 straight to tie the game at 19.
Heath broke the scoring drought with another 3-pointer and Joe Schumacher added a basket for a 24-19 lead. Lapwai made 2 free throws to cut the lead to 24-21 at the half.
Lapwai tied the score with their own 3-pointer in the third quarter and the score was tied at 26, 28 and 30. 
Conner Rieman then scored inside and Heath added a 3-pointer. Seth Guyer scored a pair of lay-ups and Rieman scored another  to make it 41-30.
After a Lapwai basket, another basket by Rieman gave Prairie a 43-32 lead after 3 quarters.
Prairie dominated the fourth quarter, outscoring the Wildcats 13-4 including a 9-0 run to end the game.
Derek Schaeffer stepped up to scored 7 of his 11 points in the final frame.
Rieman played just the second half and hit 5 of 6 shots for 10 points. Schlader scored 8, Guyer 6 and Schumacher 4.
Lapwai held a 38-40 rebounding edge but Prairie held a 19-14 edge in the second half. Schaeffer had 12 to lead the JVís while Schlader added 7.
Guyer had 4 steals and 4 assists while Schaeffer had 3 steals and 7 assists. Rieman also had 4 assists.
Prairie was 24 for 61 from the field, 39%, and 4 for 10 at the line, 40%. Lapwai was 16 for 54 from the field, 30%, and 3 for 7 at the line, 43%.
Prairie forced 34 turnovers while committing 16.
Lapwai  13 17 12 20 -62
Prairie   12 19   7 11 -49
Prairie-E. Daly 1-4, 0-0, 2; K. Daly 2-6, 1-5, 5; Schmidt 1-4, 2-2, 4; Sigler 2-7, 4-6, 9; Forsmann 4-15, 0-0, 8; Waller 5-17, 1-2, 12; Enneking 2-2, 2-2, 6; Holthaus 0-0, 1-2, 1; Rieman 0-2, 2-2, 2. 3-pointers-Sigler, Waller.
Lapwai-Bybee 0-2, 0-0, 0; Church 3-8, 4-7, 10; Hernandez 5-12, 2-2, 13; Taylor 3-8, 1-4, 8; Phillips 6-17, 3-4, 15; Williamson 0-2, 0-0, 0; Slickpoo 5-13, 1-3, 12; Leighton 0-2, 4-6, 4; Moses 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Hernandez, Taylor, Slickpoo.
Kyle Daly puts up a shot from just inside the free throw line.
Branden Waller goes up for a jump shot.

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, won 84-57
  7-Lapwai, here, lost 49-62
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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