hosts Christmas Tournament
Prairie High School will host their annual Christmas Basketball Tournament this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15 at the PHS gym.
Action will start on Friday at 4 p.m. when the Kendrick boys play Council. The Kendrick girls will play Council at 5:30 p.m. The Prairie boys will play Horseshoe Bend at 7 p.m. with the Prairie girls playing Horseshoe Bend at 8:30 p.m. to cap off the night.
Action continues Saturday at 11 a.m. when the Kendrick girls play Horseshoe Bend. The Kendrick boys play Horseshoe Bend at 12:30 p.m. Prairie’s girls will play Council at 2 p.m. and the Prairie boys game against Council at 3:30 p.m. finishes the tournament.
There will be an all-tournament team named with coaches making the selections.
Lady Pirates pull away at end to beat Kamiah
The Prairie Lady Pirates broke open a close game in the fourth quarter and pulled away to a 43-34 win over Kamiah in a non-league game at Cottonwood Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Prairie never led in the first half of the game but never trailed by more than 6 points as they kept it close.
Hilaree VanderPas scored 4 of Prairie’s 6 first quarter points as they trailed 6-9 at the break.
A 3-pointer put them down 6 early in the second but a 5-1 run cut the lead to 2 at 11-13.
Kamiah scored 4 straight to push the lead back to 6 at 11-17 but Prairie quickly cut the lead to 1 on a basket by Sarah Arnzen and a 3-pointer by Jennifer Enneking from the corner.
Prairie trailed 18-19 at the halftime break.
Prairie took their first lead of the game when VanderPas scored a putback to open the third quarter scoring.
The lead changed hands 9 times in the third quarter with Prairie going on top for good when Arnzen hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with 2 seconds left in the quarter. Prairie took a 32-30 lead into the fourth.
Arnzen scored a putback to open the fourth quarter scoring and after a pair of Kamiah free throws, a free throw each by Arnzen and Kaylee Uhlenkott and a press-break lay-up by Kristi Poxleitner gave Prairie a 38-32 lead.
Kamiah scored to cut the lead to 4 with a minute to go but Prairie hit 5 of 6 free throws, 4 straight by Enneking, to close out the scoring.
Uhlenkott, who had 7 of her 10 points in the third quarter, led the Pirates in scoring. Arnzen added 9 points, Enneking 8, VanderPas 6 and Poxleitner and Kara Guyer 5 each.
Prairie held a 46-38 edge on the boards with Uhlenkott grabbing 10 to lead the team. Right behind with 9 was Guyer while Arnzen, VanderPas and Poxleitner had 7 each.
Uhlenkott had 3 steals while Enneking had 4 assists.
Prairie was 15 for 53 from the field, 28%, and 11 for 20 at the line, 55%, while Kamiah was 12 for 48 from the field, 25%, and 9 for 17 at the line, 53%. Kamiah was just 1 for 14 from the field in the fourth quarter.
With the win Prairie improves to 3-3 on the season.
In the JV game Prairie lost 46-47 despite a huge scoring night from Mary Shears.
Shears wound up with 31 points as she went 11 for 20 from the field and 9 for 18 at the line.
Prairie’s starters had to play nearly the whole game as Prairie played a C game against Kamiah (which they won 37-26) which used up most of the allowed playing time for their subs.
The game was close through the first 12 minutes of action as a basket by Casey Bruegeman tied the score at 20 with 4:02 left in the first half.
Prairie seemed to run out of gas though as the starting 5 of NaTosha Schaeffer, Alena Hoene, Bruegeman, Amber Holthaus and Shears had to play the entire first half. Kamiah outscored Prairie 0-14 to end the half with a 20-34 lead.
The teams played mostly even in the third quarter as Kamiah took a 29-42 lead into the fourth.
Prairie started the fourth quarter with an 11-1 run with Shears scoring 9 of those 11 points, to cut the lead to 40-43 with 2:25 to play.
The two teams scored a pair of free throws each to make it 42-45.
Kamiah added another free throw and Prairie answered with a lay-up by Shears that cut the lead to 2 with 1:25 left.
Prairie forced a turnover with their press but wasn’t able to score. Prairie forced another turnover with 46 seconds left and a Kamiah assistant coach was called for a technical at that time.
Shears made both free throws to tie the score at 46.
Kamiah answered with a free throw 12 seconds later and Prairie had several chances to answer but couldn’t get a shot to fall.
In addition to Shears’ 31 points, Bruegeman scored 10, Schaeffer 3 and Holthaus 2.
Kamiah had a 43-48 rebounding edge. Shears led Prairie with 13 rebound with Schaeffer adding 8 and Bruegeman and Holthaus 7 each.
Hoene had 6 steals while Shears and Holthaus had 4 each. Schaeffer had 4 assists and Holthaus had 3.
Prairie was 17 for 56 from the field, 30%, and 12 for 35 at the line, 34%. Kamiah was 19 for 50 from the field, 38%, and 7 for 17 at the line, 41%.
Kamiah 9 10 11 4 -34
Prairie 6 12 14 11 -43
Prairie-Enneking 1-6, 5-6, 8; Schaeffer 0-3, 0-0, 0; Arnzen 3-9, 2-6, 9; Uhlenkott 4-10, 1-2, 10; VanderPas 3-7, 0-0, 6; Poxleitner 2-6, 1-2, 5; Guyer 2-11, 1-2, 5; Shears 0-1, 0-1, 0. 3-pointers-Arnzen, Enneking, Uhlenkott.
Kamiah-Bl. Jacobs 2-13, 0-0, 4; Johnson 0-9, 0-1, 0; Br. Jacobs 2-6, 0-0, 4; Cash 5-10, 3-10, 13; Lytle 3-8, 6-6, 13; Rupp 0-1, 0-0, 0; Garcia 0-0, 0-0, 0; Pineda 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Lytle.
Above are a couple of photos from the PHS dance team's halftime performance at the girls game against Kamiah. The lower photo is their finale as the routine ended.
PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2007-08
*indicates league game
17-Greenleaf, there, won 37-25
20-Lapwai, there, lost 34-45
29-Grangeville, here, lost 35-57
30-Timberline, there, won 50-23
11-Lewis County, here, won 52-46, details next week
14-Christmas Tourn. Vs. Horseshoe Bend. 8:30 p.m.
15-Christmas Tourn. Vs. Council, 2 p.m.
28-Orofino Tournament, TBA
29-Orofino Tournament, TBA
Feb. 1,2,5,8,9-District at LCSC
Feb. 13-16-State at Nampa
PHS DANCE TEAM SCHEDULE FOR 2007-08
Jan. 5-at Orofino, 10 a.m.
Jan. 12-at Kamiah, 10 a.m.
Jan. 26-Districts at Prairie, 10 a.m.