Virtue winners named
Summit Academy's second session featuring a virtue to be stressed and a saint to be modeled produced the following winners it was announced this week.
Lynn Rehder - senior; Michael Hattrup - junior; Josh Frei - sophomore; Rachel Wemhoff - Freshman; Nicole Frei - 8th grade; Julia Osborne - 7th; Gregory Hattrup - 6th: Kayla Schumacher - 5th; Thomas Schwartz - 4th; Bridget Beckman - 3rd; Lucy Osborne - 2nd; and Kayla Rehder - 1st, and Jessie Sonnen - Kindergarten.
The virtue featured for the second session was obedience, and the students were asked to imitate St. Ignatius of Antioch, a second century saint who was noted for his obedience to his church and his staunch defense of it versus the many heresies that cropped up during the time.
Following the Obedience campaign, Summit students are currently wrapping up a month of attempting to improve themselves along the line of Order and Discipline. Each class this period will be attempting to move their class ships ahead on the bulletin board based on uniform wear, avoidance of tar dies, locker, desk and room condition, and their individual resolution relating to the virtue.
Summit boys win on buzzer beaters
Boy's basketball at Summit this past week proved to be an exciting event, as three of the four games played by Patriot teams were won as time expired with buzzer beating basket giving the local teams one point victories.
Traveling to Pullman last Tuesday for an encounter with the Pullman Christian Eagles there saw the high school Patiots nurse narrow leads of 10 - 7, 16 - 13, 30 - 28 through the first three quarter breaks. With only 35 seconds remaining however, Summit found themselves down five points as the hometown Eagles caught fire and burned the nets for 18 points in the fourth quarter. But a last minute three netted by Soph sub Josh Frei brought the Patriots within two as time wound down, then a full court drive by a rebounding David Spencer ended in a missed shot by him, but an under-the-basket put back as time expired by William Schlader threw the game into overtime.
A torrid five minute OT featuring eight points scored by soph center Dylan Prigge, 6 of 8 coming at the line as the Eagles sought to stop him resulted in a 14 to 13 scoring edge for Summit, leaving them the victors in the tight 60 to 59 battle.
Moving on to the Kickoff Tourney in New Meadows, the Patriots roared out to a convincing 62 to 39 win over the football state champ Savages from Salmon River, then brought home the first ever boys championship trophy with a dramatic comeback win over Wilder. Quarter scores in this game, Summit first, were 11 - 13, 18 - 28, and 28 - 35. Falling behind ten points again in the fourth, the Patriots re-ignited their defense, and slowly crawled back into the contest, still down by seven with three minutes plus to go. Limiting the Wilder boys to two field goals and two free throws during the fourth quarter, Summit found itself within one point as Dave Spencer again gathered in an errant Wilder shot, then raced down the floor, and as time expired zeroed in a nine-foot jumper from the baseline, falling through at the buzzer for a 42 to 41 win. The one point margin was the first time during the game Summit had been ahead after their initial 2 - 0 lead to begin the game.
With the victory over Wilder, the Summit boys ran their season record to 5 and 0, with their next contest being Thursday here at Prairie High School against the Highland Huskies, jv's at 6:00 and the varsity at 7:30.
Not to be outdone for dramatics, Summit's "B" junior high game traveled to Asotin last week and themselves squeezed out a 22 to 21 win over the Asotin 7th there, when Danny Wemhoff tossed in a desperate over-the-head nine-footer as the buzzer went off This marked the third time this season the "B" team from Summit, with fifth through seventh graders playing, earned a close victory at the end of a game. Summit's eighth played well in Asotin, but fell behind early and had to rally only in the second half to cut their final losing score to 10.
Totals for the boys' games played over the last week are as follows: Scoring: Joseph Lustig - 5, David Spencer - 13 (missed one game), Zach Frei - 31, Dylan Prigge - 63, Dustin Lustig - 32, David Johnson - 8, William ScWader - 27, Chase Nuxoll- 11, and Josh Frei - 11. Rebounds: Lustig - 11, Spencer - 12, Zach Frei - 3, Prigge - 26, Lustig - 12, Johnson - 10, ScWader - 2, Nuxoll- 21, and Josh Frei - 5.
Summit girls win at Pullman
Summit Academy's youthful girls basketball team picked up their second victory of the season last week, traveling to Pullman to take on the Pullman Christian Eagles last Tuesday night.
Stressing a stingy defense, the Patriots moved out to a 14 to 6 lead in the first quarter, then extended it to 20 to 11 at the half, 35 to 17 at the three quarter break, then closed out the evening with a final 44 to 21 over the same Pullman girls who had defeated them twice during the volleyball season.
Six of the seven Summit girls got in on the scoring as follows: Jamie Chmelik10, Danielle Stubbers - 15, Rachel Wemhoff - 10, Vicki Schlader - 2,
Tara Stubbers - 4, and Kim Frei - 3. Soph Jenn Wemhoff was unable to connect on the three shots taken, but played well on defense and had a couple of boards to her credit. Jamie, Danielle, Vicki, Tara, and Kim led the way on the boards with 7, 6, 5, 5, and 4 respectively, while Wemhoff and Frei led the assist stats with 5 and 3. Wemhoff and Chmelik harassed the Eagle team constantly, and came up with 9 and 8 steals between them.
Action this week for the Patriots includes a home game against Kamiah at the Prairie Middle School Tuesday, and an away date with Orofino Friday, Dec. 14.