Pirates win twice at Christmas Tourney
The Prairie Pirates had their first 2-game win streak of the year as they beat both Horseshoe Bend and Council at the annual Prairie Christmas Tournament. They easily beat Horseshoe Bend 63-18 on Friday, Dec. 14, and erased an 8-point halftime deficit to pull away for a 59-43 win over Council on Saturday, Dec. 15.
The game against Horseshoe Bend was competitive for the first quarter as Prairie led just 15-11 with 1:06 left in the period.David Sigler scores a lay-up against Horseshoe Bend.
From that point Prairie outscored the Mustangs 22-2 the rest of the half.
Kenneth Enneking scored a free throw and a basket to end the first quarter scoring with Prairie up 18-11.
David Sigler scored 2 baskets and bombed in a 3-pointer and Enneking added a putback to put Prairie up 27-11.
The Mustangs then scored their only points of the second quarter.
Tyler Forsmann and Devin Schmidt followed with a basket each, Enneking scored a pair of baskets and Kyle Daly finished the first half scoring with a basket to make it 37-13.
The Mustangs scored first in the third quarter but that was their only scoring of the period as Prairie went on a 20-0 run the rest of the quarter. Kyle Daly scored 6 and Schmidt and Enneking 4 each in the period as Prairie took a 57-15 lead into the final period.
Neither team scored in the first 4:30 of the final period with Horseshoe Bend finally breaking an 11 minute scoring drought with a free throw with 3:27 left to play.
Prairie then scored 6 straight points before Horseshoe Bend scored again with just 5 seconds to play.
Enneking wound up as Prairieís leading scorer with 15 points with Sigler scoring 14 and Schmidt 10. Forsmann and Kyle Daly scored 8 each, Eric Daly scored 4 and Conner Rieman and Joe Schumacher scored 2 each.
Prairie had a 44-36 rebounding edge with Eric Daly and Enneking collecting 8 rebounds each while Schmidt and Forsmann had 7 each.
Derek Schaeffer had 4 steals to lead the team while Eric and Kyle Daly had 3 each. Sigler had 4 assists.
Prairie was 26 for 60 from the field, 43%, and 9 for 16 at the line, 56%. Horseshoe Bend was 8 for 47 from the field, 17%. They were only 3 for 31 after the first quarter, 10%. They were 1 for 10 at the line, 10%.
In the game against Council, Branden Waller, who was serving an academic suspension for the Horseshoe Bend game, dominated the action with 31 points.
Waller scored 10 in the first quarter as Prairie shook off a 4-8 start to take a 15-10 lead by the end of the period. Waller scored Prairieís first 6 points.
Council turned things around in the second quarter by connecting on 7 of 11 shots from the field and 6 of 8 free throws.
Prairie meanwhile hit just 3 of 13 shots. 
Council took the lead with a 2-9 run to open the quarter. Prairie briefly took back the lead on a 3-pointer by Sigler but the Lumberjacks ended the half with a 2-11 run that gave them a 22-30 lead at the half.
Tyler Forsmann scores in close against Horseshoe Bend.Waller got hot again in the third quarter scoring a lay-up on a long pass from Forsmann after Forsmann had stolen the ball and then adding a short jumper on an inbounds pass from Sigler.
Council scored to push the lead back to 6 but Forsmann scored on a nice move inside for a basket and Kyle Daly scored a putback and converted the ensuing free throw to pull Prairie within 1 at 31-32.
A Council free throw put the lead at 2 but a basket by Waller tied the score at 33. After a basket by Council, Waller scored the final 5 points of the quarter to give Prairie a 38-35 lead.
He scored again to open the fourth quarter scoring and Rieman followed with a basket to give Prairie a 42-35 lead.
Council pulled within 5 at 44-39 but Prairie then had a 13-1 run  to put the game away. Schmidt scored 6 points in that run on 2 baskets and 2 free throws.
Waller connected on 15 of 27 shots and 1 of 3 free throws for his 31 points. Sigler, Forsmann and Schmidt scored 6 points each, Rieman 4 and Enneking and Kyle Daly 3 points each.
Prairie held a 33-32 rebounding edge, 20-11 in the second half. Sigler had 11 and Schmidt 6 to lead the Pirates.
Forsmann had 4 steals while Waller and Kyle Daly had 3 each. Sigler had 5 assists while Rieman nad Kyle Daly had 3 each.
Prairie was 26 for 64 from the field, 41%, and 6 for 11 at the line, 55%, while Council was 15 for 37 from the field, 41%, and 13 for 22 at the line, 59%. 
Prairieís defensive pressure forced the Lumberjacks into 35 turnovers while the Pirates committed 22.
Waller and Sigler were named to the All-Tournament team in a vote by the coaches.
The wins give Prairie a 3-3 record on the season.
Horseshoe Bend 11   2   2 3 -18
Prairie                18 19 20 6 -63
Prairie-E. Daly 2-5, 0-0, 4; K. Daly 3-8, 2-2, 8; Schmidt 4-6, 2-2, 10; Sigler 5-10, 2-4, 14; Forsmann 4-12, 0-1, 8; Rieman 0-0, 2-2, 2; Holthaus 0-3, 0-0, 0; Enneking 7-12, 1-3, 15; Schaeffer 0-2, 0-2, 0; Schumacher 1-2, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Sigler 2.
Horseshoe Bend-Bledsoe 0-8, 0-2, 0; Fisch 2-5, 0-0, 4; Thompson 3-8, 0-0, 6; Carpenter 0-3, 0-0, 0; D. Brown 2-11, 0-2, 5; Barnett 0-0, 0-2, 0; Beckman 1-9, 0-2, 2; Asher 0-1, 1-2, 1; Flake 0-0, 0-0, 0; C. Brown 0-2, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-D. Brown.
Prairie     15   7 16 19 -59
Council   10 20   5   8 -43
Prairie-E. Daly 0-2, 0-0, 0; K. Daly 1-4, 1-1, 3; Sigler 2-12, 1-2, 6; Forsmann 3-10, 0-0, 6; Waller 15-27, 1-3, 31; Schmidt 2-5, 2-2, 6; Enneking 1-2, 1-1, 3; Rieman 2-2, 0-2, 4; Holthaus 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler.
Council-Nichols 2-4, 0-0, 4; J. Green 1-7, 4-6, 6; Shelton 1-4, 3-6, 5; B. Green 2-5, 4-4, 8; Clagg 4-8, 2-6, 10; Heil 3-6, 0-0, 6; Meza 2-3, 0-0, 4; Cook 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Devin Schmidt gets off a winde open shot against Council.
Eric Daly drives toward the hoop.
Kenneth Enneking puts up a shot against Horseshoe Bend.

Alumni Games December 28
On December 28th, at 5:00 p.m., there will be an Alumni game at Prairie Middle School.  Players will be the alumni who have graduated from Prairie High School, or Summit Academy.  The game is open to everyone to watch.
The womenís game begins at 5:00 p.m., with the menís game to follow.  The cost for the players is $5.00 each; General admission is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for students, and everyone else is free.
There will be a 3 point contest and free throw contests.  All proceeds go toward the Tri-Parish Youth Trip for Africa in August of 2008.
Call Debbie Chicane, 962-7761, for more information. 


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, won 63-18
15-Christmas Tourn. Vs. Council, won 59-43
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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