Lady Pirates give Lewis County their first loss
The Prairie Lady Pirates gave the Lewis County Eagles their first loss of the season despite serous foul trouble, 52-46 at Cottonwood Tuesday, December 11.
Lewis County led only one time in the game, at 3-4 midway through the first quarter. Kaylee Uhlenkott then put Prairie back into the lad with a lay-up. Sarah Arnzen followed with a putback and a bank shot by Uhlenkott made it 9-4.Kaylee Uhlenkott dribbles past a Lewis County defender.
At that point the Eagles put in their freshman sensation, Michelle Seitz, who doesn’t start for the Eagles despite leading them in scoring.
She scored a pair of free throws and a basket to cut the lead to 1 but a pair of baskets by Hilaree VanderPas gave Prairie a 13-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Kara Guyer started the second quarter scoring with a basket and added 3 more points in the quarter despite picking up her third foul.
After Lewis County closed within 4 at 18-14, Prairie went on an 11-3 run to push their lead to 12 at 29-17 with 51 seconds left in the half.
The Eagles scored the final 3 points of the half to close within 9 at 29-20.
Lewis County opened the second half with a 0-6 run to pull within 3 at 29-26 before Kristi Poxleitner broke the scoring drought with a drive to the hoop for a lay-up. Jennifer Enneking added a pair of free throws to push the lead back to 7 at 33-26.
The Eagles were able to cut the lead to 2 thanks in large part to a pair of 3-pointers by Seitz. A pair of free throws by VanderPas gave Prairie a 37-33 lead after 3 quarters.
The Eagles came right back in the fourth quarter to tie the score at 37 with 6:30 left to play.
Prairie answered back with their own run on baskets by Kim Schaeffer and Uhlenkott and a free throw by Enneking for a 42-37 lead.
After a pair of free throws by Seitz, Prairie had a run of 7 straight points, 5 of them at the free throw line to push the lead to 10 at 49-39 with 2:50 to play.
Lewis County wasn’t done yet though as Seitz hit a pair of 3-pointers to quickly cut the lead to 4 with 1:13 left.
They wouldn’t get any closer though as Prairie scored enough free throws in the final seconds to hold them off and nobody besides Seitz was hitting any shots for Lewis County.
Uhlenkott wound up with 12 points to lead Prairie in scoring with Arnzen and VanderPas scoring 8 each. Arnzen normally gets her points from the perimeter but in this game 6 of her 8 points came off of offensive rebounds.
Sarah Arnzen looks to pass.Schaeffer and Guyer scored 7 each and VanderPas and Enneking scored 5 points each.
Melissa Seitz scored 29 of Lewis County’s 46 points.
We mentioned foul trouble earlier, Guyer, Arnzen and VanderPas all fouled out, Guyer late in the third quarter, while Enneking and Uhlenkott each wound up with 4 fouls.
Prairie led in rebounding 44-33 with Uhlenkott grabbing 10 to lead the Pirates. Schaeffer added 8 rebounds.
Uhlenkott and VanderPas had 2 steals each while Enneking had 3 assists.
Prairie was 17 for 48 from the field, 35%, and 18 for 26 at the line, 69%. Lewis County was 13 for 49 from the field, 26%, and 16 for 24 at the line, 67%.
With the win Prairie improves to 2-0 in league play and 4-3 on the season.
Prairie had little trouble winning the JV game as they led 12-0 after the first quarter on their way to a 41-10 victory.
Mary Shears scored 8 of Prairie’s 12 first quarter points with NaTosha Schaeffer and Casey Bruegeman scoring 2 each.
Shears added 4 more in the second quarter as Prairie outscored the Eagles 10-6. Kendra Dinning, Haleigh Schmidt and Shelby Duman added 2 each. All of Lewis County’s points were scored by Michelle Seitz, who played 1 quarter of the JV game before leading the varsity team in scoring.
Francesca Johnson scored 4 points in the third quarter as Prairie extended the lead to 32-10 with Schaeffer, Shears and Amber Holthaus scoring 2 points each.
Lewis County scored their final 2 points of the game with 2:42 left in the third quarter. Prairie ended the game with an 11-0 run.
Shears wound up leading the JV’s in scoring with 14 points with Duman scoring 6, Schaeffer, Johnson and Schmidt 4 each, Dinning 3 and Bruegeman, Holthaus, and Meaghan Bruner 2 each.
Prairie dominated the boards 49-33 led by Shears with 12. Duman added 9 rebounds and Bruegeman had 6.
Bruegeman also had 3 steals while Holthaus, Shears and Johnson had 2 each.
Prairie was 19 for 52 from the field, 37%, and 3 for 11 at the line, 27%. Lewis County was 3 for 47 from the field, 6%, and 4 for 8 at the line, 50%.
Lewis County     8 12 13 13 -46
Prairie              13 16   8 15 -52
Prairie-Enneking 0-3, 5-6, 5; Schaeffer 2-3, 3-4, 7; Guyer 3-10, 1-2, 7; Arnzen 4-11, 0-0, 8; Uhlenkott 4-11, 4-8, 12; VanderPas 2-5, 4-4, 8; Poxleitner 2-4, 1-2, 5; Shears 0-0, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Lewis County-Mel. Seitz 1-5, 2-2, 4; Hoffman 0-2, 0-0, 0; Kuther 0-3, 0-0, 0; N. Thomason 2-9, 2-4, 6; Tiede 0-0, 0-0, 0; Mich. Seitz 8-15, 9-10, 29; C. Thomason 1-12, 1-2, 3; Scott 0-0, 2-4, 2; Baskett 0-1, 0-1, 0; Carpenter 1-2, 0-1, 2. 3-pointers-Mich. Seitz 4.

Lady Pirates win twice
The Prairie Lady Pirates won twice at the annual Prairie Christmas Basketball Tournament defeating Horseshoe Bend 59-23 on Friday, Dec. 14 and coming back from 14 points down to beat Council 38-35 on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Friday’s game was the much easier of the two as Prairie jumped out to a 13-0 lead and led 22-3 by the end of the first quarter against the Mustangs.
Hilaree VanderPas and Kaylee Uhlenkott did most of the first quarter scoring as VanderPas scored 10 and Uhlenkott 8 as Prairie built their huge lead.
By the end of the quarter, Prairie had emptied their bench, giving their reserves plenty of playing time. Hilaree VanderPas shoots against Horseshoe Bend.
Horseshoe Bend turned things around against the subs as they outscored Prairie 2-11 through most of the second quarter. Prairie ended the half with 3 straight points for a 27-14 halftime lead.
The second half was all Prairie as Horseshoe Bend was held to just 4 baskets while Prairie racked up 32 points.
Sarah Arnzen scored 6 of Prairie’s 18 third quarter points and VanderPas scored 9 of the 14 fourth quarter points as she posted a game-high 22 points.
Uhlenkott added 12 points, Mary Shears 8, Arnzen 6, Jennifer Enneking and Kim Schaeffer 4 each, Kristi Poxleitner 2 and Alena Hoene 1.
Prairie also dominated on the boards, 51-32 with VanderPas and Shears each collecting 9 rebounds. Uhlenkott and Schaeffer added 7 rebounds each.
Uhlenkott had 4 steals and 3 assists to lead in each category. 10 different players had at least 1 assist in the game.
Prairie was 24 for 66 from the field, 36%, and 11 for 19 at the line, 58%. Horseshoe Bend was 7 for 42 from the field, 17%, and 7 for 9 at the line.
In the game against Council Prairie came out ice-cold, hitting just 2 of 19 baskets in the first 13 minutes of action.
Council started slowly as well as the score was only 4-4 with 2:43 left in the first quarter. Council then scored the final 7 points of the first quarter and the first 7 of the second quarter to take a 4-18 lead with 3:36 left in the half.
Prairie finally broke their scoring drought when Enneking hit a 3-pointer with 3:01 left in the half. Uhlenkott and VanderPas then scored a basket each and Schaeffer and Uhlenkott added a free throw each as Prairie ended the half with a 9-0 run to pull within 5 points, 13-18.
Prairie opened the second half with a basket each from Schaeffer and Uhlenkott as they cut the lead to just 1 point.
Kim Schaeffer looks to shoot against Council.Council answered with a pair of baskets to push the lead back to 5.
Late in the quarter Prairie pulled within 1 at 23-24 but a late basket by Council gave them a 23-26 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
A free throw by Schaeffer cut the lead to 1 and then Uhlenkott scored on an inbounds play to tie the game and was fouled. She converted the free throw to give Prairie their first lead since scoring the first basket of the game.
Council answered with a basket and a free throw to retake the lead but Uhlenkott tied it with a basket inside.
Enneking put Prairie back on top with a pair of free throws and after stealing the ball, Uhlenkott was fouled and converted one of those free throws for a 32-29 lead.
A basket by Council cut the lead to 1 but Prairie answered with a basket each from Uhlenkott and VanderPas for their biggest lead of the game at 36-31.
Council came right back with a pair of baskets to again cut the lead to 1 but a free throw each by Enneking and Uhlenkott in the final 36 seconds gave Prairie the 3-point victory.
Uhlenkott scored 17 points, 14 in the second half, to lead the Pirates in scoring. Enneking added 9 points, VanderPas 6, Schaeffer 4 and Arnzen 2.
Prairie held a 41-37 rebounding edge with Uhlenkott grabbing 13 to lead the Pirates. Schaeffer and VanderPas added 8 rebounds each.
Guyer, Enneking and Uhlenkott had 3 steals each and Enneking and Arnzen had 4 assists each.
Prairie was 13 for 50 from the field, 26% and 11 for 24 at the line, 46%. Council was 13 for 45 from the field, 29%, and 7 for 11 at the line, 64%.
Enneking and Uhlenkott were named to the All-Tournament team that was voted on by the coaches.
With the wins Prairie improves to 6-3 on the season.
Horseshoe Bend   3 11   4   5 -23
Prairie                 22   5 18 14 -59
Prairie Enneking 1-2, 2-2, 4; K. Schaeffer 2-6, 0-2, 4; Guyer 0-6, 0-1, 0; Arnzen 3-9, 0-0, 6; Uhlenkott 4-7, 4-5, 12; Poxleitner 1-5, 0-0, 2; VanderPas 9-14, 4-5, 22; Holthaus 0-1, 0-0, 0; Shears 4-10, 0-2, 8; Hoene 0-2, 1-2, 1; N. Schaeffer 0-5, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Horseshoe Bend-Duran 2-11, 2-3, 6; Alkire 0-4, 3-4, 3; Goff 2-7, 2-2, 8; Shepherd 0-1, 0-0, 0; Moscrip 2-9, 0-0, 4; Wilson 0-2, 0-0, 0; Shanks 0-4, 0-0, 0; Fry 0-3, 0-0, 0; Ziemann 1-2, 0-0, 2; Elliott 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Goff 2.
Prairie     4 9 10 15 -38
Council 11 7   8   9 -35
Prairie-Enneking 2-11, 4-6, 9; Schaeffer 1-7, 2-4, 4; Guyer 0-6, 0-0, 0; Arnzen 1-2, 0-0, 2; Uhlenkott 6-14, 5-10, 17; Poxleitner 0-3, 0-2, 0; VanderPas 3-6, 0-2, 6; Shears 0-1, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Enneking.
Council-Murphy 4-13, 0-0, 9; George 3-5, 2-2, 8; Nichols 1-9, 0-1, 2; McDaniel 3-9, 0-0, 6; Edmunson 1-3, 3-4, 6; Gibson 0-1, 2-3, 2; Farrar 1-5, 0-1, 2. 3-pointers-Murphy, Edmunson.
Kristi Poxleitner looks to pass in the Council game.
Mary Shears looks for an opening against Horseshoe Bend.

The Prairie Dance team performed both nights of the Prairie Christmas Tournament. This scene is from Friday's performance. They also hosted a competition this past Monday.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
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
  4-Kamiah, here, won 43-34
11-Lewis County, here, won 52-46
14-Christmas Tourn. Vs. Horseshoe Bend. won 59-23
15-Christmas Tourn. Vs. Council, 2 p.m. won 38-35
18-Lapwai, here*, lost 43-57, details next week.
21-Grangeville, there
28-Orofino Tournament, TBA
29-Orofino Tournament, TBA
  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

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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