Jr. High boys split games
Traveling to Lapwai last Tuesday resulted in an almost expected double loss for the Summit Patriot junior high boys' basketball team, the "B" team with 5th, 6th, and 7th graders losing big to a bigger and stronger Lapwai 7th, 50 to 8. The local boys shot 35 times over the course of the game, but was unable to connect on all but four.
In the "A" game following, the Patriot 8th played one of their better games
of the year, losing 47 to 21, but rallying at times with a run that proved good times in the future for the Patriot lads. With five players only, the boys suffered a bit tram fatigue at times, but gave a good accounting of themselves throughout.
Hosting Peter and Paul's seventh graders at Summit Thursday, the Summit "B" team rolled to an easy victory over the taller Ravens from Grangeville. Final score: Summit - 39, Peter and Paul- 19.
The junior high Patriots have two games remaining on their schedule, both away. Tuesday they will travel to Orofino, and then close out their season Thursday at Kamiah.
Both the girls and the boys Summit teams are looking forward to the annual Hallisey tourney, held each year in Boise. Highlights from former trips there are three sportsmanship awards over the years, and a couple of third place finishes.
Summit boys suffer first loss
Summit's boys continued their win streak last Thursday evening, garnering a 67 to 48 victory over the Highland Huskies, but lost their close game magic in a tense 61 to 59 overtime loss on the home court of Clearwater Valley Monday night.
Their season opening streak of six wins in a row ended at the hands of the Rams as the Patriots missed three out of four critical free throws in the overtime period, and missed a chance at the buzzer on a put-back attempt that rolled over the rim as the gun sounded. Earlier, in the fourth quarter, the Patriots had fashioned another of their late game comebacks, as they rallied from a seven point deficit with three minutes to go to throw the game into overtime, tied 54 to 54.
Dustin Lustig with 19 and Dylan Prigge with 17 led the Patriot scoring attack, with help from Joseph Lustig - 4, David Spencer - 11, Zach Frei - 6, and William Schlader - 2. Spencer led the rebounding wars for the Patriots with 11, Prigge adding 9, and Dustin Lustig picking off 6 from his point guard position. Turnovers, especially in the second quarter, where the locals were outscored by the Rams 20 to 8, proved to be part of the downfall for the Patriots, numbering 22 in all, while 9 of 16 free throw shooting also was part of the lost picture.
Earlier in the evening, the Patriot jv's took a 44 to 37 victory away from the Rams with frosh David Johnson supplying the bulk of the scoring power with 13.
Flashbacking to last Thursday, the Patriots took the number of Highland twice as the jv's won their opening game 42 to 6, Johnson again the only double figure man with 18, and the varsity rolling to the 67 to 48 win for their sixth straight victory opening the season. Prigge had the hot hand in this contest, netting 26 points with a nine field goal and 8 of 15 from the line effort to lead Patriot scorers. Help in that department came from Joseph Lustig - 3, David Spencer - 10, Dustin Lustig - 8, William Schlader - 11, and Chase Nuxoll2. Josh Frei played well in both contests, but was unable to score in either.
Next action for the Patriot boys will be at Culdesac December 28 and 29 in tourney action featuring Timberline, Deary, Summit, and host Culdesac.
Summit girls win twice
Summit's young girls roundballers added two victories to their season record this past week, evening out their win-loss record for the year at 4 and 4, as they recorded victories of 45 to 42 over a jv team from Kamiah, and a close 42 to 40 win over the varsity girls' team from Orofino.
Having lost big to Kamiah's varsity early in the year, the Kubs sent a jv team to Cottonwood last Tuesday in a return match which saw the local girls fall behind 21 to 17 at halftime, but rally back with a 13 to 7 scoring edge in the fourth to record their third victory of the year. Rachel Wemhoff led the Patriot scoring effort with 17, and was helped in that department by Kim Frei's 11, Jamie Chmelik's 6, Danielle Stubbers’ 6, Annie Osborne's 2, Vicki Schlader's 1, and Tara Stubbers’ 2. Rebound stats were as follows: Chmelik - 7, Danielle Stubbers - 7, Wemhoff - 6, Frei - 7, Osborne - 2, Schlader - 5, and Tara Stubbers leading all on the boards with 8. Wemhoff harassed the Kubs with
11 recorded steals and added four assists to her effort, three in that department also contributed by Chmelik.
Traveling to Orofino Thursday, the Patriot ladies slugged it out toe to toe with the Orofino varsity, quarter scores (Summit first) being 12 - 8, 22 - 16, 37 - 28, and the final 42 to 40 as Orofino rallied strong in the fourth, outscoring the local girls 12 to 5. Scoring and rebounding in that order for the Patriots: Chmelik - 8 and 9, Danielle Stubbers - 15 and 5, Wemhoff - 9 and 6, Frei - in foul trouble all night did not score, Schlader - 0 and 1, and Tara Stubbers, playing her best game of the year, 10 and 8. Osborne was unable to make the trip, but Jenn Wemhoff played well in her sub role, but was unable to connect on any shots taken!
Next action for the Patriot girls, both home games, Timberline girls here Tuesday, yesterday, and Lewis-County girls here Thursday, game at Prairie High School.