Lady Pirates lose to Lapwai
A second half rally came up short as the Prairie Lady Pirates lost a league game to Lapwai, 43-57 at Cottonwood Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Prairie got off to a slow start as the Wildcats built a 5-15 lead by the end of the first quarter and had doubled their lead by halftime to 12-32. At one point Prairie trailed by 24 points before scoring the final 4 points of the half on a pair of baskets by Kaylee Uhlenkott.Kaylee Uhlenkott puts up a shot against Lapwai. At right are Sarah Arnzen and Jennifer Enneking.
Prairieís defense was able to slow down Lapwaiís offense in the third quarter as the Pirates tried to rally from their huge deficit.
Prairie outscored Lapwai 11-3 in the final 4 minutes of the third quarter to pull within 13 at 25-38. Jennifer Enneking had a pair of free throws and added a 3-pointer in that run.
In the fourth quarter Prairie fell behind by 16 at 26-42 before putting together a big rally. 
A 3-pointer by Sarah Arnzen and 2 free throws by Enneking cut the lead to 11. After Lapwai pushed the lead back to 14, Prairie scored 8 straight points to pull within 6 with 3:07 left to play. Two free throws by Uhlenkott, a 3-pointer by Arnzen, and a free throw and a basket by Enneking accounted for the 8 Prairie points.
Lapwai finally broke the run with a 3-pointer by Tawiya Andrew, her fourth of the game. 
Prairie held the deficit at 9 to 11 points for most of the rest of the game with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer making the final margin 14 for Lapwai.
Enneking scored 14, 13 in the second half, to lead the Pirates in scoring with Uhlenkott scoring 11, Arnzen 9, Kristi Poxleitner 4, Kim Schaeffer and Kara Guyer, 2 each and Hilaree VanderPas 1.
Lapwai outrebounded Prairie 30-39 with Uhlenkott collecting 9 rebounds to lead Prairie. Enneking added 7.
Guyer had 3 steals while Enneking and VanderPas had 2 each and Poxleitner, Uhlenkott and Schaeffer had 2 assists each.
Prairie was 12 for 41 from the field, 29%, and 16 for 25 from the line, 64%. Lapwai was 22 for 58 from the field, 38%, and 8 for 10 at the line, 80%.
The loss was the first in league play for Prairie, dropping them to 2-1. They are now 6-4 overall.
Sarah Arnzen just managed to get a pass away against Lapwai's double-teaming defense.The JV team didnít fare any better against Lapwai as a 0-20 run in the first half and 0-9 run in the fourth quarter led to a 32-50 loss.
Prairie trailed 4-19 after the first quarter and 4-26 in the second before rallying with 11 straight points to end the half at 15-26.
NaTosha Schaeffer and Francesca Johnson each had 4 points in that half-ending rally.
The momentum didnít carry into the second half though as Lapwai out scored Prairie 3-9 to open the third quarter.
Lapwai opened the fourth quarter with a 0-9 run to regain the 22-point advantage they had in the second quarter.
Prairie then put 8 straight points of their own together to get the lead down to 14 with a 3-pointer by Amber Holthaus capping the run. Lapwai then scored the final 4 points of the game for the final margin.
Mary Shears scored 13 to lead Prairie in scoring with Schaeffer and Johnson scoring 4 each, Holthaus 3, and Alena Hoene, Casey Bruegeman, Meaghan Bruner and Kayla Johnson added 2 points each.
Prairie held a 48-44 rebounding edge led by Shears who had 16. Holthaus added 7 rebounds.
Shears and Schaeffer had 4 steals each while Bruegeman had 3 and Holthaus had 3 assists.
The C team salvaged a win for Prairie on the night as they beat Lapwai 29-18.
Lapwai 15 17   6 19 -57
Prairie    5   7 13 18 -43
Prairie-Enneking 2-12, 9-14, 14; Schaeffer 1-2, 0-1, 2; Guyer 1-9, 0-0, 2; Arnzen 3-5, 1-2, 9; Uhlenkott 3-9, 5-6, 11; VanderPas 0-1, 1-2, 1; Poxleitner 2-3, 0-0, 4; Shears 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Arnzen 2, Enneking.
Lapwai-Kane 3-6, 0-0, 6; T. Andrew 4-9, 0-0, 12; Leighton 3-9, 1-1, 7; L. Samuels 4-12, 3-5, 11; Tapuro 4-8, 2-2, 10; Ramsey 1-4, 0-0, 2; Orton 0-2, 2-2, 2; Reuben 1-4, 0-0, 2; K. Andrew 0-2, 0-0, 0; Sisto 0-0, 0-0, 0; Cuevas-Jimenez 1-1, 0-0, 2; K. Samuels 1-1, 0-0, 3. 3-pointers-T. Andrew 4, K. Samuels.

Lady Pirates doubled up by Grangeville
The Prairie Lady Pirates were overwhelmed by Grangeville as they were doubled up 28-56 in a non-league game at Grangeville Friday, Dec. 21.
Grangeville jumped out to a 0-9 lead and never looked back.Kristi Poxleitner leads a break down the floor after making a steal.
Prairie managed to pull within 5 by the end of the first quarter as they outscored Grangeville 6-2 in the final 3:15 as Hilaree VanderPas scored 2 putbacks and Kaylee Uhlenkott added a short jumper from the side.
Grangeville though outscored Prairie 2-10 to start the second quarter and led 11-24 at the half. VanderPas and Uhlenkott had all of Prairieís first half points as their guards were struggling to find their shooting eye. VanderPas had 6 and Uhlenkott 5.
Grangeville opened the third quarter with a 0-7 run to extend the lead to 20 and finished the quarter with a 5-15 run to take a 27-point lead into the fourth at 19-46.
The third quarter saw the only Prairie scoring from someone other than the two post players as Sarah Arnzen scored a 3-pointer, Kara Guyer stole the ball and drove for a short jumper and Kim Schaeffer added a free throw.
The fourth quarter was back to the two posts as Uhlenkott scored 5 and VanderPas 4 as Prairie at least had a close quarter, getting outscored just 9-10.
Uhlenkott wound up with 12 points to lead the team while VanderPas scored 10. Arnzen had 3, Guyer 2 and Schaeffer 1.
Rebounding was close with Grangeville holding a 36-39 edge. Uhlenkott led Prairie with 11 rebouns while VanderPas had 9 and Guyer had 6.
Jennifer Enneking had 3 steals and nobody had more than 1 assist.
Prairie was 11 for 45 from the field, 24%, and 4 for 20 at the line, 20%. Grangeville was 20 for 50 from the field, 40%, and 9 for 12 at the line, 75%.
The loss drops Prairie to 6-5 on the season.
The JV team held the lead through most of the first half but a 0-14 start to the third quarter eventually led to a 30-54 loss.
Hilaree VanderPas got inside the Grangeville defense for a lay-up. At right is Kim Schaeffer.Mary Shears scored 6 points in the first quarter to lead Prairie to a 10-5 advantage at the quarter break.
Kayla Johnson scored from 16 feet to make it 12-5 but from then on Grangeville took over. 
A 2-9 run tied the scored at 14-all.
Shears scored a free throw to give Prairie back the lead at 15-14 which is where it stood at halftime.
In the third quarter Prairieís only offense came from 3-point shots as Grangeville scored the first 14 points before Francesca Johnson connected on a 3-pointer. She added another 3-pointer later in the quarter and then passed to a wide-open NaTosha Schaeffer for another 3-pointer late in the quarter. 
Prairie trailed 24-36 heading into the fourth quarter.
Prairieís only points in the fourth came from the free throw line where they were 6 for 7 as Grangeville pulled away to the 24-point win.
Shears had 9 points to lead the JVís but was shut out in the second half. Francesca Johnson scored 6, Alena Hoene 4, Schaeffer 3 and Casey Bruegeman, Amber Holthaus, Kayla Johnson and Justina Zigler scored 2 points each.
Grangeville had a 24-30 rebounding edge. Bruegeman led Prairie with 5 rebounds with Schaeffer and Francesca Johnson grabbing 4 each.
Schaeffer and Shears had 2 steals each and Schaeffer had 4 assists.
Prairie          6   5   8   9 -28
Grangeville 11 13 22 10 -56
Prairie-Enneking 0-5, 0-2, 0; Schaeffer 0-2, 1-2, 1; Guyer 1-7, 0-2, 2; Arnzen 1-6, 0-2, 3; Uhlenkott 5-13, 1-4, 12; Poxleitner 0-0, 0-1, 0; VanderPas 4-10, 2-6, 10; Shears 0-0, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 0-2, 0-0, 0; Hoene 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Arnzen, Uhlenkott.
Grangeville-Shi. Dreadfulwater 6-13, 0-0, 16; P. Holman 0-4, 0-0, 0; Sha. Dreadfulwater 1-6, 3-3, 5; VanderEsch 3-8, 4-4, 10; Smith 3-4, 0-0, 6; Brown 3-8, 1-4, 10; Isaac 3-5, 1-1, 7; Huibregtse 0-0, 0-0, 0; K. Holman 1-1, 0-0, 2; Solberg 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Shi. Dreadfulwater 4, Brown 3.
Jennifer Enneking makes a pass in the Grangeville game.
Kaylee Uhlenkott drives toward the lane against Grangeville. Watching is Jennifer Enneking.

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
21-Grangeville, there, lost 28-56
28-Orofino Tournament, vs. Asotin at 3:30 p.m.
29-Orofino Tournament, 4:30 if they lost Friday, 7:30 if they won vs. either Orofino or Pomeroy.
  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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