Summit boys win 2 of 4
Summit boys saw their undefeated string come to an end prior to the Christmas break, as they dropped a 59 - 61 heart breaker to CV; an overtime loss which saw the local boys come back from a seven point deficit late in the 4th quarter to tie the game 54 to 54 at the end, then miss a put back to tie again in the overtime which followed, to drop their first game of the season after six consecutive victories. Scoring and rebounds for the Patriots, in that order: Joseph Lustig 4 0, David Spencer 11 - 11, Zach Frei 6 - 2, Dylan Prigge 17 - 8, Dustin Lustig 17 - 8, William Schlader 2 - 1. Summit jvs won the preliminary game with David Johnson leading the scoring effort with 13.
Traveling to Culdesac for game one in the Christmas Invitational there, the Patriots suffered through their worst outing of the year, dropping a 53 to 42 contest to Timberline, with 14 turnovers and a low 30% shooting percentage from the field contributing to the loss. Scores by quarters, Summit first: 7 - 5, 16 - 21, 29 - 39, and 42 - 53. Scoring and rebounding: Joseph Lustig 0 - 3, Spencer 2 - 4, Zach Frei 4 - 0, Prigge 20 - 13, Dustin Lustig 12 - 4, Chase Nuxoll 0 - 3, Schlader 2 - 4 and Josh Frei 2 - 0.
In the consolation match the following evening, a bizarre matchup of four on four, with Summit pulling one man off the court early in the game because of an injury to Culdesac's fifth player, putting him on the bench immediately, saw the Patriots roll to a 72 to 45 win over the depleted Wolves. All nine Summit players scored in this contest as follows: Joseph Lustig - 6, Spencer - 9, Zach Frei - 2, Prigge - 14, Dustin Lustig - 12, David Johnson - 12, Schlader - 9, Nuxoll- 2, and Josh Frei - 6. Matt Lane with 17 led the scoring effort for the Wolf foursome. With the win, the Patriot record for the season went to 7 and 2.
Playing at home in the Prairie High gym last Saturday, Summit took the measure of the visiting Logos Knights by scores of 42 to 29 in the jv contest, David Johnson again leading the jv way with 11, and 52 to 39 in the varsity contest which followed. Quarter scores in the varsity game: 13 - 11, 27 - 24, 38 - 35, and 52 to 39 at the end as Summit outscored the Knights 14 to 4 in the final quarter. Scoring and rebounding for the Patriots: 5 - 2, Spencer 8 - 9, Zach Frei 7 - 0, Prigge 27 - 14, Dustin Lustig 4 - 9, Schlader 1 - 0. Nuxoll and Josh Frei also played during the game. Spencer fouled out of the contest, which saw a total of 34 fouls called during the contest, Charles Krueger from the Knights also going to the bench for the same reason.
Remaining home games for the Patriots include Salmon River, January 8, and Pullman Christian and New Meadows at Prairie Middle School following girls games with the same on January 15 and 22. The boys too will be ending their season with trips to NICS at Hayden, Logos, Lapwai, Highland, and the three day invitational at Logos to end the season.

Summit girls drop 3 games
Already reduced to a depleted squad by the graduation of six seniors last year, Summit Academy girls endured another blow to their current season with the loss of junior starting guard Kim Frei, out for several games with an ankle injury. Going into a rematch with Salmon River Tuesday, a team they defeated earlier in the year 40 to 25, the Patriots will attempt to get back on a winning note after losing three consecutive games to Lewis County, Timberline, and Culdesac.
The 33 to 62 loss to Lewis County was a result of27% shooting from the field by the young Patriots, combined with 29 turnovers which doomed the local squad. Scoring for the Patriots was limited to 11 for frosh Jamie Chmelik, nine for frosh Rachel Wemhoff, seven for senior Danielle Stubbers, two for soph Tara Stubbers, and one from Kim Frei. Danielle led the Summit rebound effort with 12, Chmelik and Wemhoff each contributing seven, while Danielle led the defensive effort with six steals or takeaways.  The loss left the Patriots with a 4 win and 6 loss record halfway through their current season.
Playing completely without Frei and senior Anna Osborne in game one of the Culdesac Christmas tourney, the Patriots were again plagued with 24 turnovers, and 26% shooting from the field to drop their opening game to Timberline by one point at the end, 37 to 36. The game was close throughout, with Summit scores first at the four quarter breaks: 10 - 10, 22 -24, 33 - 30, and then the final, 36 to 37. Wemhoff led the scoring effort with 19, and was helped along with two from Chmelik, four from Danielle Stubbers, seven from Tara Stubbers, and four from Vicki Schlader. Danielle again led the effort on the boards with eight, and was aided in this area by five from Wemhoff and four from Chmelik. Wemhoff also recorded eight steals or takeaways to lead the Patriots in that statistic.
The following night in the game for 3rd, the Patriots shooting eye was completely off, as the field effort showed only 12 goals in 55 attempts, a 22% average, and an even more disastrous effort at the line with only five free throws converted in 33 attempts, a season school low of 15%. The first quarter set the stage for this low-output evening, as Summit connected on only one of 16 shots taken, and thus fell behind immediately 4 to 5 in the first quarter. Trailing by one at 10 to 11 at the half, the girls dropped a bit further behind 22 to 26 at the three quarter break, and then dropped the game 29 to 39 as they were able to connect on only three of 14 foul shots given them by a Culdesac defense that used fouls as their strategy. Danielle Stubbers was the only Patriot able to connect with any consistency in the game, netting 7 of 15 shots taken from the field and 2 of 7 from the line for a game total of 16. Wemhoff with seven, Chmelik with two, Tara Stubbers with 3 added the bulk of the remaining scoring, with Kim Frei getting one free throw in very limited action in the fourth quarter. The Stubbers, Danielle and Tara did most of the work on the boards with 10 and eight respectively. Turnovers were down in this game, totaling 17, but the lack of scoring consistency took its toll in the 29 to 39 loss.
Halfway through their season, the Patriots have three home games only left on their schedule, a January 8 game with Salmon River, and games at Prairie Middle School January 15 and 22 with Pullman Christian and New Meadows. Other games on the schedule list Orofino, site to be determined, and Timberline, Salmon River and North Idaho Christian away before their season ending tourney at Logos.

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