boys split games
Last week was a loss-win week for the Summit boys basketball team, as the locals fell slowly behind a hot-shooting Eagles team from Pullman Christian, dropping their fifth contest of the season 48 to 55, then turned on the offensive steam to race off to their 10th win of the season, a 63 to 48 win over Salmon River from Riggins.
Quarter scores in the Pullman game, Summit first, 11 - 11, 22 - 23, 37 - 34, then the final 48 - 55 tell the story, as the Summit rally in the 3rd quarter, putting them ahead for the first time, disappeared in the smoke of Pullman's hot shooting, as the visitors poured in 21 points to Summit's 11 to pull away for the win. Scoring and rebounding for Summit: David Spencer 11-6, Zach Frei 9 - 0, Dylan Prigge 14 - 8, Dustin Lustig 94, David Johnson 4 - 2, William Schlader 1 - 1, Chase Nuxoll 0 - 3, and Josh Frei 0 - 0. Dillon Williams with 19, Craighton Vance with 16, and Ryan Troll with 10 led the Eagle attack.
In earlier preliminaries, the Summit girls picked up their 5th win of the season with a 52 - 34 win over the Pullman girls, and the Pullman junior high took the measure of Summit's junior high boys 39 to 24.
Playing Salmon River for the third time this season, the first a victory over the Savages there in New Meadow's Kickoff tourney, the Summit boys prevailed once again, this time recording a 63 to 47 win over their opponents, playing the second game of a double header after the girls varsity contest at Riggins. Quarter scores for the contest: 14-14, 33-29, 49-34, and the final 63 -47. The victory came as a result of stepped up defensive pressure by the Patriots, resulting in a 30 to 18 scoring gap in the second half Scoring and rebounding for the Patriots who ran their record with the win to 10 and 5: Spencer 8-8, Zach Frei 10-1, Prigge 18-5, Dustin Lustig 7-12, Johnson 0-0, Schlader12-2, Nuxoll 3-1, and Josh Frei 5-1.
Like the girls, the boys have a senior night game left this week, two more away games, then a three day invitational tourney at Logos to close out their season.
Summit girls win one of three
Summit Academy girls started off the week last week on a winning note, taking their second win of the season over Pullman Christian, and their fifth win of the year, winning 52 to 34. Quarter scores for the game, 12 - 8, 17 - 13, 38 - 19, and 52 - 48, with scoring and rebounding as follows: Jamie Chmelik 8-7, Danielle Stubbers 22-6, Rachel Wemhoff 14-7, Kim Frei 5-2, Tara Stubbers 3-6, Vicki Schlader 0-2, and Jenn Wemhoff 0-0. The Patriots put the game away in the 3rd quarter, outscoring their opponents 21 to 6, enabling them to cruise to the win, played at Prairie Middle School.
Traveling to Riggins, Summit struggled through a tense back and forth contest, missing several free throw attempts in the fourth quarter, to
fall to the hosts 35 to 34. Free throw misses again sealed the doom of the local girls, as they netted only three of 16 attempts, with the fourth quarter in particular seeing only one of their ten attempts falling through the hoop. Scoring and rebounding for the youthful Patriots, who start three frosh and a sophomore due to the slow recovery of Kim Frei from an earlier suffered ankle injury: Chmelik 0-10, Danielle 20-9, Wemhoff
12-5, Frei 0-0, Tara 0-2, Schlader 2-4, and Jenn Wemhoff 0-1.
Closing out a busy week, the girls dropped their second contest in the week on Saturday, again playing at Prairie Middle School. Taking an early lead, the Patriots came from an 18 to 16 half time lead, only to see themselves outscored 16 to 5 in the 3rd and 12 to 11 in the fourth to fall 34 to 44 to the visiting Maniacs. Scoring and rebounding: Chmelik 2-4, Danielle 5-6, Wemhoff 17-5, Frei 5-1, Tara 5-4, Schlader 0-3, and Jenn Wemhoff 0-0.
The Patriots are hosting New Meadows here this week, Tuesday, in the last games played here, then will have a contest each, boys and girls, before traveling to Moscow for the annual tourney hosted by Logos there.