Pirates lose by 5 at Lapwai
The Prairie Pirates kept it close through most of the game but fell short at Lapwai 49-54 Tuesday, Jan. 29 in a White Pine League matchup.
Prairie struggled in the first quarter as Lapwai jumped out to a 4-13 lead and led 10-17 at the end of the period.Tyler Forsmann handles the ball in the lane at Lapwai.
Prairie rallied back in the second period though as Tyler Forsmann opened the scoring with jumper from the elbow and David Sigler hit two free throws to pull the Pirates within 3.
After a basket by Lapwai, Sigler scored on 2 driving lay-ups to cut the lead to 18-19.
After a free throw by Lapwai, Devin Schmidt swished a 3-pointer from the corner to give Prairie their first lead since they scored the opening basket of the game.
The lead changed hands twice more before halftime with the Wildcats holding a 24-25 lead at the break.
Eric Daly scored inside to open the third quarter and give Prairie back the lead. 
After a Lapwai basket, Kyle Daly scored to put Prairie back on top and Forsmann added a basket for a 30-27 lead.
Prairie took their biggest lead of the game at 36-31 after 2 more driving lay-ups from Sigler.
Lapwai scored the final 4 points of the quarter to pull within 36-35 at the quarter break.
Lapwai then took back the lead with the opening score of the fourth quarter.
Eric Daly puts up a jumper from the corner at Lapwai.Prairie took back the lead on a pair of free throws by Sigler and again when Kenneth Enneking scored after a Lapwai score. Lapwai took back the lead for good on a 3-pointer by Steven Weber and extended the lead to 5 points on a basket and a free throw.
Prairie was able to cut the lead to one 3 different times, the final time at 49-50 when Branden Waller scored a putback.
Prairie fouled and Lapwais Drew Church cooperated by missing the second free throw but Lapwai got the rebound and Prairie had to foul again. That led to two more free throws and a 4 point deficit with 20 seconds left.
Prairie missed a shot and Lapwai rebounded and added another free throw to make for the final margin.
Sigler wound up with 21 points to lead the Pirates in scoring with Forsmann scoring 12. Schmidt scored 5, Kyle Daly 4, Waller 3, and Eric Daly and Enneking 2 each.
Waller had an especially tough night as his putback with 29 seconds left was his only basket of the game.
Lapwai had a 38-40 rebounding edge. Waller had 10 to lead the Pirates with Forsmann, Sigler and Schmidt adding 6 each.
Sigler had 3 steals and 3 assists.
Prairie was 19 for 51 from the field, 37%, and 8 for 11 at the line, 73%. Lapwai was 18 for 56 from the field, 31%, and 16 for 25 at the line. 64%.
With the loss Prairie drops to 9-7 on the season and 3-2 in league play.
In the JV game the Pirates rallied to send the game to overtime but Lapwai scored the first 8 points in overtime as they won 59-54.
Prairie    10 14 12 13 -49
Lapwai   17   8 10 19 -54
Prairie-E. Daly 1-3, 0-0, 2; K. Daly 2-6, 0-0, 4; Sigler 7-15, 7-9, 21; Forsmann 6-12, 0-0, 12; Waller 1-10, 1-2, 3; Schmidt 2-3, 0-0, 5; Enneking 1-3, 0-0, 2; Holthaus 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Schmidt.
Lapwai-Weber 4-11, 1-4, 10; Church 2-7, 3-6, 7; Hernandez 5-11, 1-1, 11; Taylor 0-2, 2-2, 2; Wilson 2-7, 0-0, 5; Phillips 1-7, 7-10, 9; Slickpoo 4-11, 2-2, 10. 3-pointers-Weber, Wilson.

Pirates beat Deary by 27
A 17-1 scoring run that started late in the first half led to a 59-32 win for the Prairie Pirates over Deary in White Pine League action Monday, Feb. 4 at Cottonwood.
Branden Waller puts up a jump shot against Deary.Deary never led in the game but was able to keep it close until the final minutes of the first half.
Prairie jumped out to a 5-0 lead on a putback by Branden Waller and a 3-point play by David Sigler.
Deary got their offense going though and Prairie led just 12-9 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter the Mustangs were able to close within 1 at 16-15 and were still within 2 at 20-18 with 1:46 left in the half.
The final 1:30 of the half though was the Tyler Forsmann show. He hit a pair of free throws, scored a lay-up after a steal by Kyle Holthaus and added a jumper from the corner on an inbounds play with 2 seconds left for a 26-18 halftime lead. All this on a sore ankle that he had hurt in practice the night before.
The second half opened the way the first half ended as Devin Schmidt and Sigler each scored a basket to push the lead to 30-18.
Deary scored a free throw then saw Prairie score another 7 straight points to take a 37-19 lead. Forsmann hit a pair of jumpers from the elbow and Sigler scored the other 3 points in the run on a driving lay-up and a free throw.
Prairie was blistering from the field in the third quarter, hitting 8 of their first 11 shots in the period and wound up hitting 11 of 17 as they outscored Deary 23-9 to take control of the game.
If there was any doubt left entering the fourth quarter, Prairie squelched it as they opened the period with an 8-0 run as Sigler bombed in a pair of 3-pointers and had a steal that led to a lay-up by Waller.
Sigler wound up with 19 points to lead the Pirates in scoring wit Forsmann adding 16, Waller 10, Schmidt 6, Kyle Daly and Kyle Holthaus 3 each and Kenneth Enneking 2.
Prairie dominated on the boards 34-20 with Schmidt grabbing 9 rebounds and Waller 8.
Sigler had 5 steals and 7 assists.
The Pirates hit 24 of 44 from the field, 55%, 14 of 20 in the second half, 70%. They were 9 for 18 at the line, 50%. Deary was 11 for 32 from the field, 34%, and 7 for 14 at the line, 50%.
With the win Prairie improves to 4-3 in league play and 10-7 overall.
The JV game never was close as Prairie raced to a 21-4 lead on their way to a 49-25 win.
David Sigler dribbles downcourt after making a steal.Joe Schumacher scored 6 and Seth Guyer 5 in the first quarter as Prairie took a 17-4 lead into the second period.
A basket each by Derek Schaeffer and Kyle Holthaus to open the second period pushed the lead to 21-4.
Prairie led 25-8 before easing off as Deary scored the final 6 points of the half to make it 25-14 at the break.
In the third quarter Prairie held Deary to just 6 shot attempts, all of which missed, as they outscored the Mustangs 17-0. Schaeffer scored 6 in the quarter while Holthaus and Conner Rieman scored 4 points each.
The fourth quarter saw the bench get most of the playing time with Deary scoring the first 9 points of the period but the reserves outscored the Mustangs 7-2 over the final 2:30 of action.
Schaeffer scored 12 to lead the JVs with Guyer and Holthaus scoring 8 points each. Schumacher and Rieman scored 6 each, Brock Heath scored 5 and D.J. Walker and Ryan Dalgliesh scored 2 each.
The JVs dominated the boards 42-19 led by Guyer who had 9 rebounds. Schaeffer added 7 and Holthaus and Dalgliesh had 5 rebounds each.
Holthaus had 5 steals while Heath had 4 and Schumacher, Guyer and Beau Schlader had 3 each. Schlader had 4 assists and Schumacher had 3.
Prairie was 21 for 57 from the field, 37%, and 6 for 13 at the line, 46%, while Deary was 11 for 29 from the field, 38%, and 3 for 7 at the line, 43%.
Deary   9   9   9   5 -32
Prairie 12 14 23 10 -59
Prairie-K. Daly 1-1, 1-2, 3; Schmidt 3-4, 0-0, 6; Sigler 7-14, 3-6, 19; Forsmann 7-12, 2-2, 16; Waller 5-11, 0-1, 10; Enneking 1-3, 0-0, 2; Holthaus 0-0, 3-4, 3; Rieman 0-0, 0-2, 0; Schaeffer 0-0, 0-0, 0; Schumacher 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler 2.
Deary-Hennigar 1-5, 0-0, 3; D. Eggers 2-9, 1-2, 5; B. Eggers 1-3, 1-3, 3; D. Brown 4-8, 2-5, 12; Orr 3-4, 3-4, 9; Batey 0-1, 0-0, 0; T. Brown 0-2, 0-0, 0; Dr. Eggers 0-0, 0-0, 0; Rathbun 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-D. Brown 2, Hennigar.
David Sigler shoots a lay-up at Lapwai. In the back is Kenneth Enneking.

Black out the Gym
The Prairie Cheerleaders are sponsoring a Black out the Gym on February 11th for the last boys home game against Kendrick. 
All fans are encouraged to wear black or bring black flags to wave.  The cheerleaders will be tossing out candy and prizes to those who wear black.  The cheerleaders are also going to be awarding special prizes to the top fan in each of the following categories; adult, high school student, middle school student, grade school student, and pre-school. 
Put on your black attire and came out and support the boys basketball team, coaches, and cheerleaders on February 11th.


PIRATES BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2007-08
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
*indicates league game
NOVEMBER
27-Grangeville, there, lost 52-54
DECEMBER
  1-Kendrick, there, lost 53-67
  6-Highland, here, won 84-57
  7-Lapwai, here, lost 49-62
14-Christmas Tourn. Vs. Horseshoe Bend, won 63-18
15-Christmas Tourn. Vs. Council, won 59-43
20-Troy, there*, lost 46-65
28-Orofino Tournament, vs. Asotin, won 60-59
29-Orofino Tournament, vs. Orofino, lost 44-60
JANUARY
  4-Nezperce, here, won 48-44
10-Culdesac, there,*, won 71-36
12-Genesee, here*, lost 43-69
17-Highland, there*, won 81-62
22-Grangeville, here, won 49-42
24-Nezperce, there*, won 71-66
29-Lapwai, there*, lost 49-54

FEBRUARY

  4-Deary, here*, won 59-32
  8-C.V., here*, Varsity only-3:15 p.m. (rescheduled from 2/7)
  9-Timberline, here* (rescheduled from Jan. 31. JV start time is 1 p.m.)
11-Kendrick, here*
14,16,18,22,23-District at LCSC
27-March 1-State at Boise

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