Lady Pirates fall short at Genesee
The Prairie Lady Pirates rallied from an 11 point deficit at halftime to tie the score but then lost 41-45 at Genesee Tuesday, January 29.
With the loss the Lady Pirates finished league play in fourth place with a 6-3 record and finished the regular season with a 13-7 record.Kaylee Uhlenkott drives into the lane at Genesee. In the background is Tiffany Shaeffer.
Tiffany Schaeffer scored the first 4 points of the game but Genesee came right back to tie. After a free throw by Sarah Arnzen put Prairie ahead 5-4, Genesee finished the first quarter with a 4-13 run. The Bulldogs hit 7 of 11 shots in that first quarter.
In the second quarter Prairie connected on just 1 of 10 shots from the field but had their chances at the free throw line as they attempted 14 free throws, making 7.
Genesee also went to the free throw line a lot, attempting 13 free throws while making 8.
They led 18-29 at the half.
Genesee outscored Prairie 1-4 in the first 2 minutes of the third quarter but Prairie then went on a 12-0 run to get back into the game.
Prairie controlled the boards in the quarter, 14-6, with the first two baskets of their run coming on putbacks, 1 each by Kim Schaeffer and Kaylee Uhlenkott.
Uhlenkott added a lay-up on a pass from Arnzen and Tiffany Schaeffer then score from the baseline. Hilaree VanderPas scored a free throw and Tiffany then hit a 3-pointer from the corner to cut the lead to 31-33.
Genesee broke the run with a pair of free throws but a perimeter shot by Jennifer Enneking and a jumper from the elbow by Uhlenkott tied the score at 35 with 30 seconds left in the quarter.
At the quarter break it was like Prairie had used up their energy erasing their deficit as Genesee started the fourth quarter with a 0-7 run to lead 35-42 with 4:36 left.
Kim Schaeffer scored on a back-door lay-up with 4:14 left to break the run and Enneking and Uhlenkott executed a pretty pick-and-roll with Uhlenkott scoring a lay-up. Kim Schaeffer then scored a putback to cut the lead to 41-42 with 3:01 left to play but that was it for Prairie as Genesee scored the game’s final 3 points from the free throw line.
Tiffany Schaeffer wound u pas Prairie’s leading scorer with 11 points with Uhlenkott scoring 10. Kim Schaeffer scored 7, VanderPas 6, Kara Guyer 4, Enneking 2 and Arnzen 1.
Kristi Poxleitner goes for a lay-up at Genesee as Hilaree VanderPas watches.Prairie held a 32-29 rebounding edge led by Uhlenkott who had 7 rebounds. Tiffany Schaeffer added 5 boards.
Guyer had 5 steals while Uhlenkott had 3 and Enneking and Tiffany Schaeffer had 2 assists each.
Prairie was 14 for 41 from the field, 34%, and 12 for 23 at the line, 52%. Genesee was 13 for 33 from the field, 39%, and 19 for 31 at the line, 61%.
In the JV game a fourth quarter rally fell short as Prairie lost 35-40.
Genesee led just 12-14 at the end of the first quarter but outscored Prairie 5-14 in the second for a 17-28 halftime lead.
Prairie was only able to shave 1 point off the lead in the third quarter as they trailed 24-34 heading into the fourth.
In the fourth quarter Francesca Johnson and Mary Shears each scored a lay-up and Johnson added a 3-pointer to pull Prairie within 31-34 with 3:55 left to play. 
That was as close as Prairie could get though as Genesee made enough free throws down the stretch to hold off the Pirates.
Johnson wound up hitting 5 of 7 shots from the field for 11 points. Shears also scored 11 with Alena Hoene scoring 7, NaTosha Schaeffer 4 and Meaghan Bruner 2.
Prairie was 16 for 41 from the field, 39%, while Genesee was 15 for 38, 39%. 
Prairie      9   9 17   6 -41
Genesee 17 12   6 10 -45
Prairie-Enneking 1-6, 0-2, 2; T. Schaeffer 3-8, 4-4, 11; K. Schaeffer 3-3, 1-2, 7; Arnzen 0-4, 1-2, 1; Uhlenkott 5-13, 0-0, 10; VanderPas 1-2, 4-10, 6; Guyer 1-3, 2-4, 4; Poxleitner 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-T. Schaeffer.
Genesee-Udy 2-7, 6-9, 10; Kinzer 0-1, 2-4, 2; Gartner 3-4, 3-4, 9; Osterberg 1-4, 0-0, 2; Kneale 0-0, 0-0, 0; Ghigleri 0-2, 1-2, 1; Long 5-7, 4-6, 14; Dahmen 1-5, 1-4, 3; Johnson 1-3, 2-2, 4. 3-pointers-none.

Lady Pirates win district opener
The Prairie Lady Pirates held off a C.V. rally to win their district tournament opener 37-31 at the LCSC Activity Center Saturday, Feb. 2.
The game was originally scheduled for Friday but the entire tournament was postponed for a day due to road conditions.Kaylee Uhlenkott shoots against C.V. at District.
With the win, Prairie was to play Lapwai at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5. If they won that game they’ll play Friday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. for the District championship. If they lost, they’ll play the Lewis County-Troy winner at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Prairie dominated the first quarter against the Lady Rams as Jennifer Enneking hit a pair of 3-pointers and Hilaree VanderPas scored a pair of lay-ups to help Prairie take a 14-4 lead.
After hitting 6 of 12 first quarter shots, Prairie’s shooting touch suddenly deserted them as they hit just 1 of 20 over the middle two quarters.
A free throw by Tiffany Schaeffer opened the second quarter scoring then C.V. scored 5 straight to cut the lead to 6.
Schaeffer scored a put back and Kaylee Uhlenkott and Enneking each hit a pair of free throws as Prairie scored 6 straight points to push the lead to 12 at 21-9.
C.V. scored a free throw in the final seconds to make it 21-10 at the half.
In the third quarter Prairie got a lot of good looks at the basket. It’s not like they were putting up wild shots. They just couldn’t get them to go in the basket as they went 0 for 12 from the field in the quarter.
C.V. meanwhile hit 3 of 8 from the field with the final two baskets being 3-pointers from Janae Palmer that cut the lead to 21-20 with 4:00 left in the quarter.
At that point Prairie’s defense stepped up to shut out the Rams for the rest of quarter and maintain the lead. Uhlenkott connected on a free throw with 37 seconds left for Prairie’s only point of the quarter as they took a 22-20 lead into the fourth.
C.V. tied the score 17 seconds into the fourth period but were never able to take a lead. Tiffany Schaeffer banked one in 30 seconds later and Sarah Arnzen hit a pair of free throws to give Prairie a 26-22 lead with 6:56 left.
C.V. then scored a free throw and Ariel Delima hit a 3-pointer to tie the score at 26 with 5:36 left.
The score stayed there until the 2:38 mark when Kara Guyer found VanderPas open down low for a lay-up.
C.V. came right back though to again tie the score with a pair of free throws 8 seconds later.
Hilaree VanderPas looks to shoot against C.V. She had a couple of important baskets in the second half as Prairie held off the Rams.Another 17 seconds later Prairie took the lead for good when Tiffany Schaeffer passed to VanderPas, who was cutting down the lane from the high post, for another lay-up.
Uhlenkott added 2 free throws and Enneking hit the first of a 1 and 1 to put Prairie up 33-28 with 48 seconds left.
C.V. got a pair of free throws with 37 seconds left and then quickly fouled Tiffany Schaeffer when she received the inbounds pass. Tiffany made both free throws.
Guyer then stole the ball on C.V.’s end of the floor, which led to a free throw by Enneking that made it 36-30 with 17 seconds left.
Each team added another free throw to make the final score 37-31.
Enneking wound up as the leading scorer with 10 points. VanderPas and Tiffany Schaeffer scored 8 points each, Uhlenkott scored 7 and Arnzen and Guyer scored 2 points each.
Schaeffer and to a lesser extent Uhlenkott both really struggled with their shooting.
C.V. held a slim 29-31 rebounding edge. VanderPas led Prairie with 8 rebounds while Schaeffer had 7.
Schaeffer had 5 steals while Guyer had 4 and Enneking 3. Prairie forced 22 turnovers from C.V. while committing just 9, none in the fourth quarter.
Guyer had 4 assists.
Prairie was 10 for 41 from the field, 24%, and 15 for 28 at the line, 54%, while C.V. was 8 for 25 from the field, 32%, and 11 for 15 at the line, 73%.
Prairie took a 14-7 record into their matchup with top-seeded Lapwai on Tuesday. If they won, they’ll play the Kendrick-Genesee winner on Friday, Feb. 8, for the district championship at 7:30 p.m. with both teams going to state. If they lost, they’ll play the Lewis County-Troy winner on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. with the winner advancing to the third place game on Friday at 6 p.m.
Prairie 14 7   1 15 -37
C.V.     4 6 10 11 -31
Prairie-Enneking 2-4, 4-6, 10; T. Schaeffer 2-16, 4-6, 8; K. Schaeffer 0-3, 0-0, 0; Arnzen 0-1, 2-2, 2; Uhlenkott 1-5, 5-8, 7; Poxleitner 0-0, 0-0, 0; Guyer 1-4, 0-2, 2; VanderPas 4-8, 0-4, 8. 3-pointers-Enneking 2.
C.V.-Palmer 3-8, 1-3, 10; Fryer 0-0, 1-2, 1; Davis 0-4, 3-4, 3; Roberts 4-7, 4-4, 12; Mefford 0-2, 0-0, 0; Harrington 0-1, 2-2, 2; Delima 1-3, 0-0, 3. 3-pointers-Palmer 3, Delima.
Sarah Arnzen shoots at Genesee.

January 26th last Saturday Prairie Middle School hosted a junior high volleyball tournament both 7th and 8th grade.  We had 9 teams playing 7th and 9 teams playing 8th.  We have seventeen 7th grade volleyball players so we split the 7th grade team into 2 teams.  Once of the 7th grade teams took the tournament.  Because we are a 7th grade team as a whole, all 7th graders received a medal. Back Row: Ashley Cannon, Tyler Workman, Kayla Frei, Cheryl Gerhing, Claire Whitley, Logan Dahlen, Tiffany Stinson Middle Row: Karissa Terrhar, Shayla Sears, Hope Vanator, Martina Everson Front Row: Shelby VonBargen, Kelsey Tidwell, McKenzie Rieman, Taylor Heitman, Callie Mader.

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, won 39-19
29-Orofino Tournament, vs. Pomeroy, won 42-37
  3-Kamiah, there, won 35-29
11-Deary, there, won 40-30
17-C.V., there*, won 47-24
19-Kendrick, there*, lost 44-59
25-Culdesac, here*, won 64-15
26-Troy, here* (postponed from January 15), won 56-27
28-Genesee, there*,  lost 41-45
Feb. 1,2,6,8-District at LCSC-beat C.V. 37-31, lost to Lapwai 36-50, beat Troy 45-22. To play Kendrick 2/8 for third place at 6 p.m.
Feb. 13-16-State at Nampa
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