Pirates beat Timberline by 20
The Prairie Pirates rolled to a 71-51 win over Timberline Saturday, Feb. 9 at Cottonwood in a makeup of a game postponed from Jan. 31.
Prairie got off to a hot start as they outscored Timberline 23-11 in the opening quarter. David Sigler, Tyler Forsmann and Devin Schmidt scored 6 points each as Prairie had a run of 8-2 to open the game and 9-1 later in the period.Conner Rieman goes for a basket against Timberline.
Prairie built their lead to 29-13 in the second quarter then saw their shooting touch leave them as they scored just 6 points the rest of the quarter. Offensive rebounding kept them in it though as all 6 of those points came on putbacks.
Timberline put together a 2-7 run in the quarter but still trailed 33-20 at the half.
Prairie found their shooting eye again in the second half as they connected on 16 of 28 shots, 7 of 10 in the fourth quarter.
A 15-4 run in the third quarter put the game out of reach as Prairie took a 52-27 lead. Sigler scored 7 in the quarter while Branden Waller and Schmidt had 4 points each.
Kenneth Enneking took over the scoring load in the fourth quarter as he scored all 10 of his points in that period including a 3-pointer from the corner for Prairieís final points.
Sigler and Schmidt scored 16 each to lead Prairie in scoring with Schmidt connecting on 7 of 8 shots from the field while hitting both his free throw attempts. Enneking scored 10, Forsman and Kyle Daly 6 each, Conner Rieman 4, Kyle Holthaus 3 and Eric Daly 2.
Prairie dominated the boards 47-32 with Sigler grabbing 11 rebounds, Waller 10 and Schmidt 8.
Sigler had 3 steals and 5 assists while Waller and Enneking had 2 steals each and Waller and Eric Daly had 3 assists each.
Prairie was 31 for 64 from the field, 48%, and 7 for 10 at the line, 70%. Timberline was 21 for 58 from the field, 36%, and 8 for 15 at the line, 53%.
The JV team had a tougher time of it but came out on top 63-53.
Prairie fell behind 1-8 and trailed 9-12 at the end of the first quarter.
Devin Schmidt puts up a jump shot for 2 of his 16 points against Timberline.Prairie took control though with a 22-5 run to start the second quarter. Derek Schaeffer scored 9 points and Kyle Holthaus 7 as Prairie rolled to a 31-17 lead.
Timberline rallied back late in the quarter to cut the lead to 32-26 at halftime.
Neither team scored much in the third quarter as Prairie outscored the Spartans 9-4 to take a 41-30 lead into the field period.
By contrast the fourth quarter was all offense as a total of 45 points were scored. Joe Schumacher scored 7 in the quarter for the Pirates while Seth Guyer and Schaeffer each scored 6.
Prairie was able to build their lead to 60-42 with 2:10 left then put their subs in. Timberline kept their starters on the floor and outscored Prairie 3-11 but still could get no close than 10.
Schaeffer wound up with 22 points to lead the JVís with Schumacher scoring 12, Conner Rieman 11, Guyer 8, Holthaus 7, Beau Schlader 2 and Ryan Dalgliesh 1.
Rebounding was even at 47-47 with Rieman grabbing 13 rebounds and Schumacher 9 for the Pirates.
Guyer had 6 steals and Schlader had 4 assists.
Prairie was 28 for 57 from the field, 49%, and 7 for 21 at the line, 33%, while Timberline was 20 for 71 from the field, 28%, and 11 for 27 at the line, 41%.
Prairie       23 10 19 19 -71
Timberline 11   9   9 22 -51
Prairie-E. Daly 1-5, 0-0, 2; K. Daly 3-3, 0-0, 6; Sigler 6-16, 4-5, 16; Forsmann 3-8, 0-0, 6; Waller 4-10, 0-0, 8; Schmidt 7-8, 2-2, 16; Enneking 4-10, 1-3, 10; Rieman 2-2, 0-0, 4; Holthaus 1-1, 0-0, 3; Schaeffer 0-1, 0-0, 0; Schumacher 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Enneking, Holthaus.
Timberline-T. Jared 8-19, 0-1, 17; C. Jared 0-3, 0-0, 0; Anthony 2-8, 1-3, 5; Cooper 1-4, 0-0, 2; And. Blain 5-8, 3-7, 13; Hodges 3-6, 2-2, 8; K. Jared 1-3, 0-0, 2; Aus. Blain 1-7, 2-2, 4. 3-pointers-T. Jared. 

Pirates fall short against Kendrick
AThe Prairie Pirates trailed by as many as 11 points early in the second half before rallying to within 3 in the final seconds only to lose 49-52 to Kendrick Monday, Feb. 11 at Cottonwood.Tyler Forsmann scores a lay-up against Kendrick.
The game was a series of runs by each side with Prairie falling behind, rallying to make it close, then falling back again.
Kendrick jumped out to a 5-14 lead in the first quarter only to see Prairie put on a 9-2 spurt to end the quarter. David Sigler scored 7 points in the first quarter, including a late 3-pointer that pulled the Pirates within 2 at 14-16.
Tyler Forsmann opened the second quarter with a basket to tie the game then put Prairie ahead with a free throw 50 seconds later.
Kendrick though controlled the rest of the half as Prairieís shooting went ice-cold.  The Tigers finished the half with a 5-16 run to take a 22-32 halftime lead.
Kendrick made it an 11 point lead early in the third quarter before Prairie started to rally. Eric Daly had 2 baskets, Forsmann scored a basket and Branden Waller scored 2 free throws in an 8-0 run that cut the lead to 32-35 with 2:58 left in the third.
Kendrick answered with a 2-8 run to finish the quarter with a 34-43 lead.
In the fourth Prairie cut the lead to 42-47 as Sigler scored 6 points and Kenneth Enneking added a basket.
Kendrick answered with 4 straight points to push the lead back to 9 at 42-51 with 42 seconds left.
Sigler then hit the front end of a 1 and 1 but missed the second. 
He stole the ball and drove downcourt for a long 3-pointer with 15 seconds left to cut the lead to 5.
Kendrickís Adison Mortenson was fouled and made the first free throw but it was waived off as his toe was on the line. He made the second to make it a 6-point game with 14 seconds left.
Devin Schmidt connected on a 3-pointer with 6 seconds left to pull the Pirates within 3. Kendrick then inbounded but David Gobbi slipped and fell and was called for traveling with 5 seconds left.
Prairie had one last chance to inbound the ball for a 3 to tie the game. Sigler and Schmidt were both covered well and the pass came in to Waller in the left corner. Wallerís shot came up just short to give Kendrick the win.
Sigler wound up with 19 points to lead the Pirates with Forsmann scoring 11, Eric Daly 7, Enneking 5, Waller 4 and Schmidt 3.
Prairie held a 38-25 rebounding edge with Kyle Daly pulling down 10 to lead the Pirates. Waller added 8 rebounds.
Sigler had 3 steals and 5 assists.
Prairie hit 17 of 50 shots, 34%, and 12 of 15 free throws, 80%. Kendrick was 18 for 43 from the field, 42%, and 10 for 18 at the line, 56%.
With the loss Prairie drops to 5-4 in league play and 11-8 overall.
In the JV game Prairie couldnít duplicate the comeback magic they had at Kendrick earlier in the season and lost 42-49.
Cold shooting hurt Prairie early as they hit just 3 of 13 shots in the first quarter and wound up trailing 7-12. 
They were behind 10-17 in the second quarter with 4:36 left before rallying to tie the game with a 7-0 run.
Derek Schaeffer started it with a free throw then a basket each by Conner Rieman, Kyle Holthaus and Schaeffer tied it with 3:11 left.
Kendrick answered though with their own 0-6 run and a free throw by Schaeffer with 1 second left made it 18-23 at the half.
Prairie got within 2 points at 25-27 in the third quarter but Kendrick then went on a 2-15 run that carried well into the fourth quarter and left the Tigers with a 27-42 lead.
Prairie put together an 8-0 run of their own to close the gap to 7 points  but Kendrick then pushed the lead back to 10.
Prairie got within 6 with 16 seconds left when Beau Schlader arced a 3-pointer well over 20 feet up in the air that came down, bounced off the rim to the backboard and then through. In Kendrickís gym that shot wouldíve been off the ceiling.
Kendrick added a late free throw for the final 7-point margin.
Schlader scored 9 to lead the JVís in scoring with Holthaus and Rieman scoring 8 points each, Schaeffer and Joe Schumacher 7 each and Seth Guyer 3.
Prairie held a 38-35 rebounding edge led by Schaeffer and Holthaus with 8 each. Schumacher and Rieman added 6 rebounds each.
Rieman had 5 steals and Holthaus had 4 assists.
Prairie was 16 for 52 from the field, 31%, and 8 for 23 at the line, 35%. Kendrick was 20 for 43 from the field, 47%, and 7 for 15 at the line, 47%.
Prairie      14   8 12 15 -49
Kendrick 16 16 11   9 -52
Prairie-E. Daly 3-5, 1-2, 7; K. Daly 0-3, 0-0, 0; Sigler 5-13, 7-8, 19; Forsmann 5-10, 1-2, 11; Waller 1-9, 2-2, 4; Schmidt 1-5, 0-0, 3; Enneking 2-4, 1-1, 5; Holthaus 0-1, 0-0, 0; Rieman 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler 2, Schmidt.
Kendrick-Gobbi 4-8, 0-0, 9; Warner 1-5, 1-3, 4; Mortenson  6-12, 2-4, 18; Hammond 0-1, 0-0, 0; Christopher 5-13, 2-2, 12; Fogle 1-2, 3-5, 5; Renfrow 0-0, 0-0, 0; Liedkie 1-2, 2-4, 4. 3-pointers-Mortenson 4, Warner, Gobbi.
Kenneth Enneking shoots against Timberline.

Pirates to play Nezperce on Saturday at District
The Boys 1-A District II Tournament is set to start this Thursday, Feb. 14 with 3 play-in games at the LCSC Activity Center.
The play-in games feature Highland against Kendrick at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 with Deary vs. C.V. at 6 and Timberline vs. Culdesac at 7:30 p.m.
Prairie finished in fourth place in the White Pine League and will play Nezperce in the #4 vs. #5 game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.  #1 Lapwai will face the lowest seeded play-in survivor at noon on Saturday. #2 Genesee will face the second lowest seeded play-in survivor at 6 p.m. and #3 Troy will face the highest seeded play-in survivor at 7:30 p.m.
There will also be 4 games on Monday, Feb. 18 (Presidentís Day). The two loser out games will be at noon and 1:30 with the two winnerís bracket games at 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Two more loserís bracket games will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6 and 7:30 p.m.
The third place game is set for Friday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. with the championship game to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Three teams advance to state.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
*indicates league game
27-Grangeville, there, lost 52-54
  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
  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


  4-Deary, here*, won 59-32
  9-Timberline, here* (rescheduled from Jan. 31. JV start time is 1 p.m.) won 71-51
11-Kendrick, here*, lost 49-52
13-C.V., here*, (rescheduled from 2/8 which was rescheduled from 2/7), won 51-31, details next week.
14,16,18,22,23-District at LCSC-vs. Nezperce at 1:30 p.m. 2/16. If win, play at 5 p.m. Monday, if lose, play at noon Monday.
27-March 1-State at Boise

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