jr. high girls were 2 and 1 last week
Summit Academy's junior high girls dropped a game at both the 7th and 8th grade level last week, both teams finding Kamiah a little too big and too fast for the local ladies.
In the preliminary game, Summit 6th and 7th suffered their first loss of the season, falling 29 to 11 to the taller Kubs, the Patriots repeatedly having shots blocked which resulted in fast break baskets for the host team. The second game of the evening proved to be much of the same, as again blocked shot attempts followed by fast break buckets for the taller Kubs resulted in Summit's second loss for the season, 29 to 15. Both teams agreed that Kamiah was the best team played by Summit so far this season.
The next two nights found Summit back on its winning ways, as the 6th and 7th graders ran their season record to 6 and 1 with a victory over Orofino 30 to 12, and then two days later, a 29 to 1 win over Lewis-County girls at Highland.
Summit's 7th-8th matched their younger teammates with two victories also, raising their season record to 5 and 2 with a 19 - 14 win over Orofino, and a very defensive battle with Lewis County, resulting in a 19 - 12 for the local girls. The win reversed the first game of the season for the older Patriots, as the season's first game at Nezperce versus Lewis County resulted in a 22 to 13 loss for Summit, with 1 of 19 tree throws converted only contributing to the loss.
Summit has three games remaining on their regular schedule ending with a tournament at Asotin at the end. Between then and now, Summit hosts St. Peter and Paul this Tuesday, then travels to Prairie Middle School this Thursday for a game with the Pirates there.
Summit team at District this week
The Patriot volleyball team traveled to Nezperce this week to compete for the first time in district competition, taking on league champ Nezperce Tuesday evening, then a second match that evening if they lose or a return to Nezperce Thursday in the winners bracket if they win.
First round losers Tuesday met again that evening in a loser out contest, with the winner advancing to Nezperce for an attempt to earn the second spot available for regional. Top two finishers at district in Nezperce will travel north to meet District l's top two teams, with a trip to state waiting for the winner and a play in opportunity to the second spot from that regional.
Summit volleyballers are finally at full strength, and are hoping that the many close losses they have endured will be reversed during the tourney. Last action prior to the district meet was at Clearwater Valley Monday evening where the local girls won the jayvee encounter but lost in five to the Rams by scores of 25-22, 22-25, 25-12, 18-25, and then 15-8 in the fifth game.
Summit lost twice to Nezperce during the season, split with Culdesac, and dropped two very close matches with Highland, so the girls believe a good effort on their part will make it possible to advance to regional with a shot at a state trip.
Editor's note: Summit lost both their matches Tuesday and are done for the season. Story next week. Their girls and boys varsity basketball teams will also get the chance to play in the District Tournaments this year.