Lady Pirates edge Kamiah 48-47
The Prairie Lady Pirates took the lead late in the first quarter and held off Kamiah for a 48-47 non-league win in their season opener Tuesday, Nov. 18 at Cottonwood.
Kamiah took a 0-3 lead to start the game and led 5-7 with 3:30 left in the first quarter but Jennifer Kaylee Uhlenkott scores 2 of her game-high 19 against Kamiah.Enneking connected on a 3-pointer with 3:15 left to give Prairie the lead for good. Kaylee Uhlenkott then added her second 3 of the quarter and Megan Sigler added another 3-pointer to give Prairie a 14-7 lead at the quarter break.
Kamiah rallied within 2 at 16-14 on a 3-pointer by Blake Jacobs but 2 free throws by Uhlenkott and a basket from the left elbow by Amber Holthaus pushed the lead back to 6 at 20-14.
Kamiah came right back to cut the lead to 1 at 22-21 but a free throw by Mary Shears made it 23-21 at the half.
Prairie opened the second half with a 6-0 run as Kara Guyer scored on a free throw and a jumper from the elbow. Enneking followed with a driving lay-up and converted the 3-point play when she was fouled to make it 29-21.
Kamiah rallied back again, outscoring Prairie 7-14 the rest of the quarter to pull back within 1 at 36-35.
Shears opened the fourth quarter with a basket and Enneking added a 3 as Prairie pushed the lead back to 5 at 41-36.
The rest of the game they played like they were the ones that were behind as Kamiah went to the free throw line 15 times in the quarter to just 3 for the Pirates. Fortunately for Prairie Kamiah struggled from the line, hitting just 6 of those 15 attempts.
Enneking, Shears and Uhlenkott each scored 4 points in the final period as Prairie held off the Kubs.
Prairie had a chance to ice the game late as a bad pass came into the Kamiah free throw lane amongst 3 Prairie defenders but the Pirates couldnít grab hold of the ball. That gave Kamiah 1 final shot and Kristi Poxleitner blocked Kalee Johnsonís 3-point attempt at the buzzer.
Jennifer Enneking goes for a reverse lay-up. At right is NaTosha Schaeffer.Uhlenkott wound up with 19 points in the game as she was 7 for 10 from the field and 2 for 2 from the line. She was 3 for 3 on 3-point tries.
Enneking added 12 points as she added a pair of 3-pointers. Shears scored 7, Guyer and Sigler 3 each and Poxleitner and Holthaus 2 each.
Kamiah led in rebounding 26-35. Shears led the Pirates with 7 rebounds.
Uhlenkott had 4 steals and 4 assists to lead the team.
Prairie was 18 for 40 from the field, 45%, and 6 for 12 at the line, 50%, while Kamiah was 16 for 47 from the field, 34%, and 11 for 23 at the line, 48%.
In the JV game Prairie led 15-12 at halftime but Kamiah scored 21 of the last 22 points in the game to pull away for a 22-38 win.
Prairie was shut out in the first quarter as Kamiah took a 0-4 lead.
They upped their lead to 0-6 before Prairie got on the board. MaKayla Schaeffer scored Prairieís first point with a free throw and that started a 10-0 that gave Prairie the lead.
Francesca Johnson hit a 3-pointer and Haleigh Schmidt, Schaeffer and Johnson each scored a 2-pointer to make it 10-6.
Kamiah came back to tie the score at 12 but a basket by Meaghan Bruner and a free throw by Francesca Johnson gave Prairie a 15-12 halftime lead.
Kamiah came back to tie the score at 17 in the third quarter but a lay-in and 2 free throws by Francesca Johnson made it 21-17 with 5:25 left in the third quarter. At that point Prairie went ice-cold offensively as Kamiah scored 7 straight points to end the third quarter and 8 more to start the fourth. 
Schmidt broke the scoring drought with a free throw with 4:58 left in the game but that was Prairieís only point in the final 13 plus minutes of the game.
Johnson wound up with 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead Prairie in both categories. She also had 3 steals.
Schaeffer scored 5 points, Bruner 4 and Schmidt 3. 
Kamiah held a 31-41 rebounding edge. Prairie was 8 for 42 from the field, 19%, and 5 for 10 at the line, 50%. Kamiah was 17 for 50 from the field, 34%, and 4 for 6 at the line, 67%.
Kamiah    7 14 14 12 -47
Prairie    14   9 13 12 -48
Prairie-Poxleitner 1-1, 0-0, 2; Enneking 4-11, 2-4, 12; Shears 3-5, 1-2, 7; Guyer 1-6, 1-4, 3; Uhlenkott 7-10, 2-2, 19; Sigler 1-4, 0-0, 3; Holthaus 1-2, 0-0, 2; Hoene 0-0, 0-0, 0; Schaeffer 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Uhlenkott 3, Enneking 2, Sigler.
Kamiah-Bl. Jacobs 4-9, 0-2, 10; Johnson 6-10, 2-4, 16; Cash 2-8, 4-7, 8; Lytle 2-11, 5-10, 11; Lloyd 0-1, 0-0, 0; Garcia 0-3, 0-0, 0; Rupp 0-2, 0-0, 0; Br. Jacobs 1-2, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Bl. Jacobs 2, Johnson 2.

Lady Pirates win at Notus
The Prairie Lady Pirates traveled to Notus Saturday, Nov. 22 where they defeated the host team 43-29.
The game was part of what was intended to be a 2-game trip but the Friday night game at Greenleaf was postponed due to the football state championship game.
Prairie jumped out to an 11-2 lead on Notus. Kara Guyer started the scoring with a 3-pointer and Mary Shears and Kristi Poxleitner each added a basket for a 7-0 lead.Mary Shears puts up a shot from the low block at Notus.
After a basket by Notus, Poxleitner added a putback and Kaylee Uhlenkott scored a lay-up to make it 11-2.
Notus rallied with 6 straight points but Megan Sigler ended the first quarter scoring with a 3-pointer that made it 14-8.
Notus pulled within 2 points at 14-12 but Prairie ended the half with a 7-0 run. Shears scored a pair of free throws, Jennifer Enneking hit a 3 and Sigler scored on a driving lay-up to make it 21-12 at the break.
Neither team shot very well in the period as Prairie was 2 for 14 and Notus was 2 for 10.
The third quarter followed the second quarterís pattern as Notus scored the first 4 points of the quarter only to see Prairie finish the quarter with an 8-0 run. 
Prairie went scoreless in the third until Guyer hit a 3-pointer with 3:27 left in the period. She added another basket while Uhlenkott scored a basket and later a free throw as Prairie took a 29-16 lead into the fourth quarter.
Prairie led 34-20 in the fourth after Shears converted a 3-point play. After that Notus went on their best run of the game as they went to full-court pressure to force turnovers and outscored Prairie 1-9 over the next 2 minutes to cut the lead to 35-29.
Prairie shut out Notus the final 2:48 though and scored the gameís final 8 points, half of them at the free throw line.
Guyer wound up with 13 points to lead the Pirates in scoring while Shears, Uhlenkott and Sigler added 7 points each. Enneking and Poxleitner each scored 4.
Prairie held a 53-38 rebounding edge led by Uhlenkott with 13. Shears added 11 rebounds and Poxleitner had 8.
Poxleitner had 3 assists and Enneking and Uhlenkott had 2 steals each.
Prairie was 15 for 61 from the field, 25%, and 8 for 15 at the line, 53%. Notus was 10 for 47 from the field, 21%, and 8 for 14 at the line, 57%.
With the win Prairie improves to 2-0 on the season.
The Prairie JV team picked up their first win as they defeated Notus 39-27.
Prairie jumped out to an 11-3 lead early in the second quarter but Notus then took over and outscored Prairie 0-14 the rest of the half to take an 11-17 halftime lead.
Kara Guyer hits from the outside against Notus.Prairie was ice-cold in the first half, hitting just 5 of 38 shots.
They came out in the second half and did a lot better as they dominated Notus in the third quarter, outscoring them 20-5.
Meaghan Bruner and Kayla Johnson scored 5 points each in the quarter while Francesca Johnson and Haleigh Schmidt scored 4 each.
Prairie had a 12-0 scoring run in the quarter and finished it with a 7-0 run that eventually reached 11 straight points in the fourth quarter.
Prairie hit 11 of 25 shots in the second half but almost as big a turnaround from the first half was on the boards. They were outrebounded 26-30 in the first half but outrebounded Notus 18-12 in the second half, 11-4 in the third quarter.
Schmidt led the scoring with 8 points followed by Meaghan Bruner and Kayla Johnson with 7 each. Francesca Johnson scored 6, MaKayla Schaeffer scored 5 and Betty Clark, Leslie Nida and Demetria Riener scored 2 points each.
Francesca Johnson, Schaeffer and Kayla Johnson each had 9 rebounds and Schmidt had 7 rebounds.
Francesca Johnson had 4 assists and Bruner had 5 steals, Schmidt had 4 steals and 2 assists while Riener and Schaeffer had 3 steals each.
Prairie was 16 for 63 from the field, 25%, and 5 for 10 from the line, 50%, while Notus was 12 for 45 from the field, 27%, and 2 for 12 at the line, 17%.
With the win the JVís are 1-1 on the season.
Prairie   14 7 8 14 -43
Notus      8 4 4 13 -29
Prairie-Poxleitner 2-4, 0-0, 4; Enneking 1-7, 1-3, 4; Shears 2-14, 3-6, 7; Guyer 5-10, 1-2, 13; Uhlenkott 2-6, 3-4, 7; Sigler 3-14, 0-0, 7; Schaeffer 0-2, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 0-2, 0-0, 0; Hoene 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Guyer 2, Enneking, Sigler.
Notus-Gomez 2-14, 2-4, 6; Gray 5-11, 2-4, 12; Anderson 2-14, 4-4, 9; Parra 0-4, 0-0, 0; Morgan 1-1, 0-0, 2; Berry 0-2, 0-2, 0; Sorenson 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Anderson.
Amber Holthaus scores from the elbow against Kamiah. At right is Megan Sigler.

PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2008-09
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
NOVEMBER
18-Kamiah, here, won 48-47
22-Notus, there, won 43-29
25-Genesee, there, lost 40-48, details next week
DECEMBER
  2-Troy, here
  4-Lapwai, there
  9-Genesee, here*
11-Culdesac, there
12-Kendrick, here*
16-C.V., here*
19-Council, here, 6:30 p.m.
22-Lewis County, here
JANUARY
  6-Troy, there*
  9-Deary, here*
12-Grangeville, there
15-Lapwai, here*
20-Timberline, here*
22-Grangeville, there
23-Lewis County at Highland*
26-Kamiah, there
Jan. 31, Feb. 6,10,12-District at LCSC
Feb. 14-State Play-in game TBA
Feb. 19-21-State at Boise
Cottonwood, Idaho 83522
 

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