Pirates lose at Genesee
The Prairie Lady Pirates suffered their first loss of the season as they fell 40-48 at Genesee in a non-league game last Tuesday, Nov. 25.
The game was a tight contest until midway through the fourth quarter when Genesee ramped up their defense and outscored Prairie 2-8 down the stretch.
Genesee jumped out to the early lead in the game at 2-6 but the Pirates got lay-ups from Kristy Poxleitner and Mary Shears to tie the game at 6.
Alena Hoene added a lay-up and Jennifer Enneking drained a 3-pointer that gave Prairie an 11-8 lead. Genesee answered with their own 3-pointer to tie the score at the end of the first quarter.
A recurring theme for the Pirates on the night is that they would’ve had a solid lead if they’d just made all their lay-ups. Prairie was getting good ball movement on their set plays and getting open lay-ups as a result but just had their troubles knocking them all down.
Genesee scored first in the second quarter and led nearly the whole quarter. Prairie tied it at 13 on a putback by Poxleitner and took their only lead when Kaylee Uhlenkott swished a 3-pointer with 3:24 left.
Genesee took back the lead 14 seconds later and held the lead through to halftime, 20-22.
Genesee extended the lead to 6 with a 0-4 start to the third quarter but then Prairie got on their best roll of the game.
A putback by Poxleitner, two free throws by Enneking and a bank shot by Kara Guyer tied the score at 26.
Prairie then completed a 10-0 run that put them ahead by 4 points on a wide open lay-up by Guyer and a nice move to the hoop for a lay-up by Shears.
Genesee answered back with 4 straight points to tie it but Uhlenkott scored a free throw to give Prairie a 31-30 lead going into the fourth quarter.
Genesee took back the lead with 3 free throws to open the fourth quarter. Guyer then tied it with a free throw.
A basket by Genesee was answered with a steal and score by Uhlenkott. Enneking then stole the ball and was fouled on the lay-up attempt and made the second of her two free throws to give Prairie their final lead of the game at 36-35 with 5:45 left to play.
From that point on Genesee outscored the Pirates 4-13 with Enneking scoring all four of Prairie’s points. Genesee went to a tight man-to-man defense to contest every Pirate shot and wound up blocking several shots. They also outrebounded the Pirates down the stretch, limiting them to just one shot per possession.
Free throws were also a big difference in the fourth quarter as Genesee hit 8 of 11 in the quarter while Prairie was just 3 of 4.
Enneking wound up leading the Pirates in scoring with 13 points with Poxleitner, Guyer and Uhlenkott scoring 6 each. Shears scored 4, Megan Sigler and Hoene 2 each and NaTosha Schaeffer 1.
Genesee held a 30-35 rebounding edge. Shears led Prairie with 8 rebounds.
Guyer had 7 steals while Uhlenkott had 5. Prairie forced 24 turnovers from Genesee, 19 by way of steals. Prairie committed 22 turnovers.
Uhlenkott had 4 assists while 6 others players had 1 assists each.
Prairie was 15 for 51 from the field, 29%, and 8 for 14 at the line, 57%. Genesee was 14 for 36 from the field, 39%, and 19 for 26 at the line, 73%.
The loss drops the Pirates to 2-1 on the season.
In the JV game Prairie had a lot of trouble finding the hoop as they fell 14-41 to the Bulldogs.
Prairie was just 6 for 42 from the field in the game and it’s not like they were jacking up a bunch of bad shots.
In the first quarter the only shot that did drop for the Pirates had to spin around the rim a few times before falling for Haleigh Schmidt.
Prairie trailed just 2-6 after 1 quarter but added only 2 more points, on a basket by Monica Lustig, in the second quarter and trailed 4-16 at the half.
They started the third quarter well as MaKayla Schaeffer scored a free throw and Kayla Johnson, Schaeffer and Schmidt each scored a basket to cut the lead to 11-16.
Genesee then ramped up the defensive pressure and forced several turnovers from Prairie as they went on a 0-19 scoring run that carried well into the fourth quarter.
Schmidt wound up with 6 points to lead the JV’s in scoring with Scheffer scoring 4, and Johnson and Lustig 2 each.
Rebounding was close at 34-36, edge to Genesee. Francesca Johnson had 10 rebounds to lead Prairie with Schaeffer collecting 9.
Schaeffer had 3 steals and Francesca Johnson had 2 assists.
Prairie hit just 14% from the filed and was 2 for 4 at the line, 50%, while Genesee was 18 for 49 from the field, 37%, and 5 for 8 at the line, 63%.
The JV’s are now 1-2 on the season.
Prairie 11 9 11 9 -40
Genesee 11 11 8 18 -48
Prairie-Poxleitner 3-4, 0-0, 6; Enneking 3-10, 6-9, 13; Shears 2-10, 0-1, 4; Guyer 3-9, 0-0, 6; Uhlenkott 2-10, 1-2, 6; Sigler 1-6, 0-0, 2; Holthaus 0-0, 0-0, 0; Hoene 1-1, 0-0, 2; Schaeffer 0-1, 1-2, 1. 3-pointers-Enneking, Uhlenkott.
Genesee-Dahmen 5-9, 7-9, 17; Ghigleri 1-4, 1-2, 3; Long 3-7, 4-6, 10; Kinzer 1-6, 2-2, 5; Johnson 4-5, 3-3, 11; Brown 0-3, 0-2, 0; Lichti 0-1, 0-0, 0; Hovey-Smith 0-0, 2-2, 2; J. Kelnhofer 0-0, 0-0, 0; K. Kelnhofer 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Kinzer.
PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2008-09
*indicates league game
22-Notus, there, won 43-29
25-Genesee, there, lost 40-48
19-Council, here, 6:30 p.m.
22-Lewis County, here
23-Lewis County at Highland*
Jan. 31, Feb. 6,10,12-District at LCSC
Feb. 14-State Play-in game TBA
Feb. 19-21-State at Boise