Lady Pirates beat Troy
The Prairie Lady Pirates used a smothering defense to build a huge lead against Troy and then cruised to a 39-27 non-league win Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Cottonwood.
Prairie forced 10 turnovers from Troy in the first quarter and held them to 1 for 10 shooting as they jumped out to a 13-3 lead.Kara Guyer steals the ball from a Troy player.
Kara Guyer got things started for the Pirates with a pair of baskets.
After Troy got on the scoreboard with a free throw, Kristi Poxleitner scored a lay-up off of a set play to make it 6-1.
Troy scored their first basket of the game with 3:37 left in the first quarter and then didnít score again until the 4:55 mark of the second as Prairie reeled off 14 straight points.
Jennifer Enneking scored 7 of those points while Kaylee Uhlenkott scored 4, Megan Sigler 2 and Poxleitner 1 as Prairie built a 20-3 lead.
They forced 11 more turnovers from the Trojans in the second quarter but started to pick up fouls from their pressure defense as Troy attempted 10 free throws in the quarter.
Prairie led 26-12 at the half.
Uhlenkott had a huge third quarter, scoring all 11 of Prairieís points in the quarter. 6 of those points came on a pair of 3-pointers. She may have been inspired by her cousin, Tori Wimer Contrerasí incredible rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before the game.
With her final 3-pointer, at the 4:40 mark of the third quarter, Prairie had a 37-13 lead.
At that point Prairie went into a prolonged scoring drought as Troy chipped away at the lead, mostly from the free throw line.
Troy scored 13 straight points to cut the lead to 11 at 37-26, but by then there was only 2:23 left in the game.
Poxleitner finally broke the scoring drought with a free throw with 1:36 left and Francesca Johnson added another free throw a minute later.
Prairie attempted just 4 shots in the fourth quarter.
Uhlenkott wound up with 17 points to lead Prairie in scoring while Enneking added 9 points, Poxleitner, Mary Shears and Sigler 4 each and Johnson 1.
Prairie was outrebounded 26-43. Enneking led Prairie with 6 rebounds.
Uhlenkott had 5 steals and 3 blocked shots while Enneking had 4 steals and 3 assists.
Prairie was 13 for 43 from the field, 30%, and 9 for 19 at the line, 47%. Troy was 6 for 34 from the field, 18%, and 15 for 27 at the line, 56%.
Prairie forced Troy into 28 turnovers while committing just 14.
Megan Sigler puts up a shot from the perimeter.With the win Prairie improves to 3-1 on the season.
The JV game was close all the way with Troy pulling out a 24-25 win.
It took Prairie nearly 6 minutes to get on the scoreboard but they were down only 0-4 before Monica Lustig scored Prairieís first points with 2:08 left in the first quarter. MaKayla Schaeffer then tied the score with a driving lay-up and thatís where the score stood at the quarter break.
Prairieís only points in the second quarter came when Schaeffer put back her own missed shot as they trailed 6-8 at the half.
Prairie took their first lead of the game in the third quarter when Haleigh Schmidt drove for a lay-up to tie the score and Francesca Johnson scored a putback with 6:20 left in the third to put Prairie ahead 10-8.
Troy came back to take a 12-13 lead into the fourth quarter.
Johnson put Prairie back into the lead with a driving lay-up to open the fourth quarter scoring then drained a 3-pointer and added a pair of free throws to give Prairie a 19-13 lead with 6:27 left in the game.
Troy answered back with their own 6-point run to tie the score at 19.
Schmidt put Prairie back on top with a putback with 4:37 left but Prairie then went into a scoring drought and Troy scored 6 straight points to take a 21-25 lead with 38 seconds left.
Schmidt scored from the baseline to cut the lead to 2 and after a turnover, Johnson was fouled with 2 second left. With a chance to tie the game, she missed the first free throw but made the second. Troy managed to inbound the ball and ran out the clock.
Francesca Johnson had 10 points to lead Prairie in scoring with Schmidt scoring 8, Schaeffer 4 and Lustig 2.
Prairie held a 31-26 rebounding edge led by Johnson with 10. Schaeffer added 7 rebounds and Kayla Johnson had 5.
Schmidt had 5 steals.
Prairie was 10 for 36 from the field, 28%, and 3 for 6 at the line, 50%. Troy was 10 for 34 from the field, 29%, and 4 for 8 at the line, 50%.
The loss drops the JV record to 1-3 on the season.
Troy      3   9   4 11 -27
Prairie 13 13 11   2 -39
Prairie-Poxleitner 1-2, 2-5, 4; Enneking 3-7, 3-3, 9; Shears 0-2, 0-0, 0; Guyer 2-8, 0-0, 4; Uhlenkott 7-14, 1-4, 17; Holthaus 0-3, 0-2, 0; Sigler 1-5, 2-2, 4; N. Schaeffer 0-2, 0-0, 0; Hoene 0-0, 0-0, 0; M. Schaeffer 0-0, 0-1, 0; K. Johnson 0-0, 0-0, 0; Bruner 0-0, 0-0, 0; F. Johnson 0-0, 1-2, 1; Schmidt 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Uhlenkott 2.
Troy-Griffin 1-9, 1-2, 3; Jensen 2-11, 7-10, 11; Iverson 2-3, 0-0, 4; Cannon 0-3, 0-0, 0; Johnson 0-3, 1-2, 1; Smith 1-3, 6-9, 8; Pearson 0-1, 0-1, 0; Case 0-1, 0-2, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Kara Guyer shoots from the corner.

Lady Pirates lose at Lapwai
Poor shooting and turnovers led to a 35-58 loss for the Prairie Lady Pirates in a non-league matchup at Lapwai last Thursday, Dec. 4.
Prairie coach Steve Wilson said that his team attempted 15 more shots than Lapwai, most of them good, open looks, but they just couldnít get anything to fall. He said they committed a lot of turnovers but it was more like 20 or 25 than the 41 reported to the Lewiston Tribune by Lapwaiís coach.
Lapwai jumped out to an 8-15 lead after the first quarter and led 15-34 at the half. 
Amber Holthaus came off the bench to lead the Pirates in scoring with 9 points. Mary Shears added 8 points with Kaylee Uhlenkott and Jennifer Enneking scoring 7 each. Kara Guyer scored 4 points and Megan Sigler scored 1.
The loss drops Prairie to 3-2 on the season. 
The JV squad lost a close game as they fell 40-44 to drop their season record to 1-4.
Prairie    8   7 12   9 -35
Lapwai 15 19 14 12 -59
Prairie-Poxleitner 0, 0-0, 0; Enneking 1, 5-6, 7; Sigler 0, 1-2, 1; Schaeffer 0, 0-1, 0; Holthaus 3, 2-3, 9; Shears 3, 2-7, 8; Guyer 2, 0-0, 4; Hoene 0, 0-1, 0; Uhlenkott 2, 3-5, 7; Johnson 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Holthaus.
Lapwai-Kane 5, 2-2, 12; Higheagle 0, 0-0, 0; Ramsey 2, 3-6, 7; Orton 4, 1-2, 10; Andrew 2, 1-2, 5; Samuels 1, 0-0, 2; Leighton 3, 10-10, 16; Phillips 0, 4-4, 4; Kirkie 1, 0-0, 2; Hernandez 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Orton.

PeeWee Volleyball to start Jan. 6
The high school volleyball staff and players will be hosting a fundraiser for the volleyball team.  
We will have 5th/6th Pee-Wee volleyball on January 6th, 8th, and 13th from 3:30-5:00 after school and on the 16th at 7:30-9:00 in the morning.  
We will have 3rd/4th Pee-Wee volleyball on January 7th, 12th, and 14th from 3:30-5:00 after school and on the 16th from 9:00-10:30 in the morning.  All sessions will take place at Prairie Middle School. 
Registration forms are available at either the Elementary or Middle School.  Cost per volleyball player is $20.  Please have your registration forms into Denise Uhlenkott at the Elementary School no later than January 5th.   
If you have any questions, you can call either Vikki Riener at 962-2392 or 962-3521 or Denise Uhlenkott at 962-3847 or 962-3971.

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
DECEMBER
  2-Troy, here, won 39-27
  4-Lapwai, there, lost 35-59
  9-Genesee, here*, lost 25-41, details next week
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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