C.V. shuts down Lady Pirates
It was another night of cold shooting for the Prairie Lady Pirates as they fell to Clearwater Valley 32-48 Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Cottonwood.
Kaylee Uhlenkott was the only Prairie player able to put the ball in the basket over the first 3 quarters of play as she had 14 of Prairieís 16 points in that span. The only other scorer was Jennifer Enneking who had a pair of second quarter free throws.Kaylee Uhlenkott drives toward the hoop against C.V.
Prairie actually scored first in the game when Uhlenkott put back a missed shot for a 2-0 lead. Prairie didnít score again for over 11 minutes though as C.V. scored 17 straight points.
Uhlenkott broke the scoring drought with a pair of free throws at the 3:41 mark of the second quarter and a minute later converted a 3-point play.
Enneking scored her free throws and Uhlenkott finished off the first half scoring with a 3-pointer with 8 seconds left that made it 12-23.
Uhlenkott was 3 for 4 in the first half from the field while the rest of the team was 0-15.
After a C.V. free throw in the third, Uhlenkott scored a pair of baskets that cut the lead to 8 at 16-24 but Prairie didnít score in the final 5 minutes of the third quarter as C.V. pushed their lead back to 15 at 16-31.
Uhlenkott converted another 3-point play to open the fourth quarter and then stole the ball to set up a 3-pointer by Megan Sigler that got the deficit back under 10 points at 22-31.
That was as close as Prairie would get though and shooting problems continued to plague the team.
Uhlenkott wound up with 22 of Prairieís 32 points with Enneking scoring 4, all at the free throw line, Sigler 3, Amber Holthaus 2 and Kara Guyer 1.
C.V. held a 27-31 rebounding edge. Uhlenkott led Prairie with 7 rebounds while Mary Shears added 6.
Uhlenkott and Shears had 2 steals each and Guyer had 2 assists.
Prairie was 10 for 43 from the field, 23%, and 10 for 16 at the line, 63%. C.V. was 15 for 32 from the field, 47%, and 18 for 26 at the line, 69%.
The loss drops Prairie to 5-4 on the season and 1-2 in league play.
There was no JV game.
C.V.     14   9 8 17 -48
Prairie     2 10 4 16 -32
Prairie-Poxleitner 0-1, 0-0, 0; Enneking 0-10, 4-6, 4; Shears 0-0, 0-2, 0; Guyer 0-8, 1-2, 1; Uhlenkott 8-14, 5-6, 22; Holthaus 1-3, 0-0, 2; Sigler 1-6, 0-0, 3; Schaeffer 0-1, 0-0, 0; Hoene 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Uhlenkott, Sigler.
C.V.-Gutzman 3-5, 2-4, 8; Palmer 2-9, 6-8, 10; Harrington 3-5, 2-4, 8; Wilson 0-0, 0-0, 0; Pickering 5-9, 7-8, 17; Fryer 1-2, 0-0, 2; Kolb 1-2, 1-2, 3. 3-pointers-none.

Lady Pirates hold off Lewis County
A 9-0 run in the fourth quarter helped the Prairie Lady Pirates hold off Lewis County for a 42-31 non-league win Monday, Dec. 22 at Cottonwood.
Prairie led by as many as 12 points in the first half only to see the Eagles chip away to close within 3 points in the fourth quarter before the decisive 9-0 run.
Amber Holthaus and Kaylee Uhlenkott double team a C.V. player.The Eagles scored first in the game on a free throw but Prairie came back with a 3-pointer each from Jennifer Enneking and Kara Guyer as part of an 11-2 run that gave them the lead. 
Lewis County closed within 4 at the quarter break.
Prairie started the second quarter with a 10-2 run, which was capped off with another 3-pointer by Enneking, that gave them a 21-9 lead.
Lewis County answered with a 2-7 run of their own with all 7 points coming from the free throw line, to close within 23-16 at the half.
Defenses dominated in the third quarter as Prairie turned the ball over 10 times and made just 1 of 9 shots plus a pair of free throws. 
Lewis County didnít gain any ground though as Prairie held them to just 2 for 14 from the field and the lead was still at 7 heading into the fourth period.
Uhlenkott scored a lay-up to open the fourth period scoring but Lewis County answered with a 2-8 run that cut the lead to 31-28 with 4:38 to play.
Mary Shears then scored a lay-up to break the run and followed that with a putback after the Eagles were called for traveling on the inbounds pass after Shearsí first basket.
Uhlenkott then stole the ball and was fouled across the forearm as she went for the lay-up. An intentional foul was called with Uhlenkott scoring both free throws. She then scored on a short jumper off the ensuing inbounds pass and Prairie was up 11 having scored 8 points in a span of about 40 seconds.
Shears capped off the 9-0 run with a free throw 8 seconds later after another Eagles turnover.
Lewis County had an opportunity to cut back into the lead as they went to the free throw line 4 times in the final 2:30 but could convert just 3 of 8 free throws, twice missing the front end of one and ones.
Uhlenkott wound up as the leading scorer with 15 points with Shears adding 10. Enneking scored 6, Guyer 5, NaTosha Schaeffer 4 and Megan Sigler 2.
Amber Holthaus got her first start of the season as normal starter Kristi Poxleitner was unavailable.Mary Shears goes after a loose ball in the Lewis County game.
Lewis County held a 38-44 rebounding edge. Shears had 10 to lead Prairie while Guyer added 6 rebounds. Freshman Jerrica Leitch had 19 rebounds for the Eagles.
Shears and Enneking had 3 steals each while NaTosha Schaeffer came off the bench to lead them team in assists with 3.
Prairie was 12 for 47 from the field, 25%, and 15 for 23 at the line, 65%. Lewis County was 9 for 45 from the field, 20%, and 13 for 24 at the line, 54%.
With the win Prairie improves to 6-4 on the season.
The JV team broke open a close game with an 11-0 second quarter as they went on to win 26-16.
Lewis County scored first but Prairie answered with a 6-0 run with Meghan Bruner scoring a putback, Samantha Keating a free throw and Haleigh Schmidt a 3-pointer.
Lewis County scored a basket to make it 6-4 at the end of the first period.
Francesca Johnson opened the second quarter scoring with a steal and drive for a lay-up. 
Kayla Johnson then hit a short bank shot and followed that with a lay-up after a steal by Schmidt.
MaKayla Schaeffer stole the ball and drove in for a lay-up and Kayla Johnson added a lay-up off an inbound feed from Keating.
Demetria Riener closed out the second quarter scoring with a free throw to make it 17-4 at the half.
Prairie had forced the Eagles into 11 turnovers in the quarter and limited them to just 5 shot attempts, all of which missed.
Lewis County scored first in the third quarter and were able to cut the lead to 10 but a basket each by Riener and Keating gave Prairie a 23-9 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Lewis County outscored Prairie 3-7 in the fourth quarter with Francesca Johnson scoring all 3 of Prairieís points, to make the final margin of 10.
Kayla Johnson led the JVís in scoring with 6 with Schmidt and Francesca Johnson each scoring 5. Keating and Riener scored 3 each while Bruner and Schaeffer scored 2 each.
The Eagles had a 31-39 rebounding edge. Francesca Johnson led Prairie with 7 while Kayla Johnson had 5.
Riener, Schmidt, Schaeffer and Francesca Johnson each had 3 steals with 9 different players collecting at least 1 steal as the Eagles committed 31 turnovers.
Schmidt and Keating had 2 assists each.
Prairie was 11 for 48 from the field, 23%, and 3 for 9 at the line, 33%. Lewis County was 7 for 34 from the field, 21%, and 1 for 3 at the line, 33%.
Lewis County 7 9 4 11 -31
Prairie 11 12 4 15 -42
Prairie-Enneking 2-9, 0-0, 6; Holthaus 0-2, 0-3, 0; Shears 4-7, 2-4, 10; Guyer 2-8, 0-0, 5; Uhlenkott 3-15, 9-10, 15; Sigler 0-4, 2-4, 2; N. Schaeffer 1-2, 2-2, 4; Hoene 0-0, 0-0, 0; Bruner 0-0, 0-0, 0; K. Johnson 0-0, 0-0, 0; F. Johnson 0-0, 0-0, 0; Schmidt 0-0, 0-0, 0; M. Schaeffer 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Enneking 2, Guyer.
Lewis County-Baskett 1-8, 1-2, 3; Seitz 0-2, 0-0, 0; Wemhoff 0-3, 2-2, 2; Carpenter 2-9, 1-2, 5; Thomason 2-9, 7-13, 11; Leitch 3-12, 2-4, 8; Kuther 1-2, 0-1, 2. 3-pointers-none.
Amber Holthaus tries to rip the ball from Lewis County's Melissa Seitz.

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
11-Culdesac, there, won 50-13
12-Kendrick, here*, won45-38
16-C.V., here*, lost 32-48
19-Council, here, 6:30 p.m., postponed to Dec. 31
22-Lewis County, here, won 42-31
29-at Greenleaf
31-at Council
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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