Pirates beat Troy by 21 points
David Sigler and Branden Waller combined for 44 points as Prairie knocked off Troy 55-34 in a White Pine League matchup at Cottonwood Tuesday, January 13.
It was the first time Prairie had beaten Troy since joining the White Pine League.Branden Waller contorts his way to a layup against Troy.
Both teams were short a few players as Prairie had Tyler Forsmann, Devin Schmidt and Conner Rieman all sitting out while Troy was missing Dillon McGraw and Nick Garrison.
Prairie jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the game as Sigler and Waller each scored 5 points in the first quarter.
Troy answered with a 0-9 run though that carried into the second quarter and gave them a 12-13 lead.
A free throw by Derek Schaeffer broke the run and Troy then turned the ball over on the inbounds play leading to a 3-pointer by Waller.
Prairie extended their lead to 22-14 but Troy rallied back within 3 before Sigler hit a 3-pointer in the final seconds to make it 25-19 at the half.
Two baskets by Sigler and a layup by Eric Daly to open the third quarter gave Prairie a 31-19 lead and Troy never got any closer than 11 points after that.
Sigler and Waller provided most of the offense as Sigler scored 25 and Waller 19 but Eric Daly, Kyle Daly and Kyle Holthaus each provided some big rebounds and steals.
Eric Daly added 5 points while Kyle Daly scored 3, Holthaus 2 and Schaeffer 1.
With the 3 players missing Schaeffer was the only player off the bench to play until the fourth quarter as everyone else available had already played in the JV game and had only a quarter or two available. Schaeffer also played in the JV game but just for one quarter so that he had 4 quarters available for the varsity game.
Prairie outrebounded Troy 44-34 with Waller collecting 10 rebounds, Kyle Daly 9 and Eric Daly 8. 
Eric Daly and Holthaus each had 2 assists and Sigler and Eric Daly had 3 steals each. Troy committed 20 turnovers while Prairie had just 13.
The Pirates hit 18 of 48 shots from the field, 38%, and 16 of 32 free throws, 50%. Troy was 12 for 47 from the field, 26%, and 6 for 14 at the line, 43%.
Prairie also won the JV game 43-28. 
Eric Daly makes a pass in the Troy game.Prairie jumped out to an 18-4 lead by the end of the first quarter as Andy Gabica and Seth Guyer scored 6 points each in the quarter.
A 9-0 run in the second quarter helped Prairie extend the lead to 29-7 at one point. Brock Heath had the final 5 points in that run.
Troy closed the half with a basket to make it 29-9.
Troy the opened the second half with a 1-14 run that cut Prairieís lead to 30-23.
Guyer hit a pair of free throws to break the run and started an 11-0 run by the Pirates that put the game away.
Heath wound up with 9 points to lead the Pirates while Guyer and Gabica scored 8 each. Justin Schmidt scored 6, Beau Schlader and Derek Schaeffer 3 each and Joe Schumacher, Ryan Dalgliesh and Troy Lorentz scored 2 each.
Gabica had 10 rebounds to lead Prairie to a 30-23 edge on the boards.
Guyer had 6 steals while Schlader and Heath had 4 each. Schlader had 2 assists.
Prairie was 17 for 42 from the field, 40%, and 8 for 17 at the line, 47%. Troy was 12 for 33 from the field, 36%, and 2 for 6 at the line, 33%.
Troy     8 11   6   9 -34
Prairie 12 13 14 16 -55
Prairie-E. Daly 2-7, 1-4, 5; K. Daly 1-2, 1-5, 3; Holthaus 0-5, 2-4, 2; Sigler 10-18, 4-5, 25; Waller 5-12, 8-10, 19; Schaeffer 0-3, 1-5, 1; Gabica 0-0, 0-0, 0; Schumacher 0-1, 0-0, 0; Schlader 0-0, 0-0, 0; Heath 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler , Waller.
Troy-Nelson 3-8, 0-0, 6; Williams 1-9, 0-1, 2; Gash 0-3, 0-0, 0; Schultz 2-4, 2-4, 6; Dimmick 3-14, 0-0, 9; Morris 0-5, 4-6, 4; Kanikkeberg 3-4, 0-1, 7; May 0-0, 0-1, 0; Bull 0-0, 0-0, 0; McCully 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Dimmick 3.

Pirates win at Grangeville
The Prairie Pirates avenged an earlier loss when they traveled across the prairie to hand Grangeville a 57-44 loss at Grangeville Thursday, Jan. 15.
David Sigler scored 27 points including 15 at the free throw line, many in the fourth quarter when Grangeville was trying to rally.
Prairie steadily built their lead through the game as they led 11-8 after the first quarter 24-16 at the half and 37-25 after 3 quarters.
Branden Waller added 14 points for the Pirates and was 6 for 7 at the line as both he and Sigler were fouled repeatedly in the fourth quarter.
Kyle Holthaus scored 6, Eric Daly 5, Devin Schmidt 3 and Kyle Daly 2 for the Pirates.
Waller added 7 rebounds for the Pirates.
Prairie also won the JV game, 47-44.
Prairie         11 13 13 20 -57
Grangeville    8   8   9 19 -44
Prairie-E. Daly 2, 1-3, 5; K. Daly 0, 2-6, 2; Holthaus 2, 1-3, 6; Schmidt 1, 1-7, 3; Schaeffer 0, 0-0, 0; Sigler 6, 15-22, 27; Waller 4, 6-7, 14. 3-pointers-Holthaus.
Grangeville-Laufenberg 1, 0-0, 3; Clark 3, 3-5, 10; Kunkel 3, 0-0, 6; Lorentz 2, 1-2, 5; Eckert 1, 1-2, 3; Stewart 1, 0-0, 2; Solberg 7, 1-2, 15; Dreadfulwater 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Laufenberg, Clark.

Pirates win 5th straight game
The Prairie Pirates won their 5th game in a row as they won 43-28 at Deary Friday, Jan. 16 to improve to 4-0 in White Pine League action.
Deary took a 2-4 lead in the game but a 6-0 run by the Pirates put them ahead for good. Kyle Daly started the run with a putback . David Sigler added a pair of free throws and Kyle Holthaus scored to make it 8-4.Devin Schmidt and David Sigler harass a Deary ballhandler.
A basket each by Devin Schmidt and Sigler made it 12-6 and Prairie led 12-7 at the quarter break.
Sigler started the second quarter scoring with the only made 3-pointer in the game by either team and Prairie went on to build a 26-13 lead by halftime.
Prairie closed the third quarter with a 5-0 run to build their biggest lead of the game at 35-19.
Prairie built their lead from 13 to 16 despite scoring just 9 points in the quarter.
In the fourth Deary was able to close within 11 at 39-28 but never got any closer.
The key to the game was the Piratesí defense not allowing Deary to attempt many shots.
Deary attempted 11 shots in the first quarter but just 6 each in the other 3 quarters. Prairie forced 24 turnovers from the home team while committing just 13.
Sigler wound up with 16 points to lead all scorers with Branden Waller scoring 8, Devin Schmidt 7, Tyler Forsmann 6 and Eric Daly, Kyle Daly and Kyle Holthaus 2 each.
Prairie held a 26-21 rebounding edge led by Kyle Daly who had 8. Waller added 7 rebounds.
Schmidt and Waller had 3 steals each while Sigler had 5 assists.
Prairie was 18 for 42 from the field, 43%, and 6 for 15 at the line, 40%. Deary was 13 for 29 from the field, 45%, and 2 for 4 at the line, 50%.
With the win Prairie improves to 4-0 in league and 8-3 overall.
The JV team had a relatively easy win as they won 48-28.
Brock Heath got things going in the first quarter as he scored 8 of Prairieís 14 points but then cooled off until the fourth quarter.
Prairie led 14-10 at the quarter break.
Andy Gabica scored 5 in the second quarter and the defense held Deary to just 2 points as the JVís took a 24-12 lead at the half.
Seth Guyer got hot in the third quarter as he hit 4 straight shots and Beau Schlader added 4 points as Prairie pushed the lead to 18 at 38-20.
Prairie took their biggest lead of 21 points early in the fourth quarter after a free throw by Justin Schmidt and a basket by Tim Frei. Heath scored 4 and Schmidt 3 the rest of the quarter to help Prairie to their final 20 point margin.
Heath scored 12 to lead the team in scoring with Guyer scoring 8 and Gabica 7. Schlader, Derek Schaeffer, and Schmidt scored 4 points each while Frei scored 3 and Joe Schumacher, Ryan Dalgliesh and Josh Zigler scored 2 each.
Prairie was 21 for 56 from the field, 38%, and 6 for 15 at the line, 40%. Deary was 14 for 46 from the field, 30%, and 0 for 4 at the line.
Prairie 12 14 9 8 -43
Deary   7   6 6 9 -28
Prairie-E. Daly 1-1, 0-0, 2; K. Daly 1-2, 0-1, 2; Sigler 5-12, 5-10, 16; Forsmann 3-8, 0-0, 6; Waller 4-9, 0-0, 8; Holthaus 1-4, 0-2, 2; Schmidt 3-5, 1-2, 7; Schaeffer 0-1, 0-0, 0; Schumacher 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler.
Deary-Brown 4-12, 1-2, 9; Seubert 2-4, 1-2, 5; D. Eggers 2-4, 0-0, 4; Orr 3-3, 0-0, 6; Batey 0-3, 0-0, 0; S. Rathbun 2-3, 0-0, 4; Beltran 0-0, 0-0, 0; N. Rathbun 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Branden Waller goes for a lay-up at Deary.
Devin Schmidt puts up a shot at Deary. Also shown are Eric Daly, 2, and Kyle Daly.
Eric Daly got inside for a layup against Troy.
Kyle Daly dribbles past a Troy defender.

PIRATES BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2008-09
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
*indicates league game
DECEMBER
  5-Nezperce, there, won 62-59 in OT
  8-Genesee, here, lost 35-53
11-Grangeville, here, lost 50-54
15-Kamiah, there, won 54-45
18-Troy, there, postponed, no makeup date yet set
29-Wilder Tournament, lost, no opponent or score available
30-Wilder Tournament, won 74-28 over Idaho City
31-Council, there, cancelled
JANUARY
  8-Kendrick, there*, won 56-50
10-C.V., there*, won 48-34
13-Troy, here*, won 55-34
15-Grangeville, there, won 57-44
16-Deary, there*, won 43-28
22-Timberline, there*
24-Lapwai, here*
27-Highland, here
29-Nezperce, here
FEBRUARY
  2-Highland, there (schedule change from Feb. 13)
  5-Genesee, there*
  9-Culdesac, here
11-Salmon River, there, varsity only starting at 7 p.m. MST (addition to schedule)
13-Kamiah, here (addition to schedule)
16,20,24,26-District at LCSC
28-State Play-in Game, TBA
March 5-7-State at Boise

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