wins 3 of 4
Summit’s Patriots took three of four games last week, including a thrilling battle for first place in 1-A Division 2 competition on the boys’ side the split for the boys leaving them with a 9 and 8 record, while the girls upped their season record to date and 14 and 2.
In the thriller but bizarre battle with Nezperce last week, Summit came up short at the end to drop a 54 to 46 decision to the Indians, leaving the hosts in first place in Division 2 competition going into district play next month.
Bizarre, because the game was close throughout the first quarter, Nezperce leading 13 to 10, then outscoring the locals 16 to 10 in the second built around three Summit turnovers. Summit picked up the defensive pace in the third however, cutting their nine point half time deficit to 40 to 37 at the end of the third. The fourth proved to be a back and forth battle royal, with the Patriots slowly creeping up on the Indians, managing to fashion a 44-44 tie with just minutes left in the game. The Summit momentum actually moved them ahead 46-44 near game’s end, but a couple of turn-arounds resulted in Nezperce going to the line several times, and Summit dropped the contest 54 to 46 at the end. The bizarre and peculiar nature of the game can be seen from the stats showing Summit netted four shots from the field in the 4th, while Nezperce was able to connect on only three, but enjoyed eleven shots from the charity line during the quarter, connection of 8, while Summit was limited to one charity shot, good, during the same time.
Scoring stats for the Patriots include Dustin Lustig-9, David Johnson-10, Dylan Prigge-19, Chase Nuxoll-2, and Josh Frei-6. Leitch and Scott led the way for Nezperce with 19 and 16 respectively.
Earlier in the week at Prairie Elementary, Summit took their second win from league mates Culdesac 63 to 44, with scoring and rebounding as follows: Joseph Lustig 2/3, Dustin Lustig 14/10, Johnson 10/7, Prigge 28/8, Nuxoll 0/5, and Frei 9/5. Parmer and Layes led the Wolves with 17 and 15.
Upcoming action for the Patriots includes a final league match with Culdesac on Tuesday, then a trip to New Meadows Saturday, closing out semester test week.
On the girls’ side, Summit again recorded their second victory over Culdesac, this time by a 61 to 43 score early in the week at Prairie Elementary, then at Prairie High, playing a mix of jayvee and varsity players, won for the second time over Deary’s only girls team, score unavailable. Scoring in the Culdesac game: Jamie Chmelik-14, Rachel Wemhoff-19, Kim Frei-4, Nicole Frei-3, Savannah Prigge-21. Starter Tara Stubbers played only periodically due to illness.
Like the boys, Patriot girls play Culdesac away this Tuesday, and Meadows Valley on Saturday to also end their first semester play.
27-vs. Salmon River, @PES, Girls/Boys, V only, 6/7:30 p.m.
30-at Nezperce vs. Lewis County, Girls, JV/V, 6/7:30 p.m.
Girls District Feb. 9-17
Girls State Feb. 19-21
Boys District Feb. 14-21
Boys State March 5-7