Pirates win big over Highland
The Prairie Pirates picked up an easy win last Tuesday, January 27, when they defeated a badly outmanned Highland squad 67-25 at Cottonwood.
The Pirates hit 13 of 21 shots in the first quarter including 3 of 3 from 3-point range as they took a 19-0 lead and then led 32-2 at the end of the quarter.
David Sigler and Tyler Forsmann each had 11 points in the quarter.Seth Guyer looks for an opening to put up a shot. Andrew Gabica is at left.
Bench and JV players took over in the second quarter and the Pirates completed their second 19-0 run of the game as they took a 38-2 lead.
Prairie led 47-6 at the half.
The starters came back in the third quarter and dialed back on the offense although Prairie had another long scoring streak as they started the third quarter with an 11-0 run after having completed the first half with a 6-0 run.
After they took the 58-6 lead Highland started hitting some 3 pointers as they scored 19 points in the final 10 minutes of the game.
Subs and JV players played the entire fourth quarter for the Pirates.
Sigler wound up with 17 points to lead the Pirates in scoring while Forsmann scored 15. Devin Schmidt scored 11, Eric Daly 6, Derek Schaeffer and Seth Guyer 4 each, Beau Schlader and Joe Schumacher 3 each and Kyle Holthaus and Andrew Gabica 2 each.
Kyle Daly had 9 rebounds and Schmidt and Sigler had 6 each as Prairie dominated the boards 43-22.
Forsmann, Sigler and Schmidt had 4 steals each and Kyle Daly had 8 assists.
Prairie was 29 for 62 from the field, 47%, and 5 for 9 at the line, 56%. Highland was 9 for 38 from the field, 24%, and 1 for 2 at the line, 50%.
The JV game was very similar as Prairie brought several C team players up to the JV and they got lots of playing time in a 67-33 rout.
Prairie jumped out to a 17-2 lead in the first quarter and led 23-9 at the quarter break. Seth Guyer scored 6 and Beau Schlader 5 while Tim Frei came off the bench to add 4 in the quarter.
Justin Schmidt came off the bench to score 8 in the second quarter on 4 for 5 shooting while Cody Schumacher added 4 points as Prairie extended the lead to 41-21 at the half.
Schlader and Brock Heath each scored 4 in the third quarter as Prairie pushed the lead to the 30 point mark at 56-26.
Schmidt wound up as the leading scorer with 13 as every player in the lineup scored for the JVís.
Schlader scored 9, Guyer, Heath, Josh Zigler, Frei and Schumacher scored 6 each, Andrew Gabica scored 4, Kyle Uhlenkott scored 3 and Joe Schumacher, Troy Lorentz, Robert Nau and Derek Schaeffer scored 2 each.
Prairie controlled the boards 44-27 with Zigler collecting 6 rebounds while Gabica, Schumacher and Nau had 5 each.
Schmidt had 7 steals and Schlader and Zigler had 3 assists each.
Prairie was 32 for 65 from the field, 49% and 3 for 6 at the line, 50%. Highland was 14 for 50 from the field, 28%, and 1 for 4 at the line, 25%.
Highland    2   4   6 13 -25
Prairie      32 15 13  7 -67
Prairie-E. Daly 2-4, 2-2, 6; K. Daly 0-5, 0-0, 0; Schmidt 5-7, 1-3, 11; Sigler 7-10, 0-0, 17; Forsmann 7-16, 1-2, 15; Schaeffer 2-3, 0-0, 4; Holthaus 1-4, 0-0, 2; Gabica 1-1, 0-0, 2; Schumacher 1-3, 1-2, 3; Schlader 1-2, 0-0, 3; Guyer 2-5, 0-0, 4; Heath 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler 3, Schlader.
Highland-Hart 1-7, 0-0, 2; Behler 1-7, 0-0, 2; Zenner 0-6, 0-0, 0; Lowe 4-10, 0-0, 9; Mercado 2-2, 0-0, 6; Boltz 2-7, 0-0, 5; Eaton 0-0, 1-2, 1. 3-pointers-Mercado 2, Lowe, Boltz.

Pirates beat Nezperce by 13
The Prairie Pirates outscored Nezperce 17-4 in the second quarter as they went on to win 53-40 at Cottonwood Thursday, January 29.
David Sigler erupted for 29 points including five 3-pointers, 4 of which came in the first half. He was 5 for 7 from long distance in the game.
Nezperce held a 2-point edge at the end of the first quarter then saw the Pirates take an 11 point lead by halftime.
The third and fourth quarters were played close as Prairie maintained their halftime lead throughout the second half.
Tyler Forsmann added 10 points for the Pirates with Devin Schmidt scoring 9, Kyle Holthaus 3 and Eric Daly 2. 
Eric Daly left with a hand injury in the first half and didnít return in the second half.
Kyle Daly didnít score but had 7 assists, 7 rebounds and 3 steals.
Prairie also won the JV game by a 31-27 score.
Nezperce 13   4 7 16 -40
Prairie      11 17 8 17 -53
Prairie-E. Daly 1, 0-0, 2; K. Daly 0, 0-1, 0; Holthaus 1, 1-2, 3; Schmidt 4, 1-2, 9; Schaeffer 0, 0-0, 0; Sigler 10, 4-6, 29; Forsmann 4, 2-4, 10. 3-pointers-Sigler 5.
Nezperce-Riggers 0, 2-2, 2; Carpenter 0, 0-0, 0; Leitch 4, 3-4, 14; Killmar 0, 0-0, 0; Scott 4, 4-7, 12; Mizer 0, 0-0, 0; Zenner 2, 0-2, 4; Fuchs 1, 0-2, 2; Wahl 3, 0-0, 6. 3-pointers-Leitch 3.

Pirates win 11th straight
For the second time within a week the Prairie Pirates played the Highland Huskies and the result was pretty much the same both times as Prairie beat Highland 75-32 at Craigmont Monday, Feb. 2.
Devin Schmidt swoops in for a lay-up at Highland.Prairie didnít have any 19-0 scoring runs this time but the result still was never in doubt as the Pirates jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the first quarter and then after Highland scored ran off 14 straight points to push the lead to 28-4 early in the second quarter.
David Sigler scored 10 points in the opening period while Eric Daly scored 8 and Tyler Forsmann 6.
The bench and JV players took over for the second quarter and still managed to pull away from the Huskies as they finished the half with a 12-0 scoring run to make it 47-11 at the break.
Andrew Gabica had 5 points to lead the second quarter scoring while Kyle Holthaus scored 4 and Devin Schmidt and Seth Guyer added 3 each.
Highland actually outscored the Pirates in the third quarter as Highland senior Cody Boltz caught fire, scoring 17 of his game high 21 points in the period as Highland outscored Prairie 15-19.
With a 62-30 lead heading into the final period, the fourth quarter was played with a running clock and Prairie outscored Highland 13-2 in the final period.
Sigler wound up with 17 points to lead the Pirates in scoring while Gabica scored 11 and Eric Daly and Tyler Forsmann had 10 each. Holthaus scored 8, Schmidt and Kyle Daly 5 each, Guyer 3 and Derek Schaeffer, Beau Schlader and Joe Schumacher 2 each as everyone in the active lineup scored for the Pirates.
Prairie also dominated on the boards 53-34 with Kyle Daly grabbing 8 rebounds to lead the team. Sigler, Forsmann and Gabica had 6 rebounds each.
Sigler had 4 steals and 4 assists to lead the team. 9 different players had at least 1 assist.
Prairie was 33 for 79 from the field, 42%, and 6 for 14 at the line, 43%. Highland was 13 for 46 from the field, 28%, and 4 for 9 from the line, 44%.
With the win, their 11th in a row, the Pirates improve to 13-3 on the season. They take a 6-0 league record into their showdown for first place with unbeaten Genesee this Thursday, Feb. 5. Genesee gave them one of their 3 losses early in the season.
The JV game was a similar story as Prairie rolled to an easy 69-24 win.
Just like in the varsity game Prairie jumped out to a 14-2 lead and led 28-4 by the end of the quarter. Joe Schumacher provided half of the first quarter points with 14 while Beau Schlader added 6 points.
The JVís took off the full-court press and slowed things down in the second quarter but still managed to take a 43-15 lead into the half time break.
Derek Schaeffer scored 6 of Prairieís 15 second quarter points.
Prairie opened the third quarter with an 11-0 run as Troy Lorentz scored the first 6 points of the half.
Prairie took a 58-20 lead into the final period.
Josh Zigler scored 6 of Prairieís 11 fourth quarter points.
Schumacher wound up with 15 points to lead the team in scoring with Seth Guyer scoring 11 and Schlader 10. Schaeffer scored 9 points while Zigler scored 8, Andrew Gabica 7, Lorentz 6 and Justin Schmidt 3 as everybody suited up to play scored.
Prairie held a 50-23 rebounding advantage led by Gabica with 11. Guyer and Schumacher added 9 rebounds each while Schmidt had 8 and Zigler 7.
Gabica and Guyer had 5 steals each while Schlader had 4 assists.
The JVís were 30 for 82 from the field, 37%, and 9 for 16 at the line, 56%. Highland was 11 for 30 from the field, 37%, and 2 for 4 at the line, 50%.
Prairie       26 11 15 13 -75
Highland     4   7 19   2 -32
Prairie-E. Daly 4-11, 2-2, 10; K. Daly 2-4, 1-2, 5; Schmidt 2-4, 1-2, 5; Sigler 7-11, 0-1, 17; Forsmann 5-15, 0-0, 10; Holthaus 4-9, 0-0, 8; Schaeffer 1-4, 0-2, 2; Gabica 5-6, 1-2, 11; Schlader 1-6, 0-0, 2; Schumacher 1-5, 0-0, 2; Guyer 1-4, 1-3, 3. 3-pointers-Sigler 3.
Highland-Boltz 8-16, 4-5, 21; Behler 2-7, 0-2, 4; Lowe 0-2, 0-2, 0; Mercado 0-2, 0-0, 0; Eaton 0-1, 0-0, 0; Hart 2-11, 0-0, 5; Zenner 1-5, 0-0, 2; Ruiz 0-1, 0-0, 0; Briggs 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Boltz, Hart.
Joe Schumacher passes down to Beau Schlader, who is cutting to the hoop along the baseline.
Beau Schlader puts up a shot from the outside at Highland.

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 to Jordan Valley, no 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*, won 53-44
24-Lapwai, here*, won 62-32
27-Highland, here, won 67-25
29-Nezperce, here, won 53-40
FEBRUARY
  2-Highland, there, won 75-32
  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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