Patriots earn state berth
The Summit Lady Patriots earned the first-ever state tournament berth for the school with a 37-24 win over Clark Fork in the regional championship game Saturday, Feb. 8 at Lakeland High School in Rathdrum.
With the win Summit advances to the 1A Division II state basketball tournament to be held at Nampa High School Feb. 19-21. Summit will play in the final game Thursday, Feb. 19 against the third place team from District 4. If they win they would play Friday at 3 p.m. If they lose they would play Friday at 8 p.m. The second round bracket times are reversed from usual as the 1A DII championship game is a 9:30 a.m. Saturday and they wanted their championship contenders to get decent rest rather than come off a game that ends at 9:30 or 10 the night before.
Summit did it with defense as they hit Clark Fork with full-court pressure in the first quarter and that combined with their active zone in the half court forced 12 first quarter turnovers.
Jamie Chmelik got the scoring started for Summit with a high arcing shot from the baseline. Summit made it 6-0 with a pair of bank shots inside by Savanah Prigge.
Clark Fork finally got on the scoreboard with 3:34 left in the quarter on a 3-pointer but that was their only scoring of the quarter.
On Clark Fork’s next trip down the floor, Prigge stole the ball and fed it to Rachel Wemhoff who raced down the floor for a lay-up.
Kim Frei capped the first quarter scoring with a pair of free throws to make it 10-3.
Clark Fork was able to get their offense going some in the second quarter as they scored 8 points but Chmelik scored 6 for summit as they extended their lead to 20-11 at the half.
Clark Fork came out after halftime a bit more aggressive as hit a 3-pointer to open the scoring and after a basket by Prigge again cut the lead to 6 at 22-16.
Summit then made a 5-0 run, holding Clark Fork scoreless for 6 minutes as they built their lead to 27-16.
Clark Fork connected on a buzzer beater to end the quarter but still trailed by 9.
Tara Stubbers opened the fourth quarter scoring with a pair of lay-ups to quickly extend the lead to 13 at 31-18.
Wemhoff capped off an 8-1 run to open the fourth quarter and all but seal the game with a pair of driving lay-ups.
Wemhoff wound up as the leading scorer with 11 points with Prigge adding 10. Chmelik scored 8, Stubbers 5 and Kim Frei 3.
Prigge made it a double-double with 12 rebounds although Clark Fork had a 36-46 advantage on the boards.
Wemhoff had 4 steals and Prigge added 3 steals as Summit forced Clark Fork into 26 turnovers in the game. Summit committed 16.
Wemhoff had 4 assists and Frei had 3.
Summit was 14 for 48 from the field, 29%, and 9 for 18 at the line, 50%. Clark Fork was just 9 for 49 from the field, 18%, and 3 for 6 at the line, 50%.
With the win Summit takes an 18-4 record into the state tournament.
Summit 10 10 7 10 -37
Clark Fork 3 8 7 6 -24
Summit-Chmelik 3-9, 2-2, 8; Wemhoff 4-11, 3-8, 11; K. Frei 0-6, 3-4, 3; Prigge 5-15, 0-2, 10; Stubbers 2-6, 1-2, 5; N. Frei 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Clark Fork-Gannon 0-2, 0-0, 0; Gustafson 1-12, 3-4, 6; Macumber 4-10, 0-0, 10; Martin 0-2, 0-0, 0; Cartmell 1-8, 0-0, 2; Palmer 1-5, 0-2, 2; Komanec 2-6, 0-0, 4; Thornton 0-4, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Macumber 2.
Summit takes regional semifinal
Traveling to Rathdrum last Friday and playing northern Idaho's number two seed in the north regional girls' tourney proved to be a pleasant 1st for the Patriot ladies from Summit Academy as they moved easily into the final championship round with a 49 to 24 over the Mullan Tigers.
Playing at Lakeland High School's gym, the Patriots held Mullan to single digit scores in each of the four periods as they took 13 - 5, 24 - 10, 35 - 15, and the final 49 - 24 leads during the four quarters, with subs playing much of the fourth quarter. Scoring, rebounding, and steal stats for the Patriots follow in that order: Jaime Chmelik - 7/3/5, Savannah Kuther - 4/0/5, Rachel Wemhoff - 16/6/5, Kim Frei - 5/3/5, Nicole Frei - 5/3/0, Courtney Schwartz - 0/1/0, Rachel Uhlenkott - 0/3/0, Savanah Prigge 10/11/4, Tara Stubbers - 3/6/2, Jenn Wemhoff - 0/0/0, and Vicki Schlader - 2/3/0. Rachel Wemhoff also added 5 assists to the effort, with Kim Frei adding 4, Chmelik 2 and Prigge 1.
In an earlier game, the number one seed from District I had an equally easy time with District II's Culdesac Wolves, moving quickly into a big lead with a 15 to 2 outbreak after a tight 6 to 4 first quarter. That first place representative, Clark Fork, continued to pour it on the local Wolves, and earned the right to take on Summit in the finals with a final 47 to 16 victory. The winner of that final round earns a trip to state, while the loser will battle for the right to a play-in game at Grangeville this coming Friday.
Summit releases Honor roll
Second quarter honor roll recipients at Summit High were released this week, showing six students with straight "A," 4.00 point grade averages. Four-point students were: Senior Joseph Lustig, Junior Dylan Prigge, Sophomore Rachel Wemhoff, and Frosh Nicole Frie, Savanah Prigge, and Rachel Uhlenkott.
Earning high honors with an average between 3.75 and 4.00: Seniors Kim Frei and Michael Hattrup, Juniors Josh Frei, Tara Stubbers, and Margaret Yalbuw, and Frosh Derek Nuxoll.
Honors recipients with averages between 3.50 and 3.74: Senior Dustin Lustig, and Sophomore Jamie Chmelik.
Perfect attendance records for the same period include the names of the following: Seniors Michael Hattrup and Chase Nuxoll, Juniors Dylan Prigge, Jenn Wemhoff, and Margaret Yalbuw, Sophomores Jamie Chmelik and Rachel Wemhoff, and Frosh Austin Chmelik, Nicole Frei, Savannah Kuther, Savanah Prigge, Michael Rehder and Shawn Seubert.
Elementary honor roll and perfect attendance students can be found elsewhere or will be release later.
Summit boys start District play Saturday
Summit's boys start District 2 1A Division 2 play this Saturday, Feb. 14 at Highland High School in Craigmont. They are the #2 seed and will play Culdesac at 6 p.m. Nezperce plays Highland at 7:30 p.m.
The two winners play at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 with the winner being the #1 seed to Regionals. The losers play at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 with the winner of that game playing the loser of the district championship game on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. The winner of that game is the #2 seed to Regionals.
The Regional tournament will start Feb. 20 at Moscow and continue on Feb. 21 at Lewiston. The Regional winner qualifies for state while the 2nd place team has a play-in game at Grangeville on Feb. 28 at 5 p.m.
Boys District Feb. 14-21
Boys State March 5-7