Lady Patriots out in 2 games at State
For 3 quarters it looked like the Summit Academy girls might win their first ever state game but Carey pulled the game out 39-44 in the fourth quarter Thursday, Feb. 19 at Nampa. Kim Frei shoots and scores in the second quarter against Carey,
Summit was then eliminated the next day by Garden Valley 43-54.
Summit trailed just once at 5-6 in the first 3 quarters of their game against Carey but even though they led they were having trouble making shots. Carey was too and you just knew it would come down to who could make some shots in the fourth quarter.
Carey opened the fourth quarter with a 0-6 run that gave them their first lead since the first quarter.
Summit was able to cut the lead to one on a basket by Tara Stubbers and again when Stubbers hit 2 free throws but a 0-5 run by Carey put them on top by 6 with 1:59 left.
Kim Frei cut the lead in half by converting a 3-point play. Meanwhile Carey kept giving Summit chances by missing several free throws before making a pair with 1:14 left.
Savannah Kuther then gave Summit a glimmer of hope by sinking a 3-pointer with 1 minute to play that cut the lead to 2 but Summit was unable to make any more shots and saw their two leading scorers, Rachel Wemhoff and Savanah Prigge foul out. 
Carey made just enough free throws in the final minute to extend the final margin to 5.
Wemhoff led Summit in scoring with 11 points but could’ve easily scored 25 or 30 if she could’ve made more of her driving lay-ups. At one point she missed 8 straight shots.
Prigge scored 10 points while Frei and Kuther scored 7 each and Stubbers scored 4.
Summit was outrebounded 52-59 with Prigge pulling down 19 rebounds to lead Summit. Jamie Chmelik added 9 rebounds and Wemhoff and Frei had 7 each.
Wemhoff had 7 steals while Chmelik had 4. Wemhoff also had 2 assists. 
Neither team shot well as Summit hit just 15 of 67 from the field, 22%, and 8 of 13 at the line, 62%. Carey was 15 for 64 from the field, 23%, but heated up in the fourth quarter hitting 5 of 11 attempts, 45%. They were 13 for 25 at the line, 52%.
Summit 7 14   8 10 -39
Carey   6 10 10 18 -44
Summit-Chmelik 0-6, 0-0, 0; Wemhoff 4-19, 3-7, 11; K. Frei 3-13, 1-2, 7; Prigge 4-14, 2-2, 10; Stubbers 1-3, 2-2, 4; Kuther 3-9, 0-0, 7; N. Frei 0-2, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Kuther.
Carey-Green 2-10, 0-2, 4; Parke 5-15, 3-5, 14; Ellsworth 5-12, 1-4, 11; Hansen 0-9, 3-6, 3; Bailey 0-7, 4-6, 4; Hunt 2-9, 0-0, 4; Reynolds 1-2, 2-2, 4. 3-pointers-Parke.
Against Garden Valley on Friday Summit played even through the first quarter trailing just 14-15 at the quarter break. They kept within range at the half as they were down 20-26.
In the second half they just ran out of gas though as Garden Valley outscored them 5-13 in the third quarter and 6-14 in the fourth quarter.
They were also bombed into submission by Garden Valley’s Jackie Fry who hit 5 three-pointers in the game and wound up with 21 points.
Summit continued to struggled with their shooting as they made just 20% of their shots from the field and were 7 for 13 at the line.
Wemhoff again led the scoring with 14 points while Frei scored 5, Prigge and Stubbers 4 each, and Nicole Frei and Kuther 2 each.
Summit            14   6   5   6 -31
Garden Valley 15 11 13 14 -53
Summit-Chmelik 0, 0-0, 0; Kuther 1, 0-0, 2; Wemhoff 5, 4-6, 14; K. Frei 2, 1-3, 5; N. Frei 0, 2-4, 2; Schwartz 0, 0-0, 0; Prigge 2, 0-0, 4; Stubbers 2, 0-0, 4; Uhlenkott 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Garden Valley-McInnally 2, 0-0, 4; Fry 8, 0-0, 21; Hileman 1, 3-6, 5; Madron 1, 0-0, 2; L. Jones 4, 6-11, 14;; C. Jones 3, 1-5, 7; Perazzo 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Fry 5.
Rachel Wemhoff drives for a lay-up attempt against Carey.
Savannah Kuther puts up a perimeter shot against Carey.

Summit boys 2nd at District
The Summit Academy boys earned second place in the District Tournament and a spot in the Regional Tournament with a 54-43 win over Culdesac last Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Craigmont.
Summit had blown out Culdesac 3 days earlier but this game was much closer through the first half.
Summit led just 17-14 at the end of the first quarter and 29-24 at the half.
Summit created some breathing room in the third quarter where they outscored the Wolves 15-6 to take a 44-30 lead into the final period. They held the Wolves to just 1 field goal in the quarter. 
Culdesac kept the game close in the first half with 3-point shooting as 9 of their 15 baskets were 3-pointers including 6 by Sean Miller. He led Culdesac with 22 points after having scored just 3 in the opening round District game against Summit.
Dylan Prigge meanwhile supplied over half of Summit’s scoring with 28 points and came up with 6 steals out of Summit’s press.
David Johnson added 8 points for the Patriots with Josh Frei scoring 7, Dustin Lustig 5, Chase Nuxoll 4 and Joseph Lustig 2.
Nuxoll led Summit in rebounds with 10 while Dustin Lustig added 9 boards.
Summit    17 12 15 10 -54
Culdesac 14 10   6 13 -43
Summit-J. Lustig 1, 0-2, 2; D. Lustig 2, 1-2, 5; Johnson 3, 2-3, 8; Prigge 11, 6-13, 28; Nuxoll 2, 0-0, 4; Frei 2, 2-2, 7. 3-pointers-Frei
Culdesac-Dawes 0, 0-0, 0; Miller 8, 0-0, 22; Layes 1, 4-6, 6; Parmer 3, 0-0, 8; Lane 0, 0-2, 0; Marcell 0, 0-0, 0; Bomar 3, 0-0, 7. 3-pointers-Miller 6, Parmer 2, Bomar.

Summit boys take 2nd at Regionals
The Summit Academy boys basketball team easily won their Regional Tournament opener Friday, Feb. 20 over Clark Fork then had to play twice on Saturday to keep their season alive.David Johnson scores 2 of his game-high 20 points against Clark Fork.
They beat Clark Fork 54-29 on Friday, lost to Nezperce in the Regional Championship game 31-62 on Saturday afternoon and then beat Kootenai Saturday evening 53-27 to earn second at Regionals.
On Friday against Clark Fork Dylan Prigge carried the first quarter scoring load as he scored 10 of Summit’s 15 points as they took a 15-6 lead. 
Clark Fork had the early lead at 1-2 when Summit went on a 12-0 scoring run to take control of the game. Prigge had 8 of those 12 points.
David Johnson took over in the second quarter piling up 12 points as the Patriots expanded their lead to 33-12 by halftime. In the quarter they had another 12-0 run with Johnson scoring 8 of those points.
Summit had committed just 6 turnovers in the first half but got a little sloppy in the second half after building their big lead, turning the ball over 16 times.
Despite 8 third quarter turnovers by Summit, Clark Fork was unable to shave more than 1 point off of Summit’s lead as they still trailed 41-21 entering the fourth quarter.
Clark Fork took to bombing away from 3-point range in the fourth quarter but hit only 2 of 9 long distance attempts. Meanwhile Summit was scoring lay-ups and free throws as they wound up outscoring the Wampus Cats 13-8 in the final frame.
Johnson wound up with 20 points to lead Summit in scoring with Prigge adding 15. Joseph Lustig scored 6, Dustin Lustig 5, Austin Chmelik 4, and Chase Nuxoll and Josh Frei 2 each.
Summit dominated the boards 45-32 led by Johnson with 10 while Nuxoll had 9 and Dustin Lustig 7.
Frei and Prigge had 3 steals each and Prigge added 6 assists.
Summit was 20 for 47 from the field, 43%, and 14 for 20 at the line, 70%. Clark Fork was 10 for 56 from the field, 18%, and 6 for 10 at the line, 60%.
Summit        15 18 8 13 -54
Clark Fork    6   6 9   8 -29
Summit-J. Lustig 2-3, 2-2, 6; D. Lustig 2-6, 1-3, 5; Prigge 4-16, 7-10, 15; C. Nuxoll 1-1, 0-0, 2; Frei 1-5, 0-0, 2; Johnson 10-15, 0-1, 20; Chmelik 0-1, 4-4, 4; D. Nuxoll 0-0, 0-0, 0; Rehder 0-0, 0-0, 0; Schlader 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Clark Fork-Berkley 1-14, 2-2, 4; C. Nesbitt 2-13, 0-2, 4; Young 2-5, 1-2, 5; Chowning 0-4, 0-0, 0; Broggi 5-13, 2-2, 15; N. Nesbitt 0-3, 0-0, 0; Katzenburg 0-0, 1-2, 1; Demers 0-0, 0-0, 0; Westervelt 0-2, 0-0, 0; Thrasher 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Broggi 3.
Summit went into the championship game looking to contain Nezperce’s Damon Leitch who had torched them in the District championship game.
They held Leitch to just 3 points in the first half but Gavin Zenner stepped up for the Indians who took a 17-31 lead by halftime.  Nezperce continued to pull away in the second half to the eventual 31-point win.
Johnson led Summit with 14 points with Prigge scoring 9, Frei 3, Nuxoll and Joshua Schlader 2 each, and Joseph Lustig and  Chmelik 1 each.
Summit       6 11   6   8 -31
Nezperce 14 17 17 14 -62
Summit-J. Lustig 0, 1-1, 1; D. Nuxoll 0, 0-0, 0; Chmelik 0, 1-2, 1; Rehder 0, 0-0, 0; D. Lustig 0, 0-0, 0; Johnson 5, 4-6, 14; Prigge 3, 3-6, 9; C. Nuxoll 0, 2-2, 2; Frei 0, 3-8, 3; Schlader 1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-none.
Nezperce-C. Riggers 4, 0-0, 9; Carpenter 0, 0-0, 0; R. Wahl 0, 0-1, 0; Leitch 4, 2-4, 11; Killmar 1, 0-0, 2; Scott 4, 0-0, 10; Mizer 0, 2-2, 2; Zenner 6, 2-4, 14; Fuchs 3, 1-2, 7; S. Wahl 0, 1-2, 1; Wemhoff 0, 0-0, 0; Long 0, 0-0, 0; J. Riggers 2, 2-3, 6. 3-pointers-C. Riggers, Leitch, Scott 2.
After a disappointing loss Summit bounced back later in the day to take apart Kootenai. Summit jumped out to a 16-7 lead by the end of the first quarter and extended the lead to 27-12 by halftime.
They extended it to 44-18 after 3 quarters.
Prigge led the team in scoring with 21 points while Johnson scored 14. Dustin Lustig scored 9, Chase Nuxoll 5 and Frei 4.
With the win Summit earned a spot in a play-in game this Saturday, Feb. 28 at Grangeville. They will play the third place team from District III at 5 p.m. with the winner advancing to the state tournament to be held at Caldwell High School March 5-7.
Summit is now 16-9 on the season.
Summit      16 11 17 9 -53
Kootenai     7   5   6 9 -27
Summit-J. Lustig 0, 0-0, 0; D. Nuxoll 0, 0-0, 0; Chmelik 0, 0-0, 0; Rehder 0, 0-0, 0; D. Lustig 3, 3-6, 9; Johnson 6, 2-6, 14; Prigge 4, 13-18, 21; C. Nuxoll 2, 1-5, 5; Frei 2, 0-2, 4, Schlader 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Kootenai-J. Zarpentine 1, 0-2, 3; Dodson 1, 0-0, 2; Anderson 0, 0-0, 0; Kraack 0, 0-0, 0; Bennett 0, 1-2, 1; D. Zarpentine 1, 0-0, 2; Sheppard 1, 0-0, 2; Amy 3, 1-2, 7; Parker 0, 0-2, 0; Myhre 1, 0-0, 3; Wilms 3, 1-3, 7. 3-pointers-J. Zarpentine, Parker, Myhre.
Dylan Prigge scores a lay-up against Clark Fork and it appears he also gets fouled.
Josh Frei gets into the lane for a shot against Clark Fork.

Boys play-in game at Grangeville 2/28, 5 p.m.
Boys State March 5-7 at Caldwell High School

Summit 2 and 2 at INEEL Tourney
Missing the girls on their team in an action-packed weekend, the girls competing in Nampa at the state basketball tourney held there, seven boys from Summit traveled to Moscow last Thursday where they joined a field from central and north Idaho in the annual Academic Bowl tourney hosted by Idaho’s National Environmental and Engineering Lab out of southern Idaho.
The annual tourney features fast-sponse questions, similar to Jeopardy on TV, with emphasis on math and science questions, some geography, biology, and even a few current events questions thrown in.
With actual scores unavailable, results show that Summit defeated Highland of Craigmont in round 1, lost to Potlatch in the second, won over CV from our district in the third, and then dropped a close decision to Troy in the fourth which cost them a shot at the state tourney coming up in March.
Boys on the Summit team: Captain Joseph Lustig, Dustin Lustig, Michael Hattrup, and Chase Nuxoll, all seniors; juniors Josh Frei and Dylan Prigge, and sophomore David Johnson.
Missing from the team due to state tourney action was mainstay senior Kim Frei and junior Tara Stubbers.
The two-two record matched Summit’s best at this quick-response tourney, much different from the team structure of Academic Bowl competition in Central Idaho.
In the absence of their normal coach, Jerry Wren, the team was taken to Moscow by Gina Lustig.

Summit girls take 3rd at Hallissey
Summit Academy junior high girls completed one of their best performances at the annual Hallissey tourney for junior high boys and girls last weekend in Boise, as they lost a couple of close matches, but came away with three big victories to gain the semifinals, and finish third in the 10-team girls tourney.
Friday night’s opener was a tough one for the Patriots, as shot balls refused to go in for either team, the score tied 2 to 2 at halftime, and Summit trailing St. Mary’s 7th 4 to 6 at halftime.  The local girls picked up the pace a bit in the second half however, holding their opponents to 0 while scoring 4 themselves, then closing out a 6 to 5 fourth for a final 14 to 11 victory.
Saturday’s first contest was the thriller of the weekend, however, as the Patriots found themselves matched wit a tall and talented St. Mark 8th, the eventual undefeated winner of the girl’s tourney.  Down 10 to 0 at the end of the first, and 18 to 6 at halftime, a stomping seemed in the making.  However, the girls put the pressure on defensively in the third, outscoring the now frustrated St. Mark players 10 to 0, and continued their pressure into the final quarter, holding their opponents to one field goal by Nicole Wemhoff, and a one-attempt three by Brooke Schumacher found net, actually moving the local girls into a two-point lead 22 to 20 with under a minute remaining.  The victory was not to be however, as St. Mark’s #3 matched the Patriot 3 with their only one of the game, handing them the victory 23 to 22 at the end.
Game number three the same day matched  Summit with a St. Peter and Paul squad, bolstered by players from Nezperce and Grangeville public junior high.  A relentless full court press by the Patriots however, was more than the combined girls could handle, Summit breaking out of a 2 to 2 first quarter to a 12 to 4 lead at the half, then 18 to 9 at the quarter break, ending the session on the long end of a 24 to 15 score.
Game number four the same day paired up the Patriots with St. Joe’s 8th, and the Summit girls continued their hot defensive streak, taking 10-0, 16 to 0, 18-4, and 28 to 9 leads at the four quarter breaks.  The win gave the local girls a 3-1 record to that point in the tourney, and scheduled them into the semi-finals Saturday morning against St. Mary’s 8th.
With a chance to move on and rematch against St. Mark’s, Summit sputtered badly throughout the game, giving up three 3-point goals on defense, and failing to find the hoop again and again on offense, falling behind 2-5, 8-11, 12-22 and falling 19 to 27 to the tourney number 2 finisher, leaving Summit with the third place trophy, and matching Summit’s 2003 third place finish as the best ever for the Patriots.
In the ensuing championship game, St. Mary’s put up a good battle, but fell to St. Mark 8th by about a dozen points, giving them their third consecutive championship finish in the past three years.
Summit girls on the 2008-2009 junior high team: 8th grade- Julia Osborne, Tanna Schlader, Brooke Schumacher and Cassidy Stubbers.  7th grade- Abby Chmelik, Sarah Chmelik, Rachel Frei, Sarah Kuther, Kayla Duclos, Meagan Rehder, Nicole Wemhoff 6th grade-Kayla Schumacher and Megan Seubert.

Summit boys go 2-2 at Hallissey
Summit’s fourth team in action over this past weekend saw the 6th-7th and 8th boys from Summit travel to Hallissey also, where they managed a two win, two loss record over the two-day event.
With the Summit crowd split four ways, the high school boys competing in regional play at Moscow and Lewiston, the high school girls at Nampa for their first state trip, and the Summit junior high girls playing at the same time in the same tourney, Summit’s junior high boys dropped their first match to St. Joe’s 7th, score unavailable, then squeaked out a narrow 24-23 win over St. Mark 7th in the loser bracket, outscoring St. Mark 10 to 8 in the final quarter with three points coming from Dan Wemhoff, two from Rhett Schlader, and five critical points from the hand of Shane Stubbers.  The basket at the end putting the Patriots ahead was the key shot in a very close game with quarters scores as follows, Summit first: 5-4, 9-7, 14-15.
In their 3rd contest, Summit roared out to a 33 to 22 win over a second 8th grade team from St. Joseph’s of Boise, taking leads of 13-12, 20-16, then 27016 in a third which saw the locals hod their opponents to no score during the quarter, finishing with a 6-6 tie during the fourth resulting in the final 33-22 score.  Scorinf for the Patriots during this game was six of the nine boys on the roster, including sixth graders Josh Lustig, Rhett Schlader, and Nathan Beckman.
Summit’s final game found them up against a hot St. Mary’s of Boise 7th with a high scoring 47-31 loss for the locals the result.  The first quarter proved to be the difference in the game as Summit was outscored 20 to 4 during that period, with the game the rest of the way evenly matched.
Summit boys at the tourney included 8th graders Kody duclos, Shane Stubbers, and Dan Wemhoff, 7th grader Matthew Schwartz, 6th graders Nathan Beckman, Josh Lustig, and Rhett Schlader, and 5th graders Justin Schumacher and Dean Stubbers.  All boys played in every game and all did well against the older competition.

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