take 2nd at District
In their first District championship game in 27 years, the Prairie Pirates got blitzed by Genesee 50-70 Thursday, Feb. 26 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston.
Prairie kept it close early on as they led 8-7 with 4:50 left in the first quarter as Branden Waller, Tyler Forsmann, Kyle Daly and David Sigler each scored 2 points. But over the next 3:40 Genesee outscored Prairie 3-13 to take a 9 point lead.
Prairie trailed 14-22 at the end of the first quarter.
Prairie closed within 6 at 16-22 after a pair of free throws by Sigler but Genesee then went on a 2-10 spurt to push the lead to 14.
The big difference to that point was that Genesee was making lay-ups out of their offense while Prairie was missing lay-ups out of theirs. That and the fact that Genesee’s Beau Dahmen was able to do anything he wanted on the court. When he wasn’t making lay-ups (5 for 6 in the first half) or 3-pointers (3 for 4 in the half) he was passing to post player Daniel Carlson for a lay-up.
After falling behind by 16 at 20-36 Prairie was able to put together a mini-rally of 6 straight points on a basket by Forsmann and a basket and 2 free throws by Sigler. Sigler’s points were all generated out of the defense as he stole the ball for his basket and a steal by Kyle Daly led to his free throws.
Dahmen got the last word in for the half though by hitting a 3-pointer to make it a 13-point margin at the half.
In the third quarter Prairie fell behind by 16 again but managed to cut the lead to 11 with 2:55 left after Waller made a steal that led to his putback.
Genesee then made sure Prairie knew who was in control though with a 0-11 run that pushed their lead to 22. Dahmen wound up scoring 8 of those 11 points.
Dahmen wound up scoring 37 points on 13 for 18 shooting while Carlson added 21 points on lay-up, putbacks and free throws as those two combined to outscore Prairie.
Sigler led the Pirates with 21 points with Waller scoring 11, Forsmann 6, Devin Schmidt 7, Kyle Daly 4 and Eric Daly 1.
Rebounding was nearly even at 30-31. Waller, Forsmann and Sigler had 5 each to lead Prairie.
Waller and Kyle Daly each had 3 steals and Kyle also had 3 assists.
Prairie was 16 for 49 from the field, 33%, and 16 for 22 at the line, 73%. Genesee was 25 for 44 from the field, 57%, and 15 for 22 at the line, 68%.
With the loss Prairie takes a 17-6 record into the state tournament where they will face Cascade Thursday, March 5 at 2 p.m. Pacific time at Vallivue High School in Caldwell.
Prairie 14 12 12 12 -50
Genesee 22 17 18 13 -70
Prairie-E. Daly 0-1, 1-2, 1; K. Daly 1-4, 2-3, 4; Sigler 6-8, 7-7, 21; Forsmann 3-9, 0-0, 6; Waller 4-14, 3-4, 11; Holthaus 0-0, 0-0, 0; Schmidt 2-5, 3-4, 7; Rieman 0-5, 0-0, 0; Gabica 0-1, 0-0, 0; Schaeffer 0-2, 0-2, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler 2.
Genesee-Udy 1-4, 2-2, 4; Dahmen 13-18, 6-9, 37; Carlson 8-12, 5-6, 21; Nelson 0-0, 0-0, 0; Berry 3-7, 0-0, 6; Hermann 0-2, 2-2, 2; Borth 0-1, 0-0, 0; Leediker 0-0, 0-2, 0; Wommack 0-0, 0-0, 0; Druffel 0-0, 0-0, 0; Stout 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Dahmen 5.
The Prairie varsity team. Back from left are Branden Waller, Devin Schmidt, Tyler Forsmann, Eric Daly and Derek Schaeffer. Front from left are Conner Rieman, Joe Schumacher, Kyle Holthaus, David Sigler and Kyle Daly. Not pictured but also on the team for the postseason are Andrew Gabica, Seth Guyer and Beau Schlader.
Pirates to play Cascade in state opener
The Prairie Pirates start State Tournament play this Thursday, March 5 in Caldwell.
Prairie is in the 1A Division 1 tournament and will play Cascade, the District 3 champion, at 3 p.m. MST at Vallivue High School.
If they win they would play the Wallace-Hagerman winner at 6:15 MST on Friday. If they lose they would play the Wallace-Hagerman loser at 1:15 MST on Friday. Both games are also at Vallivue.
On Saturday the consolation final is at 9:15 a.m. and the 3rd place game at 11:30 a.m., both at Vallivue. The championship will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Idaho Center.
Genesee is in the other half of the bracket and their first game will be at 6:15 p.m. MST.
See bracket below.
All times listed are Mountain Standard Time.
PIRATES BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2008-09
*indicates league game
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
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
5-Genesee, there*, lost 55-61
9-Culdesac, here, won 75-40
11-Salmon River, there, varsity only starting at 7 p.m. MST,won 53-19
13-Kamiah, here, lost 51-61
16,20,24,26-District at LCSC, beat C.V. 56-28, beat Kendrick 63-37, lost to Genesee 50-70-2nd at District.
March 5-7-State at Vallivue High School in Caldwell.
Prairie Baseball 2009
March 19th Home Culdesac 4:00
March 20th Away Kamiah 4:30
March 21st Away Grangeville (2) 11:00
March 24th Away C.V. (2) 4:00
March 26th Away Kendrick 4:30
March 27th Away Troy-Lewiston 4:30
April 6th Home Troy 4:30
April 7th Home Genesee 4:30
April 9th Home Lewis Co. 4:30
April 14th Home Kamiah 4:30
April 16th Home Grangeville 4:30
April 17th Away Culdesac 4:30
April 20th Away Lewis Co. 4:00
April 21st Home Kendrick 4:30
April 25th Away Genesee. 11:00
April 27th Away St. Maries-LCSC 4:30
April 28th Home Timberline 4:30
May 1, 2, 8, & 9 Dist. Tour. Genesee & Kendrick TBA
May 15th & 16th State Tour. Caldwell TBA