Lady Pirates lose home opener
After spotting Kamiah a 1-15 lead, the Prairie Lady Pirates rallied to make a game of it before falling way behind in the fourth quarter and losing 30-51 in their home opener Monday, Nov. 30.Meaghan Bruner looks to pass as MaKayla Schaeffer posts up.
The game was played at the Middle School as the bleachers were still being put back together at the High School gym after the floor was replaced.
Prairie couldnít find the basket in the first quarter and fell behind 1-9 by the end of the period with the only point coming on a Francesca Johnson free throw with a minute to play.
Kamiah extended the lead to 1-15 in the second quarter before Meaghan Bruner hit a perimeter shot for Prairieís first filed goal of the game with 5:44 left in the half.
That sparked the Pirates on a 12-1 run that saw them cut the lead to just 3 points.
Johnson and Sigler each connected on 3-pointers while Kayla Johnson and Haleigh Schmidt each added a 2-pointer as Prairie pulled within 13-16 with 36 second left in the half.
Kamiah added a free throw to make the halftime score 13-17.
Prairieís shooting cooled off again in the third period as Sigler had Prairieís only 2 baskets from the field but they were still in the game down just 20-28 as the fourth quarter started.
Kamiah heated up on offense in the fourth quarter, hitting 11 of 15 shots while Prairie was just 3 for 12 from the field in the quarter.
Sigler scored 11 to lead Prairie in scoring with Francesca Johnson adding 7 points. Amber Holthaus, fighting foul trouble the whole game, added 3 points while Mary Shears, Schmidt, Bruner and Kayla Johnson scored 2 each. NaTosha Schaeffer added 1 point.
The Kubs held a 43-49 rebounding edge with Shears leading the Pirates with 15 rebounds. Sigler added 8 and NaTosha Schaeffer had 6.
Sigler and Shears had 2 assists each while Sigler had 5 steals and Shears had 3.
Prairie was 10 for 49 from the field, 20%, and 8 for 21 at the line, 38%. Kamiah was 23 for 67 from the field, 34%, and 5 for 13 from the line, 38%.
Megan Sigler puts up a 3-pointer as Meaghan Bruner watches the flight of the ball.With the loss Prairie drops to 0-3 on the season.
In the JV game Prairie led nearly the entire first half but Kamiah controlled the second half and won 29-34.
Prairie jumped out to a 4-0 lead on 2 free throws by Kendal Schumacher and a basket by Callie Mader and led 7-4 at the end of the first quarter.
Kamiah scored the first four points of the second quarter to take their first lead but Taylor Heitman hit a couple of baskets to put Prairie back on top.
Tanna Schlader added a putback to push the lead to 3 at 13-10.
Prairie wound up with a 17-16 lead at the half.
Kamiah outscored Prairie 1-7 to open the third quarter and never trailed again.
Prairie was able to cut the lead to 3 but could get no closer.
Schlader wound up with 11 points to lead the JVís in scoring with Schumacher scoring 8, Mader and Heitman 4 each and Sam Keating 2.
The JVís held a 54-41 rebounding advantage led by Schlader with 17. Schumacher added 11 rebounds while Mader and Keating had 8 each.
Schlader had 9 steals and Mader had 6 steals and 3 assists.
Prairie was 12 for 73 from the field, 16%, and 5 for 8 at the line, 63%. Kamiah was 15 for 44 from the field, 34%, and 3 for 6 at the line, 50%.
Prairie and Kamiah also played a C game were Kamiah prevailed 8-28.
Prairie      1 12   7 10 -30
Kamiah    9   8 11 23 -51
Prairie-Sigler 5-14, 0-3, 11; N. Schaeffer 0-7, 1-4, 1; M. Schaeffer 0-7, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 1-2, 1-2, 3; Shears 0-4, 2-4, 2; F. Johnson 1-8, 4-8, 7; Schmidt 1-2, 0-0, 2; Bruner 1-1, 0-0, 2; K. Johnson 1-2, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Sigler, F. Johnson.
Kamiah-Bl. Jacobs 5-16, 0-2, 10; Nygaard 5-11, 2-3, 12; Br. Jacobs 0-3, 0-0, 0; Cloninger 9-18, 1-2, 19; Lloyd 3-14, 2-6, 8; Harper 1-2, 0-0, 2; Lane 0-3, 0-0, 0; Pineda 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Amber Holthaus runs a break after a Kamiah turnover. At right is Haleigh Schmidt.
Kayla Johnson puts up a shot. At right is NaTosha Schaeffer.

PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2009-10
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
NOVEMBER
17-Lewis County, at Nezperce, lost 47-52
19-at Grangeville, lost 27-63
30-Kamiah, here, lost 30-51
DECEMBER
  4-Grangeville, here, Idaho County Shootout, JV 3:30, V 6:30, at PHS Gym
10-Lewis County, here*
12-Timberline, there, 1 p.m.*
15-Lapwai, here*
19-Genesee, here, 1 p.m.*
22-Potlatch, there, 1 p.m.*
29 & 30-Kamiah Tournament
JANUARY
  5-Summit, here
  8-Deary, there*
  9-Culdesac (V only), here, 6 p.m.
12-Troy, here*
14-Orofino, here
16-C.V., there, 1 p.m.*
19-Kendrick, there*
22-Kamiah, here, 4 p.m.
28-Genesee, there
Feb. 1, 3, 6, 8 & 10-District at LCSC
Feb. 18-20-State at Boise
Cottonwood, Idaho 83522
 

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