Boys win opener over Grangeville
A 15-0 run that started late in the first quarter put Prairie in control as they went on to rout Grangeville 61-30 in the final game of the Idaho County Shootout Friday, Dec. 4 at Cottonwood.David Sigler makes a pass from the top of the circle against Grangeville as Derek Schaeffer sets a pick.
The score was 9-7 Prairie with 2 minutes left in the first quarter. With 1:37 left Conner Rieman scored a lay-up off a pass from Andrew Gabica to start that 15-0 run.
Branden Waller drove the baseline for a layup and then scored another layup on an inbounds pass from David Sigler to make it 15-7 at the end of the first quarter.
Sigler started the second quarter scoring with a 3-pointer. Devin Schmidt added a perimeter shot, Derek Schaeffer scored a lay-up off a pass from Sigler and Schmidt added a basket to complete the 15-0 run and give Prairie a 24-7 lead with 5:41 left in the half.
Grangeville cut the led to 26-12 but Prairie then scored another 8 straight points. Rieman scored on an inbounds pass from Sigler then a Waller steal led to a fast break lay-up for Sigler. Waller added a basket and Sigler scored again to make it 34-12.
Prairie led 40-17 at the half.
In the third quarter Prairie outscored the Bulldogs 16-9 as Sigler scored 6 points and Gabica and Waller scored 4 each.
With a 56-26 lead heading into the final period the fourth quarter was played with a running clock.
Grangeville scored the first 4 points of the final period, all at the free throw line, but Prairie scored the game’s final 5 points to win by 31.
Sigler had 17 points to lead Prairie in scoring while Waller and Schmidt also hit double figures with 12 and 11 respectively. 
Rieman scored 6, Seth Guyer 5, and Gabica and Schaeffer 4 each.
Prairie also dominated the boards 39-20 with Rieman grabbing 9 rebounds and Waller 8.
Sigler, Waller and Beau Schlader had 2 steals each in the game while Sigler had 6 assists.
Prairie was 25 for 54 from the field, 46%, and 8 for 14 at the line, 57%. Grangeville was 10 for 34 from the field, 29%, and 9 for 11 at the line, 82%.
Prairie also won the JV contest by a 42-29 score.
Grangeville took the early lead at 4-8 but Prairie scored 9 straight points to take the lead for good.
Seth Guyer scored a free throw and a basket and Justin Schmidt added a lay-up as Prairie took a 9-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Marcus Higgins and Troy Lorentz each added a basket to start the second period as Prairie took a 13-8 lead.
Grangeville pulled back within 2 on two occasions but Prairie led 16-13 at the half.
Two baskets by Schmidt and a basket by Brock Heath to open the third quarter put Prairie up 22-13 but Grangeville scored the final 4 points of the quarter to pull back within 5 at 22-17.
Prairie opened the fourth quarter with a 10-2 run to push the lead to 13. Schmidt scored 6 in the run while Guyer had 4.
Grangeville never got any closer than 10 points the rest of the way.
Schmidt wound up as the leading scorer with 16 points with Guyer scoring 9. Ryan Dalgliesh added 5 points while Heath scored 4, Beau Schlader 3, Lorentz and Higgins 2 each and Christopher Hoene 1.
Prairie held a slim 43-41 rebounding edge with Guyer pulling down 15 to lead the Pirates. Dalgliesh added 8 rebounds.
Schmidt had 7 steals and Dalgliesh had 3 assists.
Prairie was 18 for 56 from the field, 32%, and 6 for 19 from the line, 32%. Grangeville was 8 for 40 from the field, 20%, and 13 for 24 at the line, 54%.
Grangeville    7 10   9 4 -30
Prairie         15 25 16 5 -61
Prairie-Schmidt 5-7, 1-5, 11; Rieman 3-6, 0-0, 6; Gabica 2-5, 0-0, 4; Sigler 7-16, 2-4, 17; Waller 5-12, 2-2, 12; Schaeffer 1-5, 2-2, 4; Guyer 2-2, 1-2, 5; Heath 0-0, 0-0, 0; Schlader 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler.
Grangeville-Clark 1-5, 5-6, 7; Dreadfulwater 1-6, 0-0, 2; Hartman 0-1, 0-0, 0; Stewart 2-7, 3-3, 7; Rau 3-6, 0-0, 6; Blackmer 0-5, 1-2, 1; Anderson 1-2, 0-0, 2; Brown 0-0, 0-0, 0; Bailey 2-2, 0-0, 5; Burchak 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Bailey.

Pirates edged by Troy 32-34
The Troy Trojans jumped out to a 4-11 lead and held off the Prairie Pirates 34-36 in a non-league game played at Cottonwood Saturday, Dec. 5.
David Sigler drives into the lane against Troy. At left is Devin Schmidt while at right is Derek Schaeffer.Both teams had played the night before but Troy seemed to come back stronger than the Pirates did.
Prairie had turnovers problems in the first half and couldn’t get on the offensive boards against Troy as they were 1 shot and done as they attempted just 6 shots in the first quarter. 
Devin Schmidt, Branden Waller and Andrew Gabica scored 2 each for Prairie in the quarter as Troy took a 6-13 lead.
Waller picked up his third foul, early in the second quarter as he was battling with Troy’s two 6’5” posts, who are also the only 2 seniors on Troy’s squad.
Prairie was able to get more shots in their offense in the second quarter but couldn’t hit them as they were just 2 for 11 from the field in the quarter. Even though they held Troy to just 1 for 6 from the field in the quarter they still trailed by 7 at the half, 11-18.
Prairie was able to cut into the lead in the third quarter as David Sigler score 4 points and Waller connected on a 3-pointer but still trailed by 3, 19-22, heading into the fourth quarter.
Sigler opened the fourth quarter scoring with a pair of free throws to cut the lead to 1 but Troy responded with a 0-7 run to push their lead back to 8 at 21-29.
Sigler drove in for a reverse lay-up and then added a 3-pointer to cut the lead back to 3 at 26-29. Soon after they got an over-and-back turnover from Troy but were unable to capitalize.
Troy was able to score to push the lead back to 5.
A steal and drive by Sigler and another steal which led to a basket by Waller again cut the lead to 1 at 30-31 with 2:24 left to play.
Troy responded with a driving lay-up  but Conner Rieman scored a pair of free throws to again cut the lead to 1 with 54 seconds left.
Troy added a pair of free throws to push the lead back to 3 but a basket by Schmidt on a feed from Gabica cut the lead back to 1 with 33 seconds left.
Prairie then got a turnover but turned it right back and committed a foul. Waller rebounded the miss of the front end of a one and one with 16 seconds left and Prairie set up for a chance to take the lead.
Both Waller and Schmidt missed on point blank shots within the final 8 seconds and Troy’s Clayton Schultz came away with the rebound with 3 seconds left. He was fouled and missed the first but made the second free throw.
Prairie took a timeout but chances were slim taking the ball out under Troy’s basket and having to go the length of the floor.
The ball was inbounded to Waller who took a couple of dribbles to get to halfcourt and then heaved the ball toward the basket. It went off the backboard and rim but wouldn’t go as Troy held on for the win.
Sigler had 15 points, 13 in the second half, to lead the Pirates in scoring. Waller added 7 points while Rieman had 5, Schmidt 4 and Gabica 3.
Prairie held a slim 26-25 rebounding edge led by Waller with 9.
Sigler had 3 steals while Rieman, Gabica and Schmidt had 2 each. Sigler also had 2 assists.
Prairie was 13 for 41 from the field, 32%, and 6 for 10 at the line, 60%. Troy was 12 for 30 from the field, 40%, and 9 for 14 from the line, 64%.
The loss drops Prairie to 1-1 on the season.
The JV team meanwhile improved to 2-0 with a 46-33 win.Devin Schmidt shoots in the Grangeville game. In the foreground is Conner Rieman.
Prairie jumped out to a 7-1 lead only to see Troy come back to tie the game at 9. Seth Guyer and Christopher Hoene then each scored in the final 2 minutes of the first quarter to give Prairie a 13-9 lead.
Troy scored a free throw to open the second quarter then Prairie went on a 10-0 run to break the game open.
Six different players scored in Prairie’s 10-0 run with Ryan Dalgliesh starting things with a pair of free throws. Hoene scored a putback, Marcus Higgins hit a free throw, Seth Chaffee scored from 16 feet out, Troy Lorentz scored a free throw and Justin Schmidt hit a basket to make it 23-10.
Troy scored the final points of the half to make it 23-12.
Schmidt hit all four of his shot attempts in the third quarter as Prairie pulled away to a 37-20 lead by the end of the period.
Prairie led 37-16 at one point and Troy cut the lead down to 10 at 39-29 in the fourth quarter but a 7-0 run with 5 of the points by Schmidt, put the game away.
Schmidt wound up hitting all 9 of his shot attempts in the game and now has hit 13 in a row including his final 4 attempts the night before. He scored 19 to lead all scorers.
Dalgliesh scored 8 points, Guyer 5, Hoene and Chaffee 4 each, Beau Schlader and Brock Heath 2 each and Lorentz and Higgins 1 each.
Prairie dominated the boards 52-29 with Hoene and Guyer grabbing 10 rebounds each. Lorentz had 7 rebounds and Dalgliesh and Schmidt had 6 each.
Guyer and Dalgliesh had 2 steals each and Schlader had 5 assists.
Prairie was 20 for 51 from the field, 39%, and 6 for 17 at the line, 35%. Troy was 12 for 46 from the field, 26%, and 6 for 14 from the line, 43%.
Troy       13 5 4 14 -36
Prairie       6 5 8 15 -34
Prairie-Schmidt 2-9, 0-0, 4; Rieman 1-1, 3-4, 5; Gabica 1-7, 1-2, 3; Sigler 6-13, 2-4, 15; Waller 3-10, 0-0, 7; Schaeffer 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Waller, Sigler.
Troy-Kanikkeberg 4-6, 0-0, 10; McGraw 2-5, 6-8, 10; Williams 4-7, 2-3, 11; Gash 0-4, 0-0, 0; Schultz 2-6, 1-2, 5; Malm 0-2, 0-1, 0; Bull0-0, 0-0, 0; Callahan 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Kanikkeberg 2, Williams.

Members of the Prairie football team were awarded team and All-White Pine League plaques at the football banquet last Wednesday, Dec. 2. Back from left are Joe Schumacher, WPL 1st team OL; Colton Nuxoll, JV offensive lineman of the year; Justin Schmidt, JV defensive player of the year; Josh Zigler, JV most improved; Josh Roeper, JV defensive lineman of the year; Tyrell Langston, WPL honorable mention defensive back; Derek Schaeffer, WPL 2nd team defensive end; and Andrew Gabica, varsity most improved. Front from left are Kyler Shumway, varsity co-defensive player of the year, WPL: 1st team offensive and defensive lineman and co-defensive player of the year; Cody Schumacher, JV offensive player of the year; David Sigler, varsity co-offensive player of the year, WPL: 1st team receiver, 1st team defensive back, offensive player of the year and WPL Player of the Year; Devin Schmidt, WPL 2nd team running back and linebacker; Branden Waller, varsity co-defensive player of the year, WPL: 1st team running back and linebacker and co-defensive player of the year; and Conner Rieman, Coaches Award and WPL: 1st team defensive end and 2nd team receiver. Not shown is Kyle Holthaus, varsity co-offensive  player of the year and WPL: 1st team quarterback and 2nd team linebacker.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
*indicates league game
  4-Grangeville, here, won 61-30
  5-Troy, here, lost 32-34
  8-Lapwai, here, won 51-44, details next week
11-Nezperce, here
12-Timberline, there, 4 p.m.*
17-Summit, here
19-Genesee, here, 4 p.m.
22-Potlatch, there, 4 p.m.*
29 & 30-Kamiah Tournament, TBA
  7-Genesee, there*
15-Nezperce, there
16-C.V. there, 4 p.m.*
21-Highland, there, JV, C only
22-Kamiah, here, 6 p.m.
23-Lapwai, there*
28-Grangeville, there
29-Deary, there*
  4-Kendrick, here*
  9-Troy, there*
12-Kamiah, there
15, 20, 23 & 25-District at LCSC
March 4-6-State at Boise

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