Lady Pirates lose big to Lapwai
The Prairie Lady Pirates fell behind Lapwai 2-21 and could never get back into the game as they lost 36-69 Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Cottonwood.
Lapwai outscored Prairie 0-11 to start the game with MaKayla Schaeffer finally getting Prairie on the scoreboard at the 5:16 mark of the first quarter. 
Lapwai then reeled off another 10 straight points before Prairie started hitting some perimeter shots.Amber Holthaus lines up a shot in the Lapwai game.
Megan Sigler swished a 3-pointer from the corner on an inbounds play and Fran Johnson connected on two more 3-pointers to get Prairie back within 10 at 11-21. 
Prairie trailed 13-24 at the end of the quarter. 
Lapwai pulled away to a 23-44 lead by halftime with a freshman, sophomore and junior doing all the scoring damage. 
Lapwai took the full-court press off in the second half but still continued to pull away as Prairie couldnít get their shots to fall.
Fran Johnson and Mary Shears each scored 8 points to lead Prairie in scoring while MaKayla Schaeffer and Kayla Johnson added 6 points each. NaTosha Schaeffer scored 5 and Sigler scored 3.
Prairie held a slim 44-41 rebounding edge with Shears collecting 12 rebounds while Sigler had 9.
Shears had 5 steals while MaKayla Schaeffer had 4. Sigler, Amber Holthaus, Fran Johnson and MaKayla Schaeffer each had 2 assists.
Prairie was 15 for 63 from the field, 24%, and 2 for 7 at the line, 29%. Lapwai was 27 for 61 from the field, 44%, and 8 for 14 at the line, 57%.
In the JV game Prairie led by 6 points in the third quarter but wound up losing 32-41.
Lapwai led 2-6 at the end of the first quarter as Prairie could sink only 1 of 15 first quarter shots.
They were down 6-15 in the second quarter when they started to turn things around.
A steal by Jenny Gimmeson led to a basket by Taylor Heitman with 1:54 left in the half that started Prairie on a 15-0 scoring run.
Tanna Schlader added a free throw then scored on a putback. Heitman added a basket and Schlader closed out the half with a lay-up to tie the score at 15.
Schlader opened the second half scoring with a putback then stole the ball and drove in for a lay-up. Gimmeson and Schlader each added a free throw to give Prairie a 21-15 lead with 3:19 left in the third quarter.
At that point Lapwai turned things around in their favor again as they outscored Prairie 2-9 to end the third quarter with Prairieís only hoop being a steal and drive by Callie Mader. Lapwai took a 23-24 lead into the fourth quarter.
They outscored Prairie 1-13 over the first 5:30 of the fourth to take a 13 point lead.
Prairie was able to cut the final margin down to 9.
Schlader led the JVís in scoring with 15 points while Heitman and Shelby VonBargen scored 6 points each. Mader and Samantha Keating scored 2 each and Gimmeson scored 1.
Prairie had a 57-48 rebounding edge led by VonBargen who had 17 rebounds. Schlader had 12 while Mader and Keating had 8 each.
Mader had 7 steals while Gimmeson had 5 and Heitman 4. Gimmeson had 3 assists.
Prairie was 14 for 65 from the field, 22%, and 4 for 13 at the line, 31%. Lapwai was 17 for 65 from the field, 26%, and 2 for 2 at the line.
Prairie   13 10 6   7 -36
Lapwai 24 20 8 17 -69
Prairie-F. Johnson 3-10, 0-0, 8; Sigler 1-12, 0-2, 3; N. Schaeffer 2-7, 0-0, 5; M. Schaeffer 2-7, 2-3, 6; Holthaus 0-8, 0-2, 0; Shears 4-10, 0-0, 8; Schmidt 0-1, 0-0, 0; K. Johnson 3-8, 0-0, 6. 3-pointers-F. Johnson 2, Sigler, N. Schaeffer.
Lapwai-Spencer 11-22, 3-4, 26; Cuevas-Jimenez 0-6, 0-0, 0; Higheagle 4-11, 1-4, 11; Samuels 10-18, 4-6, 28; Picard 2-4, 0-0, 4; K. Ellenwood 0-0, 0-0, 0; T. Ellenwood 0-0, 0-0, 0; Phillips 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Samuels 3, Higheagle 2, Spencer.

Lady Pirates lose to Genesee
The Prairie Lady Pirates fell behind early, rallied to take the lead then fell behind big in the second half as they lost to Genesee 32-45 in a league game at Cottonwood Saturday, Dec. 19.
MaKayla Schaeffer pulls down an offensive rebound against Genesee. At left is Fran Johnson.Genesee jumped out to a 0-7 start and led 7-13 at the end of the first quarter.
Prairie came out strong in the second quarter through as Mary Shears scored a putback and MaKayla Schaeffer turned a steal into a lay-up. Shears then scored a free throw to cut the lead to 1 at 12-13.
After a Genesee backset, Haleigh Schmidt scored a basket and MaKayla Schaeffer hooked a shot around a defender and off the backboard for a basket to give Prairie the lead at 16-15 with 3:05 left in the half.
Genesee rallied back though to retake the lead and led 18-21 at the half.
Baskets by Megan Sigler and Amber Holthaus kept Prairie within striking distance at 22-25 but then the Pirates went stone cold from the field as Genesee finished the third quarter with a 0-9 run that put them up 22-34.
3-pointers by Sigler and Fran Johnson helped cut the lead back to 7 but a 0-8 run by Genesee in the final 5 minutes put the game out of reach.
Sigler was Prairieís leading scorer with 7 points with MaKayla Schaeffer scoring 6. Shears scored 5, Schmidt and Kayla Johnson 4 each and Holthaus and Fran Johnson 3 each.
Prairie held a 48-36 rebounding edge led by Shears who had 13. Sigler added 9 rebounds while MaKayla Schaeffer had 8 and Holthaus 7.
Holthaus and Fran Johnson had 2 assists each.
Prairie was 14 for 54 from the field, 26%, and 2 for 11 at the line, 18%. Genesee was 20 for 50 from the field, 40%, and 2 for 10 at the line, 20%.
With the loss Prairie drops to 0-8 on the season and 0-4 in league play.
Genesee had no JV team.
Prairie      7 11   4 10 -32
Genesee 13   8 13 11 -45
Prairie-Sigler 3-10, 0-1, 7; N. Schaeffer 0-5, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 1-5, 1-2, 3; K. Johnson 1-3, 0-1, 4; Shears 2-11, 1-2, 5; M. Schaeffer 3-9, 0-1, 6; F. Johnson 1-5, 0-2, 3; Schmidt 2-6, 0-2, 4. 3-pointers-Sigler, F. Johnson.
Genesee-Dahmen 5-14, 1-4, 11; Ghiglieri 2-7, 0-1, 4; Phillips 2-5, 0-0, 5; Carlson 1-4, 0-0, 2; Johnson 6-10, 1-4, 13; Kelnhofer 0-4, 0-0, 0; Bennett 4-6, 0-0, 10; Asbjornsen-Taylor 0-0, 0-1, 0. 3-pointers-Bennett 2, Phillips.
Haleigh Schmidt plays tight defense against Genesee.
Mary Shears shoots from the elbow against Genesee.

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, lost 14-50
10-Lewis County, here*, lost 46-47 in overtime
12-Timberline, there, 1 p.m.*, lost 46-49
15-Lapwai, here*, lost 36-69
19-Genesee, here* lost 32-45
22-Potlatch, here* WON!! 53-23, details next week
29 & 30-Kamiah Tournament. Dec. 29-vs. Troy, 1 p.m. Dec. 30-vs. North Idaho Christian, 1 p.m.
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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