Summit boys lose 3 games
With David Johnson playing a limited role, Summit boys saw their won-loss record take a three loss beating last week, as Asotin, then Prairie, and Saturday, a red-hot Timberline take down the Patriots in three intense and exciting games.
Playing at Asotin last Tuesday, the Patriots dropped behind 20-11 in the first quarter, then roared back to within one 27-28 at the half, only to see fatigue and an ailing Johnson fall prey to an Asotin 19-13 edge in the third quarter, dropping their second game of the season, 64-54.  The Panthers platooned the Patriots into submission, as ten players scored for them, fast breaking at every opportunity, and gradually wearing down the Summit five.
Despite leg problems, Johnson managed 18 points for the game, and 9 rebounds, with most of his damage coming in the first half.  Dylan Prigge topped all scorers for the night, netting 24, with 8 boards to his credit, and three assists to lead in that department.  Other Patriots scoring, rebounding, assists, and steals: Dan Wemhoff- 3,0,0,0,; Derek Nuxoll- 0.0.2.0; Austin Chmelik- 1,1,0,3; Josh Frei- 8,6,1,1; and Josh Schlader- 0,1,0,0.
Summit jayvees dropped their third game in the prelim session.
At Prairie Thursday, Summitís five again put up an impressive fight, leading the Pirates through the first three quarters with quarter scores 11-10, 26-20, and 36-35 at the three quarter break.  A 14 for 18 performance at the free throw line by the Pirates, coupled with a very critical three by Sigler of the Pirates proved to be the undoing of the Patriots in the fourth however, as they dropped behind in the end, 45-56.  Summitís 11 of 23 game totals at the line compared to the Pirate 21 of 28 proved to be the deciding facotr in the contest.  Scoring, rebounding, assists, and steals for the Patriots: Nuxoll- 2,2,1,2; Chmelik- 4,3,2,1; Johnson- playing on tightly taped legs 14,4,0,0; Prigge- 16,8,3,2; Frei- 7,2,1,3; and Schlader- 2,1,0,0.  Summit jayvees again dropped the prelim, shut out with no points in the first quarter, but rallying a bit in the rest of the game to finish 20-56 behind their local neighbors.
With Johnson completely out of action Saturday, the Patriots fought hard for four quarters with Timberline, but fell in a record breaking 70 to 85 race horse game to the Spartans, red hot from three land with 8 threes thrown into the scoring mix.  Austin Blaine with 26 and Colten Jared with 22, including 4 of the threes, proved to be too much for the decimated Patriots, playing two games with only nine players suited.  Prigge and Frei carried the bulk of the game load, with Prigge scoring 32 points along with a season high 23 boards, and added in 4 assists and a steal, while Frei managed 25 points himself while pulling down 13 boards and coming up with 2 steals.  Other Patriots playing: Nuxoll- 0,2,0,0; Wemhoff- 1,2,1,0; Chmelik- 7,3,1,2; and Schlader- up from the jayvees, and playing the entire game 5,3,0,0.
The third consecutive loss dropped the Patriot season record to 3 and 4 with no games until Lapwai comes our way January 7, at which time it is hoped that Johnson will be back in action.
In the exciting prelim, Summit jayvees won their first game of the season, despite playing the entire fourth quarter with only four players on the floor.  Their 30-20 third quarter lead melted down slowly under intense Logger pressure, and the Patriots actually dropped behind by one towards the end.  Three critical free throws by frosh Dan Wemhoff helped save the day, with equally critical field goals, three by classmate Shane Stubbers, and one by James Rockwell, proved to be just enough to eke out a 41-40 win that went right to the wire.

Summit girls win 2
Summit Academy ladies added two more victories to their season record last week, taking a 53-33 win from Deary on their home court, then a relatively easy win over Timberline in the quad hosted by the Patriots at Prairie Middle School last Saturday, boosting their season record to 8 and 1.  Scoring from Tribune stats for the Patriots win over Deary: Jamie Chmelik- 4, Nicole Frei- 4, Tara Stubbers- 8, Rachel Wemhoff- 16, Savanah Prigge- 26.  In the preliminary at Deary, the local girls dropped a 27 to 20 decision to their hosts.
In the girls half of the Saturday quad with Timberline, Summit jayvees again were unable to pull off a win, but their varsity half roared out early and took home their 8th win of the season.  No game stats available.
Action for the lady Patriots also resumes only after the Christmas break, with Prairie girls on the schedule January 5.

Summit Jr. High boys finish 10-4
An eight game winning streak, mostly against opponent 7th grade teams came to an abrupt end in their last scheduled league game, as Kamiah 8th proved a bit too much for the patriots to handle playing at Kamiah last week.  The final score: 42-26, which up until the end of the third, had been a fairly competitive game, the Kubs ahead at that time only 24-18.
A highlight of the winning streak was the 3-0 record established at the year-end Kamiah tourney, with Summit placed in the 7th grade division based on their roster containing only one 8th grader, Matthew Schwarts, four seventh graders: Nate Beckman, Josh Lustig, Isaiah Nida, and Rhett Schlader, and sixth graders Lance Goeckner, Dean Stubbers, Justin Schumacher, and Thomas Schwartz.
The Kamiah tourney saw the locals post victories 25-19 over Asotin, 34-29 over St. Maryís, and 41-32 over CV.  Prior to their Kamiah loss, the Patriots had upended 37-16, and earlier had prevailed over Orofino 7 by a score of 37-25, and Prairie 7th in a close 26-25.
With too few players to play two games each time, Summit and St. Peter and Paul from Grangeville traded 7th and 9th assignments during the year, with Summit playing mostly 8th grade teams early on, and 7th grade teams later.  In their one meeting with their co-players, Summit managed a 35-26 win over the Ravens in their Summit gym.
Highlighting games Summit played with 8th grade teams was a narrow 36-34 over CV 8th, and a 40 point output against Lapwai 8th, enough for a win normally, but too few against the Wildcats who ran up 68 points in the high scoring game.
With the current season over temporarily, the Patriots are looking forward to their annual Hallissey Tourney experience, held each year in Boise in February.

2009-2010 SUMMIT ACADEMY BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
1/5, At Prairie, Girls, Vars & JV, 6:00, L
1/7, Lapwai home game at Highland, Boys, Vars & JV, 6:00, L
1/8, At Potlatch, Girls, Vars & JV, 6:00, L
1/9, At Genesee, Boys, Vars & JV, 6:00, L
1/12, CV home game at GEMS, Girls, Vars & JV, 6:00, L
1/14, At Timberline, Girls, Vars & JV, 6:00, L
1/15, Highland here (at PHS), Boys, Vars & JV, 6:00 
1/16, At Highland (Also SR), B & G, 4 vars games, 12:00, (See below!) 
1/19, Troy here, (at PHS), Girls, Vars & JV, 6:00, L
1/21, At Kendrick, Boys, Vars & JV, 6:00, L
1/22, Genesee, home game at Highland, Girls, Varsity only, 6:00, L
1/23, Deary here (at PHS), Boys, Vars & JV, 7:00, L
1/25, At Lapwai, Girls, Vars & JV, 6:00, L
1/26, At Culdesac, Girls, Varsity & ½ JV, 6:00 JV, 7:00 V, L
1/29, Nezperce here (at PHS), Boys, Vars & JV, 6:00, L
2/2, At Timberline, Boys, Vars & JV, 6:00, L
2/4, Troy here (at PMS), Boys, Vars & JV, 6:00, L
2/5, Orofino here (at PHS), Girls, Vars & JV 6:00
2/6, At Salmon River, Boys, Varsity only, 7:00MT 
2/9, At CV, Boys, Vars & JV, 6:00, L

January 16, at Highland, Schedule for the day:
Game 1:   9:00 A.M. Culdesac girls vs  Summit girls
Game 2:   10:50  SR Boys vs  Highland boys
Game 3:  12:40  Summit girls vs SR girls
Game 4:  2:30  Summit boys vs SR boys
Game 5:  4:20  Culdesac girls vs SR girls
Game 6:  6:10  Highland boys vs Summit boys
Later game times are approximate.  20 minutes warmup allowed between games!


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