Pirates rally to beat Genesee again
The Prairie Pirates trailed most of the first 3 quarters but rallied to pull out a 37-34 win at Genesee in a White Pine League game Thursday, Jan. 7.
Prairie had trouble getting their offense going in the first half as they trailed 6-12 at the end of the first quarter and 13-23 at halftime.
They got more aggressive on defense in the second quarter and held Genesee to just 2 for 17 shooting from the field. Unfortunately both made shots were 3 pointers and the Bulldogs hit 5 of 6 free throws as they were able to extend their lead.
The Pirates turned things around in the third quarter as they hit 6 of 11 shots from the field with Branden Waller going 4 for 4. Meanwhile the defense put the clamps on the Bulldogs, holding them to just 5 shot attempts as the Pirates outscored them 12-2 to tie the game by the end of the quarter at 25-25.
Devin Schmidt scored 6 points in the fourth quarter and Andew Gabica added 4 as Prairie outscored Genesee 12-9 in the decisive fourth quarter.
Waller wound up with 14 points on 7 for 10 shooting. Schmidt scored 11 with Gabica scoring 6, David Sigler 4 and Conner Rieman 2.
Sigler had only 7 shot attempts in the game as Genesee made a special effort to shut him down.
As a team Prairie had 22 rebounds in the game with Sigler, Waller and Gabica each grabbing 5 rebounds.
Sigler had 7 assists and Rieman, Gabica and Schmidt had 2 steals each.
Prairie was 17 for 34 from the field, 50%, and 3 for 4 at the line, 75%. Genesee was 11 for 38 from the field, 29%, and 8 for 14 at the line, 57%.
With their 9th straight win Prairie improves to 10-1 on the season and 3-0 in league play.
In the JV game Prairie won 42-33.
Prairie      6   7 12 12 -37
Genesee 12 11   2   9 -34
Prairie-Schmidt 4-6, 3-4, 11; Holthaus 0-2, 0-0, 0; Schaeffer 0-2, 0-0, 0; Rieman 1-2, 0-0, 2; Gabica 3-5, 0-0, 6; Sigler 2-7, 0-0, 4; Waller 7-10, 0-0, 14. 3-pointers-none.
Genesee-Druffel 2-7, 1-2, 6; S. Hermann 1-7, 2-3, 5; Nelson 2-5, 0-0, 5; Berry 5-16, 1-3, 12; Stout 0-0, 0-0, 0; Borth 0-0, 0-0, 0; J. Hermann 0-0, 0-0, 0; Wommack 1-3, 4-6, 6. 3-pointers-Druffel, S. Hermann, Nelson, Berry.

PeeWee Basketball signups set
The Prairie coaches, Teel Bruner and Rusty Lorentz, along with their staffs and many high school players, are offering the Prairie Peewee basketball program again this year.  
This is an opportunity for our area youth grades 2 4 to learn fundamentals in a low-key atmosphere.  The clinics will be held January 23rd & 30th.  The games will be held Feb. 13th, 20th, 27th, and March 6th.  Cost is $25 to participate.  This program will be held at the Prairie Elementary School Gym.  
If you are interested and need a sign up form, contact Denise Uhlenkott at the Cottonwood School District, 962-3971.  If you have further questions, you may contact Cindy Higgins at 962-3011 or 507-0535.  Registration deadline is January 23, 2010.

Three shoot perfect 25's
Once again the doors were open, the grill was on and faces were familiar as the 2010 season is off with a bang.  
The Cottonwood Gun Club had 49 members turn out and sign up for another 10 weeks of shooting and smiles.  Even though it has been quite some time since most shooters have opened their gun case, the scores were high. 
The sunny skies and warm temps handed us 3 perfect 25's today.  Ralph Terhaar, Scott Jungert, and Derek Schaeffer were on top of their game today. 
Along beside the 25's were Lowell Mader, Ryan Mader, Jake Rowland, Debby Arnzen, Gordon Harman and Andy Uhlorn shot a 24 for score.  The spirits were high in anticipation for their next chance for that perfect score.  Thanks for the support shooters and lets have a great year!

PIRATES BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2009-10
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
*indicates league game
DECEMBER
  4-Grangeville, here, won 61-30
  5-Troy, here, lost 32-34
  8-Lapwai, here, won 51-44
11-Nezperce, here, won 52-46
12-Timberline, there,*, won 57-43
17-Summit, here, won 56-45
19-Genesee, here, won 47-42 in overtime
22-Potlatch, here*, won 78-68
29 & 30-Kamiah Tournament, beat Troy 53-41; beat Moscow JV 57-48
JANUARY
  7-Genesee, there*, won 37-34
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*
FEBRUARY
  4-Kendrick, here*
  9-Troy, there*
12-Kamiah, there
15, 20, 23 & 25-District at LCSC
March 4-6-State at Boise

Cottonwood, Idaho 83522
 

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