Lady Patriots beat Lady Pirates
In the first ever matchup between the Prairie Lady Pirates and Summit Lady Patriots the Patriots pulled away in the final 4 minutes for a 49-37 win at Cottonwood Tuesday, Jan. 5.Prairie's MaKayla Schaeffer shoots as Summit's Savanah Prigge tries to block the shot. Others from left are Prairie's NaTosha Schaeffer, Summit's Tara Stubbers and Prairie's Kayla Johnson.
Summit led nearly the whole game and built an 8 point lead in the second quarter but Prairie was able to cut the lead down to 3 in the fourth quarter.
Prairie took their only lead of the game at 2-1 after a basket by Mary Shears. Summit answered with a 6-0 run that put them up 7-2 and they never trailed again.
Jamie Chmelik scored 5 points in the first quarter and Savanah Prigge added 4 as Summit led 13-8 at the end of the quarter.
Neither team scored much in the second quarter as they kept the 5 point margin at the half, 19-14.
Fouls were mounting up for Prairie though while Summit was whistled for just 1 foul in the first half.
In the third quarter Prairie was down just 3 points at 20-23 after a pair of baskets by Shears but Summit then went on a 2-9 run to take a 10 point lead at 32-22 with 2:27 left in the third quarter.
Megan Sigler quickly halved the deficit for Prairie with a midrange jump shot followed 13 seconds later by a 3-pointer after a Summit turnover.
Chmelik closed out the third quarter scoring to put Summit up 34-27.
Prairie opened the fourth quarter with a 6-2 run to cut the lead down to 3 again at 33-36.
Summit answered with a pair of baskets by Rachel Wemhoff.
Shears scored with 4:04 left to cut the lead to 5 at 35-40 but Summit then scored 9 straight points, 7 of them at the free throw line.
Up to that point Summit had made just 2 of 13 free throws but made 7 of 16 in the final 4 minutes of play.
During the final 3 minutes Prairie saw 3 players foul out while Summit as a team was whistled for only 7 fouls the entire game. Prairie never attempted a single free throw.
Prigge scored 16 points to lead all scorers with Wemhoff scoring 14 and Chmelik 13 while Savannah Kuther added 6 for Summit.
Shears scored 10 to lead Prairie with Sigler scoring 7, Kayla Johnson and MaKayla Schaeffer 6 each and NaTosha Schaeffer, Amber Holthaus and Meaghan Bruner 2 each.
Prairie held a 46-36 rebounding edge led by Shears who had 16 rebounds while Sigler had 11 and Johnson 10. Chmelik led Summit with 10 rebounds while Prigge had 8 and Tara Stubbers 7.
Wemhoff had 7 steals for Summit while Johnson had 2 for Prairie. Holthaus had 4 assists and Sigler had 3 for Prairie while Wemhoff had 3 assists for Summit.
Prairie was 18 for 64 from the field, 28% and 0 for 0 at the line. Summit was 21 for 47 from the field, 45%, and 9 for 29 at the line, 31%.
The JV game was close for the first 6 minutes then Prairie pulled away for a 47-26 win.Prairieís MaKayla Schaeffer tries to drive past Summitís Rachel Wemhoff. In the background are Summitís Jamie Chmelik and Prairieís Kayla Johnson and Mary Shears.
Tanna Schlader, playing against girls she had played with in junior high, hit 5 of 6 shots in the first quarter to help Prairie take an 18-13 lead by the end of the period. As a team Prairie hit 9 of 13 shots in the opening quarter while Summit was 6 for 12 as both teams shot well at the onset. Savannah Kuther had 7 points in the quarter while Rachel Uhlenkott had 6 for Summit.
Prairie blew the game open in the second quarter, outscoring Summit 13-4 to take a 31-17 halftime lead.
Taylor Heitman scored 5 in the quarter for Prairie while Kendall Schumacher added 4. Victoria Schlader scored all 4 of Summitís second quarter points. Kuther played just the first quarter so she could keep 4 quarters of eligibility for the varsity contest.
The third quarter was even more one-sided as Prairie scored the first 10 points of the quarter, 6 of them by Callie Mader, as they pulled away to a 41-19 lead by the end of the period.
Prairieís C team players got the bulk of the fourth quarter playing time and led at one point by 26 at 47-21 before Summit scored the final 5 points of the game. 
Schlader led Prairie with 10 points while Heitman scored 9. Demetria Riener scored 6. Schumacher, Shelby VonBargen and Hope Vanator scored 4 each and Samantha Keating and Stephanie Gimmeson scored 2 each.
Victoria Schlader led the Summit JV with 8 points with Kuther scoring 7, Uhlenkott 6, Julia Osborne and Nicole Frei 2 each and Courtney Schwartz 1.
Prairie held a 35-33 rebounding edge with Schlader, Schumacher and VonBargen having 5 each. Schlader had 10 to lead Summit with Uhlenkott adding 8.
VonBargen had 4 steals and Mader had 3 assists for Prairie.
Prairie was 23 for 60 from the field, 38%, and 1 for 3 at the line, 33%. Summit was 12 for 36 from the field, 33%, and 1 for 6 at the line, 17%.
Prairie     8 6 13 10 -37
Summit 13 6 15 15 -49
Prairie-Sigler 3-18, 0-0, 7; N. Schaeffer 1-6, 0-0, 2; Holthaus 1-7, 0-0, 2; Johnson 3-7, 0-0, 6; Shears 5-11, 0-0, 10; M. Schaeffer 3-10, 0-0, 6; Bruner 1-2, 0-0, 2; Schmidt 0-2, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler.
Summit-Chmelik 4-8, 5-8, 13; Stubbers 0-3, 0-5, 0; Wemhoff 6-14, 2-9, 14; Prigge 8-14, 0-1, 16; Kuther 2-5, 2-6, 6; Frei 0-1, 0-0, 0; Schumacher 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.

Lady Pirates win at Deary
Mary Shears scored 21 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead the Prairie Lady Pirates to a 44-32 White Pine League win at Deary Friday, Jan. 8.
Deary jumped out to a 2-6 lead in the game but Shears scored 3 baskets in the final 2:50 of the first quarter to put Prairie on top 8-6.Amber Holthaus makes a pass to Megan Sigler after making a steal at Deary. Other Prairie players shown from left are Meaghan Bruner, Mary Shears and Kayla Johnson.
She then opened the second quarter scoring with a pair of free throws and Megan Sigler added a basket to put Prairie ahead by a 12-6 score.
Deary pulled within 3 after a 3-pointer but Prairie was able to outscore the Mustangs 7-4 the rest of the half for a 21-15 halftime lead.
Sigler and Kayla Johnson each scored a basket to open the third quarter scoring and put Prairie up by 10 at 25-15.
Shears added 5 points in the quarter as Deary never got any closer than 7 the rest of the way.
Prairie led by 11 at 34-23 at the end of the quarter.
A putback by Shears put Prairie up 36-23 in the fourth but Deary cut the lead back to 8 after a basket and a 3-pointer.
A basket each by Shears and Sigler put Prairie back on top by 12 and a free throw Tanna Schlader and a putback by Shears after Schlader missed the second free throw made it 43-28 with 1 minute to play.
Sigler added 8 points while Holthaus scored 6, Johnson 4, MaKayla Schaeffer and Meaghan Bruner 2 each and Schlader 1.
Prairie had a 42-34 edge on the boards. In addition to Shearsís 13 rebounds, Holthaus had 7.
Shears also had 6 steals in a great all-round game while Holthaus had 5 assists.
Prairie was 19 for 58 from the field, 33%, and 6 for 18 at the line, 33%. Deary was 13 for 44 from the field, 30%, and 4 for 6 at the line, 67%.
With the win Prairie improves to 3-10 overall and 2-4 in league play.
The JV game was scheduled to be just 2 quarters but wound up going to a 2 minute overtime with Prairie winning 23-22.
Deary jumped out to a 4-10 lead in the game but Prairie came back to tie the game at 10 on a basket each by Samantha Keating, Shelby VonBargen and Hope Vanator.
Deary scored 2 free throws to lead 10-12 at the end of the first quarter.
Mary Shears shoots for 2 of her 21 points at Deary. Also shown are NaTosha Schaeffer and Megan Sigler.Deary then outscored Prairie 2-6 to open the second quarter and take a 12-18 lead.
Callie Mader then made a steal that led to a basket by Taylor Heitman. Another steal by Mader led to her scoring a lay-up and Mader then put Prairie into the lead when she banked in a 3-pointer from the top of the key to make it 19-18 with 3:07 left to play.
A free throw each by Keating and Tanna Schlader gave Prairie a 21-18 lead with 1:17 left but Deary rallied with a free throw and a basket in the final 50 seconds to tie the game and send it in to overtime.
25 seconds into overtime Schlader was fouled and made the second of 2 free throws.
Deary tied it with a free throw of their own. 
Schlader was fouled again as time ran out and made the first free throw. The referees declared the game ended at that point as the second attempt wasnít needed.
Mader scored 7 to lead the JVís with VonBargen and Heitman scoring 4 each. Schlader and Keating scored 3 each and Vanator scored 2.
Deary had a 23-25 rebounding edge with VonBargen leading Prairie with 9 rebounds.
Mader had 5 steals and 2 assists.
Prairie was 9 for 32 from the field, 28%, and 4 for 12 at the line, 33%. Deary was 9 for 24 from the field, 38%, and 4 for 9 at the line, 44%.
Prairie 8 13 13 10 -44
Deary 6   9   8   9 -32
Prairie-Sigler 4-16, 0-0, 8; N. Schaeffer 0-3, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 3-8, 0-4, 6; Johnson 2-6, 0-0, 4; Shears 8-20, 5-10, 21; M. Schaeffer 1-1, 0-0, 2; Bruner 1-3, 0-0, 2; Keating 0-0, 0-0, 0; Riener 0-0, 0-0, 0; Schlader 0-1, 1-4, 1; Heitman 0-0, 0-0, 0; VonBargen 0-0, 0-0, 0; Mader 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Deary-Beltran 2-6, 0-0, 6; Corker 1-3, 0-0, 2; Dorendorf 2-4, 0-0, 4; Thompson 3-18, 1-2, 7; Rudiger 2-3, 0-0, 4; Olson 0-1, 0-0, 0; Cannon 1-3, 3-4, 5; Batey 0-3, 0-0, 0; Caffrey 0-0, 0-0, 0; Knerr 2-3, 0-0, 4. 3-pointers-Beltran 2.

Lady Pirates nearly double up Culdesac
A shorthanded Prairie Lady Pirates team steadily pulled away from Culdesac for a 50-26 non-league win Saturday, Jan. 9 at Cottonwood.Kayla Johnson is surrounded by Culdesac defenders.
Prairie was missing 3 key reserves/sometime starters for various reasons in the game but were still able to outlast the Wolves.
Culdesac scored first but that was to be their only lead of the game as Prairie answered with an 8-0 run as Amber Holthaus, Kayla Johnson, Megan Sigler and NaTosha Schaeffer each scored a basket.
During that run Culdesac starter Sara Dau, one of the only two real scorers for the Wolves, picked up her second foul and then was assessed a technical to give her 3 fouls midway through the 1st quarter. She didnít get back into the game until the middle of the second quarter.
Culdesac managed to cut the lead to 9-6 as their other scorer, Taylor Hewett, scored a couple of perimeter shots, but Sigler finished off the first quarter scoring with a 3-pointer to make it 12-6.
Prairie held Culdesac scoreless the first 3:20 of the second quarter as they expanded the lead to 10 points on a basket each by Holthaus and Johnson.
Dau got back into the game to sink a 3-pointer and Hewett later added another 3-pointer but Prairie still managed to take a 23-14 lead at the half.
Johnson scored 6 points in the third quarter as Prairie expanded their lead to 36-20 by the end of the period.
In the fourth period a basket each by Sigler, Mary Shears and Tanna Schlader pushed the lead to 42-21 and from that point on Prairieís JV players got the bulk of the playing time.
Sigler and Johnson scored 10 points each to lead Prairie in scoring while Shears scored 8, Holthaus 6, Schlader and Kendall Schumacher 4 each and Schaeffer, Meaghan Bruner, Samantha Keating and Callie Mader 2 each.
Prairie dominated the boards 70-27 as Shears pulled down a season high 22 rebounds. Schaeffer added 11 rebounds while Sigler had 9.
Holthaus had 3 steals and 3 assists while Sigler and Bruner also had 3 assists each.
Prairie was 23 for 75 from the field in the game, 31%, and 2 for 18 at the line, 11%. Culdesac was 9 for 44 from the field, 20%, and 6 for 8 at the line, 75%.
MaKayla Schaeffer was out due to illness and Fran Johnson and Haleigh Schmidt for other reasons.
With the win Prairie improves to 4-10 on the season.
A last minute C/JV game was scheduled against the Grangeville JV prior to the varsity game with Prairie pulling out a 39-38 win.
The C players went up against Grangevilleís JVís in the first half and trailed 9-23 at the break. The JV starters went in for the third quarter and forced numerous Grangeville turnovers outscoring them 20-4 as they took a 29-27 lead into the fourth quarter.
The shell-shocked Bulldogs were then held off by the C players in the fourth quarter as Prairie held on for the win.
Prairie     12 11 13 14 -50
Culdesac   6   8   6   6 -26
Prairie-Sigler 4-15, 0-2, 10; Schaeffer 1-7, 0-3, 2; Holthaus 3-7, 0-1, 6; Johnson 5-14, 0-0, 10; Shears 3-16, 2-8, 8; Bruner 1-5, 0-0, 2; Keating 1-2, 0-0, 2; Riener 0-0, 0-0, 0; Schlader 2-3, 0-1, 4; Schumacher 2-4, 0-1, 4; VonBargen 0-0, 0-0, 0; Mader 1-1, 0-0, 2; Heitman 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler 2.
Culdesac-T. Hewett 7-20, 0-0, 15; Ethridge 1-6, 0-0, 2; Gibbs 0-2, 0-0, 0; S. Hewett 0-2, 0-0, 0; Dau 1-14, 6-8, 9; Blewett 0-0, 0-0, 0; Stolte 0-0, 0-0, 0; Charwood 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-T. Hewett, Dau.
Amber Holthaus dribbles into the lane against Deary. At left is Mary Shears.
Samantha Keating and Megan Sigler doubleteam a Deary ballhandler in the backcourt.
Megan Sigler goes up for a shot against Culdesac.

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
29 & 30-Kamiah Tournament. lost to Troy 32-41, beat North Idaho Christian 60-48
JANUARY
  5-Summit, here, lost 37-49
  8-Deary, there*, won 44-32
  9-Culdesac (V only), here, won 50-26
12-Troy, here*, lost 35-50, details next week
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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