Pirates win at Nezperce
The Prairie Pirates jumped out to a 17-2 lead and then held off a Nezperce rally to win 59-45 at Nezperce Friday, Jan. 15.
It was a matchup of the #1 ranked 1A, Division 1 team (Prairie) against the #3 ranked 1A Division 2 team.Branden Waller scores a layup against Nezperce. At right is Conner Rieman.
David Sigler drained a pair of 3-pointers to get the scoring started for the Pirates.
After a basket by Nezperce, Prairie went on an 11-0 run to push the lead to 17-2. Branden Waller and Devin Schmidt each hit a pair of shots in the run as Prairie made 6 of their first 8 shots from the field.
Nezperce finally put a run together near the end of the quarter but prairie still led 19-8 at the quarter break.
Schmidt scored from the perimeter to open the second quarter scoring but a 0-6 run by the Indians cut the lead to 7.
Prairie answered wth their own 7-0 run as Schmidt hit 2 more baskets and then stole the ball and passed to Waller who was fouled on the lay-up and converted a 3-point play.
A basket by Conner Rieman and a 3-pointer by Sigler enabled Prairie to lead 33-23 at the half.
Nezperce opened the third quarter with a 3-9 run to cut the lead to 4 at 36-32. Prairieís only basket in that run was a 3-pointer by Waller.
Prairie broke the run and started a 7-0 run of their own when Andrew Gabica connected on a finger-roll and was fouled. 
Sigler then found Waller twice inside for lay-ups to make it 43-32.
Nezperce never got any closer than 9 the rest of the way.
It was still a 10-point game at 50-40 with 2:42 left.
Andrew Gabica goes up for a shot in the lane at Nezperce. At right is Conner Rieman.With 2:07 left Sigler stole an inbounds pass and scored and was fouled. He converted the 3-point play. 
Sigler then rebounded a missed Nezperce free throw and was fouled again, converting both ends of the 1 and 1.
The Pirates added 4 more free throws down the stretch as they pulled away for the 14 point win.
Sigler wound up with 21 points to lead the Pirates in scoring with Waller scoring 16 and Schmidt 13. Gabica, who played a great all-around game, scored 6 and Rieman scored 3.
Prairie held just a 33-32 rebounding edge on the Indians with Gabica grabbing 10 boards to lead the Pirates.
Gabica, Sigler and Schmidt each had 3 steals and 4 assists.
Prairie was 22 for 50 from the field, 44%, and 11 for 17 at the line, 65%. Nezperce was 17 for 49 from the field, 35%, and 6 for 12 at the line, 50%.
In the JV game Prairie lost for the second time this season to Nezperce, this time 32-53 as the Indians just overwhelmed the Pirates.
Nezperce started the game with a 0-7 run and then started the second quarter with a 0-13 run as they showed why theyíre unbeaten this season and have given Prairieís JVís their only 2 losses on the season.
After the initial 0-7 start Prairie was able to rally back within 4 at 11-15 but the 0-13 start to the second quarter was the backbreaker.
Prairieís only points of the second quarter came on a basket by Ryan Dalgliesh with 1:05 left.
Prairie held the margin at 16-18 points in the third quarter until a 0-7 run late in the period pushed Nezperce to a 25 point margin.
Beau Schlader led the Prairie JVís in scoring with 8 points while Justin Schmidt scored 6. Dalgliesh and Brock Heath scored 4 each while Seth Guyer and Marcus Higgins scored 3 each and Tim Frei and Troy Lorentz scored 2 each.
Nezperce had a 33-41 rebounding edge. Lorentz led Prairie with 6 rebounds while Guyer and Dalgliesh had 5 each.
Schmidt and Dalgliesh had 2 steals each and Christopher Hoene had 2 assists.
Prairie was 14 for 54 from the field, 26%, and 3-8 at the line, 38%. Nezperce was 22 for 55 from the field, 40%, and 4 for 8 at the line, 50%.
Prairie        19 14 11 15 -59
Nezperce     8 15 12 10 -45
Prairie-Schmidt 6-12, 1-2, 13; Rieman 1-2, 1-4, 3; Gabica 2-6, 2-3, 6; Sigler 6-10, 6-7, 21; Waller 7-17, 1-1, 16; Holthaus 0-3, 0-0, 0; Schaeffer 0-1, 0-0, 0; Guyer 0-0, 0-0, 0; Schlader 0-0, 0-0, 0; J. Schmidt 0-0, 0-0, 0; Heath 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler 3, Waller.
Nezperce-Leitch 4-12, 5-8, 15; Killmar 0-1, 0-0, 0; Scott 3-11, 0-0, 7; S. Wahl 6-9, 1-2, 13; Fuchs 1-6, 0-0, 2; Carpenter 1-4, 0-0, 2; Riggers 3-7, 0-2, 6. 3-pointers-Leitch 2, Scott.

Pirates win by 17 at C.V.
The Prairie Pirates spotted C.V. a 0-4 lead then came back and beat them 56-39 in a White Pine League game at Kooskia Saturday, January 16.
Branden Waller scored a pair of baskets to tie the score and a steal by David Sigler led to a Devin Schmidt basket that gave Prairie their first lead. A Sigler 3-pointer capped Prairieís 9-0 run. 
After a C.V. basket Kyle Holthaus hit from just inside the 3-point arc and Sigler stole a pass and drove for a lay-up to make it 13-6 after one quarter.
C.V. scored to open the second quarter but Prairie then scored 7 straight to make it 20-8. C.V. managed to cut the lead back to 6 by halftime at 22-16 as Prairieís 50% first quarter shooting cooled off in the second period to 4 of 15.
Prairie started the third quarter with a 9-0 run to push the lead to 15 points as Waller scored 4 and Schmidt scored 3.
C.V. cut the lead back to 10 and the lead stayed around 9-12 points the rest of the quarter as Prairie led 36-26 entering the fourth quarter.
C.V. was able to hang within 10 points until the final 1:30 when they started fouling to try and gain possessions and Prairie was able to make their free throws.
Prairie led 49-39 with 1:42 left after a C.V. basket and then scored the final 7 points of the game with 5 of those coming at the line.
Waller wound up with 18 points, including 9 in the third quarter alone, to lead Prairie in scoring. Schmidt connected on 7 of 10 from the field and wound up with 17 points. Sigler scored 9, Conner Rieman 6, Holthaus 5 and Andrew Gabica 1.
Rebounding wound up even at 29-29. Schmidt had 7 to lead Prairie with Waller adding 5 rebounds.
Sigler had 6 steals and Rieman and Schmidt had 4 each as Prairie forced C.V. into 23 turnovers.
Sigler also had 5 assists and Rieman had 3 assists.
Prairie was 22 for 47 from the field, 47%, and 11 for 22 at the line, 50%. C.V. was 14 for 41 from the field, 34%, and 10 for 16 at the line, 63%.
With their 11th straight win Prairie improves to 12-1 overall and 4-0 in league play.
In the JV game Prairie bounced back from a loss the night before to beat C.V. 51-40.
Seth Guyer scored 10 points in the first quarter on 5 for 6 shooting to help Prairie take a 20-8 lead. Ryan Dalgliesh added 6 points in the quarter.
The scoring pace slowed in the second quarter with Guyer adding 4 points while Brock Heath scored 5 including a half-ending 3-pointer from the corner. Prairie led 31-18 at the half.
Prairie led 38-24 with 3 minutes left in the third quarter when C.V. mounted a rally. They used three 3-pointers and a pair of free throws to cut the Prairie lead to just 3 points at 38-35 at the end of the quarter.
Guyer broke the run and put Prairie back up by 6 early in the fourth quarter when he converted a 3-point play.
C.V. cut the lead back to 3 again with another 3 pointer but Prairie held them scoreless over the next 5 minutes while scoring 7 straight points, 5 of them at the free throw line, to push the lead back to 10.
Guyer wound up with 24 points to lead the JVís in scoring with Dalgliesh scoring 8, Heath 7, Tim Frei 6, Beau Schlader 4 and Schmidt 2.
Prairie had a 41-31 rebounding edge with Guyer grabbing 19 to lead the team.
Guyer and Troy Lorentz had 3 steals each while Schlader had 4 assists.
Prairie was 18 for 51 from the field, 35%, and 13 for 17 at the line, 76%. C.V. was 12 for 43 from the field, 28%, and 10 for 17 at the line, 59%.
Prairie 13   9 14 20 -56
C.V.     6 10 10 13 -39
Prairie-Schmidt 7-10, 3-4, 17; Rieman 2-3, 2-5, 6; Gabica 0-2, 1-4, 1; Sigler 3-10, 2-2, 9; Waller 8-17, 2-5, 18; Schaeffer 0-1, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 2-4, 1-2, 5. 3-pointers-Sigler.
C.V.-C. Squires 0-4, 2-4, 2; Heavy Runner 2-8, 2-4, 6; Walker 1-3, 0-0, 2; J. Squires 4-11, 0-0, 8; Davis 3-8, 2-2, 9; Owens 0-3, 2-4, 2; Paul 3-3, 1-2, 7. 3-pointers-Davis.
David Sigler handles the ball with Jordan Killmar defending for Nezperce.
Devin Schmidt goes for two at Nezperce. At left is David Sigler.

Four perfect 25's this week
The skies were clear and the wind was nil.  The beautiful weather made for some great scores. 
The 74.40 club score was brought in part by 4 perfect 25's...Lowell Mader, Scott Jungert, Andy Terhaar and Clint Riener. 
There were plenty of 24's as well.  Andy Uhlorn, Rod Sheets, Andy Harman, Roger Kaschmitter, Darrel Uhlorn, Brandon Poxleitner and Debby Arnzen stand out in the crowd.  We appreciate all who participate in the activities but more so to those who help make it happen. 
To all who are unaware, we are open to practice shooting on Saturdays at noon.  Come join the fun!

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, won 59-45
16-C.V. there, 4 p.m.*, won 56-39
21-Highland, there, JV, C only
22-Kamiah, THERE, JV at 4:30 p.m. at Middle School, Varsity 7:30 p.m. at High School
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

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