girls win District title
For the second straight season the Summit Academy Lady Patriots will be going to the state basketball tournament.
They earned the trip with a 58-39 win over Culdesac last Wednesday, Feb. 3 at the Highland gym in Craigmont.
With the win they swept the Wolves in their best 2 of 3 District Tournament and will take a 16-5 record into the State Tournament which starts next Thursday, Feb. 18 at Nampa High School.
Against the Wolves Summit jumped out to a 15-6 lead after the first quarter and extended the lead to 31-10 by halftime.
Savanah Prigge did the bulk of the first half scoring as 13 of her 15 points were in the first half.
Summit kept up the scoring in the third quarter as they outscored the Wolves 19-11 to take a commanding 50-21 lead into the final period.
Culdesac outscored them 8-18 in the fourth but it was too little too late for the Wolves.
Rachel Wemhoff came close to pulling off a triple-double in the game as she had 8 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists in the game.
Savannah Kuther had 10 points while Jamie Chmelik scored 9. Tara Stubbers scored 7 with 12 rebounds.
Nicole Frei scored 4 while Jenn Wemhoff connected on a 3-pointer for 3 points and Courtney Schwartz scored 2 points.
Summit will face the District 5-6 champion at 6:15 p.m. MDT Thursday, Feb. 18 in the opening round of the State Tournament at Nampa High School, the same place they played last year.
Culdesac 6 4 11 18 -39
Summit 15 16 19 8 -58
Summit-Chmelik 4, 1-5, 9; Frei 2, 0-1, 4; J. Wemhoff 1, 0-0, 3; T. Stubbers 3, 1-2, 7; Schumacher 0, 0-0, 0; Schwartz 1, 0-0, 2; R. Wemhoff 3, 2-9, 8; C. Stubbers 0, 0-2, 0; Kuther 5, 0-1, 10; Uhlenkott 0, 0-0, 0; Schlader 0, 0-0, 0; Prigge 6, 3-5, 15. 3-pointers-J. Wemhoff.
Culdesac-Blewett 0, 0-0, 0; T. Hewett 2, 0-0, 6; Gibbs 1, 1-3, 3; S. Hewett 2, 0-0, 5; Dau 5, 11-12, 25; Charwood 0, 0-1, 0; Brown 0, 0-0, 0; Stolte 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Dau 4, T. Hewett 2, S. Hewett.
The Summit Academy Lady Patriots proclaim they're #1 after beating Culdesac to earn a state tournament berth.
Summit boys lose 3 of 4
February's first week proved to be a near disastrous one for Summit Academy's boys team, as the locals dropped three games during the period, two by the closest of scores and the last by a bunch!
No further details available at this time, but last week the Patriots traveled to Timberline for a Whitepine league match, and dropped their second contest of the season to the Loggers there, by the slim margin of three points. Down by three with the clock ticking down, Dylan Prigge launched a three that banked off the board and fell through the net, but had been fouled on the floor a second earlier, nullifying the shot, and putting Prigge at the line for two penalty attempts. The game ended there, the first shot failing to find net, and doomed the Patriot chances for overtime.
Much the same can be said for the Summit-Troy league match, hosted here at Prairie Middle school. Close throughout, the Patriots stayed with the Trojans right to the end, but again dropped behind by a bucket or two at the end, extending their losing league record one more game, all of them close without wins at the end.
Saturday at Salmon River, however, the Patriots experienced one of their poorest outings of the season, dropping their third contest with the Savages by a double-digit score. Summit shots simply would not
fall, and fatigue was evident at the Patriots could do nothing right,
turnovers, many unforced, playing a large part in the loss. Earlier,
Summit had defeated Salmon River twice, once in the Kickoff Tourney at New Meadows, then again easily in the-Saturday tourney hosted by Highland in January.
Details for above games were not available at the time.
Hosting Deary in a rescheduled White pine league game this Monday, the frustrated Patriots experienced one of their best outings of the year, keeping turnovers to a season low eight, and shooting 46% from the field on 27 of 59 attempts. Senior night for both the girls and boys teams, senior Prigge had one of his best nights ever, scoring 33 points, pulling down 12 rebounds, handing out four assists, and coming up with four steals and a block. Senior Josh Frei, also playing his last home game for the Patriots also had a good night, scoring 10 points on 5 of 10 attempts, and adding five steals to his two rebound, two assist night. Lady Patriot seniors Jenn Wemhoff, and Tara Stubbers were also honored the same evening for their faithful contribution to Summit girls' basketball over the past four years.
Other Patriots contributing in the 63 to 43 win over Deary, with scores by quarters as follows, Summit first: 10 -11, 22 - 28, Deary taking a 6 point half time lead, then a 21 - 2 burst by the Patriots in the third moving the local team ahead 45 - 28 at the end of the third; were as follows: Austin Chmelik - 9, and David Johnson, still nursing leg problems - 11. Rebounding stats credit one to James Rockwell, two to Dan Wemhoff, two to Austin Chmelik, five to Johnson, and another 12 boards by Josh Schlader. Shane Stubbers had one assist, Chmelik one, and Johnson two.
The win was the first for the Patriots in league, with league matches still remaining with CV this Tuesday away, and Highland Thursday away.
District competition will then commence at LCSC with Highland, Nezperce, and Summit vying for one trip to state.
In the jayvee preliminary, Summit gradually fell behind their Deary opponents, and ended up on the short end of a 42 to 60 score. Rockwell scored 6 and rebounded three during the game, Derek Nuxoll, 12 with 9 boards, Dan Wemhoff 6 with 2 boards, Shane Stubbers 3 with 9 boards, Justin Dempsey had five boards, Austin Chmelik, playing one quarter had three points, and Anthony Chmelik also scored 12 points; while pulling down 2 rebounds, and adding a team high 8 steals.
Summit jayvees also have two regular season games left, at CV and at Highland this week.
Summit boys start district play Monday
In the 1-A Division 2 District 2 Tournament Summit and Highland will play at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15 at LCSC.
The winner of that game will play Nezperce at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at LCSC.
The Feb. 15 loser will play the Feb. 20 loser at the home gym of the higher seed at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24.
The winner of that game will play the Feb. 20 winner at the home gym of the higher seed on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.
If the Feb. 20 winner loses that game the same two teams would play again at the same site on Friday, Feb. 27.
The District champion is the only team to advance to State.
The 1A Division 2 State Tournament will be at Caldwell High School. The District 2 champion would play the District 5-6 champion at 6:15 p.m. MDT.
Summit Academy sponsors free movie
Summit Academy is sponsoring a free movie viewing of The 13th day at the Blue Fox in Grangeville on February 27th and March 6th at 1:00 pm.
An introduction will be given including a synopsis of Sr. Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco's lives before and after the apparitions. Free will donations will be accepted.
Based on the memoirs of Sister Lucia Santos and independent eye-witness accounts, The 13th Day dramatizes the incredible true story of three shepherd children from the village of Fatima in Portugal who experienced six apparitions with a "Lady from Heaven", who later reveals herself to the Blessed Virgin Mary, between May and October 1917, which culminated the final prophesied miracle.
For further information, call Summit Academy at 208-962-5650 or 208-962-7326.