Summit boys win District opener
The Summit Academy Patriots jumped out to a 12-1 lead and were never really threatened as they rolled past Highland 62-30 in their District Tournament opener Monday, Feb. 15 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston.David Johnson gets ready to go up for a lay-up against Highland at the District Tournament. At left is Josh Schlader and at right is Dylan Prigge.
With the win they’ll face #1 seeded Nezperce Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2:30 p.m. also at the LCSC Activity Center.
Neither team scored in the first 2 minutes of the game with David Johnson coming off the bench to get Summit’s first 2 points on a putback at the 5:58 mark. He added another basket 43 seconds later on another putback.
Josh Schlader got into the scoring column with a pair of baskets and Josh Frei scored 2 baskets for the 12-1 lead.
A putback by Schlader and a driving lay-up by Dylan Prigge gave Summit a 16-5 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Highland scored to open the second quarter but Summit had two runs of 7 straight points in the quarter as they pulled away to a 33-13 lead by halftime.
Summit started the third quarter with an 8-0 run to push the lead to 41-13 and led 49-21 after three quarters.
Prigge led the scoring with 19 points and had 7 steals and 3 assists. Schlader and Frei each had a double-double. Schlader had 12 points and 15 rebounds while Frei had 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Johnson scored 6 points and 7 rebounds in limited action as he’s still battling leg problems.
Derek Nuxoll scored 5 points and had 4 steals and 3 assists. Dan Wemhoff scored 5 points including a 3-pointer at the end of the first half.
Austin Chmelik and Shane Stubbers scored 2 points each.
Summit held a 46-34 rebounding edge.
The Patriots were 25 for 55 from the field, 45%, and 10 for 22 at the line, 45%. Highland was 14 for 54 from the field, 26%, and 3 for 7 at the line, 43%.
About the only downside of the game for Summit was the 27 turnovers they committed.
Summit 16 17 16 13 -62
Highland 5 8 8 9 -30
Summit-Nuxoll 2-3, 1-2, 5; Au. Chmelik 1-4, 0-0, 2; Prigge 7-12, 5-8, 19; Frei 5-13, 1-3, 11; Schlader 5-10, 2-6, 12; Johnson 3-8, 0-0, 6; Wemhoff 1-1, 2-4, 5; Stubbers 1-3, 0-0, 2; An. Chmelik 0-1, 0-0, 0; Dempsey 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Prigge.
Highland-Miller 2-13, 0-0, 4; Briggs 1-8, 0-0, 2; Behler 4-13, 0-0, 9; Arnzen 2-6, 2-3, 7; Lowe 4-11, 1-2, 9; Mercado 0-1, 0-2, 0; Eaton 0-1, 0-0, 0; Seideman 1-1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Behler, Arnzen.
Dylan Prigge makes a pass to Josh Frei during Summit's District opener against Highland.

Summit boys win season finale
The Summit Patriots trailed at halftime but blitzed Highland in the third quarter to pull away for a 79-57 win at Craigmont Thursday, Feb. 11.
In a high scoring first half Highland had taken a 12-16 lead after the first quarter and led 36-29 at halftime. Summit though scored the first 25 points of the third quarter punctuated by a slam dunk by Dylan Prigge who led the Summit scoring attack with 34 points. Summit wound up outscoring Highland 34-2 in that third quarter, the only quarter of the game that they outscored the Huskies.
Prigge wound up filling the stat sheet as he had 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals to go along with his 34 points.
Josh Frei and Austin Chmelik were also in double figures with 12 and 11 points respectively. David Johnson scored 9 points, Josh Schlader scored 6, Derek Nuxoll scored 5 and Shane Stubbers scored 2.
The win was the league game between the two schools and clinched the #2 seed for Summit heading into the District Tournament. Summit finished 1-1 in Division 2 league games and 2-9 overall against the White Pine League. They were 8-12 on the season.
In the JV game Summit pulled out a 46-42 win in overtime.
Summit   12 17 34 16 -79
Highland 16 20   2 19 -57
Summit-An. Chmelik 0, 0-1, 0; Nuxoll 2, 1-2, 5; Wemhoff 0, 0-0, 0; Dempsey 0, 0-0, 0; Au. Chmelik 4, 1-1, 11; Johnson 3, 3-4, 9; Stubbers 1, 0-0, 2; Frei 4, 4-4, 12; Prigge 13, 4-4, 34, Rockwell 0, 0-0, 0; Schlader 3, 0-0, 6. 3-pointers-Prigge 4, Au. Chmelik 2.
Highland-Miller 6, 1-2, 16; Webb 0, 0-0, 0; Briggs 4, 0-0, 10; Behler 6, 3-4, 15; Arnzen 4, 1-2, 9; Lowe 2, 0-0, 4; Toothaker 0, 0-0, 0; Eaton 1, 1-2, 3; Mercado 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Miller 3, Briggs 2.

Summit girls place fourth at Hallissey Tournament
Patriot girls dropped their first contest to a local Nezperce coalition, but managed to battle back through the losing bracket, winning three straight games to enter the annual Hallissey semifinals, but fatigue and a matchup with eventual tourney champs St. Mark’s ended the hope the girls had for bringing back a trophy.
In a very defensive game, with shots continually rolling off the rim for the Patriots, Summit saw their first half lead of 8-7 slowly disappear as Kelsie Seitz and Kendall Ulmer, joining Nezperce for this tourney, scored crucial baskets in the fourth to edge the Patriots by a score of 24 to 20.  Summit actually had a chance to tie with a shot with under a minute to go, but it like others before it rolled off the rim, and Nezperce added a bucket just before the end to close out the score.  Summit spread out the scoring load with Sarah Chmelik leading the way with 6, Nicole Wemhoff adding 4, and Kayla Schumacher, Megan Seubert, Abby Chmelik, Megan Rehder, and Rachael Frei each adding two.  Ulmer with nine and Seitz with eight led the Nezperce attack.
In the losing bracket, Summit ran roughshot over a second team from St. Joe’s of Boise, the large school entering two 7th grade teams in the tourney, by a score of 45-12, with nine of the ten Patriots scoring, led by Megan Rehder’s 15, Kayla Schumacher’s 10, Kayla Duclos’ six, four from Megan Seubert, and two each from Rachael Frei, Nicole Wemhoff, Jolene Chmelik, Abby Chmelik, and Kaitlen Stubbers.
Game two in the loser bracket one hour later matched Sumit with a tough and tall St. Joe 8th, with Summit trailing through three quarters but outscoring their opponents 12 to 5 in the fourth to take a hard fought, loser out game from the Boise school by a score of 29 to 25.  The win was a very satisfying one, as the Boise school had hit two threes at the end of the first, the last from half court as the buzzer rang to take a 9-4 lead at that time.  But the Patriots fought back over the next three quarters to eke out the win at the end, with scoring as follows: Schumacher –7, Frei –2, Seubert –2, Wemhoff –9, Abby Chmelik –1, Rehder –3, and Sarah Chmelik –5.
Loser out game number three, still the same day, saw the Patriots survive a 0 –point first quarter, to slowly battle back over the next three to take a very hard fought 24-21 win at the end, this time over the first team from St. Joe 7.  The 16-13 scoring edge for the Patriots in the second half proved to be just enough to put the local team into the semifinals the next day.  Scoring 6 each for the Patriots in this game: Schumacher, Rehder, and Sarah Chmelik, with Wemhoff adding 4, and Frei –2.
Sunday proved to be a repeat for the Patriots however, as once again the day’s matchup scheduled them with the eventual tourney champions, a team from St. Mark’s with a center about 6 feet tall, and one who was dominant on the boards.  A weary summit team got off to a very poor start, falling behind 11 to 4 in the first, but battled back to within two at the half, 13-15.  Fatigue definitely took its toll in the third, however, as the larger St. Mark’s, with several subs in and out, and with full-court pressure all the way, outscored the patriots 9-1 in the third.  Turning to its own full-court press in the final quarter, the Patriots did pull within six at one time, but ended up on the short end of a 29 to 36 score.  Sarah led the scoring in this effort with her best game of the year, with ten for the most part off the boards, with Schumacher’s 7, Wemhoff’s 4, and two each from Frei, Seubert, Abby Chmelik, and Rehder rounding out the scoring.
The St. Mark team, ending Summit’s tourney, went on to defeat the 8th grade team from the same school, and at halftime, was leading Nezperce, undefeated at the time, by a score of 36-5, the information from a fan who left at the time, and had no information on the final score.
The 4th place finish fell one short of last year’s team, as the 2009 girls lost out to the eventual champions in the semi-finals, finishing 3rd in the tourney

Summit boys awarded Hallissey Sportsmanship Trophy
Traveling to Boise this past weekend to participate in the annual Hallissey tourney sponsored by the Diocese of Boise, Summit’s boys managed only one win in three attempts, but were selected by the tourney managers to be the recipient of the Sportsmanship award, given to the boys part of the competition.  St. Peter and Paul of Grangeville duplicated the award in the girl’s division, taking home the award there.
The coveted award, emphasized by the Diocese’s emphasis on sportsmanship, has now been won five times by Summit, the first coming in 2003, won by the girls, then in 2004 by the boys, in 2005 by the girls agian, then in 2008 by the boys, and again this year by the boys.
Game stats were not available at this time, but the Patriots started off the tourney with a win over St. Mary’s 7, then in the losing bracket, dropped to hard fought games to St. Joe’s 8th, who ended up in the championship round, and then one game later, losing again to St. Joe’s this time a seventh grade team, which finished fourth in the tourney.
Summit’s young team put up a good battle in each game, always out-numbered and outsized, as 8th graders Matthew Schwartz and Michael Waters, joined with 7th graders Nathan Beckman, Josh Lustig, and Rhett Schlader, and sixth graders Justin Schumacher, Thomas Schwartz, and Dean Stubbers giving a very sportsmanlike effort in every game.

The Summit Academy boys basketball team was awarded the Sportsmanship Trophy in Boise this weekend at the Annual Hallissey Basketball Tournament. (from left) Tournament committee member, Thomas Schwartz, Justin Schumacher, Bishop Michael Driscoll, Nathan Beckman, Dean Stubbers, Josh Lustig, Michael Waters, Coach Domie Lustig, Matthew Schwartz, Rhett Schlader, and Coach Matt Beckman.

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