Rally falls just short against Kamiah
The Prairie Lady Pirates trailed by as many as 16 points against Kamiah but lost by just 1, 39-40, at Cottonwood Tuesday, Nov. 23.Kendal Schumacher looks to make a move past a Kamiah defender. In the background is Tanna Schlader.
The game featured the first ever head coaching matchup between sisters Lori Mader of Prairie and Tina Ulmer of Kamiah, and on their mother Ingrid Mader’s birthday. Ingrid was presented a special half Prairie, half Kamiah t-shirt by her daughters prior to the varsity game.
Kamiah jumped out to a 5-12 lead in the first quarter but Prairie closed within 5 after a pair of free throws by MeShel Rad. The Kubs then opened the second quarter with a 1-12 run as Shelby Cloninger scored 10 of those 12 points as Kamiah took an 8-24 lead with 3:43 left in the half.
Rad broke the run with a perimeter jump shot and Prairie closed the half with a 9-2 run of their own. Megan Sigler and Rad each connected on a pair of free throws and Sigler dropped in a 3-pointer in the final seconds to cut the lead to 9 at 17-26.
Cloninger scored the first 5 points of the third quarter to push the lead back to 14 at 17-31 but Prairie then made an adjustment, tightening up their defense on her and held her to just 3 points the rest of the game.
In the meantime Prairie started chipping away at the Kubs’ lead.
Prairie had a 15-3 run through most of the rest of the third quarter to cut the lead to just 2 points after a basket by Rad with 1:26 to go in the third quarter.
Rad has scored 10 of her team high 19 points in the third quarter to fuel the rally. She picked up her fourth foul though and sat much of the fourth quarter and Prairie’s scoring offense went out of the game with her.
Kamiah scored 4 points to push their lead back to 6 as Prairie went scoreless until the 6 minute mark of the fourth quarter when MaKayla Schaeffer scored a putback. 
About a minute later Tanna Schlader stole the ball and drove downcourt for a lay-up to again cut the lead to 2 with 5:01 left to play.
Prairie again went into a scoring drought but Kamiah didn’t score either until the 3:22 mark when Jessica Wilkins hit a shot to make it 36-40.
Prairie’s shooting touch went cold but Kamiah wasn’t scoring either as that was their last points of the game.
Callie Mader handles the ball at the point against Kamiah. At left is MeShel Rad.Callie Mader finally broke the drought with a 3-pointer in the final seconds to cut the final margin to 1.
Rad wound up with 19 points to lead Prairie in scoring with Sigler scoring 6, Schaeffer 4, Mader 3, Schlader, Kayla Johnson and Kendal Schumacher 2 each and Shelby VonBargen 1.
Prairie had a huge 46-29 rebounding edge led by Schumacher and Sigler with 9 each. Schaeffer had 7 rebounds and Rad had 6.
Schaeffer had 2 steals and Schaeffer and Rad had 2 assists each.
Cloninger wound up with 27 of Kamiah’s 40 points.
Prairie was 13 for 57 from the field, 23%, and 11 for 14 at the line, 79%. Kamiah was 17 for 49 from the field, 35%, and 2 for 5 at the line, 40%.
With the loss Prairie drops to 0-3 on the season.
The JV team meanwhile improved to 3-0 by eking out a 28-27 win over the Kubs.
Daun Hoene came off the bench to post a double-double, 11 points and 13 rebounds, to lead the JV’s in both categories.
Kamiah took the early lead in the game as they jumped out to a 2-10 lead and led 4-10 at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter was all Prairie though as they scored the first 10 points of the period to make it a 12-0 run overall. Hoene scored 6 of those points as Prairie took a 14-10 lead.
Kamiah finally broke the run to cut the lead to 2 but Keely Schmidt scored the final points of the half as Prairie took a 16-12 halftime lead.
Kamiah took back the lead quickly in the third quarter with a basket and a 3-points but Prairie then scored the next 7 points to take their biggest lead of the game at 23-17. Hoene started the run with a lay-up on a feed from Jenny Gimmeson. Sam Keating then hit a pair of baskets and Hoene added a free throw.
Kamiah bounced back with the final 5 points of the quarter to cut Prairie’s lead to 23-22.
Beka Bruner opened the fourth quarter scoring with a basket on an inbounds play and Hoene added a putback to push the lead to 5 with 6:54 left.
Neither side scored much the rest of the way as both teams had trouble hitting their shots. The final margin came on a free throw by Schmidt with 1:31 left.
Bruner was the JV’s second leading scorer with 6 points while Keating and Jacey Langston each scored 4 points and Schmidt scored 3.
Prairie had a 54-37 rebounding edge led by Hoene’s 13 with Schmidt adding 7 rebounds and Bruner and Tyler Workman 6 each.
10 different players had at least one steal led by Jenny Gimmeson who had 3. She also had 2 assists.
Prairie was 13 for 63 from the field, 21%, and 2 for 10 at the line, 20%. Kamiah was 10 for 38 from the field, 26%, and 4 for 12 at the line, 33%.
Kamiah 12 14 10 4 -40
Prairie     7 10 15 7 -39
Prairie-Sigler 1-12, 3-4, 5; Schaeffer 2-7, 0-0, 4; Schumacher 0-7, 2-2, 2; Rad 7-17, 5-6, 19; Johnson 1-2, 0-0, 2; Heitman 0-0, 0-0, 0; Schlader 1-4, 0-0, 2; Mader 1-5, 0-0, 3; Bruner 0-3, 0-0, 0; VonBargen 0-0, 1-2, 1. 3-pointers-Sigler, Mader.
Kamiah-Ulmer 2-11, 0-1, 5; Harper 0-3, 0-1, 0; Lane 0-2, 0-0, 0; Messenger 1-3, 0-0, 2; Cloninger 11-22, 2-3, 27; Wilkins 2-5, 0-0, 4; Penney 1-3, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Cloninger 3, Ulmer.

Lady Pirates pick up first win
The Prairie Lady Pirates dominated Culdesac for their first win of the season, 67-18 at Culdesac Monday, Nov. 29.
Prairie used their height advantage over the Highland-Culdesac co-op team to dominate the boards, pulling down a team total of 58.
MeShel Rad outscored Culdesac all by herself with a team high 20 points with Megan Sigler chipping in 10 points. 
Prairie jumped out to a 22-6 lead after 1 quarter of play and led 40-12 at the half and 56-18 after 3 quarters.
Kendal Schumacher added 9 points for the Pirates while MaKayla Schaeffer and Kayla Johnson scored 8 each. Haleigh Schmidt and Tanna Schlader scored 4 each while Taylor Heitman and Shelby VonBargen scored 2 each.
With the win Prairie improves to 1-3 on the season.
Prairie’s JV squad stayed unbeaten at 4-0 with a 19-12 win in a game that lasted for just a half due to low turnout numbers for Culdesac.
Prairie       22 18 16 11 -67
Culdesac     6   6   6   0 -18
Prairie-Mader 0, 0-0, 0; Bruner 0, 0-0, 0; Sigler 4, 1-4, 10; Schaeffer 4, 0-3, 8; Schmidt 2, 0-0, 4; Schumacher 4, 1-2, 9; Rad 9, 2-4, 20; Johnson 4, 0-0, 8; Schlader 1, 2-5, 4; Heitman 1, 0-1, 2; VonBargen 1, 0-1, 2. 3-pointers-Sigler.
Culdesac-Blewett 0, 0-0, 0; S. Hendren 0, 0-0, 0; Marker 1, 2-2, 4; M. Hendren 0, 0-0, 0; Brocker 0, 0-0, 0; C. Lowe 3, 0-0, 6; Wilson 1, 2-7, 4; Hart 2, 0-0, 4; Brown 0, 0-0, 0; A. Lowe 0, 0-0, 0; Heo 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Megan Sigler tries to put up a shot inside against Kamiah.
MeShel Rad puts up a jump shot over Kamiah's Shelby Cloninger.
Callie Mader heads for the Prairie basket after a steal. MeShel Rad and Megan Sigler trail on the play.
Taylor Heitman battles for the ball with Kamiah's Kyndahl Ulmer, granddaughter of Cottonwood's Ingrid Mader.
Games rescheduled
The two Prairie girls basketball games that were cancelled have been rescheduled.
The Orofino game is set for January 3 at Cottonwood.
The Culdesac game is rescheduled for January 27th  and  will be a quad with the boys against Highland.
The schedule for that day is:
3:30 ½ JV girls game (which may not happen as Culdesac may not have enough players to field a JV team anymore after an injury in Monday's game); 4:00 boys “C”; 5:30 boys “JV”; 7:00 girls “V”; 8:30 boys “V”
Also the Timberline girls game on January 11th has been moved to December 13th.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
12-Nezperce, there, lost 35-41
16-Culdesac, here, postponed due to power outage to Jan. 27
18-Grangeville, here, lost 26-61
22-Orofino, here, postponed due to weather to January 3
23-Kamiah, here, lost 39-40
29-Culdesac, there, won 67-18
30-Lapwai, here*, lost 33-75, details next week
  3-Grangeville, there, Idaho County Shootout
  4-Genesee, there, 1 p.m.
  7-Deary here*
  9-Nezperce, here
13-Timberline, there (schedule change)
17-Kendrick, there*
  3-Orofino, here (rescheduled from Nov. 22)
  4-Summit, here
10-Orofino, there
13-C.V., here*
15-Potlatch, there, 1 p.m.*
22-Genesee, here, 1 p.m.*
24-Kamiah, there
25-Troy, there*
27-Culdesac, here (rescheduled from Nov. 16)
Jan. 31, Feb 2, 5, 7  & 9-District at LCSC
Feb. 12-State Play-In game at St. Maries
Feb. 17-19-State at Nampa
Cottonwood, Idaho 83522


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