Lady Pirates win at Genesee
The Prairie Lady Pirates picked up their second win of the season as they beat Genesee 56-31 in a non-league game at Genesee Saturday, Dec. 4.
It was the Pirates 4th game in 6 days in which they went 2-2 with all four games being decided by at least 23 points.
Prairie raced out to a 17-4 lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back.
They maintained their lead through the second and third quarters, outscoring Genesee just 26-23 over that span, and then pulled away again at the end.
MeShel Rad had a big game with 15 points and 15 rebounds while Kendal Schumacher was also in double figures on the scoring side with 10 points. Megan Sigler had a solid all-round game with 7 points, 6 steals and 6 assists.
MaKayla Schaeffer also scored 7 points while Haleigh Schmidt, Taylor Heitman and Shelby VonBargen scored 4 each, Kayla Johnson scored 3 and Meaghan Bruner added 2 points.
Prairie improves to 2-5 with the win.
There was no JV game as Genesee has only about 11 players total.
Prairie      17 9 17 13 -56
Genesee     4 8 15   4 -31
Prairie-Mader 0, 0-1, 0; Bruner 1, 0-0, 2; Sigler 3, 0-2, 7; Schaeffer 3, 1-4, 7; Schmidt 2, 0-1, 4; Schumacher 4, 2-4, 10; Rad 5, 5-8, 15; Johnson 1, 1-2, 3; Schlader 0, 0-0, 0; Heitman 2, 0-1, 4; VonBargen 2, 0-4, 4. 3-pointers-Sigler.
Genesee-K. Kelnhofer 1, 2-6, 4; Phillips 5, 3-8, 15; Burt 0, 0-0, 0; T. Kelnhofer 0, 2-3, 2; Cornell 1, 0-0, 2; Osterberg 0, 0-1, 0; H. Carter 0, 0-2, 0; Becker 1, 0-0, 2; Frank 0, 0-0, 0; Moser 3, 0-2, 6; M. Carter 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Phillips 2.

Lady Pirates routed by Lapwai
Lapwai connected on 53% of their shoots and connected on ten 3-pointers as they routed the Prairie Lady Pirates 33-75 at Cottonwood Tuesday, Nov. 30.
Lapwaiís Sierra Higheagle was 6 for 6 in the first quarter with 13 points as the Wildcats jumped out to a 1-11 lead and led 6-25 at the quarter break.
Kendal Schumacher and MeShel Rad each scored 3 for the Pirates in the quarter.
It wasnít quite as bad in the second quarter as Prairie posted 14 points to 21 for Lapwai with Rad scoring 6 while Callie Mader and MaKayla Schaeffer scored 4 each in the quarter.
In the second half Prairie got their shots but couldnít make them as they hit just 6 of 38 second half attempts with Megan Sigler scoring 8 of Prairieís 13 second half points.
Rad led Prairie with 11 points in the game while Sigler scored 8, Schumacher 5 and Mader and Schaeffer 4 each.
Lapwai got 25 each from Higheagle and Natahnee Spencer while Katherine Samuels, who hit 4 of her first 5 3-point attempts wound up with 12.
Prairie outrebounded the Wildcats 45-35 as Rad collected 14 rebounds while Sigler had 7.
Rad also had 3 steals while Schaeffer, Sigler and Shelby VonBargen had 2 each and Schaeffer added 2 assists.
Prairie was 14 for 60 from the field, 23%, and 5 for 14 at the line, 36%. Lapwai was 31 for 58 from the field, 53%, and 1 for 1 at the line. They were 10 for 16 from 3-point range, 63%.
In the JV game Prairie pulled away in the second half for a 43-34 win to stay unbeaten.
The JVís got off to a slow start as they couldnít find the shooting range in the first quarter, hitting just 3 of 21 shot attempts. 
Leah Holthaus scored all 7 first quarter points for Prairie including a 3-pointer that opened the gameís scoring.
Fortunately Lapwai wasnít much better from the field as they were just 3 for 19 and led 7-8 at the end of the period.
Lapwai opened the second quarter with a 2-8 run to take a 9-16 lead but a 3-pointer by Stephanie Gimmeson got things going for Prairie and they outscored Lapwai 10-4 the rest of the half while forcing numerous turnovers as Prairie took a 22-20 halftime. Tyler Workmanís putback with 21 seconds left gave Prairie the lead and they never gave it back.
Prairie led by as many as 7 in the third quarter after another putback by Workman, but Lapwai connected on a 3-pointer to pull within 4, 31-27, at the end of the quarter.
Two free throws by Workman and a steal and drive for a lay-up by Keely Schmidt made it 35-27 but Lapwai quickly cut the lead back to 3 with 3:24 left to play.
Prairie outscored Lapwai 8-2 over the final 3 minutes to put the game away.
Holthaus scored 9 to lead Prairie with Schmidt and Workman adding 8 each. Gimmeson scored 6 while Kayla Frei scored 4 and Samantha Keating, Demetria Riener, Daun Hoene and Shaney Perrin scored 2 each.
Prairie outrebounded Lapwai 66-46 with Workman collecting 19 rebounds. Hoene added 9 rebounds and Keating had 8.
Schmidt had 4 steals while Hoene had 3 and Keating had 4 assists.
Prairie was 18 for 74 from the field, 24%, and 3 for 13 at the line, 23%. Lapwai was 14 for 63 from the field, 22%, and 3 for 9 at the line, 33%.
Lapwai 25 21 18 11 -75
Prairie    6 14 11   2 -33
Prairie-Mader 2-3, 0-0, 4; Sigler 4-12, 0-0, 8; Schaeffer 1-7, 2-6, 4; Schumacher 2-5, 1-4, 5; Rad 5-18, 1-2, 11; Schlader 0-0, 1-2, 1; Johnson 0-5, 0-0, 0; VonBargen 0-5, 0-0, 0; Schmidt 0-0, 0-0, 0; Heitman 0-3, 0-0, 0; Bruner 0-2, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Lapwai-Spencer 11-17, 0-0, 25; Samuels 4-7, 0-0, 12; Mitchell 0-1, 0-0, 0; Higheagle 11-16, 0-0, 25; Picard 2-6, 0-0, 4; Wilhelm 2-6, 0-0, 4; Oatman 2-6, 1-1, 5; Wilson 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Samuels 4, Spencer 3, Higheagle 3.

Lady Pirates lose at Grangeville
The Lady Pirates played well against Grangeville in the 1st and 4th quarters but a 1 for 22 shooting performance in the middle two periods doomed them to a 27-50 loss during the Idaho County Shootout Friday, Dec. 3 at Grangeville.MaKayla Schaeffer handles the ball against Grangeville. At right are MeShel Rad and Tanna Schlader, 30.
Grangeville started the game with a 3-10 run but Prairie bounced back late in the quarter by scoring the final 5 points to cut the lead to 2. MaKayla Schaeffer scored a free throw then Megan Sigler stole the ball and drove the floor for a lay-up. Kendal Schumacher ended the scoring for the quarter with a lay-up to make it 8-10.
Prairie wasnít able to carry any of that momentum into the second quarter through as they went 0 for 11 from the field and their only score of the period was a free throw by Schumacher at the 2:41 mark.
Grangeville didnít shoot much better as they hit just 3 of 15 but managed to take a 9-20 lead by halftime.
In the third quarter Grangeville went inside more to 6í Taylor Canady and 5í10Ē Nichole Solberg and outscored Prairie 5-18.
Prairieís only basket of the quarter was a 3-pointer by Schumacher at the 1:49 mark. MeShel Rad and Tanna Schlader had each earlier scored a free throw.
Grangeville pushed their lead to 16-44 in the fourth quarter before Sigler scored and Schumacher connected on a second 3-pointer.
Grangeville followed with a 0-6 run over the next 2 minutes but Prairie scored the gameís final 6 points on a basket by Shelby VonBargen and 2 baskets by Taylor Heitman.
Schumacher wound up with 11 points to lead Prairie in scoring with Sigler and Heitman scoring 4 each. Rad, VonBargen and Kayla Johnson scored 2 each and MaKayla Schaeffer and Schlader added 1 each.
Grangeville held a 40-51 rebounding edge with Johnson collecting 9 rebounds to lead Prairie while Sigler and Schumacher had 8 each.
Schumacher also had 5 steals and Sigler and Callie Mader had 2 assists each.
Prairie was 9 for 49 from the field, 18%, and 5 for 19 at the line, 26%. Grangeville was 20 for 56 from the field, 36%, and 9 for 17 at the line, 53%.
Prairie          8   1   5 13 -27
Grangeville 10 10 18 12 -50
Prairie-Mader 0-3, 0-1, 0; Sigler 2-9, 0-3, 4; Schaeffer 0-4, 1-5, 1; Schumacher 4-11, 1-2, 11; Rad 0-5, 2-4, 2; Johnson 1-6, 0-0, 2; Schlader 0-3, 1-3, 1; Schmidt 0-1, 0-0, 0; Bruner 0-2, 0-0, 0; Vonbargen 1-3, 0-1, 2; Heitman 2-2, 0-0, 4. 3-pointers-Schumacher 2.
Grangeville-Sullivan 2-8, 0-1, 4; Adams 1-7, 0-4, 2; Brown 4-14, 0-0, 9; Canaday 8-11, 3-4, 19; Solberg 4-7, 2-2, 10; Stewart 1-7, 4-5, 6; Key 0-1, 0-0, 0; Sundstrom 0-1, 0-1, 0; Johnston 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Brown.
Megan Sigler tries to drive past a Grangeville defender.
Tanna Schlader looks for an opening against Grangeville.

PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2010-11
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
NOVEMBER
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
DECEMBER
  3-Grangeville, there, Idaho County Shootout, lost 27-50
  4-Genesee, there, 1 p.m., won 56-31
  7-Deary here*, won 50-22, details next week
  9-Nezperce, here
13-Timberline, there (schedule change)
17-Kendrick, there*
JANUARY
  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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