Lady Pirates beat Deay by 28
The Prairie Lady Pirates picked up their first White Pine League win of the season when they defeated Deary 50-22 Tuesday, Dec. 7 at Cottonwood.
Megan Sigler scored Prairieís first 6 points and Kendal Schumacher added a free throw as Prairie jumped to a 7-0 lead. Kendal Schumacher has a determined look on her face as she battles in the lane against Deary (and appears to get fouled as #21 gets a hand full of uniform). At right is Shelby VonBargen.
MaKayla Schaeffer and Callie Mader each made steals that contributed to the early lead.
Prairie wound up the first quarter with a 14-4 lead.
Seven different players scored in the second quarter as Prairie extended the lead to 31-14 by halftime.
Deary couldnít handle Prairieís pressure defense as the Pirates forced 19 first half turnovers, most of them on steals.
Sigler wound up with 8 first half points while Kayla Johnson came off the bench to contribute 5 in the second quarter.
The shooting cooled off in the third quarter as Prairie hit just 2 of 13 shots and Deary was able to outscore them 7-8.
In the fourth quarter though Prairie held Deary scoreless as they scored the final 12 points of the game with Mader and MeShel Rad scoring 5 each and Tanna Schlader adding the other 2.
Ten of the 11 players on the roster scored in the game with Mader and Rad scoring 9 each to lead the team. Sigler scored 8, Johnson 7, Schumacher 5, Shelby VonBargen 4 and Schaeffer, Haleigh Schmidt, Taylor Heitman and Schlader 2 each.
Prairie held a 50-32 edge in rebounding led by Rad with 13. Heitman added 8 rebounds while Mader had 7 and Schaeffer 6.
Prairie collected 32 steals out of Dearyís 36 turnovers. 10 of 11 players had at least 1 steal led by Rad with 5. Mader, VonBargen and Schmidt had 4 each while Schaeffer, Schumacher, Meaghan Bruner and Heitman had 3 each.
Mader had 3 assists.
Prairie was 21 for 71 from the field, 30%, and 7 for 18 at the line, 39%. Deary was 8 for 37 from the field, 22%, and 4 for 8 at the line, 50%.
With the win Prairie improves to 1-1 in league and 2-5 on the season.
The JV team stayed unbeaten with a 29-24 win despite going scoreless in the fourth quarter.
Leah Holthaus scored Prairieís first 7 points of the game with the last of those coming on a 3-pointer as Prairie took a 7-4 lead. Tyler Workman and Jenny Gimmeson each added a basket as Prairie led 11-5 at the end of the first quarter.
Megan Sigler and a Deary player battle for the ball. Eventually a jump ball was called.Prairie extended the lead to 19-8 in the second quarter as Beka Bruner scored 6 of Prairieís 8 points. The offense then stalled and Deary scored the final 6 points of the half to close within 19-14. Dearyís Abigaile Seubert scored all 14 first half points.
Deary came out in the third quarter with 6í Coral Knerr, who also plays varsity, getting her first action and she scored 4 quick points to cut the lead to 1.
Holthaus then hit a 3-pointer but Knerr responded with a putback to cut the lead to 2. Prairie then scored the final 7 points of the quarter to push the lead back to 9 at 29-20. Daune Hoene and Stephanie Gimmeson each scored a basket and Holthaus added another 3-pointer.
Gimmesonís basket with 2:44 left in the third quarter would turn out to be Prairieís final points of the game.
Fortunately Deary scored only 4 in the final quarter as Prairie held on to win.
Holthaus had 13 points to lead the team in scoring. Bruner scored 6, Workman 4 and Hoene, Stephanie Gimmeson and Jenny Gimmeson 2 each.
Prairie had a 59-41 rebounding edge led by Workman with 12. Kayla Frei added 9 rebounds and Holthaus, Keely Schmidt and Stephanie Gimmeson had 8 each.
Hoene had 4 steals and Samantha Keating and Stephanie Gimmeson had 2 assists each.
Prairie was 13 for 70 from the field, 19%, and 0 for 6 at the line. Deary was 11 for 47 from the field, 23%, and 2 for 7 at the line, 29%.
Deary   4 10 8   0 -22
Prairie 14 17 7 12 -50
Prairie-Mader 4-16, 0-1, 9; Sigler 4-11, 0-0, 8; Schaeffer 1-4, 0-0, 2; Schumacher 1-5, 3-8, 5; Rad 4-10, 1-2, 9; VonBargen 1-6, 2-2, 4; Johnson 3-6, 1-2, 7; Heitman 1-5, 0-1, 2; Schmidt 1-6, 0-0, 2; Bruner 0-0, 0-0, 0; Schlader 1-3, 0-2, 2. 3-pointers-Mader.
Deary-Thompson 2-12, 0-0, 5; Batey 3-4, 1-2, 8; Corker 0-4, 0-0, 0; Workman 0-4, 2-2, 2; Dorendorf 2-5, 0-2, 4; Knerr 0-2, 1-2, 1; Olson 0-2, 0-0, 0; Cannon 1-4, 0-0, 2; Seubert 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Thompson, Batey.

Lady Pirates lose to Nezperce
As in their first matchup, Prairie fell behind early to Nezperce and rallied late but came up short in a 37-44 loss at Cottonwood Thursday, Dec. 9.
Nezperce led 7-11 at the end of the first quarter and 13-21 at the half.
They extended the lead to 21-34 after 3 quarters but Kayla Johnson led a rally in the fourth with 8 of her 10 points in the game as Prairie cut the lead to just 4 at late in the game. Nezperce was able to hold them off by hitting their free throws late which led to the final 7 point margin.
Johnson and MeShel Rad each had 10 points to lead the Pirates in scoring with Megan Sigler and Kendal Schumacher scoring 5 each. Callie Mader added 4 points, Haleigh Schmidt 2 and Tanna Schlader 1.
Rad had a big rebounding night with over 20.
In the JV game Prairie lost their first game of the season as Nezperce prevailed 9-23 in a 2-quarter game.
Nezperce 11 10 13 10 -44
Prairie        7   6   8 16 -37
Prairie-Mader 2, 0-1, 4; Bruner 0, 0-0, 0; Sigler 2, 0-3, 5; Schaeffer 0, 0-0, 0; Schmidt 1, 0-0, 2; Schumacher 2, 0-0, 5; Rad 2, 6-9, 10, Johnson 5, 0-0, 10; Schlader o, 1-2, 1; Heitman 0, 0-0, 0; VonBargen 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Schumacher, Sigler.
Nezperce-K. Seitz 1, 0-0, 2; M. Seitz 7, 6-8, 22; Leitch 2, 2-5, 7; Wemhoff 1, 3-4, 5; S. Kuther 0, 0-0, 0; Miller 0, 1-4, 1; Lycan 0, 0-0, 0; A. Kuther 2, 3-4, 7. 3-pointers-M. Seitz 2.

Lady Pirates win by 14 at Timberline
The Prairie Lady Pirates made it 3 wins in their last 4 games with a 51-37 non-league win over Timberline at Weippe Monday, Dec. 13.
Prairie threw their press at Timberline at the start and jumped out to a 14-1 lead by the end of the first quarter.
The two teams played pretty much even the rest of the way as Prairie outscored the Spartans just 37-36 through the other 3 quarters as they made their first quarter margin stand up.
Prairie also hit the boards well as they came away with 48 rebounds in the contest.
Megan Sigler had 11 points to lead the scoring and added 6 steals as Prairie forced 23 turnovers.
MaKayla Schaeffer also hit double figures with 10 points and added 14 rebounds.
MeShel Rad scored 8 points while Callie Mader, Kayla Johnson and Kendal Schumacher scored 5 each. Shelby VonBargen scored 3 and Haleigh Schmidt and Taylor Heitman scored 2 each.
Timberline may have decided if you canít beat them, beat them up as they committed 28 fouls in the game, sending Prairie to the line for 47 free throw attempts.
With the win Prairie improves to 4-6 on the season.
Prairie also won the JV game 43-32 as the JVís improve to 9-1.
Prairie       14 11 7 19 -51
Timberline   1 12 9 15 -37
Prairie-Mader 1, 2-2, 5; Bruner 0, 0-0, 0; Sigler 3, 5-6, 11; Schaeffer 3, 4-11, 10; Schmidt 1, 0-0, 2; Schumacher 1, 3-8, 5; Rad, 2, 4-9, 8; Johnson 2, 1-3, 5; Schlader 0, 0-0, 0; Heitman 1, 0-0, 2; VonBargen 0, 3-8, 3. 3-pointers-Mader.
Timberline-McCollum 2, 1-2, 5; As. Jared 3, 0-2, 6; Ar. Jared 5, 2-4, 18; Newcome 0, 3-8, 3; Cook 1, 0-0, 2; Browers 0, 1-2, 1; Klensmith 0, 0-0, 0; Miles 0, 0-0, 0; C. Jared 0, 0-0, 0; McIntosh 1, 0-4, 2. 3-pointers-Ar. Jared 2.
Kayla Johnson goes for a lay-up against Deary. Haleigh Schmidt watches.
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
  9-Nezperce, here, lost 44-37
13-Timberline, there (schedule change), won 51-37
17-Kendrick, there*
JANUARY
  3-Orofino, here (rescheduled from Nov. 22) May be cancelled as Orofino is down to JV only status
  4-Summit, here
10-Orofino, there, see note above
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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