Lady Patriots split games
Traveling to Troy on Tuesday and Lapwai on Thursday last week, the Summit Patriot ladies split their two games, both White Pine League matches, dropping Troy 53-36 in the first matchup, but losing a hard fought and intense battle with Lapwai 28-47.
In the Troy game, quarter scores were 6-6, 21-18 and 34-24 with a final of 53-36 indicate a very close first half but show Summit pulling away convincingly in the second, outscoring the Trojans 32-18 with an increased defensive effort and an improved shooting percentage. Leading the Summit effort was Rachel Wemhoff with 25 points, 5 steals, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Savanah Prigge added 12 points and was a force on the boards, collecting 14 rebounds while contributing 4 steals, 2 assists and a block for her evening effort. Other Patriots in the game: Jamie Chmelik added 6 points, 5 boards; Nicole Frei 6 points, six boards and 2 steals; Sarah Chmelik 1 board; Brooke Schumacher 4 points, 1 board, 4 assists and 2 steals. Rachael Frei, Nicole Wemhoff and Cassidy Stubbers also got into the game.
The Lapwai game started slow with quarter break scores of 8-8 and 2-18 at the half showing Summit easily handling the Wildcat press but falling slowly behind as only 3 of 18 floor shots fell for points. Shooting continued to be a problem in the second half, and Lapwai pressure, kept on by a constant flow in and out of productive subs eventually wore down the Patriots leaving them on the short end of a 23-39 third quarter and a final of 28-47. Scoring and rebounding figures for the Patriots: Jamie Chmelik 4-4, Nicole Frei 2-2, Sarah Chmelik 5-4, Rachel Wemhoff 6-6, Nicole Wemhoff 0-0, Schumacher 0-2, and Prigge 11-14.
The win over Troy and the loss to Lapwai left the Patriots with a 3-1 league record and a 5-3 overall record with games coming up at Highland on Tuesday, Salmon River Wednesday, and then a jayvee and varsity match with Grangeville next Tuesday, 12/21. The boys also play that night at 6 p.m. between the girls JV at 4:30 and the varsity at 7:30.
Meanwhile the Summit JV continued their winning ways with a close 24-22 win over Troy and an equally hard contested victory over Lapwai 39-36, raising their record for the year to 5-0. Frosh Kayla Duclos, Rachael Frei, Sarah Chmelik, Nicole Wemhoff, Abi Chmelik, Megan Rehder and soph Cassidy Stubbers make up the 7 member JV squad, all contributing with points scored, boards collected and assists spread around in a very team conscious manner. Upcoming games for Summit are a preliminary 4:30 game against Grangeville JV and C squadders this Thursday before their Lapwai game, then a return there at 4:30 as the preliminary vs. Bulldog JV prior to Summitís varsity contests the same evening.

Summit boys split at New Meadows Tourney
The Summit Patriot boys team traveled to New Meadows over the weekend and opened their season with a first round loss to Salmon River, then came back strong the second day with a 55-32 win over Council to take third in the tourney.
In the opening game, Summit was its own worst enemy in the first half as they suffered through 17 turnovers and converted only 4 shots from the floor of the 27 taken. Scores for the first two quarters told the story: 4-18 at the end of the first quarter and 8-26 at halftime. Things improved rather dramatically in the second half however, as the turnover count dropped to 8 and shots started falling a bit better, Summit actually outscoring Salmon River 15-13 in the fourth. Scoring and rebounding figures for Summit: Derek Nuxoll 15-13, Dan Wemhoff 0-2, Shane Stubbers 13-14, Austin Chmelik 6-8, David Waters 0-2, Michael Waters 6-2, and Matthew Schwartz 0-5. Chmelik led the way in the steals department with 5 aided by Stubbers with 3. Nuxoll recorded 2 blocks along with his two steals. Chmelik also led the team in assists with 5,
The loss was the first game for the Patriots, earlier games postponed because of weather and other problems.
Things improved dramatically for the Patriots in the battle for third the next day however, as the floor shooting percentage improved from 22% the night before to 41% the second day. Quarter scores of 10-9, 24-24, 37-28 and the final 55-37 indicate a tight first half with the Patriots pulling away, outscoring the Council Lumberjacks 31-13 with improved defense and sharper shooting. Chmelik led all scorers with 21 points, adding 13 boards, 3 steals, 3 blocks and 4 assists. Nuxoll added 2 points, 12 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assists for his effort. Stubbers again had a banner night, scoring 8 points, adding 11 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assists. Wemhoff contributed with a point, a rebound and an assist. David Waters added 2 points and 3 rebounds and Matthew Schwartz had 5 points, 4 rebounds and an assist. Michael Waters connected on 6 of 11 from the field and added 4 free throws for 16 points and had four rebounds and one assist.
Next action for the young and rebuilding Patriots, with no seniors on the team, and only 7 total players, is a rematch with tall Salmon River Wednesday, a trip to Potlatch for their first White Pine League game Thursday and then next Tuesday a trip to Grangeville where they will take on the Bulldogs.

Summit Jr. High boys now 14-6
Summitís A team, competing in the Twin River League, added four more wins with one loss over the past two weeks, to run their season record to 8 and 4, while the B team, consisting of 7th and 7th graders added a single win to their record, leaving them 6 and 2 at this point in the season.
The A team, with 8th graders Nathan Beckman, Josh Lustig and Rhett Schlader, 7th graders Dean Stubbers, Lance Goeckner, Thomas Schwartz and Justin Schumacher and 6th graders Tyson Schlader and Patrick Chmelik lost a contest with Prairie during the Kamiah league tourney, 32-40, while posting wins over Orofino, 40-29, and Kamiah, 31-22.
Earlier in the week, Summit also posted wins over Nezperce, 50-41, and Highland, 32-22.
Meanwhile Summitís second team with 6th graders Lucas Wemhoff and Tyler Krogh added to the roster, won their only game during the period over Highland 7th by a score of 35-26.
Both Summit teams close out their season this week with a rematch with Prairie on Tuesday, and then an away match at Timberline Thursday.
Final remaining competition for Summit will be the annual Hallissey Tourney in Boise with both the boys and girls competing this year.

Summit Academy Basketball Schedule 2010-2011
December
16-Boys at Potlatch*
21-Boys at Grangeville
January
4-Girls at Prairie*
6-Boys vs Timberline, here**
7-Boys vs Troy, here*
8-Girls vs Nezperce, here**
11-Girls at CV*
13-Girls vs. Potlatch, here*
14-Boys at Highland**
15-Boys at Nezperce**
18-Boys vs. Prairie, here*
20-Girls at Culdesac**
21-Boys vs. Lapwai, home*
22-Boys at Logos, 3 p.m.
22-Girls at Deary*
25-Girls vs. Timberline, here**
27-Boys at Genesee
28-Boys and Girls at Orofino, V only
29-Boys vs. Kendrick, here*
February
1-Boys at CV*
3-Boys vs. Nezperce, here**
4-Boys vs. Highland, here**
8-Boys vs. Deary, here*
*White Pine League game
**WPL Division II league game
Girls V & JV unless indicated, Boys are V only.
Girls JV starts at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 unless indicated.
Boys are varsity only at 7 p.m.
Sites for some home games still to be determined.

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