Lady Pirates win in double overtime
The Prairie Lady Pirates trailed by 8 points at halftime but came back in the second half and wound up winning 58-51 in double overtime at Kendrick Friday, Dec. 17 in a White Pine League game.MeShel Rad puts up a shot against Kendrick as Kayla Johnson gets into rebounding position.
Prairie jumped out to a 5-2 lead in the game as Megan Sigler hit a 3-pointer but Kendrick came back to take a 9-11 lead by the end of the first quarter.
The two teams traded baskets in the second quarter until the final minute when Kendrick went on a 0-6 run to end the half and take a 15-23 lead.
The third quarter belonged to the Pirates as Prairie put together a 10-0 run to take a 27-25 lead. Callie Mader had a pair of 3-pointers in the run and Kayla Johnson and Sigler each added a basket.
Kendrick took back the lead with 3 straight points and the lead changed hands twice more by the end of the quarter with Prairie holding a 31-30 lead at the quarter break a basket by Kendal Schumacher.
Prairie took their final lead of the fourth quarter at the 3:37 mark on a basket by MeShel Rad. Prairie then got the ball back but instead of working the ball inside for a lay-up put up a couple of 3-point tries. Kendrick got the rebound after the second attempt and tied the score with a free throw. They then stole the ball on the inbounds and scored the go-ahead basket.
After another 3-point try, Rad got the rebound and put it back to tie the game.
Over the next 30 seconds the teams traded baskets again. Kendrick then took a 39-41 lead with 39 seconds left.
MaKayla Schaeffer put up a shot that missed inside 10 seconds to play but Johnson pulled down the offensive rebound. She got the ball to Mader who put up a shot from inside the lane that tied the score with 3 seconds left. Kendrick’s long 3-point try at the buzzer came up short as the game went in to overtime.
That 3-point try by Kendrick at the buzzer was the first shot they attempted from farther out than 10 feet as their whole offense was geared toward getting lay-ups.
Prairie scored first in overtime as Johnson scored on a left-handed hook shot but Kendrick came back to tie it. 
A free throw by Mader and a basket by Johnson gave Prairie a 3-point lead.
Megan Sigler goes for a lay-up after a Kendrick turnover. MeShel Rad trails the play.Kendrick cut the lead to 1 but a free throw by Rad on an intentional foul gave Prairie a 47-45 lead with 51 seconds left. 
Schaeffer then stole the ball and was fouled. She made the first of a 1 and 1 with 32 seconds left to give Prairie a 48-45 lead.
All Prairie needed to do was not let Kendrick make a 3-pointer and they would win the game. 
They knew Kendrick’s Hannah Smith was their best 3-point threat and Schaeffer had held her to 4 second half points after an 11 point first half. Schaeffer got knocked to the floor though in the final seconds giving Smith the opening for a game-tying 3-pointer that sent the game to a second overtime.
Prairie dominated the second extra frame. Rad opened it with a 3-point play and then added another free throw to give Prairie their biggest lead to that point at 52-48. 
Rad wound up scoring 6 of Prairie’s 10 points in the second overtime as Prairie pulled away to the 7-point win.
Rad had 19 points to lead Prairie in scoring with Johnson adding 10, 6 of them after regulation. Johnson’s final 2 points were in the no-no-no-good shot category as Prairie was leading 52-49 inside the final minute. Prairie was working for a lay-up which Rad attempted but missed. Johnson got the offensive rebound but was about 10 feet away to the side. She put the shot up and it went in for a 5-point lead.
Mader, Schaeffer and Sigler each scored 9 points and Schumacher scored 2.
Kendrick held a 27-31 rebounding edge with Rad leading Prairie with 13. Schaeffer and Johnson each added 6 rebounds.
Schaeffer had 8 steals and Mader had 5 as Prairie forced 31 turnovers from Kendrick, 20 by steal.
Sigler had 4 assists while Schaeffer and Rad had 3 each.
Prairie was 22 for 50 from the field, 44%, and 11 for 21 at the line, 52%. Kendrick was 22 for 44 from the field, 50%, and 6 for 19 at the line, 32%.
With the win Prairie improves to 5-6 on the season, 2-1 in league play.
In the JV game Prairie jumped out to 15-1 lead and cruised to a 37-19 win.
Tanna Schlader scored 5 and Taylor Heitman and Tyler Workman 4 each in that hot start. 
Kendrick scored the final 4 points of the quarter to make it 15-5 at the quarter break.Callie Mader puts up a shot against Kendrick. #22 is MeShel Rad.
Prairie actually led 11-0 before Kendrick scored at the 4:12 mark. That was Kendrick’s first shot attempt as they had turned the ball over on every previous possession as Prairie forced 11 first quarter turnovers.
Prairie went to mostly 5 different players in the second quarter but still played even with the Tigers as the halftime score was 21-11. Stephanie Gimmeson, Daun Hoene and Keely Schmidt each scored 2 in the quarter.
The third quarter was played even until the final 3 minutes when Prairie put together a 6-0 run and led 31-16 by the end of the period. Heitman had 6 points in the period and Schlader added 4.
Prairie went back to the second unit in the fourth quarter and even the third unit as everyone got into the game. Prairie scored the first 6 points of the quarter as they held Kendrick scoreless until the final 2:44. Kayla Frei scored 4 and Beka Bruner score the other 2 in the quarter.
Heitman led the scoring with 10 points with Schlader scoring 9. Workman and Frei scored 4 each while Demetria Riener, Stephanie Gimmeson, Hoene, Schmidt and Bruner scored 2 each. 
Prairie held a 41-30 rebounding edge with Bruner having 6 to lead the team while Riener, Heitman, Leah Holthaus and Frei each had 5.
Workman had 5 steals while Schlader had 4. Schlader also had 2 assists.
Prairie was 18 for 56 from the field, 32%, and 1 for 9 at the free throw line, 11%. Kendrick was 7 for 30 from the field, 23%, and 5 for 15 at the line, 33%.
Prairie       9   6 16 10 7 10 -58
Kendrick 11 12   7 11 7   3 -51
Prairie-Mader 3-8, 1-2, 9; Sigler 3-14, 2-2, 9; Schaeffer 3-6, 3-6, 9; Rad 7-13, 5-8, 19; Johnson 5-8, 0-1, 10; VonBargen 0-0, 0-0, 0; Schumacher 1-1, 0-2, 2. 3-pointers-Mader 2, Sigler.
Kendrick-Kerby 3-8, 1-4, 7; Utke 0-0, 0-0, 0; Deeds 5-10, 2-4, 12; Brown 5-9, 1-4, 11; Smith 8-15, 2-6, 19; Ireland 1-2, 0-1, 2. 3-pointers-Smith.

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
  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*, won 58-51 in double overtime
  3-Orofino, here (rescheduled from Nov. 22) 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
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