beat Grangeville JV
Playing at Grangeville, Summitís young and short-handed varsity handed the Bulldog JV boys a 56-52 loss in a fast-paced and competitive matchup, with lead changes throughout the contest. Neither team was ahead by more than a point or two most of the game.
Two for two free throw shooting at the end by Dan Wemhoff plus a 3 for 4 effort from the field by Austin Chmelik and a 2 for 2 field contribution by Michael Waters during the fourth quarter allowed Summit to pull ahead a bit at the end.
Junior David Watersí absence from the game left Summit with only players for the night, all of whom saw significant action and contributed to the win.
Scoring and rebounding for Summit for the night: Derek Nuxoll 11 and 16, Shane Stubbers 15 and 9, Wemhoff 6 and 1, Chmelik 13 and 11, Waters 10 and 1, and Matthew Schwartz 1 and 1. Chmelik led the Patriots in the assists department with 10 and added 6 steals with Wemhoff adding 7 steals, Stubbers 7 steals and Waters 3 to help the cause in that area. For the game Summit outrebounded the Bulldogs by a 38-26 margin.
Next action for the Patriots will be a division 2 league game away at Timberline Thursday, Jan. 6 and a home game league match versus Troy at PHS Friday, Jan. 7.
Coach the Summit boys this year is Ron Frei, who coached the JV last year.
Summit girls lose at Grangeville
Playing Grangevilleís Lady Bulldogs for the first time ever, Summit Patriot girls stayed even for 3 of the four quarters but failed to survive a disastrous second quarter, dropping the pre-Christmas matchup 47-66.
Behind only 11-13 at the end of the first quarter, Summit fell 4-23 to the lady dogs in the second. A combination of 2 for 15 shooting on the part of the Patriots, several turnovers which led to a 10-point blitz by Bulldog Kylie Brown, and a red-hot 80% plus shooting percentage by their hosts left the Patriots on the short end of a 15-36 score at the halftime break.
Getting their act together in the second half, the Patriots outscored Grangeville 16-13 in the third, and managed 16 points in the fourth to the Bulldog 17, to culminate in their first, third and fourth quarter effort with a 32-32 tie. Thus the one quarter proved to be the difference.
Scoring for the Patriots: Jamie Chmelik 5, Nicole Frei 7, Frosh Sarah Chmelik 2, Rachel Wemhoff 9 (all in the second half), Frosh Nicole Wemhoff 2, Brooke Schumacher 9 and Savanah Prigge 13. Prigge, Jamie Chmelik and Frei led the Patriot board effort with 8, 6 and 5 respectively, while Rachel Wemhoffís 3 assists and Freiís 3 steals led the Summit effort in those areas. From the field, the Patriotsí poor 5 of 28 first half improved to 13 of 32 in the second for a combined 30% while shots from the lane fell below 50% with 7 of 16 attempts.
Brown led all Bulldog scorers with 27 and was aided in the effort by Sullivan 4, Stewart 2, Sundstrom 4, Adams 2, Canaday 2, Solberg 18 and DeFord 7.
The loss left the Patriots with a 7-4 record for the season, with a White Pine 4-1 mark heading into Januaryís heavy league schedule of 6 games, beginning with Prairie Tuesday, January 4. Every school in the White Pine is required to play all other members at least one time each, with Division II teams Nezperce, Highland/Culdesac, Timberline and Summit playing each other twice each during the season to establish district playoff seeding.
In the preliminary, Summitís JVs suffered their first loss of the season, with a hard-fought 32-38 defeat at the hands of the Bulldog JV.
Ahead 8-5 at the quarter break, and behind only 16-17 at the half, Summit fell behind 24-29 at the three quarter break before losing by 6. The loss leaves them with a 6-1 record to date.
JY starters Cassidy Stubbers, Nicole Wemhoff and Sarah Chmelikís absence from the game for two and one quarter each respectively hurt Summitís chances in the game, all three held out for possible use in the varsity game.
Earlier in the week, the Summit JVís had recorded a relatively easy 40-23 win over a Bulldog C team, playing an early 4:30 game as a preliminary to the Lapwai-Grangeville main events which followed, both of which were won by Lapwai.
Summit Academy Basketball Schedule 2010-2011
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*
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.