Lady Patriots beat Lady Pirates
The Summit Lady Patriots pulled away from the Prairie Lady Pirates in the second half to win 36-50 at the PHS gym Tuesday, January 4 in a game that counted in the overall White Pine League standings but did not count toward the district seeding.Prairie’s Kayla Johnson is surrounded by Summit defenders Jamie Chmelik, Sarah Chmelik, Nicole Wemhoff and Savanah Prigge. MaKayla Schaeffer is in the background.
Prairie came out strong in the first quarter as they jumped to 5-0 and 9-3 leads but Summit came back to tie the game by the end of the quarter. Megan Sigler scored 7 for Prairie in the quarter while Kayla Johnson had 4. Brooke Schumacher answered with 6 for Summit while her cousin Rachel Wemhoff added 4.
Summit scored the first 4 points of the second quarter to take their first lead but Prairie came back to tie it with 2 free throws each by Kayla Johnson and MeShel Rad. After a Summit basket by Nicole Frei, Prairie took the lead back on a 3-pointer by Sigler.
Prairie led 24-21 after a pair of free throws by Sigler and a basket inside by Rad that resulted from a steal by Tanna Schlader.
Savanah Prigge connected inside with 23 seconds left to cut the Prairie lead to 24-23 at the half.
MaKayla Schaeffer put Prairie ahead by 3 with a basket to start the second half and after a basket by Prigge, Schaeffer scored a free throw to make it 27-25 with 5:50 left in the third quarter. 
At that point Summit took over as their defense forced 12 third quarter turnovers and limited Prairie to just 7 shot attempts from the field in the quarter. Summit outscored Prairie 2-11 the rest of the period with Jamie Chmelik scored 5 of those points.
In the fourth quarter Summit netted only 1 of 6 attempts from the field but continued to pull away from the Pirates thanks to their free throw shooting. Summit connected on 12 of 21 free throws in the fourth quarter alone.
Prairie meanwhile scored just 7 points total in the final period.
For the game Sigler led Prairie with 14 points while Rad scored 8, Johnson 6, Schaeffer and Schlader 3 each and Callie Mader 2. Rachel Wemhoff led Summit with 13 points while Prigge scored 12, Schumacher 10, Chmelik 8, Frei 6 and Nicole Wemhoff 1.
Prairie held a 43-34 rebounding edge led by Rad with 17 and Johnson with 15. Prigge had 16 to lead the Patriots with Frei adding 8 rebounds.
Rad had 5 steals for Prairie while Frei  had 7 steals  and Wemhoff had 4 for Summit. Mader and Rad had 2 assists each for Prairie while Wemhoff had 4 for Summit.
Prairie was 12 for 45 from the field, 27%, and 11 for 15 at the line, 73%, their best effort of the year at the line. Summit was 17 for 47 from the field, 36%, and 16 for 29 at the line, 55%.
Prairie’s MeShel Rad gets a shot off over Summit’s Savanah Prigge, left, and Jamie Chmelik.With the loss Prairie drops to 5-7 overall while Summit improves to 8-4 with the win.
Summit also won the JV game that was close all the way, scoring the final 4 points to pull out a 27-31 win.
Just like the varsity game, Prairie got off to a fast start as Shelby VonBargen scored the game’s first 5 points. After a Summit basket by Megan Rehder, Leah Holthaus connected on a 3-pointer for Prairie for an 8-2 lead.
Summit though came back to tie the score at 10 by the end of the quarter as Rehder added 2 more baskets and Rachael Frei and Nicole Wemhoff each added a basket. Samantha Keating scored Prairie’s basket in that 2-8 finish to the quarter.
Summit took their first lead on a free throw by Rehder to open the second quarter but Stephanie Gimmeson scored a pair of free throws to give Prairie back the lead and Tayler Heitman added a basket for a 14-11 lead.
Summit was able to cut the lead to 16-15 by the end of the half in a low-scoring second frame.
The third quarter was also low-scoring, mostly because Prairie couldn’t find the basket as they hit on just 3 of 23 attempts. Summit was held to just 4 free throws but still trailed by only 3 at 22-19.
Prairie’s cold shooting continued in the fourth quarter as they hit just 2 of 18. 
Summit opened the fourth quarter with 4 straight points to complete a 0-6 run that gave them a 22-23 lead.
Holthaus hit her second 3-pointer of the game to give Prairie a 25-23 lead but a basket each by Wemhoff and Sarah Chmelik made it 25-27 Summit with 4:38 left. 
Keating tied the score 8 seconds later but that was Prairie’s last points of the game. 
Summit took the lead with 4:10 left on a basket by Rehder and neither team scored again until Wemhoff hit a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left.
Holthaus, Heitman and Keating each scored 6 to lead Prairie in scoring with VonBargen scoring 5 and Keely Schmidt and Gimmeson 2 each. Rehder scored 12 to lead Summit with Wemhoff scoring 8, Frei 5, Chmelik 4 and Kayla Duclos 2.
Prairie held a 54-49 rebounding edge led by Schmidt and Daun Hoene with 10 each. VonBargen added 9 rebounds. Frei led Summit 17 rebounds while Rehder added 10.
VonBargen, Schmidt and Keating had 3 steals each for Prairie while Chmelik had 3 for Summit. 
Prairie   13 11   5   7 -36
Summit 13 10 13 14 -50
Prairie-Mader 1-4, 0-0, 2; Sigler 4-15, 5-5, 14; Schaeffer 1-3, 1-2, 3; Rad 3-9, 2-4, 8; Johnson 2-9, 2-3, 6; Schlader 1-2, 1-1, 3; Bruner 0-3, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler.
Summit-J. Chmelik 3-10, 2-3, 8; N. Frei 1-3, 4-4, 6; R. Wemhoff 4-14, 5-8, 13; Schumacher 4-10, 2-5, 10; Prigge 5-8, 2-5, 12; R. Frei 0-0, 0-0, 0; S. Chmelik 0-2, 0-0, 0; Stubbers 0-1, 0-0, 0; N. Wemhoff 0-0, 1-4, 1. 3-pointers-none.
Prairie’s Tanna Schlader gets doubleteamed by Summit’s Nicole Frei , 3, and Brooke Schumacher.
Megan Sigler attempts to shoot over Savanah Prigge. Other Summit players are Nicole Frei, 3, and Brooke Schumacher. Also shown for Prairie is MeShel Rad.
Prairie's MeShel Rad and Summit's Nicole Frei battle for the ball. Also shown are Kendal Schumacher, Callie Mader, Tanna Schlader and Savanah Prigge.

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, lost 36-50
10-Orofino, there, see note above
13-C.V., here*
15-Potlatch, there, 1 p.m.*
18-Lewiston JV here, varsity only, 6 p.m., prior to boys game against Summit Academy
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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