Summit girls split games
A two-game stint at PHS last week resulted in a win and a loss for Summitís girls, winning against Prairie Tuesday (see Prairie girls sports page) and then Saturday dropping a second close contest to Division II foe Nezperce, the latter by a score of 28-35.
The first loss to Nezperce, early in the season, 36-38, saw Summit hit a measly 4 for 18 free throws while this latter loss can be attributed to an equally poor 2 for 27 effort from the floor in the first half, as shots by the Patriots refused to go in. The second half proved to be a bit better, as Summit connected on 6 of 24 shots to pull within 3 just before the gameís end. Overall, the Summit field goal percentage of 16% resulted in their second loss to the Indians, putting Nezperce in the driverís seat for number one seeding in next monthís district tournament. With only one District II team eligible for state competition, the close results point to an interesting matchup between the two in that tourney.
Only three Patriots were able to score during the game. Rachel Wemhoff finally connecting on 6 goals to end the game with 14 points. Nicole Frei was a perfect 8 for 8 at the free throw line and scored 10. Savanah Prigge scored 4, here lowest output of the year as Nezperce packed their defense allowing Summit to shoot away from the outside with no results.
Rebounding stats for Summit credit Prigge with 11, Frei with 10 and Wemhoff with 6. Brooke Schumacher also added 4 boards while playing superb man defense on Indian Michelle Seitz, holding her to 2 field goals and 8 points for the night.
Both teams were missing starters in this game as Taylor Wemhoff from Nezperce is out for the season with a knee injury and Patriot Jamie Chmelik sat out this game with an ankle injury suffered late in the Prairie game. Frosh Nicole Wemhoff played the entire game in Chmelikís absence but was unable to connect on any of her five attempts during the game.
With JV frosh Abi Chmelik missing due to sickness and Nicole Wemhoff held in reserve for the varsity contest, the Summit JVís lost only their second game of the season, a 2 quarter contest, by a score of 9-18 leaving them with a 7-2 record for the season.
The weekís split leaves the Summit varsity with an 8-5 record, 5-2 in league, with games at C.V. this past Tuesday, against Potlatch at Highland on Thursday and then at Timberline on Saturday, game time 12 noon for JV with varsity following. 
The remaining 4 games on the girlsí schedule are with Highland, Deary, Timberline and Kamiah.

Summit boys lose twice
Summitís young and inexperienced ball team dropped its two White Pine League games last week, losing at Timberline 68-38, then enduring the same results against Troy at the PHS gym Friday by a score of 65-32.
Things started well for the Patriots at Timberline, as they took a 15-14 lead at the end of the first quarter, but a 3-point flurry by the Spartans in the second quarter, plus a 3 for 13 effort from the field by Summit left the local school in a 34-21 hole at halftime. Third and fourth quarter scores were 13-20 and 4-16 as fatigue caught up with the young Patriots trying to keep up with the fast-breaking Spartans.
Scoring for the Patriots: Derek Nuxoll 6, Shane Stubbers 3, Dan Wemhoff 0, Austin Chmelik 13, David Waters 8, Michael Waters 6 and Matthew Schwartz 2. Nuxoll, Stubbers and Chmelik each pulled down 4 rebounds and Nuxoll led in the assist effort with 4. 17 turnovers by the Patriots, plus the 5 threeís netted by the Spartans proved to be the big difference in an otherwise competitive game.
Hosting the Troy Trojans the next night, produced much the same results, though the Trojans got off to a roaring start, taking a 17-6 lead by the end of the first quarter. Scoring in the last three quarters: 13-21, 8-19, 8-5. Like Timberline the night before, but even more so, Troy was extremely hot from the 3-point line, netting 11 treys for the game with Kanikkeberg popping in 6, at one time four in a row, all in the third quarter. Brooks Malm nearly duplicated his effort with 3 straight treys in the first quarter to move the Trojans out decisively.
Rebound leaders for the Patriots were David Waters with 10 and Nuxoll and Stubbers with 7 each. Chmelik added 5 rebounds and Michael Waters 4 to help in that department. David Waters helped the Summit cause with 6 blocks during the contest while Chmelik led in assist with 4.
Scoring in the Troy contest: Nuxoll 7, Stubbers 7, Wemhoff 2, Chmelik 9 and Michael Waters 10.
The two losses leave the Summit boys with a record of 2-5 and 0-3 in White Pine League play. Next action includes a Division II game versus Highland in Craigmont Friday, then Nezperce here at Prairieís gym Saturday, another Division II contest. The following Tuesday will find the Patriots again at PHS, this time facing the host Prairie Pirates.

Summit Academy Basketball Schedule 2010-2011
January
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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