Pirates hold off Genesee
A 13-0 run in the second quarter gave Prairie the lead for good as the Pirates went on to defeat Genesee 54-48 at Cottonwood Tuesday, Jan. 11 in a non-league matchup.Devin Schmidt grabs the ball in the Genesee game after Justin Schmidt, middle, had knocked it loose. At right is Beau Schlader.
Genesee led most of the first quarter as Alan Berry connected on 4 of 5 shots including the basket that gave the Bulldogs a 9-11 lead at the end of the quarter after Justin Schmidt had tied it with a lay-up.
Genesee had the ball to start the second quarter but Devin Schmidt stole the ball and fed his brother Justin for the tying score.
Genesee answered with a pair of baskets for an 11-15 lead. At that point Prairie took over. Beau Schlader connected on a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 1. 33 seconds later Devin Schmidt was sent to the free throw line and converted a pair of free throws to give Prairie their first lead since they opened the gameís scoring.
Devin added a perimeter shot to make it 18-15. Seth Guyer scored a putback and David Johnson scored twice inside to complete the 13-0 run and put Prairie up 24-15 with 18 seconds left in the half. Genesee scored a pair of free throws to break the run and make it 24-17 at the break.
Seth Guyer scored a putback and added a free throw for a 3-point play to open the second half scoring.
After a Genesee basket Prairie answered with a lay-up by Justin Schmidt who took a full-court inbound pass from Schlader after a turnover on the Genesee end. Justin added a short bank shot to give Prairie their biggest lead of the game at 31-19.
Genesee then worked their way back into the game with a 2-10 run to cut the lead to 33-29 with 39 seconds left in the quarter. Devin Schmidtís driving lay-up was the only Prairie score in the run.
Justin Schmidt added a basket inside to make it 35-29 at the end of the quarter.
In the fourth quarter Genesee started with a 2-6 run that cut the lead to just 2 points at 35-37 with 5:59 left to play.
Schlader then took over connecting on a lay-up and a 3-pointer to push the lead back to 7 at 42-35.
Genesee answered with a pair of baskets before Schlader connected on another 3-pointer. After a basket by Berry, Schlader connected on his third straight 3 point attempt to make it 48-41 with 2:01 left to play.
Genesee made one last run to again cut the lead to just 2 points at 50-48 with 55 seconds to play. Devin Schmidt then converted a pair of free throws and Schlader added two free throws out of 4 attempts in the final 22 seconds to finish off the scoring.
Devin Schmidt puts up an outside shot against Genesee. You can also see David Johnson's red hair.Schlader wound up with 16 points to lead the Pirates in scoring. Devin and Justin Schmidt each hit double figures with 12 and 10 points respectively. Johnson scored 9, Guyer 5 and Brock Heath 2.
Genesee held a 33-40 rebounding edge with Devin Schmidt having 10 to lead the Pirates. Schlader added 8 and Guyer 7.
Devin Schmidt had 3 steals and 3 assists. Justin Schmidt had 4 assists and Schlader had 3.
Prairie was 19 for 43 from the field, 44%, and 12 for 15 at the line, 80%. Genesee was 21 for 65 from the field, 32%, and 5 for 8 at the line, 63%.
In the JV game Prairie jumped out to a 20-0 lead midway through the second quarter and went on to win easily, 49-15 over the Bulldogs.
Marcus Higgins scored 7 and Chris Hoene 4 in the first quarter as Prairie took a 13-0 lead, holding Genesee to a 0 for 8 shooting effort.
Higgins, Tyler Hankerson and Hoene each scored a basket and Josh Schlader added a free throw to make it 20-0 with 5:02 left in the half. Genesee finally broke through on the scoreboard at the 4:48 mark.
Prairie led 28-6 at the half.
Neither team scored much in the third quarter with Prairie taking a 36-12 lead into the fourth. 
Reserves played all the fourth quarter but continued to pull away as they hit 6 of 8 from the field.
Marcus Higgins led the scoring with 15 points with Hoene adding 10. Schlader scored 7, Hankerson 4, Dakota Wilson 3 and Jared Higgins, Troy Lorentz, Seth Chaffee, Casey Danly and Clark Bruno scored 2 each.
Hoene had 8 rebounds to lead Prairie to a 34-24 edge on the boards. 
Marcus Higgins had 5 steals while Jared Higgins had 4. Marcus Higgins, Josh Schlader and Jake Rowland each had 2 assists.
The JVís were 21 for 49 from the field, 43%, and 6 for 10 at the line, 60%. Genesee was 6 for 31 from the field, 19%, and 3 for 4 at the line, 75%.
Prairie      9 15 11 19 -54
Genesee 11   6 12 19 -48
Prairie-Schlader 5-14, 2-4, 16; Guyer 2-4, 1-2, 5; Johnson 4-5, 1-1, 9; D. Schmidt 3-10, 6-6. 12; Heath 0-2, 2-2, 2; J. Schmidt 5-10, 0-0, 10; Lorentz 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Schlader 4.
Genesee-Druffel 4-18, 0-0, 9; Herrmann 2-12, 2-4, 6; Berry 8-11, 0-0, 16; Kneale 4-9, 1-2, 9; Tilleman 3-13, 2-2, 8; Jones 0-2, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Druffel.

Pirates win by 111 at Potlatch
In a matchup of the #2 and #3 ranked teams in the state the Prairie Pirates used runs of 6 and 7 points in the first quarter to building a 17-8 lead then held on for a 58-47 win at Potlatch Saturday, Jan. 15.Beau Schlader puts up a shot in the lane at Potlatch. At left is David Johnson.
Devin Schmidt scored the first 6 points of the game as Prairie jumped out to a 6-0 lead. Potlatch answered back with a 0-6 run of their own to tie it.
Beau Schlader put Prairie back on top with a basket then after a Potlatch turnover, hit Schmidt with a full-court inbounds pass for a lay-up to make it 10-6.
Potlatch scored to cut the lead to 2 then a steal by Schmidt led to a free throw. Schmidt added a pair of lay-ups and Seth Guyer scored a putback to put Prairie up 17-8 with 29 seconds left in the quarter.
Potlatch scored to make it 17-10 at the end of the period.
Potlatch cut the lead to 4 early in the second quarter but a 10-0 run by the Pirates game the Pirates a 14-point lead at 28-14.
A basket inside by David Johnson started the run then Schlader added a basket. Devin Schmidt scored 3 straight free throws then Justin Schmidt added a basket after a steal by Johnson. Another free throw by Devin Schmidt made it 28-14.
Potlatch finished the half with a 2-7 run to pull within 32-23 at the break.
The Loggers were able to cut the lead to 5 in the third quarter before Schlader connected on a 3-pointer.
After a Potlatch score Prairie scored 6 straight to push the lead back to 12 at 41-29. Potlatch never got closer than 8 points the rest of the way. 
In the fourth quarter Potlatch tried fouling, hoping the Pirates would miss their free throws but the Pirates connected on 10 of 12 attempts including 5 of 6 by Devin Schmidt. Schlader converted a pair at the line with 1:01 left to give Prairie their biggest lead of the game at 58-43.
Potlatch scored the gameís final 4 points to make the final margin 11.
Devin Schmidt led the scoring with a season-high 30 points despite being off on his outside shooting as he made only 1 basket from the perimeter. Schlader added 13 points with Justin Schmidt scoring 9, Johnson 4 and Guyer 2.
Prairie held a 40-34 rebounding edge led by Johnson who had 10. Schlader added 8 rebounds.
Guyer had 4 steals and 3 assists while Schlader had 6 assists.
Justin Schmidt scores a lay-up at Potlatch.Prairie was 19 for 47 from the field, 40%, and 19 for 27 at the line, 70%. Potlatch was 20 for 59 from the field, 34%, and 4 for 9 at the line, 44%.
With their 9th straight win the Pirates improve to 9-2 on the season and 4-0 in league play.
In the JV game the Pirates led by just 3 at the half but wound up winning by 9, 54-45.
Prairie led early 6-2 as Marcus Higgins hit a pair of baskets but Potlatch came back to take an 11-12 lead at the end of the quarter.
Josh Schlader went into the game in the second quarter and dominated inside hitting 6 of 7 shots including 5 in a row as Prairie took a 29-26 halftime lead.
Troy Lorentz scored a lay-up to open the second half and give the Pirates a 5-point lead. They kept the lead throughout the third quarter as they answered every time Potlatch would score.
A driving lay-up by Jared Higgins in the final minute gave Prairie a 38-32 lead heading into the fourth.
Marcus Higgins opened the fourth quarter by converting a 3-point play to give Prairie a 9-point lead.
Potlatch was able to connect on a couple of 3-pointers and cut the lead down to 4 at 48-44 with 2:38 left. 7 points by Seth Chaffee during that run kept the Loggers from getting any closer.
After Potlatch cut the lead to 4 a lay-up by Casey Danly on an inbounds play and a basket by Chris Hoene pushed the lead back to 8.
Potlatch scored a free throw in the final minute but Marcus Higgins ended the scored with a driving lay-up.
Schlader led the scoring with 12 points with Chaffee scoring 11. Marcus Higgins and Hoene scored 9 each while Lorentz scored 5 and Danly and Jared Higgins scored 4 each.
Potlatch had a 27-34 rebounding edge with Schlader leading the Pirates with 6. 
Marcus Higgins had 5 steals and 6 assists while Hoene had 5 steals and Jared Higgins had 4 assists.
Prairie was 24 for 49 from the field, 49%, and 6 for 12 at the line, 50%, while Potlatch was 18 for 51 from the field, 35%, and 4 for 6 at th eline, 67%.
Prairie    17 15 12 16 -58
Potlatch 10 13 12 12 -47
Prairie-Schlader 5-13, 2-2, 13; Guyer 1-7, 0-0, 2; Johnson 1-4, 2-4, 4; D. Schmidt 10-17, 10-15, 30; Heath 0-0, 0-0, 0; J. Schmidt 2-6, 5-6, 9; Lorentz 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Schlader.
Potlatch-Garcia 6-16, 2-2, 15; Keasal 0-7, 0-0, 0; Larson 0-2, 1-2, 1; Todish 1-11, 0-0, 2; Brent 12-18, 0-2, 26; Burkgart 1-2, 0-0, 2; McMillan 0-2, 1-3, 1; Westbrook 0-0, 0-0, 0; Lamb 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Brent 2, Garcia.
David Johnson shoots over a Potlatch defender. Justin Schmidt gets ready for a rebound.
Seth Guyer follows through on a shot at Potlatch.
Seth Guyer lays the ball up against Genesee. At left is David Johnson.

Two shoot perfect 25's
Members of Cottonwood Gun Club were out and about quite early this last Sunday for the second shoot of the 10 weeks.  High winds and heavy rains prevented shooters from getting in some extra shooting as we wrapped up the day around 2 pm.  Despite the less than ideal shooting conditions we still managed to have a few 25ís in our corner, going to Andy Harman for the second week in a row and Darrel Uhlorn. Pepper Harman and Jesse Bruegeman came close with 24ís.  
High Junior Shooter of the day was Jake Rowland shooting 23 of his birds. Good job boys! Membership increased this week to a total of 54, with addition of 2 new Junior members, there is still time to sign up next Sunday and be eligible for the competition.  If you are out and about for a drive, stop by for breakfast or lunch from Peppers Kitchen, his Sunday specials are more than delicious!

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
*indicates league game
29-Nezperce, here, lost 29-37
  3-Grangeville, there, Idaho County Shootout, lost 36-39
  4-Troy, there, won 45-35
10-Kendrick, here*, won 47-34
13-Orofino, there, won 66-34
14-Lapwai, here, won 62-59, OT
16-Timberline, there, won 66-57
28-Kamiah there, cancelled
  6-C.V., here*, won 50-49
  7-Deary, there*, won 56-44
11-Genesee, here, won 54-48
15-Potlatch, there, 4 p.m.*, won 58-47
18-Summit, here, won 59-29, details next week
20-Grangeville, here
21-Nezperce, there
25-Kamiah, there
27-Highland, here
29-Lapwai, there*
  1-Troy, here*
  8-Genesee, there*
10-Kamiah, here
17, 18, 21, 22 & 24-District at LCSC
26-State Play-in game at St. Maries
March 3-5-State at Caldwell

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